Events and workshops in October

Gallery Gachet workshops at EWMA
Gallery Gachet is pleased to announce our new workshop series in partnership with Enterprising Women Making Arts (EWMA)! On select Mondays from 4-6pm Gallery Gachet artists will lead a diverse array of workshops on different themes and mediums. Keep an eye out each month for new workshops.

Workshops are free and open to women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside community. EWMA is located at 800 E Hastings, between Hawks and Campbell Ave.

Bead Loom Workshop at EWMA | Monday, October 3rd | 4-6pm

Participants will learn to bead on a loom, including warping, beading, and finishing. Together we will make beaded bracelets. At the end of the workshop participants will take their handmade beaded bracelets home.

Plexiglas Workshop at EWMA | Monday, October 17th | 4-6pm
Don’t draw? No problem. Using clear, hard plastic panels we will trace a design and colour it in with paint. An easy way to add a little brightness to your window.

Sewing Circle at EWMA | Monday, October 24th | 4-6pm

As the air turns crisp with Fall right around the corner, it’s a great time to pick up that sewing project you’ve been meaning to get to. Come and join us in and informal sewing group on the second and fourth Monday of every month. Enjoy some uninterrupted time and space to work on your projects. Share tips, ideas and suggestions with other sewing gals.

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Events

Meet the Artist at Gachet | Friday, October 14th |  6-8 pm at Gachet
Come join us for a casual afternoon of art and conversation. Exhibiting artists will be on hand at the gallery to walk you through the 9th annual Oppenheimer Park exhibition, If Not For Dreams. Artists will talk about their work and process as the tour moves through the gallery. (This event is part of Homelessness Action Week 2016)

Tea and Conversation Series at Gachet | Every 3rd Thursday from 1-3 (October 20th)

Gallery Gachet’s volunteers will organize tea times where people can stop by to share tea and conversation, creating and maintaining existing social relationships. Those interested in spending time together, sharing tea and conversation, can stop by Gallery Gachet.

Heart of the City at Gachet
The 13th  Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival  is twelve days of music, stories, songs, poetry, cultural celebrations, films, theatre, dance, processions, spoken word, forums, workshops, discussions, gallery exhibits, public art, mixed media, art talks, history talks and history walks. This year Gallery Gachet will host two festival events.

POETRY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
Thursday, October 27, 7pm – 9pm
Gallery Gachet, 88 E. Cordova
Where do the mind’s eye and poetic heart meet? To celebrate their 9th season, the Thursdays Writing Collective will explore the overlap between words and images and they invite you to join them. Guest Jordan Abel, a Nisga’a experimental writer from BC, will read from his highly visual and critically compelling work, followed by writing prompts and open mic. Bring your pens and notebooks for this event of live reading and writing. Thursdays Writing Collective runs free, drop-in creative writing classes at Carnegie. After nearly nine years as the director, Elee Kraljii Gardiner has passed the creative torch to Amber Dawn, a writer and teacher living in the V6A. For more info: www.thursdayswritingcollective.ca

IT’S A JOKE!
Friday, October 28, 7pm – 9pm
Gallery Gachet, 88 E. Cordova

Need to laugh? Lots to laugh about! Join host David Granirer, comics from Stand Up for Mental Health and members of The Assembly, a playful and lofty collective of process-oriented, performance-driven, self-identifying women clowns. Stand Up For Mental Health was founded by award-winning counselor, stand-up comic and author David Granirer who teaches stand-up comedy to people with mental illness. David and his comics look at the lighter side of taking meds, seeing counselors, getting diagnosed and surviving the mental health system. For more info: www.standupformentalhealth.com

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