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Music in the Park Archive

Music in the Park 2017

Labour Day – Monday, September 4, 2016

Capilano River Regional Park Cleveland Dam, Capilano Road, North Vancouver

Presented by North Van Arts in partnership with Metro Vancouver.

Welcome on behalf of the Squamish Nation extended by Rebecca Duncan.

Live on Stage

Hummingbird Trio
Soulfood
Pavetta
Francis Henson
Sister Says

Artist Demos

Alice Guss – cedar weaving
John Winkler – pottery
Maria Josenhans – plein air painting
Cyndey Eva – jewlery/design
Nazil Kara – henna
Allison Burns – wool weaving
Elizabeth Austin – woodwork
Veronica Roth
Jocelyne Dodier – soapstone carving
Christine Hood
Tetiana Zaruba – bead-making
Joan Birchall – crochet

Free Children’s Art Activity

Crafting with Rebecca Graham.


Music in the Park 2016

Labour Day – Monday, September 5, 2016

Capilano River Regional Park Cleveland Dam, Capilano Road, North Vancouver

Presented by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council in partnership with Metro Vancouver.

Welcome on behalf of the Squamish Nation extended by Rebecca Duncan.

Live On Stage

Luke Wallace Trio
Viper Central
Emberfield
Jocelyn Pettit Band
North Shore Chamber Orchestra
Jen Hodge All Stars

Artist Demos

Therese-Lydia Joseph – collage and acrylic
Chantal New – graphite, charcoal
Allison Burns – wool weaving
Joseph Wu – origami
Jocelyne Dodier – soap stone carving
Marney-Rose Edge – watercolour
John Winkler – pottery
Lynne Taylor Fahnestalk – metal ‘bots
Alice Guss – cedar weaving
Caitlin Ffrench – natural dyeing
Tojo Goshinmon – leaver, carved wood
Maria Josenhans – plein air painting

Free Children’s Art Activity

Carding, Spinning, felting and all things wool with Emily Smith and members of the Vancouver Fibreshed.


Music in the Park 2015

Labour Day – Monday, September 7, 2015 12:00-5:00pm

Capilano River Regional Park Cleveland Dam, Capilano Road, North Vancouver

Presented by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council in partnership with Metro Vancouver.

FREE Family Fun! What better way to end the summer than spending the day outside listening to great music, visiting local artists at work and soaking up those last rays of summer sun, while taking in the majestic views of the North Shore mountains and the pristine Capilano Reservoir?

Live on Stage

12:15-1:00pmWinsome KindFlowing melodies and intricate harmonies.
1:15-2:00pmFamiliar WildOrchestra folk-pop music with heart and soul.
2:15-3:00pmLuke Wallace TrioEnvironmentally-inspired upbeat folk.
3:15-4:00pmJen Hodge All StarsJazz music of the Roaring ’20s and Dirty ’30s.
4:15-5:00pmColdwater RoadLyrical folk songs with cowboy tendencies.

Artist Demos

CarvingJames Harry
Stained GlassStuart Browning
Metal / PaperChristine Hood
Relief PrintingCath Hughes
Painting – AbstractJackie Miller
Painting – Plein AirMaria Josenhans
Styrofoam SculptureMark Ollinger
Metal WeavingFrances Solar
PotteryJohn Winkler
OrigamiJoseph Wu
Fibre SpinningEmily Smith
Wood & LeatherTojo Goshinmon

Free Children’s Activity 12:30-2:30pm / 3:00-5:00pm
Make “Meadow Crowns” and “Corn Husk Dolls’ with Environmental Artist, Rebecca Graham


Music in the Park 2014

Labour Day – Monday, September 1, 2014 12:00-5:00pm

Capilano River Regional Park Cleveland Dam, Capilano Road, North Vancouver

Presented by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council in partnership with Metro Vancouver.

Live on Stage

  • The Canoe Quartet Foot-stomping traditional and contemporary Celtic favourites
  • The Grand Trine  Vocal and swing versions of jazz, blues and Latin classics
  • Winsome Kind   Sweet harmonies and upbeat rhythms will have your toes tapping
  • Fowlie & Friends  Original folk/rock tunes with a soulful country flavour
  • Blackberry Wood  A magical combination of alt-country-gypsy-circus music

Artist Demos

CarvingJames Harry
Drawing and CartooningJulian Lawrence
Glass Bead MakingTerminal City Glass Co-op
MonoprintingCath Hughes
Painting – AbstractTherese Joseph
Painting – Plein Air  Maria Josenhans
Pottery  John Winkler

Free Children’s Activity

Make “Meadow Crowns” and “Corn Husk Dolls’ with Environmental Artist, Rebecca Graham


Music in the Park 2013

Labour Day Monday, September 2, 2013 12:00-6:00pm

Capilano River Regional Park Capilano Dam, Capilano Road, North Vancouver

Live on Stage

12:00-1:00pmDavid Blair (high energy acoustic dance music)
1:00-2:00pmRose Ranger (souldful singer songwriter)
2:00-3:00pmJustin O’Donahue Trio (modern and classical jazz)
3:00-4:00pmPatrick Ernst Trio (celtic and gypsy swing)
4:00-5:00pmBlackberry Wood (alternative country, gypsy, circus)
5:00-6:00pmHigh Society Band (soul, blues, rock)

Artist Demos

Larissa Blockhuis – glass and mixed media artist
Angela Gooliaff – illustrator
John Winbkler – clay artist
Warren Oneschuk – acrylic painting
Avis O’Brien – weaver

Busker Sundays

July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 11, 18, 25 2:00-4:00pm

Leading up to the big Labour Day Grande Finale, musicians played in the park on summer Sundays.

July 7Colin Cashin
July 14Lindsay Robertson
July 21Don Strom
July 28Norine Braun
August 11Andrew Coombes
August 18Constantin Starck
August 25Jillian Christmas

Music in the Park 2012

Labour Day Monday, September 3, 2012 3:00pm-7:00pm

Capilano River Regional Park, Capilano Road, North Vancouver

Join us for a fantastic afternoon of live musical performances at Metro Vancouver’s Music in the Park in partnership with the North Vancouver Community Arts Council.  Bring a picnic and be inspired by visual art displays and demonstrations while enjoying live jazz, folk, acoustic guitar, vocals and contemporary harp, all amongst the stunning backdrop of the North Shore Mountains and Capilano Lake.

Live on stage

The Grand Trine – jazz
3:15-5:00pm
The Lynn Canyon Band – roots and folk
5:15-7:00pm
David Blair – indie pop/acoustic
3:15-5:00pm
Lora Bird – acoustic guitar and volcals
4:00-5:45pm
Colette Gariepy – contemporary harp
3:00-4:45pm
Mark and Lorna Fortin –vocals, guitar and cello
4:30-6:15pm

Artist Demos

Maria Josenhans – As she paints, she sets out to decipher and reconcile the intangible elements of nature before her; the elements that make a moment both fleeting and enduring. Painting in oils out on location and being a part of the environment is an invaluable part of the process when she returns to her studio to create larger works. www.mariajosenhans.com

Eileen Fong – Her painting style is derived from the unique Chinese Brush Painting techniques. Her love of nature coincides with the beautiful expressions of this art form.  www.eileenfong.com

Gary Eder – An avid painter his whole life, Gary combines his own photography for references to paint acrylic landscapes, harbours and boat paintings. He belongs to a number of Artist groups and has exhibited in numerous juried shows.

James Elton – James loves painting.  He has been painting and drawing his whole life and has worked in all disciplines of the arts.  He belongs to a number of Artist groups and has exhibited in numerous juried shows.

John Winkler – For over forty years John has been creating functional and unique pottery called Cosmic Clay. He carefully responds to the preparation, centering, pulling, and trimming of the clay.  His sensitivity to this medium is a deep sense of balance, motion and concious focus, resulting in a form of meditation.