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Garden 8 – Gentle

Gardener: North Shore Hospice
319 14th Street East, North Vancouver

The North Shore Hospice Garden is intended as a restorative relaxing space for patients of North Shore Hospice, their families and friends, and is welcoming the public during Arts in the Garden. Our patients and their families come from a wide variety of backgrounds and have their own, unique approach to dealing with life-limiting illness and the impending loss of their loved one.  Our garden, which includes a wide variety of local indigenous plants is intended to provide a comforting embrace where families can gather and enjoy those last days, or weeks with their loved one.  Since 2010 the garden has been tended by an amazing team of Van Dusen Master Gardeners who have made an extraordinary commitment of their time and expertise to enrich the garden at NS Hospice.

Accessibility

The hospice has a pay parking lot as well as easy access to East 13th Street where parking is free. The hospice is a three block walk from 13th & Lonsdale, a major bus route and also buses stop at East 15th just one block north. The garden is flat with wide, paved paths through the space.

Visual Artists

Allison Burns Joseph
she/her
Demonstration: Salish wool weaving
Beads, Wool, Leather, Vinyl
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Cheximiya Allison Burns Joseph is from the Squamish Nation and lives in West Vancouver. She is an Ambassador for her Nation and the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre since 2008. Allison started wool weaving in the summer of 2008 and has continued expressing herself through her pieces, helping pass on the Squamish Nation tradition of wool weaving. Since the Covid 19 pandemic she has expanded into beading as well and has had the opportunity to make many items such as beaded hats, earrings, pendants and more!
Lauren Morris
she/her
Demonstration: Acrylic floral painting
Acrylic on Canvas, Acrylic on Wood with Resin
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Lauren Morris was born in Cape Town, South Africa, where she studied and worked as a Graphic Designer. Several years later, a keen drive to widen her creative scope, coupled with a penchant for travel initiated a trip to America. It was there that she had the opportunity to continue working in Washington D.C while attending classes at the Corcoran School of Art, in Arlington, Virginia. She learnt to work and explore the many options of Fine Art. Following seven years of both academic and artistic accomplishments, she moved to Vancouver and was thrown into a world full of challenges: "My art and my senses merged. Making art for me was like exploring a new country for the first time". After completing continuing Education classes at Emily Carr in Vancouver she was immersed in a world of New Beginnings. Painting predominantly in acrylics and mixed media, she hopes to inspire thought and to evoke the viewers’ emotions through visual imagery.

Visual Artists

Allison Burns Joseph
she/her
Demonstration: Salish wool weaving
Beads, Wool, Leather, Vinyl
READ MORE
Cheximiya Allison Burns Joseph is from the Squamish Nation and lives in West Vancouver. She is an Ambassador for her Nation and the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre since 2008. Allison started wool weaving in the summer of 2008 and has continued expressing herself through her pieces, helping pass on the Squamish Nation tradition of wool weaving. Since the Covid 19 pandemic she has expanded into beading as well and has had the opportunity to make many items such as beaded hats, earrings, pendants and more!
Lauren Morris
she/her
Demonstration: Acrylic floral painting
Acrylic on Canvas, Acrylic on Wood with Resin
READ MORE
Lauren Morris was born in Cape Town, South Africa, where she studied and worked as a Graphic Designer. Several years later, a keen drive to widen her creative scope, coupled with a penchant for travel initiated a trip to America. It was there that she had the opportunity to continue working in Washington D.C while attending classes at the Corcoran School of Art, in Arlington, Virginia. She learnt to work and explore the many options of Fine Art. Following seven years of both academic and artistic accomplishments, she moved to Vancouver and was thrown into a world full of challenges: "My art and my senses merged. Making art for me was like exploring a new country for the first time". After completing continuing Education classes at Emily Carr in Vancouver she was immersed in a world of New Beginnings. Painting predominantly in acrylics and mixed media, she hopes to inspire thought and to evoke the viewers’ emotions through visual imagery.

MUSICIANS

Pico Masaki
Both days, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Both days, 12:00pm-2:00pm
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Pico Masaki is one of the very few singer songwriters in the world who incorporate contemporary elements into an Asian traditional instrument koto/guzheng and SING with it while maintaining her authenticity. 

She has performed at many festivals such as Global Soundscapes Festival presented by “Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra” to express the unique Japanese cultural concepts such as “Wabi-sabi” and “The pathos of things”.

Her style is unique as she tunes her koto/guzheng not only in a traditional way but also in a Western way (Do, Re, Mi, as if you tune a piano).
This makes it possible for her to play multicultural music (traditional Celtic music, Latin and pop among other genres) to create a fusion of Western and Eastern sounds showcasing the diversity of the city and communities in which we live.

Kim Lorene
she/her
Acoustic, Original Folk, Roots, Jazz
Both Days, 2:30pm-4:30pm
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Kim Lorene is a local Singer Songwriter whose music is inspired by the lush natural beauty of southern coastal British Columbia.
She writes songs from the heart that are both soothing and uplifting, inviting us into a world filled with that beauty, along with peace, magic, and a bit of whimsy!
Her warm , rich vocals are supported by acoustic guitar, and more recently by the fun addition of ukulele.
She has performed in the United States and Europe as well as close to home, sharing her original songs along with classic covers that people will recognize and enjoy singing along with.
Come and be enchanted!

MUSICIANS

Pico Masaki
Both days, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Both days, 12:00pm-2:00pm
READ MORE

Pico Masaki is one of the very few singer songwriters in the world who incorporate contemporary elements into an Asian traditional instrument koto/guzheng and SING with it while maintaining her authenticity. 

She has performed at many festivals such as Global Soundscapes Festival presented by “Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra” to express the unique Japanese cultural concepts such as “Wabi-sabi” and “The pathos of things”.

Her style is unique as she tunes her koto/guzheng not only in a traditional way but also in a Western way (Do, Re, Mi, as if you tune a piano).
This makes it possible for her to play multicultural music (traditional Celtic music, Latin and pop among other genres) to create a fusion of Western and Eastern sounds showcasing the diversity of the city and communities in which we live.

Kim Lorene
she/her
Acoustic, Original Folk, Roots, Jazz
Both Days, 2:30pm-4:30pm
READ MORE

Kim Lorene is a local Singer Songwriter whose music is inspired by the lush natural beauty of southern coastal British Columbia.
She writes songs from the heart that are both soothing and uplifting, inviting us into a world filled with that beauty, along with peace, magic, and a bit of whimsy!
Her warm , rich vocals are supported by acoustic guitar, and more recently by the fun addition of ukulele.
She has performed in the United States and Europe as well as close to home, sharing her original songs along with classic covers that people will recognize and enjoy singing along with.
Come and be enchanted!