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2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of
Thor Froslev purchasing the land to build his dream.

BRACKENDALE: AN ART GALLERY IN THE WOODS

is a documentary by filmmakers Laura Palka and Michael Hansen about that dream and the community it has created. If you missed the Premiere last year and haven’t caught it on the Shaw community channel, it is available on Vimeo: thebagmovie.com

MARCH 2020 @ THE BAG
We are closed Feb. 10 to 28 for staff holiday, reopening Sat. Feb. 29.
Sun. March 8, 7 pm By donation.
JIM & CLAIRE HARVEY:
OVER THE HILL AND BEYOND: TWO RETIREES CYCLE THE ANDES
Local Squamtons, Jim and Claire Harvey, recently retired and looking for a little adventure, bought two plane tickets to Ushuaia at the southernmost tip of South America. They packed their bikes and panniers in boxes, boarded a plane, and with very little pre-planning, headed off to ride the spine of the Andes mountain all the way to Cartagena, Columbia, some 13,000 km distant. Well, things didn’t work out exactly as expected. Nonetheless, six months later, after many an adventure, a few hardships, a couple of mishaps and all sorts of wonderful personal encounters along the way, they pulled into Cartagena. Please join us for an evening of photos and travel tales from a memorable journey. All proceeds from the show to be donated to the Canadian based International NGO, Right to Play. Their mission to “protect, educate and empower children to rise above adversity through the power of play” is very important work that we wholeheartedly endorse. https://www.righttoplay.ca/en-ca/
Fri. March 13, doors at 6 pm By donation $5-$10.
Quest University Canada and The Body Justice Club present
POETRY OF THE BODY: POETRY SLAM & OPEN MIKE
Come celebrate our bodies with words, songs, and love notes written to your sweet self. Let’s talk about our weird, wild experiences of embodiment; if your body wrote you a letter, what would he/she/they say?
The Body Justice Club is a collective of folks who gather to discuss accessibility, self-care, pleasure, relationships, and anything else that has to do with living, breathing, loving, and being in a body. We are ecstatic to have the opportunity to host this event, graciously funded by the Quest University Arts Committee. Many thanks to Thor and Dorte of the Brackendale Art Gallery for having us!
Sat. March 14, 8 pm Tickets $20 @ XOCO & the BAG.
J.R. PROCTOR & the DAYDREAMERS with BEN ARSENAULT
J.R. Proctor is a songwriter and musician based in Victoria, BC. On stage, he captivates listeners by mixing sparse arrangements and melodic hooks with clear deference for the folk storytelling tradition. He is excited to return to the Brackendale Art Gallery in support of his first release of original music: 'Daydream Sommelier'. While his songs are rooted in the folk tradition and are influenced by his time spent performing bluegrass and old-time music, he explores themes that extend beyond the confines of any particular genre. J.R. last played the BAG with Stardust Stringband for the 2019 Brackendale Bluegrass Festival. This time around, he will be filling out his sound with Miles Zurawell on pedal steel guitar, Peter Mynett on bass, and James Higgins on drums. Ben Arsenault first became interested in country music as a kid when his Dad would listen to Hank Williams on weekends while making breakfast. At 13 he picked up a guitar and began his idolization of Jerry Garcia. Upon learning that Jerry started as a bluegrass musician, Ben began singing and playing bluegrass. These days he writes his own country tinged ballads and plays with the Grateful Dead inspired Vancouver based band, Real Ponchos.
ON THE WALLS IN FEBRUARY & MARCH
LISE HAMILTON: COLLAGE: NEW WORK IN PAINT AND TEXTILES
Opening Reception Sunday March 1st @ 3 pm.
This exhibition of Lise's work is in honour of the wedding of her eldest son, D'Arcy, to Gita, at the BAG in early February and carries on through March. Lise has been experimenting with mixed media for as long as she has been making art. Recently, what started as a form of doodling has evolved into the multimedia collage. Using torn pictures as a starting point to begin painting, she finds creatures hiding on her board in the blots of paint. Each painting is an intriguing mass of strange and recognizable images in jewel like colour encouraging the viewer to look beyond the obvious. Another passion is textiles in art. To cut and collaged pieces she adds beads, paper, vintage pictures and found objects and embellishes them with machine and hand stitching. Her recent experiments with rust dying result in reliefs somewhat reminiscent of prehistoric cave paintings but weirder. Originally from Montreal, Lise came to BC in ‘76 where she enrolled at Langara College in their 2-year certificate program, later attending Emily Carr and graduated in drawing and mixed media eventually completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Lise has lived in Squamish for over 35 years. Art has always been part of her life but is often shoved to the back burner. Today, with children grown and working part time there is more time to spend in her studio and focus on what inspires her.

COMMUNITY @THE BAG
Sun. Mar. 1 7:30 – 10:00 pm:
Acoustic Jam @ the BAG
Rita Kyle: 604 898 1340

Sat. Mar. 7 Closed for a private event.

Sun. March 15 TBA Thorsday (87) There will be cake...

COMING EVENTS:
Sun. April 5 Book Launch: Katherine Fawcett: The Swan Suit (Douglas & McIntyre)
Thurs. Fri. Sat. April 23, 24, 25: Story Festival: Norman Foote hosts Tales @ the Brackendale Art Gallery

Council honours four exceptional community members
Freedom of the Municipality granted to Thor Froslev and Squamish Nation elders Gwen Harry, Bob Baker and Shirley Toman.

Photos:
https://www.squamishchief.com/news/local-news/council-honours-four-exceptional-community-members-1.23474376

You may have heard that the Brackendale Art Gallery is for sale. Alas, it is true -sort of.
Thor is 86 with all that entails. It is time to take the BAG into a new era.
We are very open to ideas and options we may not yet have heard or considered.
In the mean time it is business as usual!

Jan. 6, 2018 Chief Article by Melanie Green


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