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Fariba Dashtaray

Passion Through Painting

Art Class Offers Inspiration
Couple dancing together

The Delights of Dance

Effortless exercise, endless joy
Light Rise Project

Innovative Approach to Art & Architecture

Lions Gate Community Centre offers creative new classes for kids
Children painting

Sparking Creativity at the New Lions Gate Community Centre

Meet artist and early childhood art teacher, Barbara Martel
Acrylic painting by Pam Westerman

Make Your Heart Happy

Meet joyful artist & teacher Pam Westerman
Andrea Superstein

The Art of Collaboration

Meet NVRC’s Musical Artist in Residence Andrea SUPERstein
ephemeral art

Engaging Community with Art and Science

Meet NVRC’s Visual Artist in Residence Pierre Leichner
Magic hour

Bringing back the magic of theatre with The Magic Hour

Catch this enchanting experience at Presentation House Theatre
Lynn Valley Love

Lynn Valley Love

Reclaiming the plaza with positive energy

June is National Indigenous History Month

We are deeply grateful for the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations who have continued to inhabit and steward these lands every day since time immemorial. We are also grateful for the contributions of Urban Indigenous community members – past, present and future – in shaping where we live, work and play. We hope that throughout the year you will finds ways of celebrating the rich and diverse cultures, voices, unique traditions, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people.  

Passion Through Painting

“It’s the little things that make such a difference. That’s what Fariba showed me today,” said Ada, a student participating in the Acrylic Painting Class that Fariba teaches every Thursday from 9:30am – 12:30pm. “My painting looked flat, then Fariba showed me how a little shading and blending creates depth. I’m so pleased with what I learned today.”

The Delights of Dance

“If you can move, you can dance,” an over-confident friend once said to me as I balked at the idea of joining her on the dance floor. Dancing, especially line dancing, as she was trying to persuade me to do, used to terrify me. Instead of connecting with the music, I focused on my feet. Both left. I could hardly wait for the song to end.

The Art of Collaboration

Free music workshops 

Andrea “Super” Superstein will be bringing her vast creative talent to our community with two upcoming music workshops. The workshops are free but advance registration is required as there is a maximum of 10 participants. Register early!

Engaging Community with Art and Science

After a 35-year career as a clinical and research psychiatrist, Pierre Leichner became a full-time artist. Incorporating a fascination with both science and art, he bridges the two in innovative ways, from painted doors that study gravitational forces to art installations that reuse waste materials. A passionate social activist, he also facilitates engaged art in the community. Read on for Pierre’s free workshops in North Vancouver this fall! 

Lynn Valley Love

More recently, that love is on display figuratively and literally with a collaborative community art installation at the Lynn Valley Library.  The Lynn Valley Community Healing Project, supported by the North Vancouver District Pubic Library(NVDPL)  and North Vancouver Recreation and Culture (NVRC) provided a unique opportunity for individuals to express their love by cross-stitching a felt “X” on fabric squares that have been joined together to form the giant letters L O V E now on display across from the entrance to the Lynn Valley Library.


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