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Participate in Double Exposure: Ekphrastic Poetry Challenge and you could be chosen to share your work at the Double Exposure Closing Ceremony on April 20, 2016 at South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre. Surrey’s Poet Laureate Renee Saklikar will be in attendance to read the poems. About the Project: Double Exposure creates a platform for creating dialogue between photography and poetry. This interdisciplinary event showcases the talent of our community, and honours two popular annual events: Capture Photography Festival as well as Canada’s National Poetry Month. It not only celebrates talented community-based artists, but also generates opportunities for their connection and growth. The purpose of Double Exposure is to showcase a wide range… Read More

A journey through mixed media and art journaling-a great workshop for the creative mind. Students will learn how to express themselves through collage, painting, words and mark making. *Note: this is a level 2 course to our already popular ART JOURNAL JAM class. Instructor: Nicci Battilana Nicci is a whimsical Artist, Art Retreat Organizer, Art Teacher and Host to the online community known on facebook as ‘Art Journal Junkies. As of November 2015, Art Journal Junkies is proud to have 8,782 creative members sharing their journal work, art spaces pics and favorite supply lists. Nicci has been working in art journals for over 10 years & has loved every minute… Read More

So, what’s ekphrastic poetry? The word ‘ekphrasis’ comes from the Greek, and means description or interpretation. Join Surrey poet Heidi Greco for an afternoon of exploring some of the possible links between the visual arts and the art of words. This hands-on session will offer examples of ekphrastic work by established poets and encourage discussion towards understanding. There will also be prompts to get you writing and art to inspire you. This workshop serves as a lead-up to the Great Ekphrastic Poetry Challenge, sponsored by Semiahmoo Arts as part of its National Poetry Month celebrations in April. Date: March 26, 2016 Place: Rm: 236, South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre,… Read More

Calling all amateur and professional photographers and photo-based artists to exhibit their work in the Turnbull Gallery at South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre. Double Exposure creates a platform for creating dialogue between photography and poetry. This interdisciplinary event showcases the talent of our community, and honours two popular annual events: Capture Photography Festival as well as Canada’s National Poetry Month. It not only celebrates talented community-based artists, but also generates opportunities for their connection and growth. The purpose of the exhibition is to showcase a wide range of photography while forging ekphrastic poetry throughout the exhibition by local writers and poets. We are accepting photographic work in the following themes: 1.Tableau… Read More

A 12-week workshop in discovering and recovering your creative self – with a weekly gathering of 2 hours. The workshop will be facilitated as its author, Julie Cameron, intended. Every Saturday at 1pm-3pm, starting January 16th. This is a free workshop for Semiahmoo arts members. Week 1: Safety, Week 2: Identity, Week 3: Power, Week 4: Integrity, Week 5: Possibility, Week 6: Abundance, Week 7: Connection, Week 8: Strength Week 9: Compassion, Week 10: Self-Protection, Week 11: Autonomy, Week 12: Faith This workshop is free of charge for Semiahmoo Arts Members. Once you have filled out the registration form we will confirm your membership and then send you an email confirming your place in the workshop.  

A bold, contemporary artwork titled “Circulation” by Quebec artists Pierre Sasseville and Jean-François Cooke will enhance Surrey’s new Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre at the corner of 24 Avenue and 168 Street in South Surrey. Circulation is a monumental two-part sculpture of deer that references the dual purpose of the building: family-oriented recreation and professional competition.                     The sculpture facing 168 Street consists of a pair of pipes coming out of the ground that attaches to a faucet. A chromed pipe extends from the faucet in what appears to be a stream of water pooling on the ground. Drinking from the stream… Read More

Job Posting: Arts Programmer Job Description: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Arts Programmer is responsible for carrying out a variety of organizational and administrative responsibilities related to planning, developing and implementing arts programs and services for children, youth, adults and seniors at Semiahmoo Arts (The Community Arts Council of White Rock and District). Working as part of a team, the Arts Programmer will also be required to gather and prepare related promotional information, including submissions to the recreation guides for The City of Surrey. Responsibilities: Apply creativity in developing unique arts programs tailored to the needs and interests of the community. Build relationships with current partners, members, instructors and students…. Read More

  Nominations for 2015 Surrey Civic Treasure Award have Opened Please take the time to nominate your candidate. Nominations must be submitted by Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Nominee criteria Nominees should meet the following criteria: Be a Surrey resident, have been born in Surrey, or have a strong connection to the City of Surrey. Demonstrate excellence and contribute significantly to the appreciation and development of culture in Surrey. Reflect the unique character and history of the city. Represent a significant achievement in arts, heritage, cultural industries, cultural tourism, multiculturalism or related advocacy and philanthropy in Surrey. Submitting a nomination Provide a written submission of approximately 300 words to describe the nominee,… Read More

Semiahmoo Arts has fostered efforts to re-establish an art rental service in South Surrey / White Rock. To that end consultations with artists and others were held through the summer of 2014 with a view to gathering a consensus on how the service should be operated. A report was written that brings that consensus forward. Our intention is to introduce a new Semiahmoo Art Rental and Sales Program in February of 2015. For more information on the program, click here.

Semiahmoo Arts hours during the holidays.   December 24:   9 am – 2 pm December 25:   Closed December 26:   Closed December 27:   10 am – 6 pm December 28:   Closed December 29:   9 am – 5 pm December 30:   9 am – 5 pm December 31:   9 am – 2 pm January 1:          Closed January 2:          9 am – 5 pm