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September 2015

Sat. Sept. 26,pm $20 @ XOCO & the BAG
Due to personal circumstances, The Capilano Guitar Trio will not be performing Saturday.
In their place we are pleased to present
Matt Silverman (of The Capilano Guitar Trio) and Joel Thompson.

Matt Silverman:
Matthew Silverman studied Classical guitar under Stephen Boswell and Alexander Dunn at Capilano University and the University of Victoria respectively. During his two years studying at Capilano University, Matthew won 1st and 3rd third place in the school's music scholarship competition consecutively. Since he received his BA in music, Matt has been busy playing duo concerts with Joel, as well as performing solo, and with the Capilano Guitar Trio along with professor Stephen Boswell. Matt teaches at Neil Douglas Guitar Shop in his hometown of New Westminster where he has over fifty students.

Joel Thompson:
Joel started playing the electric guitar at the age of 14. He quickly realized he wanted more of a challenge than the electric guitar could offer however, and by 16 had begun playing in the classical tradition. Shortly after he began studying with Don Hlus privately, who encouraged him to come to Kwantlen, and study music at the post-secondary level. After two years at Kwantlen, Joel transferred to UVIC for the remainder of his undergrad, studying under Alexander Dunn. Once finished, Joel took a hiatus from classical guitar, to pursue other interests in music - particularly, experimental rock. In 2014, he began again his classical training with the new head of guitar at UBC, Daniel Bolshoy. Currently, Joel is enrolled as a graduate student at UBC, in the master of music program.

About the Concert Program:
Joel Thompson and Matt Silverman will perform a variety of solo and duo music for classical guitar. The concert will include timeless standards of the repertoire by Granados and Albeniz, along with music by Antonio Jose rediscovered from the time of the Spanish Civil War, and some modern masterpieces. Some of the works you will enjoy include Leyenda by Albeniz, Granados' Valses Poeticos, and Koyunbaba by Domeniconi.

Featured Sept. / Oct. Artist:

Carol Roberts: The Birth of My Totems

Opening Sun. Sept. 27th at 3 pm

“The art in this show comes from 2014/15 when I painted at The Contemporary Painting Studio, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Mexico greatly influences and enhances my creative process. In San Miguel de Allende I am creatively supported; my Imagination develops. I work with paint and paper in unique ways, and my art almost creates its self. The idea of painting Totems came to me in Mexico. The, "vertical story book", was on my mind as I painted. My knowledge of the West Coast Totem and the inspiration of Mexican life and culture fused and new images were realized. In the Contemporary Studio, the canvas became a chaotic laboratory, where I experimented with great energy with mythical images, ideas, line, color, form and textures This process and paint impregnated the canvas with life and energy.

I hope my artistic expressions / experiments give you a feeling. A good feeling.
And you want to take one home.”

Carol has her permanent home in Squamish, BC, the Outdoor Capital of Canada, but travel has been a priority in her life and she considers it her best teacher.

Sun. Oct. 4, 1 to 3 pm
Brackendale School of Art Workshop

An introduction to Visual Recording:
Drawing & painting on a portable scale for the traveler and as a meditation.

With Carol Roberts

$30 Some supplies included.
No experience needed. Suitable for all levels.

Recommended supplies for your VR travel kit:
•Portable water color set., good quality. It will last you years.
•Good quality brush, round #8-10. A good point will make your small scale renderings better.
•Sketch book with spiral rings, Small, suggest, 3"x5".
•Waterproof black drawing pen.
•Zip lock bag, big enough to hold all supplies.
•Small cloth or piece of paper towel
•Small container for water. This is supplied, I will talk about this.

Carol Roberts, traveller and grandmother, has a Bachelor in Art Education from UBC and taught elementary and secondary art in BC schools. She has taught Visual Recording in Asia, Europe, Mexico and Vancouver. VR is an engaging and enjoyable activity and for some it takes over their lives, becoming an obsession. Come and find out what it is about, have some fun and go home with a few paintings which will surprise you.

More information @
To register contact 604 898 3333 or


Tues. Sept.29 at 7:30    By donation.
Overcomers: An Evening of Worship Music
With Mario & Anne Iacavone

Sat. Oct. 3 , 7:00 – 10:00 pm
NDP Larry Koopman Meet & Greet

Sun. Oct. 4 , 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Acoustic Jam @ the BAG
Rita Kyle: 604 898 1340

Sun. Oct. 11, 12 - 2 pm
Eagle Watch Orientation 2015. Volunteers of all ages needed. Everyone welcome. Bring a friend.

Sun. Oct. 11: Our Annual Brackendale Friends & Neighbours
Thanksgiving Semi-Potluck Dinner
Service in the Chapel @ 5 Dinner @ 6
Bring a starter, side dish, salad or dessert.
(Homemade always preferred!)
RSVP early - 604 898 3333 - It’s essential!

You may have heard a rumour that the Brackendale Art Gallery is listed for sale. Alas, it is true.
"We have started a process which could result is the sale of the BAG."
Thor is 82 with all that entails. Just got a pacemaker. It is time.
We are however very open to ideas and options we may not yet have heard or considered.

For Real Estate information please contact

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