ENTERTAIN, EXHIBIT, EDUCATE
SUMMER EVENTS AT EVERGREEN
Welcome to the Tri-Cities home for live arts events & experiences. This summer, we are presenting more experiences than ever at Evergreen – both inside and around our building. Located next to Lafarge Lake in beautiful Town Centre Park, join us for a live show, community celebration, or free family event!
CELEBRATING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES MONTH
JUNE EVENTS WITH RAVEN SPIRIT DANCE
JOY OF JIGGING WORKSHOP WITH JEANETTE KOTOWICH
June 18, 2023 | 2:30PM
A Métis inspired movement workshop exploring the dance’s relationship with the fiddle music. Participants learn the basic and fancy steps, with a focus on integrating various rhythms into the body. An upbeat, joyful approach to sharing Métis traditions and embodied cultural practices.
raven spirit dance: Confluence
June 19, 2023 | Reception at 6:30PM | 7:30PM
Confluence is a dance work that weaves our perspectives, our histories and our bodies to create somatic tapestry that speaks to the resilience of Indigenous women. We embody the space between land and sky through play, prayer, grief and gratitude and are the living testament to the legacy that has been offered to us.
OPEN AIR PERFORMANCE SERIES
Evergreen Cultural Centre is delighted to announce our brand new Open Air Performance Series, a summer-long series of live performances created to expand our arts programming outside our usual spaces and into Town Centre Park and Lafarge Lake.
MAY 13 – JULY 23 | ART GALLERY AT EVERGREEN
Artists Jonathan Alfaro, Katherine Boyer, Roxanne Charles, Emily Hermant, Damla Tamer and Valarie d. Walker draw on complex histories and rich cultural and personal practices connected to textiles to build sculptural works that move away from the gallery wall.
Their techniques span weaving, dyeing, knotting and casting, among other processes. The artworks, created from a variety of organic and manufactured materials—from animal fibres and plant material to wire, silicone and plastic—fill the gallery from floor to ceiling. The works’ relation to the body, three-dimensional space and evolving technologies stitch together the varied artworks presented in Transmissions.
Image: Emily Hermant, Core I (detail), 2021, cast, pigmented silicone, 81.5 x 78.5 in. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.
VISIT OUR OUTDOOR EXHIBITIONS
Explore art in AND around Evergreen Cultural Centre! From the Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain Station to our exterior lobby windows, visit one of our current outdoor exhibition on your next walk at Town Centre Park.
JOIN US FOR COQUITLAM’S FIRST-EVER PRIDE CELEBRATION
COQUITLAM PRIDE AT EVERGREEN
July 15, 2023 | 12 – 5pm
You asked – we answered! Join us for a fun, all-ages day of artmaking activities, family storytime, pride history, artist visits, and more. Coquitlam Pride is presented in Partnership with Coquitlam Heritage, Coquitlam Public Library, Place des Arts, and the City of Coquitlam. More info coming soon!
Cirque de Coquitlam – A Drag Circus! | 7:30pm
An all-ages adventure under the Big Top! Roll Up, Roll Up! The time has come for you to live out your dreams and fantasies. The circus is in town, for one night only… especially for you! Fascinating skills, dangerous feats, hilarious comedy and beautiful singing. Cirque de Coquitlam has it all, plus shocking surprises! Who doesn’t like a little bit of mystery?
Pride After Dark | 9pm (19+)
What better way to celebrate a fabulous day than with a dance Par-tay! Join us in the Rehearsal Hall for Pride After Dark, a safe, community-minded dance party featuring great tunes, drinks, and a Grande Entrance from our Cirque du Coquitlam performers at 10pm. Doors open at 9pm for dance-only attendees.
AN EVERGREEN SUMMER TRADITION
MUSIC ON THE GRILL
Join us for a delicious, catered BBQ dinner served al fresco on our portico overlooking Lafarge Lake. Dinner features live pre-show music from local, emerging artists before guests will move into our Studio Theatre for a full night of music and dancing with our marquee artists.
SUMMER EVENTS AT EVERGREEN
AUGUST EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS
PART OF OUR FULL 2023-24 SEASON
REHEARSAL HALL SESSIONS
AUGUST 03 – SEPTEMBER 03, 2023 | ART GALLERY AT EVERGREEN
EMERGING CREATORS INCUBATOR
We are excited to present the third iteration of the Emerging Creators Incubator from May 16 to September 10, designed to support six emerging artists between the ages of 18-30 who engage in performing, literary and visual arts and live on the Coast Salish territories colonially known as the Tri-Cities and Lower Mainland.
This program is divided into three phases: Mentorship, Residency and Showcase, culminating in a professional public-facing showcase from August 03 – September 03, 2023, at the Art Gallery at Evergreen.
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Situated on the shores of Lafarge Lake in Town Centre Park, Evergreen Cultural Centre (ECC) exists on the unceded, traditional and ancestral core territory of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nation, which lies within the shared territories of the səli̓lwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), qiqéyt (Qayqayt) and sq̓əc̓iy̓aɁɬ təməxʷ (Katzie), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) nations in the region known today as the Tri-Cities.