2014 April

Clay courses have arrived in South Surrey!   With the assistance of the Semiahmoo Potters Society, a fantastic lineup of pottery courses start April 22 at the new South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre. Courses include beginner and intermediate level wheel throwing, open studio for self directed work, and a workshop by Connie Clover on soda-fired relief tile murals. Check out course details in Surrey’s Spring Recreation guide, page 96. Register online at www.surrey.ca/register or by phone at 604-501-5100 or in person at the new South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre at 14601-20th avenue, Surrey.  

Call for Mural Assistants Description: Semiahmoo Arts is seeking several students and artists from the White Rock area to work with lead coordinator and muralist Richard Tetrault on collaboratively designing and painting a mural. Workshops will take place in the Centennial Park Arts Space starting from mid-April, with a finished date of early May. Mural location: North-facing wall of Centennial Park Arts Space, including a section of the east wall.   Requirements Participants will have: A background and interest in visual arts A desire to learn mural painting An interest in public projects and ability to work collaboratively A commitment for a minimum of 20 hours over the two-week period… Read More

Public mural gets go ahead at Semiahmoo Arts Building The City of White Rock has approved Semiahmoo Arts request for funding to paint a wall mural on the Semiahmoo Arts building located in Centennial Park. Semiahmoo Arts selected Richard Tetrault to paint a mural that celebrates the community’s diversity of arts on the South and East facing walls of the Semiahmoo Arts Building. Semiahmoo Arts will also work with the artist to coordinate collaborative mural workshops which will involve local artists in designing and drawing the south facing wall mural. “The City of White Rock listened to the comments and suggestions that were provided at our public art forum and… Read More

Job Posting: Visual & Media Arts Instructors Job Description: Semiahmoo Arts is looking for creative, enthusiastic and experienced visual and media art instructors for children and youth in the areas of cartooning, animation and digital illustration. Responsibilities: Instructors will create and teach courses at the new South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre, which is part of the facility expansion located within the South Surrey Athletic Park off 20th Avenue and 148th Street, and is managed by Semiahmoo Arts. Qualifications: The idea candidates will have: Completed a BFA or equivalent in one of these disciplines (cartooning, animation and digital illustration) or similar arts related field Experience instructing children and youth Experience… Read More

“Frogs” by Susan Point Anyone coming in the new entrance to the South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre at 14601 20th avenue in Surrey, will immediately be greeted by Susan Point’s “Frogs”. Susan’s artwork has now been given a prominent location in the recently expanded facility. Susan A. Point designed and carved a Coast Salish style frog specifically for the Recreation Centre. “In many First Nations groups, the frog is the voice of the people. It symbolizes innocence, stability and communication. The voice of the frog heralds the coming of spring, and in environmental circles, the frog is metaphorically considered the ‘canary in the coal mine’, its silence indicating the… Read More

Artist’s Proposal Statement Ribbon is an iconic sculpture seen from afar as a colorful lively beacon offering changing views whether driving or walking and is visible from the various vantage points. Ribbon is a metaphor for physical movement and creative endeavors. People of all generations and cultures have familiarity with the multiple uses of a ribbon, and especially its celebratory forms referring to human gestures. They include everyday activities, sports such as Olympic rhythmic gymnastics, recreation and fitness, and artistic creativity in costumes, visual art and crafts. We are interested in the history of the area, the people who live and work in the vicinity and those that visit the… Read More