Friday, November 26, 2010

Here & There

Here is an example of an Echinecea Plant from the Herb Garden, that a grade one student drew in the contour drawing workshop. The artist projected the drawing onto the 24" x 24" birch plywood, then painted the image in the colour palette of Here & There.
Echinecea is a healing herb where, the powdered root is used to stimulate the immune system.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Planting and Drawing

In late September, grade one students from Moberly school planted the winter garlic for the Cultural Herb garden. They learnt what a flavorable bulb it is when they made garlic bread and ate it all up for snack time. We also led them on a contour drawing workshop of the botanical leaves from the Moberly garden. These images would then be utilized in the Here and There project as a reference to the creation of the new herb garden.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Public Art Comes to Sunset

Hold that Thought is neon art piece created by Toronto multimedia artist Kelly Mark. Several of the letters are programmed to fail or sputter (flicker on and off) at random intervals. . This sign asks us to stop, slow down our minds, think and to "hold the thought" even if for only a moment out of our busy day. The temporal nature of this fleeting moment becomes a unique and personal experience for each viewer.
For more information about these temporary installation go to

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summer of My Amazing Luck

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Summer of My Amazing Luck!

Please join us on August 13 & 14

Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre

7646 Prince Albert Street

Vancouver, BC
Tickets at the door or

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Canada Day at Sunset

July 1 has many communities celebrating Canada Day. This year at the Sunset Community Centre, we marked this day with a garden project for the newly opened Pre-School playground. Young people create these picket garden stakes, for the playground garden. Led by the artist Lori Weidenhammer and inspired by nature, children painted bees, butterflies and fleurs to adorn this new playground amenity.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Historical Signs with artist Margaret Naylor

In celebration of the South Hill 100th birthday, Grade 5 students from Moberly Elementary worked with artist, Margaret Naylor to create street signs, honoring the original street names in our South Hill community.
Students found out that South Vancouver was developed in the late 1800s and early 1900s as more European and Asian settlers came to this area looking for a place to live. The area was inhabited by First Nations people for centuries before that. The also learned that “until 1910 when the more” modern” method of numbering street was adopted, most of South Vancouver’s street were named after local property owners – especially if these landholders were prominent men.” As well, “Many of South Vancouver’s streets, initially only a block or two long, were named after other, less prominent local residents. The shift to numbered avenues was vigorously protested by some, including Walter Moberly. In August 1910, in an interview with the South Vancouver Star newspaper, he commented on the “absurdity of this prevalent epidemic to change the names of streets”

Lisa Smedman, Vancouver, Stories of a City

Students first created many images that represented the past, inspired by archive photographs.
They were introduced to calligraphy as a form of lettering and developed the name of the street in that inspired manner.

Silk Road comes to Moberly

Moberly hosted an educational concert with Silk Road for two local school groups- Trudeau Elementary and Moberly Elementary. Thanks to an arts partnership with Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (VICO) Silk Road took us around the world through a series of unusal instruments and songs.
The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra is unique in the world, and uniquely Canadian. It is one of the first concert orchestras in existence that bring together musicians trained in a wide variety of cultural disciplines, to perform new inter-cultural works on a grand scale. In the VICO, violins and flutes rub shoulders with the shakuhachi, the erhu and the sitar.and fertile ground is created for cross-cultural teamwork between classical, jazz and world music artists.

Friday, May 28, 2010

12th INSTALLMENT OF EXCITING DANCE SERIES BRINGS PASSION AND ATHLETICISM TO THE STAGEDesir√©e Dunbar, The Contingency Plan, Puppet Heresy, Sudnya Mulye, Brenna McLaud, Peter Starr and Startdance present new works in MACC’s Connecting Community Dance Series, SHINE.
June 3, 4, 5 @ 8 pm
MACC Studio Theatre 7646 Prince Albert St, Vancouver.
Tickets: $15 purchased at the door, box office opens at 7:00 pm.
For more information please call (604) 696-1229.

Professional, emerging, acclaimed dancers and notable community dance ensembles, share the stage in a vibrant, diverse, mixed program of contemporary dance. SHINE is for everybody it is edgy, witty and surprising. Audience members of all ages and backgrounds will find this production to be fun, entertaining and thought provoking. MACC Studio Theaters black-box stage provides an up close and personal setting for a full kinesthetic experience.
“Vibrant. Focused and engaging new works...refreshingly unpredictable.” - Laura Murray, The Georgia Straight

Stripes The Mystery Circus


This one woman show is suitable for ages 13 and up. Words and Music by: Sarah Hayward

Friday, May 28at 8:00 pm Saturday, May 29 at 8:00 pmSunday, May 30 at 2:00 pmAdults $15; Children $10TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

The Mystery Circus is a delightful theatrical spectacle that tells the story of an audition that humorously and touchingly goes awry. People-pleasing Pollyhymnia, will do anything to get into the circus and she’s prepared all the acts. Combining original songs and stories, Pollyhymnia uniquely interprets eight out-of-this-world circus acts. They are all surprising reinventions that completely ignore the usual circus spectacle. The Escape Artist becomes the woman evading romantic capture, The High Wire Act becomes the High Wired Act, The Juggler is juggling the demands of care giving. Come smell the sawdust ~ taste the magic ~feel the excitement. Come see Pollyhymnia explode onto the scene as: The Bearded Lady, The Pirate, Two headed Lady and more.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Announcing! Here and There


Sunset Community Centre, Sunset Rink and the Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre are pleased to announce the launch of HERE and THERE a community based art project led by the Artist , Pat Beaton and Internship Artist, Zee Kesler. Follow us at!

This project is jointly sponsored by Art & Culture, Parks Board, The Sunset Association and The Thomas family of Delta, BC, in memory of their father, W. Stan Thomas, founding president of the Sunset Memorial Centre, and Prime Signal Ltd.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Here and There

Go here to find out more!!!

Here and There – a community art project!

In conjunction with the Vancouver Draw Down, Sunset Community centre will host a free mapping workshop that features the community art project Here and There.

We will be drawing maps of the neighbourhood, maps of imagination, maps of flight and fancy. Maps can describe a neighbourhood, its history, its people and the imagination of the map’s maker.

A map gives clues and direction and can let the reader understand a little bit about how the map maker experiences life. What do you see and hear as you travel the neighbourhood? What did you see on our way into Sunset Community Centre? What would you like to add to a community map? What would you like everyone to know about your neighbourhood? Where are the hidden treasures?

Come join Pat Beaton and Zee Kesler as we begin to trace the places of our neighbourhood.
Saturday April 24
10am to 12pm
Sunset Community Centre
The event is free of charge and open to all ages.
See you there!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Gardening Workshops

Aimee provided workshops for seniors, families and the general public. Community members learnt about making pots, planting seeds, germination and gardening tips.

Dr. Aimee Taylor provided gardening programs at both Sunset Community Centre and The Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre this spring. Aimee is a registered Horticultural Therapist HTR and Soil Scientist PhD. She has worked on therapeutic horticulture programs with seniors, disabled adults and children.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Faces in Our Neighbourhood

Faces in Our Neighbourhood
This project had community members create an installation of portaits for the Sunset Community Centre. The artist, Jen McGowan worked with seniors, pre-schoolers, elementary & secondary students as well as, an open workshop for all community members/families. Self Portraits were created by all, utilizing a blind, continuous, contour drawing technique.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Faces in Our Neighborhood

Faces in Our Neighborhood

Calling Sunset Community Members!

Join artist Jen McGowan in a continuous, blind, contour drawing workshop and leave your mark at Sunset Community Centre! All portraits will be installed onto the gym windows as a colorful & playful representation of who we are.

Saturday: Feb 27

Lobby of the Sunset Community Centre
10:00 AM - 12:00PM

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Join onto a Flash Mob!

Come be part of a flash mob.
A flash mob is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual action for a brief time, and then quickly disperse. An example is when 200 people flooded the lobby and mezzanine of the Hyatt hotel in synchronized applause for about 15 seconds. Check out this link:
Artist: Julie Lebel is seeking a group of committed people to create a FLASH MOB to be performed at Sunset Community Centre on Saturday, Feb. 6 during a Community Olympic Event called Host a City Happening.
Time commitment:
Sunday, Jan 31 1:30-4:45 PM workshop
Saturday, Feb. 6 warm up 10:00-12:00PM
Performance 2:00-6:00 PM (two times) 5 minutes in length
Please register at Sunset Community Centre: (FREE) 604-718-6505
Sunset Community Centre 6810 Main Street

Participants are encouraged to continue being part of the Flash Mob performed on the additional dates below. More information on this will be given at the workshop on January 31.