Campfires spirit festival

CAMPFIRES:  A CIRCLE OF COMMUNITY
Spirit Festival, February 3 - 26, 2011

Throughout the month of February 2011, the North Vancouver Community Arts Council, with many community partners, will present various events exploring the theme of 'campfires'.  Click on the images below to view the image gallery from the community campfire event on Saturday, February 19, 2011.
Campfires image gallery

Campfires Exhibition
February 4-26, 2011 at CityScape Community Art Space
Six local artists created work for this exhibition, exploring the campfire's real use and imagined understanding.
Featured artists:  Andrei Bus, Norman Coloma, Martin Krykorka, Marcus Jolly, Roland Meier, Joelle Sept
Opening Reception Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 7:00pm

Artist Talk Saturday, February 5, 2011 -1:00-3:00pm

Philosophers' Café
February 16, 2011 - 7:00pm at Lynn Valley Library
Working with Simon Fraser University's Continuing Studies, we presented an evening of discussion about community.

Community Campfire
February 19, 2011 - 5:30pm-9:00pm at Ship Builders Square
The community was invited to join around a campfire to celebrate the spirit of camaraderie, singing, music, storytelling, food and fun, in partnership with the Province of British Columbia and the Assembly of BC Arts Councils.  We also partnered with the local Scouts to celebrate 100 years of Scouting on the North Shore and Capilano University's Indigenous Independent Digital Film Program who filmed the event (video coming summer 2011). Performers engaged the audience in singing round the fire while storytellers shared their tales and guests shared in the warm flow of the fire.  The setting of the campfire was along the north shore spirit trail and within the historic shipyard, where the community of North Vancouver began over 100 years ago. As part of the event, guests created their own bug lanterns with the North Vancouver Museum & Archives, just like the pioneers did to light their way up the local mountains.  Follow this link for the full list of partners  and sponsors.  Learn more about community campfire performers and activities here.

We thank our partners for working with us to make this spirit festival a true community event:

Assembly of BC Arts Councils    Province of BC     City of North Vancouver    District of North VancouverCapilano University  BC Spirit Festivals

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