Kerrisdale Contemporary Arts Lab

Kerrisdale Contemporary Arts Lab

Kerrisdale Contemporary Arts Lab

No membership required.


FILM SERIES

Path of Glory 16+ yrs
Stanley Kubrick’s classic Paths of Glory is set in WWI France. An egotistical general orders Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas) to lead a suicidal attack against the Germans. Emerging from the trenches, his men are decimated by murderous machine-gun fire. To shift blame for the defeat, the general court-martials one soldier from each company. Dax defends them. The ending of this humane film is quietly transcendent. 1957, B&W, 97 min. Discussion to follow.
Sa 3:30 PM-6:30 PM Free
144166 Jan 27
Instructor: Ana Carizales

The Organizer 16+ yrs
The Organizer, Mario Monicelli’s Oscar-nominated masterpiece, is set in 19th century Italy. Marcello Mastrioanni stars as a high school teacher who is horrified by dangerous, inhumane working conditions at the local textile factory. He organizes the workers into a union and leads them out on strike. He is almost killed but transforms the town. 1963, B&W, 130 min., subtitled. Discussion to follow.
Sa 3:30 PM-6:30 PM Free
144167 Feb 3
Instructor: Ana Carizales

 

ART SERIES

Everyday Printmaking 12+ yrs
In this printmaking class, instead of synthetic inks, we will experiment with non-toxic organics, such as coffee, tea, henna, beetroot juice, grass juice, substances that change colour as they oxidize. We will enhance these unstable organic materials with semi-permanent man-made things, such as glue, string, stamps, and watercolours. We will apply our organic materials with hard-edged tools (rulers, chopsticks, cup rims).
Sa 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Free
145834 Jan 6
Instructor: Soyoung Park

Everyday Installations 12+ yrs
We will question our habits of perception and interpretation. In this class, we will work with seemingly insignificant objects from everyday life, including remnants of natural materials that are intimately but invisibly present in daily life, onion skins, human hair, lemon seeds, dead leaves, dried flowers. We will use these as raw material to construct small, mobile installations. By transforming these materials, we give them new meanings and make our perceptions more agile.
Sa 3:30 PM-5:30 PM FREE
145835 Jan 6
Instructor: Soyoung Park

When Kerrisdale ROCKED!

When Kerrisdale ROCKED!

When Kerrisdale ROCKED! Built in 1949, the Kerrisdale Arena has offered a host of recreational options to the community from skating lessons, roller derby and ice hockey games to concerts by some of the most influential musicians of our time. In 1956, Bill Haley & the Comets ROCKED Vancouver at the Kerrisdale Arena and by the… Continue Reading

Georgia Straight Article on JOA-Oct 4

Georgia Straight Article on JOA-Oct 4

Vancouver park board still trying to get contracts inked with community centre associations The Georgia Straight provided an update on the Joint Operating Agreement process on October 4, 2017. Read about it here. RELATED ARTICLES Oct 3: Community centres closer to agreement with park board | Vancouver Courier Oct 1: Vancouver community centres face deadline to… Continue Reading

Voting Results of Sept 19

Voting Results of Sept 19

Voting Results on Park Board’s Joint Operating Proposal As a result of yesterday’s (Sept 19) General Meeting of Members, there were 496 votes cast. 481:15 voted in favour to reject the Park Board’s April 10 JOA proposal. The Kerrisdale Community Centre Society (KCCS) Board of Directors would like to thank the community of Kerrisdale and surrounding neighbourhoods… Continue Reading

Meetings & Discussions on PB’s JOA – (May-Sept 2017)

Meetings & Discussions on PB’s JOA – (May-Sept 2017)

Park Board April 2017 Proposal: Meetings and Discussions, May – September 2017 At two public meetings in June 2017, Kerrisdale’s community instructed the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society (KCCS) to make every effort over the summer to secure needed changes to the April 2017 Park Board proposal. If such efforts were to prove unsuccessful, meeting attendees… Continue Reading

Pros & Cons of Park Board’s JOA – Apr 10

Pros & Cons of Park Board’s JOA – Apr 10

Park Board’s Proposed Operating Agreement – Pros & Cons  THE PROS: Positive aspects of Park Board’s April 2017 proposed new joint operating agreement (JOA): some disputes can go to arbitration term would be 10 years rather than 2 or 5 legal conflicts with Societies Act and Income Tax Act have been removed increased clarity around… Continue Reading

General Meeting of Members-Sep 19

Notice of General Meeting of Members Auditorium Tuesday : 19 September, 2017 7:00 pm Notice is hereby given that a General Meeting of Members of the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society will be held at the Kerrisdale Community Centre at 5851 West Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia for the following purpose: To vote on whether or not… Continue Reading

Youthful Leadership

Youthful Leadership

Youthful Leadership As volunteer Co-Chair of the Youth Committee, Johnson Li leads by example. A bright young man, he has decided to make a difference in his community by helping others to lead. Currently, he is working with members of the Board and others on the Youth Committee to create programs that help youth build… Continue Reading

A Ray of Sunshine and Inspiration

A Ray of Sunshine and Inspiration

A Ray of Sunshine and Inspiration An inspirational person who is full of happiness and joy, Nora Hinton started coming to the community centre 15 years ago, after she had a stroke. She believes that the Kerrisdale Community Centre played a big part in her recovery. With her caregiver, Anita, Nora visits the community centre… Continue Reading

Kerrisdale Community Centre is Life-Changing

Kerrisdale Community Centre is Life-Changing

Kerrisdale Community Centre is Life-Changing Just back from an active vacation in the UK and Croatia, Janet Polonijo immediately credited the Kerrisdale Community Centre with helping her to take that type of holiday. “I have a personal trainer and am in the exercise room several times a week,” she explained. “Being able to work out here has been… Continue Reading