Celebrating Yuletide ~ Handmade Offerings for the Season ~ November 23 to December 6, 2015

Friends of Artemis ~ local artists & artisans ~ have come together to create this special presentation for the Season.  Textile arts, ceramics, cards, prints & paintings, decorations, jewelry, candles and more…

Come by for a cup of tea, and good cheer !

Open daily from 11am to 6pm  





Saturday November 14, at 8pm (doors open at 7)
ARTEMIS GALLERY 4390 Gallant Ave, Deep Cove, N. Van,

Featuring ERICA AZIM playing mbira and sharing songs and culture of Zimbabwe.
Mbira is a sacred music which connects the living with those who have departed from the physical plane – thus this event in connection with this time of remembrance. This is an mbira concert and space will be provided to be creative. Create an image, write poetry, knit, …or sing song, dance or listen deeply. Bring an image of a departed loved one if you feel you want to share memory in your experience. Erica Azim will play mbira and lead singing.
All donations will go to the MBIRA Musicians Fund, and will be distributed to over 200 Zimbabwean traditional musicians who earn less than $100 in 2014. Suggested donation $20 and upward.

Fri. Nov 13–8pm, Sat Nov 14-all day, & Sun Nov 15-to 5pm
All levels welcome, no experience required, instruments available to use during the workshop. USD$300 includes 3 day workshop with instruction by Erica, cooked vegetarian meals, Saturday night mbira event and sleeping space for those that need it.             NOTE: Workshop held at 2057 Panorama Dr. N Van.

For more info contact Natalie 778-833-4088 or Chris 604-929-8757 or register through http://www.mbira.org

An evening with author Ralph White

Please join us to welcome author Ralph White for the presentation and signing of his new bookThe Jeweled Highway ~ On the Quest for a Life of Meaning’. The evening will feature a special introduction by Dr. Leonard George.

Monday, October 5th, 7pm to 9pm
Free Admission / Seating is Limited

In 1984 Ralph White co-founded the New York Open Center – America’s leading urban center of holistic learning. He initiated the “Esoteric Quest” in 1995 – a series of conferences, open to all – with little sense that a twenty year (and counting) exploration of the Western Esoteric Tradition would result.

Ralph’s own search for meaning has taken him on many adventures in South America and Tibet, and led him to become deeply involved in supporting the worldwide emergence of a holistic and ecological worldview. His new book recalls his childhood in Wales; adolescence in gritty Northern England; and later, his distinguished pioneering role in multiple centers of spiritual learning.

An excerpt from the preface to The Jeweled Highway ~ On the Quest for a Life of Meaning by American psychotherapist and author Thomas Moore:

“…Ralph White’s narrative offers direction to current voyagers and travelers on the way out of materialistic insanity into meaning. Don’t glorify any truth or tradition. Participate. Participate. Feel the insights and discoveries of others. Don’t restrict yourself to any truth. Open your heart to the most lowly practitioners of wisdom. Don’t succumb to the lures of the sweet and the lofty. Remain loyal to the lowly and the grimy. Stay grounded, even as you explore the highest.”

Tibetan Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman, writes: “If you want to know where we’ve been and where we’re headed in these times of great danger and opportunity, I cannot recommend this book highly enough.”

Mbira Event ~ ‘Invoking Memory’

Traditional Mbira Music from Zimbabwe
Featuring Erica Azim playing mbira and sharing the songs and
culture of Zimbabwe
Saturday, November 8th – 8:00pm (doors open at 7pm)
Suggested Donation:  $20.00
Mbira is a sacred music which connects the living with those who have departed the physical plane, and therefore a timely offering at this season of remembrance.
This is an mbira concert PLUS:
Space to make art (bring art supplies if you have some), write poetry, knit, sing songs, dance, or simply listen deeply. 
Bring a small image of a departed loved one, if you wish.
Erica Azim will play mbira and lead singing. 
You can hear examples of mbira music at  www.mbira.org.
All donations will go to the MBIRA Musicians Fund, and will be distributed to over 200 Zimbabwean traditional musicians (who earn less than $100 a year)
Please note, this event is in affiliation with:
Friday, November 7, at 7pm
Saturday, November 8, all day
Sunday, November 9, until 5pm
Location: 2057 Panorama Drive, North Vancouver, Deep Cove
Cost: $300.00 USD for all three days
All levels welcome; no experience required; instruments available to use during the workshop.Fee includes 3-day workshop with instruction by Erica; cooked vegetarian meals; Saturday night mbira event and sleeping space for those who need it.

For more information contact:  Natalie 778-833-4088 or Chris 604-929-8757 or register through www.mbira.org


Finding / Making Meaning: Inaugural Workshop



Ritual and Remembrance

Saturday February 22nd, 2014  1 – 2:30pm

Celebrant Lisa Hartley and artist Shannon Browne present a workshop offering an imaginative, playful and thoughtful approach to creating a Celebration of Life.                                                             
Contact Lisa                                                     

This workshop looks at simple things we can do to infuse a deeper sense of the person     you have lost, into the Ceremony at the end of their life.
We consider what is typically done at a memorial, what’s been done historically and how to help you tap into more personal rituals that bring meaning to a Celebration of life.
An intentionally created Ceremony reflects the person who has died and helps those remaining, grieve.

Cost: $25.00

The Cabin ~ Artemis transformed: A winter market for the Holidays…

Megan Curan of “Room 6” fame in Deep Cove, has transformed Artemis into “the Cabin”, an oasis of calm & charm for the Holidays. Open every day until December 24th, 10 to 6 Monday to Saturday, 11 to 5 on Sundays.  So many lovely, old-fashioned, original things for the people on your list!  Come by for a cup of tea or join a knitting/crafting activity:

Wednesday, December 11th & Wednesday, December 18th from 6:00 – 8:00: Drop in knit/craft evening. Bring whatever project/s you’re working on or come empty handed and we’ll hook you up with some supplies. Free.

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Art Mixer: May 25, 7pm – 10pm Life Drawing & Live Music…

“A Map of the Heavens” by Martha Jablonski-Jones

Our “Art Salon” event last month was so successful, we’re offering another one to celebrate  “New Altars for Old Gods”, the current exhibition of paintings by  Martha Jablonski- Jones.

Join us for an evening of live music, and life drawing, or simply to enjoy Martha’s wonder-filled work.

We’re honoured to have guest musician Peter Jack Rainbird of Courtenay, B.C. performing between 8 and 9:30pm.  Three sketching sessions are scheduled, with poses and movement provided by Yoga instructor Adrienne Wills. (During the breaks, ask Adrienne about the Yoga classes she’ll be offering this Fall at Artemis!)

Tokens for drawing boards & materials can be purchased upon arrival for $5.00 per session.

We’re delighted that Martha Jablonski-Jones will be attending the Art Mixer to discuss her work and offer her expertise to participants throughout the evening.  Her vibrant acrylic paintings in “New Altars for Old Gods” offer an exhilarated investigation into the lingering presence of the sacred in our secularized world.  The exhibition continues at Artemis until May 27th, Tuesday through Sunday, 12 to 5pm.


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