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North Van Arts Garden 2

Garden 2 – Uplifting

Gardener: Swáy̓wi Temíxw, West Vancouver Memorial Library’s Community Demonstration Garden
1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Swáy̓wi Temíxw, West Vancouver Memorial Library’s Community Demonstration Garden, is a place for the community to gather and to learn about sustainable and regenerative gardening practices. The Garden includes food gardens, a native plant food forest, a bat garden, pollinator gardens, a Mason Bee hotel, bat boxes, composting, rainwater harvesting, and an accessible garden box. The Library’s garden uses organic, sustainable, and regenerative gardening practices to ensure the health of our plants, soil, wildlife, people, and our planet.

Visual Artists

Dabbling With Denny
he/him
Paint Taping Method
Acrylic on Canvas
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Denny is a Métis Artist who is also colour blind. Since a child, Denny has been drawing, building and creating and has always found solace in Art. As a high school student Denny excelled at the subject, and won many art awards. After high school he went to the University of Windsor for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and majored in drawing, painting and sculpture. Having completed 3 years of the program but being from a lower class upbringing , he was not able to finish the degree. Denny continued to participate in local art events and local art shows and recently started hosting painting classes in Nanaimo and on Protection Island. Denny has completed multiple public historical murals on protection island and had multiple art shows in the last 2 years. He has a clean, bold and colourful style which often involves using masking tape and encompasses many different subjects and styles. Denny is now a full time artist with an art studio/art retail shop in downtown Nanaimo above the Vault Cafe. He also works for the Nanaimo Art Gallery as an Artist in the Schools. Denny love art and enjoys sharing it with the community while hoping to inspire others to do so as well.
Violet Finvers
Demonstration: Materials for Fused Glass
Fused Glass
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Contemporary fused glass for the garden.

      Visual Artists

      Dabbling With Denny
      he/him
      Paint Taping Method
      Acrylic on Canvas
      READ MORE
      Denny is a Métis Artist who is also colour blind. Since a child, Denny has been drawing, building and creating and has always found solace in Art. As a high school student Denny excelled at the subject, and won many art awards. After high school he went to the University of Windsor for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and majored in drawing, painting and sculpture. Having completed 3 years of the program but being from a lower class upbringing , he was not able to finish the degree. Denny continued to participate in local art events and local art shows and recently started hosting painting classes in Nanaimo and on Protection Island. Denny has completed multiple public historical murals on protection island and had multiple art shows in the last 2 years. He has a clean, bold and colourful style which often involves using masking tape and encompasses many different subjects and styles. Denny is now a full time artist with an art studio/art retail shop in downtown Nanaimo above the Vault Cafe. He also works for the Nanaimo Art Gallery as an Artist in the Schools. Denny love art and enjoys sharing it with the community while hoping to inspire others to do so as well.
      Violet Finvers
      Demonstration: Materials for Fused Glass
      Fused Glass
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      Contemporary fused glass for the garden.

          MUSICIANS

          Dia
          Sabrielle (she/her), Heather (she/her), and Rose (she/her)
          Folk, Pop
          Saturday 11:00am - 1:00pm | Sunday 1:30pm - 3:30pm
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          Dia is a queer led, all-women, powerhouse vocal performance trio that sings songs of hope, empowerment and justice for a changing world.
          Rose McNeil, Sabrielle McCurdy and Heather Olson first joined voices in 2017 and have wowed audiences with their original arrangements, beautiful harmonies and soulful performances ever since. Rose (she/her) identifies as queer and non-monogamous. Originally from Nanaimo, BC, Rose comes from a very musical family and has a background in choral, pop and musical theatre. Heather (she/her) is a bisexual woman and a new mom living in Vancouver, BC. She grew up singing with her family band, “The Olson’s” and has a background in jazz and folk music. Sabrielle (she/her) also comes from an extremely musical family, and went on tour with her parents when she was less than a year old! She has a background in gospel, jazz, and pop music. Dia’s music is best described as a blend of folk, pop and gospel, and is heavily influenced by artists such as Joni Mitchell, Brandi Carlisle, Sara Bareilles, Wailin’ Jenny’s and the Wyrd Sisters. Dia empowers people with their music and messages, and lifts up the voices of women and queer femme songwriters and artists.

          Norine Braun
          Norine (she/her) and Alice (she/her)
          Singer-Songwriter, Roots, Blues, Jazz
          Saturday 1:30pm - 3:30pm | Sunday 11:00am - 1:00pm
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          Vancouver singer-songwriter recording artist Norine Braun latest Songs For Trees, is dedicated to the forests and the spirits within the trees. Thanks to a Canada Council For the Arts and a First Peoples’ Cultural Council Award in 2021. The Vancouver Sun named Songs For Trees as “one of 5 albums you need to hear!” Norine is set to release her 14th album in May thanks to First Peoples’ Cultural Council Award. The new album explores her journey as an adoptee and her recent connection with her Metis heritage with a groove based chill soul vibe along with some bluesy and rootsy twists. Norine will be joined by partner Alice Fraser ARCT on keys and harmony vocals.

            MUSICIANS

            Dia
            Sabrielle (she/her), Heather (she/her), and Rose (she/her)
            Folk, Pop
            Saturday 11:00am - 1:00pm | Sunday 1:30pm - 3:30pm
            READ MORE

            Dia is a queer led, all-women, powerhouse vocal performance trio that sings songs of hope, empowerment and justice for a changing world.
            Rose McNeil, Sabrielle McCurdy and Heather Olson first joined voices in 2017 and have wowed audiences with their original arrangements, beautiful harmonies and soulful performances ever since. Rose (she/her) identifies as queer and non-monogamous. Originally from Nanaimo, BC, Rose comes from a very musical family and has a background in choral, pop and musical theatre. Heather (she/her) is a bisexual woman and a new mom living in Vancouver, BC. She grew up singing with her family band, “The Olson’s” and has a background in jazz and folk music. Sabrielle (she/her) also comes from an extremely musical family, and went on tour with her parents when she was less than a year old! She has a background in gospel, jazz, and pop music. Dia’s music is best described as a blend of folk, pop and gospel, and is heavily influenced by artists such as Joni Mitchell, Brandi Carlisle, Sara Bareilles, Wailin’ Jenny’s and the Wyrd Sisters. Dia empowers people with their music and messages, and lifts up the voices of women and queer femme songwriters and artists.

            Norine Braun
            Norine (she/her) and Alice (she/her)
            Singer-Songwriter, Roots, Blues, Jazz
            Saturday 1:30pm - 3:30pm | Sunday 11:00am - 1:00pm
            READ MORE

            Vancouver singer-songwriter recording artist Norine Braun latest Songs For Trees, is dedicated to the forests and the spirits within the trees. Thanks to a Canada Council For the Arts and a First Peoples’ Cultural Council Award in 2021. The Vancouver Sun named Songs For Trees as “one of 5 albums you need to hear!” Norine is set to release her 14th album in May thanks to First Peoples’ Cultural Council Award. The new album explores her journey as an adoptee and her recent connection with her Metis heritage with a groove based chill soul vibe along with some bluesy and rootsy twists. Norine will be joined by partner Alice Fraser ARCT on keys and harmony vocals.