Day: May 28, 2016

Invitations: Public Hearing & Heritage Home Tours

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NOTICE Public Hearing:
100 Braid St Property
MONDAY MAY 30th 6:00pm
City Hall New Westminster
Agenda

This will be the last opportunity to voice your opinion about the proposed redevelopment for the 100 Braid St Property. City Council wants to hear your opinion & we’d appreciate your support.

You may attend this meeting to speak or send email submissions to clerks@newwestcity.ca addressed to the Mayor & city council or you may email them individually.
Mayor
City Councillors (click on their profiles)

There is no speakers list made in advance of the Public Hearing.  At the meeting, Mayor Coté will ask for speakers and then call individuals forward one at a time.

If the zoning changes it will allow for the development of a 60,000 sq foot private school, Urban Academy. They hope to start building by January 2017. Then at some future point the 100 Braid St building will be torn down and a Residential High Density/Community Facility (condos) will be going up. We are sincerely appreciative of the fact that the proponent, Wesgroup, has in response to the concerns of the public and community, provided the gallery/studio space in the new proposal for the Studio. However, we currently have 5,660 square feet and a 4,300 sq foot venue space will not allow us to continue in our current business model; we will not be able to hold events such as art shows, weddings or corporate events. There will also not be enough parking on site. IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A WEDDING OR EVENT SCHEDULED THIS WILL NOT AFFECT YOU. The building will be replaced by a plaque and Wesgroup is willing to provide a public art piece to represent the heritage of the land.

We have challenged Wesgroup to continue to support the arts & to come up with a creative way to save the building and allow us to stay there. If this zoning and project does go through we have decided that at some point we will likely move to another location, if something that meets our needs can be found in the city. Wesgroup and the city planning department have agreed to help in our search.

100 Braid St is the last remaining building of The BC Distillery and a part of the industrial heritage of the city of New Westminster and the neighbourhood of Sapperton. Read the buildings history here

100 Braid St is not just one business but 17+ individual businesses (artists & teachers) and it provides the only affordable working art studio space in the city at this time. This redevelopment will affect our Artism program, what we can do for local non-profits, teachers, locals who provide services to us such as cleaning, and local businesses & organizations that we do business with and support.  Other businesses located here and that will be affected are: Bully’s Studios Inc and Uptown Dawg New West as well as ‪#‎Planet‬ Lazer and Bullpen Baseball & Softball School

Artists
Judy Villett; Judith Copland; Jenna Mhairi; Iris Mes Low; Mardell Rampton, Terra Varey, Victoria Klassen, Fiona Tang, Rachael Hatala-Laughing Sparrow Jewelry; Susan L. Greig; John Salterio; Omanie Elias; Ross Hayduk, Karen Justice, Tony Durke
Teachers
Carla Thompson, Cliff Blank, Michael King, Gillian Wright, Naomi Topuzoglu, Iris Mes Low, Brenda Hatch, SD Jackson

New Westminster Heritage Home Tour at 100 Braid StYOU ARE INVITED
We’re turning back time to 1929!
Tickets can still be purchased on line at the New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society Website
10:00-5:00pm

Live Music – Quayside Voices and The Soot’s 
Tea, Coffee, Iced Tea & Light Refreshments will be available to purchase

2:00-5:00pm
Jason Vanderhill, historian will be on site to discuss the history of the BC Distillery

We sincerely appreciate the support of the NWPHS
100 Braid St Redevelopment
We hope you will come visit & learn more about us!

Day Camps during Teachers Strike Available at 100 Braid St

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To help out families during the BC Teachers Federation job action, 100 Braid St Studios & Gallery is providing two Arts & Crafts day camps and an after school camp during the week of September 2 and beyond.

Arts & Crafts Day Camp – Strike coverageArts & Crafts Day Camp1
For children 5 to 10 years old, this camp is designed to bring out your child’s inner artist and to help them learn about some of the world’s greatest artists and influencers in art history.  Each day, children will participate in a variety of mixed media activities such as painting, drawing, crafts, paper mache sculpture and a variety of other projects.  For example, children will learn abuot artists Jackson Pollock and be able to create a masterpiece in our Splatter Room.  We will include storytelling and physical activity related to art in our large studio each day.  Class size is limited to 32 and each session will be lead by a professional artist or instructor.  One or Two class assistants (who may also be professional artists) will be available.  All materials included.   More classes/days/weeks will be added if the strike continues.

At the end of the strike or each month the strike continues the children’s art will be displayed in a Gallery Showing.

September 2 to September 5
9-3pm  Ages 5-10
$210.00 + GST

September 8-12
9-3pm Ages 5-10
$260.00 + GST

For more information and to register please click here

 

Aboriginal Arts & Crafts Day Camp – Strike coverage
aboriginal day campFor children 8-12 this is an amazing opportunity to learn about the arts and culture of Canada’s First Nations.  The focus for the first several weeks will be on the history and arts of the Metis people.  Each day will include storyteling, music and dance and will introduce children to a variety of projects such as finger weaving, embroidery, and beading.  At least one day will feature making bannock.  Each day will be led by an instructor who is either a professional artist or traditional artisan.  If the strike continues for more than two weeks the program will expand to include other First Nations and Inuit arts and crafts.  All materials included. Class size is limited to 10.  More classes/days/weeks will be added if the strike continues.
At the end of the strike or each month the strike continues the children’s art will be displayed in a Gallery Showing.  

September 2 to September 5
9-3pm  Ages 5-10
$210.00 + GST

September 8-12
9-3pm Ages 5-10
$260.00 + GST

For more information and to register please click here

100 Braid St studios Arts & Crafts After School Camp – Strike coverageFall After School Program
This “after school” program is a smaller class we are running during job action is for children ages 5-12 years.  This program will focus on mixed media arts & crafts as related to the Fall and seasons. Each session will be lead by one or two professional artists or instructors.  All materials included.
At the end of the strike or each month the strike continues the children’s art will be displayed in a Gallery Showing.

September 2-5
3:30pm-5:30pm
Ages 5-12 $65 + GST

September 8-12
3:30pm – 5:30pm
Ages 5-12   $85+ GST

For more information and to register please click here