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“Genius” Guitarist Alex Goodman Jazzes up ArtSpring

    Art & Design    March 5, 2013

What do you do with someone whom Tim Ries, saxophonist with the Rolling Stones, describes as ““without question one of the most gifted guitarists of his generation””, and whom Montr¨¦al’’s La Presse calls a ““genius””, and whose 2013 Juno-nominated CD the Ottawa Citizen listed as one of the top 10 Canadian jazz records of the […]

Gallery Cabaret at ArtSpring

    News & Events    January 23, 2013

In the jazz world we have become accustomed, at least since the days of Louis Armstrong, to think of the trumpet as a lyrical instrument. But in the classical realm the common image of the trumpet is of something loud and brassy that goes tootle-toot in the back of the orchestra. ArtSpring’s second Gallery Cabaret […]

Make Tom Allen’s Day

    Art & Design    November 20, 2012

If you happened to be listening to Tom Allen’s CBC Radio 2 programme on September 17, you may remember him telling the national audience that (to paraphrase somewhat): “There are many good reasons to envy those who live on Salt Spring Island, but the chance to hear pianist Martin Helmchen on November 26 is surely […]

Women’s Secret Voices

    Art & Design    October 24, 2012

Here are two juicy paragraphs from the programme notes to Cappella Artemisia’s upcoming concert featuring seldom-heard music composed and performed by women behind the walls of 16th and 17th century Italian convents: Convent life represented virtually the only honourable choice for women outside of marriage, and many young Italian girls inhabited the monasteries. Music was […]

ArtSpring Community Report

    People & Places    May 22, 2012

ArtSpring in the community by the numbers.

Ballet Victoria’s Four Seasons and Chopin’s Preludes Returns to Salt Spring

    News & Events    March 22, 2012

Ballet Victoria returns to ArtSpring Sunday, March 25 with an afternoon of dance that includes visual art, poetry, and choreography. First there will be Paul Destrooper’s new work The Four Seasons which combines Vivaldi’s music with West Coast native legends as we follow two ravens through the seasons of a mystical relationship. The dance is […]

One of Canada’s Greatest Pianists

    News & Events    March 20, 2012

One of the greatest pianists Canada has ever known visits ArtSpring on Tuesday, March 20 for a 7:00pm concert. Quebec pianist André Laplante has been honoured in almost every major competition over the years, from the International Tchaikovsky Competition to the Sydney and Long-Thibaud Compeitions. He has won several Juno awards for his recordings and […]

All that Jazz – Karl Schwonik Quartet

    Art & Design    March 14, 2012

One of the greatest pianists Canada has ever known visits ArtSpring on Tuesday, March 20 for a 7:00pm concert. Quebec pianist André Laplante has been honoured in almost every major competition over the years, from the International Tchaikovsky Competition to the Sydney and Long-Thibaud Compeitions. He has won several Juno awards for his recordings and […]

Community News

  • What Was That Big Rumbling Tonight?

    by on January 17, 2018

    Did you hear the heavy rumbling and shaking tonight around 7:35 PM? At first we though it might be an earthquake. We could hear it first but also feel it even though there was nothing shaking. Then thought maybe it was testing at the Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges (CFMETR) in Nanoose Bay. […]

  • Is Big Brother Watching you?

    by on January 17, 2018

    Governments hold an increasing amount of your electronic information. So too do private companies. Who exactly has access to your information, and what are they allowed to do with it? What is the state of Canadian law regarding online surveillance and data-sharing? Are our privacy laws out of date? What can we do to protect […]

  • Fire News: Do You Know Enough About Your...

    by on January 17, 2018

    Would you like to know more? Come to the Lions Hall on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. to get answers to your questions. With the exception of a brief introduction, the evening will be yours. You can ask your questions from the floor or submit them in writing. Either way, Trustees […]

  • Fire News: Chief’s December 2017 R...

    by on January 15, 2018

    SSIFR responded to 63 Incidents for the month of December. The final statistics for 2017 ended the year with 701 calls for assistance, making 2017 the district’s 3rd busiest year in Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue history. Operations Update SSIFR finished off the year with a response-heavy December due to an increase in weather related […]

  • Martin ‘Buck’ Vandenberg Mak...

    by on January 13, 2018

    This is our story and why I need your help. Heather and I took our son in to the hospital with the intention of signing our son in for mental health issues chest pain, lack of sleep and hearing multiple voices in his head. It got really bad so we took him to the hospital. […]

  • Youth Fighting Climate Change

    by on January 10, 2018

    There are currently more than 1.8 billion people worldwide between the ages of 10 and 24. This is the largest young generation in history. This is also the generation most affected by climate change. The Salt Spring Forum is partnering with members of the Student Council at the Gulf Islands Secondary School to present more […]

  • Artisan’s Soul Path, from Custom S...

    by on January 10, 2018

    Handmade, customized footwear has become increasingly rare over the last century, and the words that capture that craft sound foreign to some. Words like factory-made, warehouse, and disposable have taken their place. In his Salt Spring Island studio on North End Road, however, Nathan deBridge creates artisan leather footwear that is durable, elegant, artistic, and […]

  • Man charged in Suspicious Salt Spring Is...

    by on January 5, 2018

    A 22 year old man has been arrested and charged in relation to a suspicious death, which occurred on Salt Spring Island in early December 2017. Martin Galen Vandenberg of Salt Spring Island, BC has been charged with the second degree murder of his mother, Heather Jones, 47. He was arrested without incident by members […]

  • Salt Spring Reads: The Apple House by Gi...

    by on January 3, 2018

    Salt Spring Reads is an online book club/review. For this column I try to find books that you might love to discover, books with a Salt Spring connection. Reviewed books are available at the Salt Spring Library and in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments to discuss this book online with others. The Apple […]

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