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They sang, they danced, they played!

They sang, they danced, they played!

Children and parents were captivated by popular children's entertainer Art Napolean at the ArtStarts in Schools Saturday series on June 27th. Art's performance was fun and interactive, which kept the audience interested as he playfully taught kids Cree chants, drumming and traditional stories ending in a friendship dance.

Night for appreciation

Night for appreciation

Staff, board, and volunteers wined, dined and enjoyed good conversation at the ArtStarts gallery last Friday. ArtStarts celebrated another successful year of artistic creativity while honoring our wonderful volunteers.

A woman of distinction

A woman of distinction

Over 1000 women and men packed the glittering hall of the Westin Bayshore on June 3rd for a gala-gala-do that feted some of the city’s most outstanding women. ArtStarts Executive Director, Wendy Newman was one of the nominees in the Arts, Culture & Design category for her lifelong dedication to the arts including the establishment of the ArtStarts gallery for young people’s art.

Group of 60 visits ArtStarts!

Group of 60 visits ArtStarts!

Peals of laughter rang through the gallery as 60 grade 3/4s from Graham Bruce Elementary took part in a gallery tour followed by a session of timed, blind contour drawing, which aims to free up the drawing juices.

Joe Ink moves it!

Joe Ink moves it!

Both children and parents shook it up and stretched it out at the May 30th Move it Show. The Joe Ink workshop was stimulating and interactive for kids and allowed their parents to bring out their inner child as they joined in the live dance performance. Energetic lead dancers Jacci and Barb encouraged everyone to be a "super dancer" as they coached participants to follow the magic hand, do the robot or paint the bubble.