Seven Unmissable Member Events This Week: Aug. 22-Sept. 4

In Retablo, a 14-year-old moves from eager artisan-in-training to a boy searching for meaning after stumbling across a family secret.

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
The annual film fest features a mix of auteur cinema and more accessible fare. In the hits department is Sebastián Lelio's A Fantastic Woman, the first Chilean film in history to receive the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (2018). Deep film buffs will appreciate the Fest's spotlight focus on emerging film industries in Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. This includes the opening night film, the striking coming-of-age drama Retablo, by director Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio, from Peru. (Films screen at the Cinematheque and SFU Woodwards; Vancouver, Aug. 23-Sept. 2)  

Vernon Public Art Gallery celebrates a decade of Riot on the Roof. | Portraits by JOEL

Vernon Public Art Gallery celebrates a decade of Riot on the Roof. | Portraits by JOEL

Riot on the Roof
Every year the Vernon Parkade becomes more beautiful. That’s because once a year for the past 10 years, Vernon Public Art Gallery transforms it into a multi-level art palace, attracting 700 attendees. In addition to visual art, dance, poetry, comedy, performance art and a great line-up of bands performing on the top level, it’s customary for mural artists to fill a wall space with a permanent piece. (Vernon Parkade above the Vernon Public Art Gallery, Aug. 25)

Redskin, by Brenda Crabtree, whose artistic expression continually shifts in response to cultural circumstances.

Redskin, by Brenda Crabtree, whose artistic expression continually shifts in response to cultural circumstances.

Brenda Crabtree: Cultural Fabrics
This exhibition at Craft Council of BC Gallery shows ways Vancouver artist and Emily Carr University Director of Indigenous Programs, Brenda Crabtree, reinvents and re-interprets traditional practices in fur, hide, wool and cedar. (Vancouver, Aug. 23-Oct. 4)

The Tiny Tricycle poets Andrew Warner, Emma Field and Angelica Poversky enlist finger-snapping, lip-smacking, tongue-whacking and brain-slipping in spoken-word poetry responses to artworks at the VAG during Family Fuse Weekend.

The Tiny Tricycle poets Andrew Warner, Emma Field and Angelica Poversky enlist finger-snapping, lip-smacking, tongue-whacking and brain-slipping in spoken-word poetry responses to artworks at the VAG during Family Fuse Weekend.

Family FUSE Weekend
Vancouver Art Gallery morphs into an activity-packed wonderland for kids and adults alike, who love to be creative. From sketching, weaving and do-it-yourself cabin-making, to spoken-word, soundscape-creating and DJing, a fun-filled day, facilitated by top-notch artists, awaits. (Vancouver: Aug. 25-26) 

Anna Wong: Traveller on Two Roads
The retrospective exhibition of Canadian master printmaker Anna Wong features 70 works inspired by Vancouver's Chinatown, where the artist was born, New York City, where Wong taught at the Pratt Graphics Centre, and Beijing, where the National Art Gallery of China, presented an early solo exhibition, in 1979.  Organized by the Burnaby Art Gallery, the exhibition travels across Canada next year. (Burnaby, Aug. 31-Nov. 3)

Hooded Vulture, by Susan Shimeld. | festival.artistsforconservation.org

Hooded Vulture, by Susan Shimeld. | festival.artistsforconservation.org

Artists for Conservation Festival
The 8th annual AFC is a multi-day art and environmental education event, featuring conservation themed art exhibits, films, music and cultural performances. Held in conjunction with the 27th International Ornithological Congress and Vancouver International Bird Festival, one highlight is Silent Skies, a collaborative 100-ft super-mural, created by artists around the globe featuring all 678 endangered species of bird, at Vancouver Convention Centre. (Vancouver, Aug. 22-25)

Wooden Boat Festival
Every year, owners of beautiful wooden boats apply to attend wooden boat festivals that take place in many communities. Granville Island’s festival organizers like to invite sociable captains; billing itself as “the friendliest wooden boat festival in the Pacific Northwest,” you may be invited aboard some of the dozens of classic boats on display. Another highlight: a kids’ miniature boat-building program, which end with a regatta. (Vancouver, Aug. 23-26)

For more member events, check out our Member News page. To see your event on the BC Alliance website, email your press release to Nancy Lanthier at nancy@allianceforarts.com.

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