October 2020 at Place des Arts
home to our arts community

Ah, Fall. You snuck up on me! It is my favourite time of year and I'm so happy that things are feeling slightly more normal. Our facility is up and running and I'm happy to hear the halls filled with music and joyful children.

We still have many great classes on offer, so take a look on our website for Fall session options. Everything is up and ready for registration. We did mini-interviews with some of our new teachers. Get to know them below!

If you're at all hesitant, rest assured that our facility is in great shape. We have adapted our classrooms for in-person and online socially distanced classes and lessons.

I'm also happy to announce that we have two events coming up at the beginning of this month as a part of BC Culture Days. Join us for a printmaking workshop and/or an experimental visual arts event with teacher, Tami Murray Cline accompanied by harpist, Rebecca Blair.

Happy Fall!

Aurora van Roon,
Communications Coordinator
what's on?
Join us for Two Culture Days Events
Introduction to Neurographic Art
When: October 3, 12:00 - 3:30 pm
Location: Victoria Community Hall in Victoria Park (near Burke Mountain)
Admission: Free, register below

As part of the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival, Place des Arts is holding 30-minute guided art sessions for youth (16+) and adults. This activity, created by artist Tami Murray Cline, combines line drawing with colour exploration that embraces imperfection and emphasizes connections and intersections on the paper surface. Neurographic Art is based on two words: neuron: the cells that carry messages from the brain to the body and connects thought into action, and graphic: the artistic use of picture shapes and words. While participating in this class, harpist Rebecca Blair will be performing highlighting this year’s theme of ‘Unexpected Intersections.’ Discover and experience the arts within your community​!

Register now (no drop-ins) for one of the following times:
Place des Arts' Family Days are back!
When: October 4, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Leonore Peyton Salon at Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam
Admission: Free, to reserve your family’s spot, please call or email our Registration Desk at 604-664-1636 ext. 0 or info@placedesarts.ca

Join artist Rick Herdman to learn the basics of printmaking and experiment with everyday objects to create your own printed greeting card or wall art! Supplies included. Please dress for mess and/or wear an apron/smock. Please note: There is a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 5 people per family. All ages and abilities welcome.

Sign up for one of the time slots below:
Session 1: 1:00-2:00pm
Session 2: 2:30-3:30pm
Session 3: 4:00-5:00pm

Mask policy: All participants are required to wear a mask in our common areas. Children under 10 years of age, and individuals with underlying health conditions, are not required to wear a mask.
Program space is limited​ and physical distancing measures will be in place.
what's new?
New October Exhibitions begin at the end of the month!
Left: Monument 1 by Desiree deRuiter, Right: Nature's Totem, Deer Lake by Zenobia Turnbull
Starting on October 30, we have two new exhibitions on view.

(Various Mediums in the Leonore Peyton Salon)
Zenobia Turnbull predominantly uses watercolour, ink, gouache and pastels to capture the scenes around her.

(Mezzotints, Etchings and Sculptures in the Mezzanine)
In this exhibition, deRuiter explores notions of time and geography according to objects that are transformed by their surroundings.

We welcome individual or small group visits by appointment. Please call 604-664-1636 ext. 0 to book.
get inspired
Meet our new teachers for 2020/2021
We are very excited to welcome new teachers to the Place des Arts’ family! We asked them a few key questions about their background, teaching philosophy and why they are excited about teaching at Place des Arts.

Find out about Music Teacher's Joani Bye, Greg Hartley, Krystal Morrison, Dayton Chan and Monica Han "Dr. M"; Theatre Teacher Tessa Tratch; and Dance Teacher Michaela Reichenbach.

get informed
Join us for our Day of the Arts Camp
On Friday, October 23, 2020, SD#43 Pro-D Day, Place des Arts will be hosting our full-day Day of the Arts Camp.

This year, our camps will be in-person for ages 6-11. The camp consists of two activities, one dance/movement and one visual arts with teachers Ashley Binette and Tami Murray Cline. Space is limited due to COVID-19.

Registration opens October 7, 2020.
Thanksgiving Closure
On Monday, October 12, 2020 Place des Arts will be closed.

Enjoy your day! Classes and lessons resume on Tuesday, October 13.
get out in the community (socially distanced edition)
Culture Days is back!

Celebrate arts, culture, and heritage in the community through free interactive events. This year’s celebrations are from September 25 to October 25, 2020. Look for events throughout BC including this event in Coquitlam:

  • Multicultural Story Times: Join Coquitlam Public Library and S.UC.C.E.S.S. as they run story times in 4 different languages over three weeks! They will feature songs, books, and rhymes in Korean, Farsi, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Art and Belonging
“Art belongs to everybody and nobody. Art belongs to all time and no time. Art belongs to those who create it and those who savour it. Art no more belongs to the People and the Party than it once belonged to the aristocracy and the patron. Art is the whisper of history, heard above the noise of time. Art does not exist for art’s sake: it exists for people’s sake.”

Julian Barnes
English Writer