Whistler’s Arts Line-Up For October Includes Cocktails, Movies, Art & Much More

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The GOODS from Arts Whistler

Whistler, BC | A whole season for the arts! Arts Whistler and the cultural community are shining a spotlight on Whistler’s arts scene this fall with Fall for Arts. Whistler’s autumn season is rich with popular festivals, art markets, creative workshops, galleries and exhibit openings, local music, and movie nights – all of which make Whistler the vibrant and dynamic place it is. Fall for Arts kicked off on September 1st and runs through early December. Here’s what’s to come on the immediate horizon in October…

Events Performances and Workshops

MUD AND MARTINIS
October 1 | 5pm-7pm | Location: The Crystal Lodge Art Gallery
Get messy and create your very own sculpture as you sip on a martini. You’ll be guided through the fundamentals
of sculpting as you make your own bear, which is yours to take home and decorate.

C.R. AVERY AT THE GLC
October 2 | 9pm | Location: The GLC
Creative 5 Eclectic is back after a two-year hiatus. The cabaret-style night that has featured everything from
spoken word poets to comedians, magicians, shadow puppet artists and smokin’ bands, returns with one of its favourite artists, C.R. Avery. Local writer and musician Stephen Vogler hosts Creative 5 Eclectic. He’ll be opening
the night with a brief spoken word and live set with members of his band Some Assembly Required.

CULTURAL CONNECTOR CELEBRATION
October 1-2
The Cultural Connector is an experiential pathway that connects six of Whistler’s key cultural institutions: the
Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, Lost Lake PassivHaus, Audain Art Museum, Maury Young Arts Centre, Whistler Museum, and Whistler Public Library. Join us to celebrate this new and unique addition to the arts community that weaves them all together. Explore it first online at artswhistler.com or pick up a Culture Map brochure at the
Arts Centre.

RACHEL GRENON’S CERAMIC POP UP
October 1 and 2 | Location: Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
Rachel honed her craft in Western Canada under the guidance of renowned B.C. potters following her studies at the
Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver. She will be hosting a live glazing demo on the Saturday where you can see her in action.

ABSINTH PRESENTS: /FTERWFOREVER
October 3 | 8pm | Location: The Arts Centre
Change is the only constant. Resistance leads to stagnation and suffering while embracing it brings growth. What comes /fterForever? Everything. Absinthe presents the Whistler premiere of the new snowboarding film /fterForever. Come see it on the big screen first and celebrate the approaching winter with your friends and the Absinthe crew.

CHICKS WITH PICKS
BEGINNER:
Mondays Oct 3-Nov 28 | 6pm-7pm | Location: The Arts Centre
This introductory course will teach you the fundamentals of the acoustic guitar including open chords,
strumming, rhythm patterns, and how to read tablature.

INTERMEDIATE:
Mondays Oct 3-Nov 28 | 7:15pm-8:15pm | Location: The Arts Centre
This intermediate-level class covers major, minor, and modified open chords, barre chords, basic major and
minor scales, tablature reading, the art of jamming, and crafting original songs.

EARTHSAVE FILM SCREENINGS: VEGAN: EVERYDAY STORIES
October 4 | 7pm | Free | Location: Whistler Public Library
Vegan: Everyday Stories is a feature-length documentary that explores the lives of four remarkably different people
who share a common thread – they’re all vegan. The movie traces the personal journeys of these people and their vegan lifestyle. Earthsave Whistler promotes a plant-based diet for health, the environment, and animal welfare.

ART LAB
October 5 | 6pm-9pm | Location: The Arts Centre
Join us each month for these drop-in social art evenings where you’ll experiment with acrylics, learn to create texture, or express yourself through drawing and vision-boarding. No experience necessary! Each Art Lab will cover a different medium or topic, so check the website to see the full lineup. Cash bar.

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT SERIES
October 6 | 7pm-9pm | Location: The Arts Centre
Be creative. Love what you do. Make money doing it. If you are an artist, a freelancer, an entrepreneur, a non-profit organization, someone who is just starting to make moves as an entrepreneur, or a long-time business owner looking to be more creative, this series is for you. Experts will provide you with the skills and techniques to be able to generate strategies that will drive your personal and business growth.

ALL ORIGINAL ORPHANS’ THANKSGIVING AT THE POINT
October 8 | 6pm | Location: The Point Artist-Run Centre
Grab a plate and dance the night away to the Little Biggs Band and other local artists at the annual Orphans’
Thanksgiving at The Point. Enjoy live music, a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, dancing, and good company!

THE LIFE OF PIE: PASTRY ART DEMONSTRATION
October 8 | 3pm-4pm | Free | Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Holiday pies can be a daunting proposition for novice and seasoned bakers alike. Join the Fairmont’s pastry chef for tips and techniques to transform holiday dessert preparation into a pleasurable pastime that is as easy as…well, you know!

CANNING, PICKLING, AND PRESERVES 101: CULINARY ART DEMONSTRATION
October 9 | 3pm-4pm | Free | Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Crazy for canning? Jazzed about jam? Passionate for pickles? Let the Fairmont’s pickle and preserve masters demonstrate their tips and tricks. This fun and educational event is kind of a big dill!

BLOCKBUSTER FILMS: DEADPOOL
October 11 | 7pm | Free | Location: Whistler Public Library
This is the origin story of former special forces operative turned mercenary, Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humour, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL: SPARKLE AND GRIT
October 12 | Location: Rainbow Theatre (Whistler Conference Centre)
This uplifting speaking and film event features tales of “Sparkle and Grit” from four kick-ass entrepreneurs aiming to inspire Whistler’s next generation of leaders. Then it’s roll film with Dream, Girl, which highlights U.S. and Canadian female entrepreneurs from brand new start-ups to million-dollar industries. Screened by the National Women’s Business Council at the White House in May 2016, it has been igniting audiences across the continent.

WHISTLER WRITERS FESTIVAL
October 13-16 | Location: Whistler Village
With over 60 acclaimed authors confirmed for this year, the festival brings together the very best Canadian and
international authors for a weekend packed with readings, workshops, speaker panels, spoken word events, music,
and more. For readers and writers alike, the festival highlights leading Canadian authors and showcases a series of
workshops aimed at bibliophiles.

FUNGUS AMONG US MUSHROOM FESTIVAL
October 14-15 | Location: Myrtle Philip School
The annual Fungus Among Us festival includes a foraging session in and around Whistler and many displays of various
mushroom varieties. Enjoy talks with mushroom gurus, gourmet tastings, mushroom walks, and more.

BASKET WEAVING WORKSHOP WITH CHERYL MASSEY
October 15 and 16 | 8am-5pm | Location: The Crystal Lodge Art Gallery
Learn the ins and outs of basket weaving with local professional basket weaver, Cheryl Massey.

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING AND PAINTING THE PORTRAIT
October 17-21 | 6:30pm-8:30pm | Location: The Arts Centre
This workshop emphasizes drawing skills to catch the likeness of a subject in the classical tradition of the Masters. Students will start by loosely drafting the outer construct and then define the value shapes with hatch lines while being mindful of the subject’s light source and anatomical features.

INTUITIVE ART JOURNALING
October 22 | 10am-3pm | Location: The Arts Centre
Build layers with paint, stamps, stencils, paper, and ink, and peel away the clutter in your mind. Explore your goals and intentions, and enjoy the creative process!

THE WALRUS TALKS
October 22 | 6pm | Location: The Arts Centre
This event is designed to bring together inspiring thinking from scholars, writers, performers, scientists, artists, and business leaders. As the first one of its kind in Whistler, we’ll hear from Kim Baird, First Nations Leader and Advisor; Cheeying Ho, Executive Director at the Whistler Centre for Sustainability; Alex Villeneuve, Brewmaster at Olds College, and other innovative thinkers.

ARMCHAIR TOURS WITH JUSTA JESKOVA
October 25 | 7pm | Location: Whistler Public Library
Local photographer and avid mountain biker, Justa Jeskova, will share photos and stories from some of her recent travels. With a passion for finding unique, off-the- beaten-path locations for mountain biking around the world, this will be a unique “behind the lens” experience.

ART LAB
October 26 | 6pm-9pm | Location: The Arts Centre
Join us each month for these drop-in social art evenings where you’ll experiment with acrylics, learn to create texture, or express yourself through drawing and vision-boarding. No experience necessary! Each Art Lab will cover a different medium or topic, so check the website to see the full lineup. Cash bar.

COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB: INSIDE THE O’BRIENS BY LISA GENOVA
October 26 | 7pm | Free | Location: Whistler Public Library
If you like a good discussion on your recent read then join the Community Book Club, presented by Armchair Books and Whistler Public Library. It’s free to attend and you can find each book at Armchair or at the Library. Join them for great conversation – and did we mention, they have snacks.

FILM MOVEMENT: MAD TIGER (JAPAN)
October 27 | 7pm | Free | Location: Whistler Public Library
Mad Tiger follows bandmates Yellow and Red, who have been best friends and business partners for 15 years as the
primary creative forces behind Peelander-Z. Based in New York City and described as a “Japanese Action Comic Punk
Band,” Peelander-Z combines performance-art and audience participation in their shows, which push the boundaries
of madcap acrobatic stage antics.

MONUMENTAL: SKIING OUR NATIONAL PARKS
October 28 | 7pm | Location: The Arts Centre
Monumental: Skiing Our National Parks celebrates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service by paying homage to these monuments of nature and solitude, reminding us skiers where we came from, and that we belong to something greater than ourselves. Follow contemporary explorers through the lens of KGB Productions with skiers Andy Mahre, Lynsey Dyer, Griffin Post, Colter Hinchliffe, Kalen Thorien, Greg Hill, Max Hammer, and Connery Lundin at Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Glacier National Park, and Olympic
National Park.

CHILLS AND THRILLS AT THE FEARMONT HOTEL
October 28-30 | Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Get ready for Halloween with shocktails at Fearmont Friday, a hike to the train cemetery, Halloween face painting,
trick or treat around the hotel, the haunted hallway challenge, ghost stories, and lots more!

HALLOWEEN FACE PAINTING TIPS AND TRICKS FROM WHISTLER ARTIST NINA MOORE
October 29 | 3:30pm-4pm | Free | Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler
From zombies to fairies, pumpkins to werewolves, learn how to create spellbinding looks for your favourite costume. A professional face painting artist will be on hand to share tips and techniques for achieving that perfect guise.

Art Exhibits

ARTWALK EXHIBIT
On now – November 30 | Free | Location: The Gallery at the Arts Centre
Come up to The Gallery to look at the work of our featured local artists participating in ArtWalk. This is Whistler’s community gallery, showcasing work from talented artists and artisans from the Sea to Sky region. Stop by and check out our latest art exhibit and bring home something truly unique from our Gift Shop.

WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN? HEALING THE LEGACY OF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS
On now – April | Location: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
Between 1831 and 1969, residential schools operated in Canada through arrangements between the Government of
Canada and the church. One common objective defined this period – the assimilation of Aboriginal children. This
exhibit explores the history and legacy of Canada’s Residential School System through survivor stories, archival photographs, and documents curated by Iroquois artist, Jeff Thomas.

FROM GEISHA TO DIVA: THE KIMONO OF ICHIMARU
October 21, 2016 – January 9, 2017 | Location: Audain Art Museum
A geisha is defined as an “accomplished person” or “person who lives by the arts”. These women were professional entertainers and hostesses, who became an important part of traditional social life for men in Japan. This exhibition showcases several kimonos and personal objects belonging to one of Japan’s most famous geisha, Ichimaru.

INTERSECTIONS: CONTEMPORARY ARTIST FILMS
October 28, 2016 – February 6, 2017| Location: Audain Art Museum
The over-arching narrative of this exhibition relates to ideas about intersecting – of time, space, place and larger
global social narratives related to the environment and the migration of peoples and ideas. The exhibition features
recent work by: Matilda Aslizadeh, Patrick Bernatchez, Stan Douglas, Pascal Grandmaison and Marie-Claire Blais, Lisa Jackson, Fiona Tan, and Althea Thauberger.

POP-UP ART STUDIO
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays | Location: The Westin Resort & Spa Whistler
Swing by the Arts Whistler Pop-Up Studio in the Westin Resort & Spa Whistler to watch our local artists hard at work. The studio space can accommodate up to eight artists working in the visual arts, fiber or textile arts, fine jewelry, or weaving. The Pop-Up Studio was created based on an identified need in Whistler for access to affordable space for local and emerging artists to work and create. Learn about the artists’ process, and watch them create original work in this collaborative space.

For more information on ongoing events, workshops, activities, and more visit artswhistler.com.

DETAILS

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Phone: 604.935.8410 | Email: info@artswhistler.com
Web: www.artswhistler.com  | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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THE PEOPLE

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Executive Director: Maureen Douglas

ABOUT ARTS WHISTLER

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Creativity is in our nature. Discover it in yours. Arts Whistler is passionate about Whistler, about arts, and about making arts and culture an integral part of day-to-day life. Operating out of the Maury Young Arts Centre in the heart of Whistler Village, Arts Whistler runs a variety of creative classes, showcases an exciting lineup of live shows for the Arts Whistler Live!, and hosts year-round, free-admission exhibits in The Gallery supporting local artists and their craft. Annual events include the Whistler Children’s Festival, Whistler Street Entertainment, Arts Whistler’s Holiday Market, ArtWalk, and Art on the Lake. Arts Whistler creates bold, inspiring, and engaging experiences and supports an arts and culture sector in Whistler that’s welcoming, accessible, and collaborative.Arts Whistler supports the arts community with an emphasis on collaborative efforts including the Pop-Up Art Studio, the Cultural Connector project, and rotating exhibitions from Whistler artists in The Gallery at the Arts Centre.

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