March 2019 at Place des Arts
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March, when we see the back of winter and look forward to the promise of warmer days, has arrived! With it comes spring break and our annual Spring Break Art Camp.

This year's camp is sold out . . . almost! A few precious spots remain in one of our art intensives for 11 -14 year olds: Ceramic Sculptures from March 25 - 29, 9:00am - 12:00pm. If you act quickly, you might nab a spot!

Otherwise, this month is a little quiet around Place des Arts. All classes and lessons are on hiatus the first week of spring break from March 18 - 22, starting up again March 25. But we still have some news to share, so read on to find out about:

Don't know about you, but saying goodbye to winter makes me smile!
Kate Lancaster
Communications Coordinator

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what's on? 
Bernstein, Beach and Beyond Concert 
Saturday, April 6, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Join soprano and Place des Arts vocal teacher Lambroula Pappas and her guest pianist Matthew Ma for a loving tribute to American Classical music. The duo will perform an array of beautiful songs and cycles from the American Songbook including pieces by composers such as Amy Beach, Samuel Barber and Aaron Copeland as well as arias from the operas Porgy and Bess, Susannah, The Ballad of Baby Doe and more. Tickets at | Adults $21; Students $16 (+GST)
what's new? 
photographyTwo Photography Exhibitions Open March 29     
Drop by our next opening reception on Friday, March 29 from 7:00 - 9:00pm to meet the artists and view their work in two new photography exhibitions. Both shows will be on display until April 27.

Old Shacks - New Context by David Carey  
Carey presents the dilapidated beauty of the rugged cabins of Finn Slough in a format where they can be appreciated as unique sculptural objects. He extracted the shacks from their native surroundings and placed them in scenes within his own condo. 
Myths by Xanthe Kittson 
  Xanthe Kittson says the images in Myths were inspired by dreams and nightmares as well as fairy tales, horror movies and human fears. These surreal and conceptual pictures tell their own stories.
Also on view, held over from our February exhibitions, is Belonging: Treasured Pieces of Our Past, a community exhibition curated by the Coquitlam Heritage Society.

Image: Acquaintance, Xanthe Kittson
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Lambroula Pappas  
A soprano with exquisite tone, a performer with charismatic stage presence, an inspiring vocal teacher, Lambroula Pappas is all these things and more!
We are fortunate to have someone as skilled as Lambroula Pappas on our music faculty at Place des Arts. The talented soprano has been teaching voice here for eight years and has inspired countless students in their quest for vocal prowess.
On Saturday, April 6 at 7:00pm, Lambroula and her guest pianist Matthew Ma will perform Bernstein, Beach and Beyond, a concert of gorgeous music from the American Classical songbook. In advance, we thought you might like to learn a bit about Lambroula and what you can expect from the concert.
Seeking Students & Alumni for Annual Shows   
Have you studied visual arts at Place des Arts this season? Or are you a past student, teacher or staff member of Place des Arts? Show off your work by participating in our annual student or alumni exhibition this June 7 - 26!
Place des Arts Student Exhibition
Place des Arts seeks submissions from visual arts students of all ages for our 2019 Place des Arts Student Exhibition in the Atrium Gallery. Anyone who has registered in a visual arts session class or workshop during the 2018/2019 season is welcome to apply.

Place des Arts Alumni Exhibition
Place des Arts seeks submissions from previous students (in any visual or performing arts discipline), teachers and staff of all ages for the 2019 Place des Arts Alumni Exhibition in the Mezzanine Gallery.

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Summer Registration Opens Soon!
Save the date! Registration for our Summer Fun! art camps, summer dance classes and summer music lessons opens on Sunday, April 7!
  • Online at 12:01am
  • In person or by phone at 9:00am
View our Summer Program Guide here and pick your camp classes ahead of time so you're prepared once registration day arrives.
We're currently working on a handy "tip sheet" to guide you through the online registration process. We'll be sharing it in the April newsletter, so keep your eyes peeled.
Come Work with Us!
Our wonderful Resource Development and Volunteer Coordinator (RDVC) Casey McCarthy is moving on to pursue an exciting new job. Casey has contributed so much to Place des Arts; we're sad to see her go, but happy that she's taking on new career challenges.

Now we need to find her replacement! Do you or anyone you know have mad grant writing and fundraising skills? Are you a people person who likes working with youth and other volunteers? This full-time, permanent position might be right up your alley.

Find the job posting under opportunities on our website

Application deadline: March 3, 2019
get out in the community

fdbFestival du Bois Turns 30!
The 30th annual Festival du Bois runs March 22 to 24 just across King Edward Street from Place des Arts at Mackin Park. Don't miss this amazing annual Francophone fête!

The festival opens on Friday night, March 22, with a free Contra Dance in the Grand Chapiteau (Big Tent) in Mackin Park.

On Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, the festival welcomes outstanding music artists from BC and beyond, including Vishtèn, Comté de Clare, Les Tireux d'Roches, Seconde Nation, Shauit, Alpha Yaya Diallo, Jou Tou, and more!

Everyone is welcome at this fun, affordable, family-friendly event!

Musical Mentorship for Women
Want to get your music knows? Want a career in music? Check out the Emergence Musical Mentorship for Women workshops from May 3-5 in Vancouver.
This mentoring program is for young women and female identified performers from the varied cultures of Vancouver. The intensive weekend workshop includes what you need for a successful music career: networking, getting gigs, showcasing, funding prmotion, stage presence and 1-on-1 mentoring.

Space is limited to 25 participants and is geared towards ages 16-30.

Find out more at

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