Friday, May 22, 2009

Creative ReMix: summer camp

Creative ReMix (7-12 yrs)
Aug 4- Aug 28
Mon-Friday 9:00-3:30

Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre
MACC Studio Theatre
7646 Prince Albert St.

Participants will enjoy a feast of visual and performing arts activities along side out trips to a range of local destinations. The main ingredients of visual arts, dance and music will engage young peoples imagination in exploring art making and traditional cultural practices taught by professional artists including, Northwest Coast Haida Artist Skaan Jaada, contemporary dancer Desiree Dunbar, visual artist Margaret Naylor and Koyali Burman a Indian Folk & Classical Dancer just to name a few.
In addition, youth camp leaders will provide a breadth of physical play based activities as well as supervise the twice weekly, out trips.

The 4 week camp will culminate in a community celebration on Friday, Aug 28, 1:00-2:30 PM in the main hall at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre. This celebration will include an art-exhibition and performance by participants for family and community members. Light refreshments will be served.
Each week includes two out-trips using public and charter transportation. Please bring a snack and a lunch. A waiver must be completed prior to camp and are available in a pdf format at
Aug 4 - Aug 28
Monday to Friday
Out trips x 2 week
9:00 – 3:30 fee: $200.00 /month
Participants may also register by the week
Week 1 Aug 4-7
Week 2 Aug 10-14
Week 3 Aug 17 - 21
Week 4 Aug 24-28
Fee: $50.00/ week

Register at:
Or Surita Jhangiani 604-779-6075

A partnership between SAFA (South Asian Family Association) and MACC (Moberly Arts & Culture Centre)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Upcoming Event: LIFT


Please join us on June 5-6 for the next installment of the Connecting Community Dance Series. Lift highlights the work of professional Contemporary Dancers, Choreograhers and Traditional South Asian Dancers.


7646 Prince Albert Street, Vancouver.

Tickets $15.00 and are available at the door or through our festival hotline:


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Food Skills For Families

Food Skills for Families is a new initiative led by Canadian Diabetes Associaltion and is one of the Healthly Eating Strategies supported by the BC Healthly Living Alliance with funding from the Ministry of Health. Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre is hosting 4 of these 6 week programs which is led by a trained senior community facilitator. The aim of this program is to provide families with a hands-on cooking experience where they learn by making healthy recipes with a focus on improving healthy food choices.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Open Studio Dance Performance

MACC Studio Theatre presents

In preparation of LINK 2009, a collaborative Community Dance event on May 21at the Roundhouse Centre and June 27 & 28 at the Shadbolt Centre, Desiree Dunbar Dance Projects invites you to attend an informal studio showing of their new Contemporary Dance choreographies.

You will have an opportunity
to see exciting new work by Desiree Dunbar, Chengxin Wei and Startdance company members.

Tuesday May 12
8:00 – 9:00 Event is FREE
6810 Main Street 604-718-6505

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mosaic Clay and Glass Project at Moberly


Over the last year Fraser Street received a series of street improvements such as bus bulges, corner bulges and street trees. As part of these public realm improvements six, 4 feet by 4 feet, squares were constructed specifically for the installation of sidewalk mosaics at 43rd, 45th, and 47th Avenues. As part of the ongoing beautification and revitalization of the South Hill business district, the Sunset Mosaics Committee in partnership with Moberly Arts & Cultural Center and Sunset Community Center have conducted community art workshops creating and installing these sidewalk mosaics.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The aim of the Stanley Park Environmental Art Projects is to create environmental art that values the nature of the park. These projects are not meant to be permanent. In fact, the intention is for each created art piece to interact with the elements, eventaully returning to the park's ecosystem. The natural material used for COZY are limbs that were ripped from the trees during the storm. The artist had the limbs sliced into 'cookies' that when sewn together, become the fabric of the COZY. Participants were asked to consider their relationship with nature and represent that by 'burning' an image or text into the wooden cookie. They worked with burning tools in order to accomplish this. As the workshops generate the 100's of cookies the artist is stitching them together with hemp. Once installed, the elements will work their magic, including the small rodents who will intermingle and particiapted in the disintegration of the art work which will eventually, feed the ecosystem.

A mock up of COZY once installed.

COZY The Stanley Park Environmental Art Project

Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre (MACC Studio Theatre) utilizes a variety of approcahes in fullfilling its mandate. Some programs and projects engage the local neighbourhood community and some attract communities of interest from across the city. The centre establishes relationships with individual artists and arts groups from a variety of disciplines and cultural backgrounds who has an interest in working with community members.
In this regard, MACC recently provided the opportunity for 2 grade seven classrooms from a local school to work with the artist Shirley Wiebe who is working on the Stanley Park Environmental Art Project. This project was born out of a desire to respond creatively to the windstorm that devastated the park on December 15, 2006.
COZY is an ephemeral art-piece created in a collaborative effort by community members. The artist has been workshopping this project acroos Vancouver, for the past 6 months working with a diverse range of ages, neighbourhoods and cultural backgrounds. She is leading them in constructing a fitted cozy for a storm aflicted tree stump. Her goal is to have COZY completed and installed onto the site specific stump, by July 30, 2009.