October 3, 2000: College programs benefit from art exhibit and sale

      October 3, 2000
      Contact:Shelley Kean
      (604) 983-7596; e-mail skean@capilanou.ca


      (NORTH VANCOUVER)--A major alumni art sale, in conjunction with an exhibit of the 12 Visions of the North Shore millennium prints, will be held on Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Capilano College’s Birch building atrium.

      Visions of the North Shore is a major tri-municipal art and heritage project presented in partnership with the Government of Canada’s Millennium Partnership Program (CMPP), the British Columbia Community Spirit Program and the Vancouver Foundation. As the sponsoring agency, the North Vancouver Community Arts Council has been assisted in the development of this project by a coalition of organizations and citizens involved with arts, heritage and cultural initiatives on the North Shore.

      "The depictions of 12 heritage sites that make up Visions of the North Shore capture, for today’s and future generations, aspects of our history and our culture at the start of a new millennium," said the Honourable Herb Gray, deputy prime minister and minister responsible for the Government of Canada’s millennium initiative. "The Government of Canada is proud to support Visions of the North Shore with a partial financial contribution of up to a maximum of $288,575 through the Canada Millennium Partnership Program."

      This program funds up to one third of eligible project costs, while other organizations and the private sector provide the remaining funding. CMPP-supported projects promote our history, our youth, our arts and culture, our environment and the development of our communities.

      Graduated Perspectives is an alumni art sale to raise funds for scholarships for students in the Studio Art and Textile Arts program. Items to be sold include textiles, prints, paintings, sculpture, and much more. Buy a special gift and support two terrific programs at the same time.

      A dozen-selected artists have interpreted 12 historical sites chosen for their natural and cultural significance to the City of North Vancouver the District of West Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver. The project strives to encompass the past through site research, the present through the imagination of how the chosen artists view the communities today, and the future through children’s educational programs.

      For more information on Visions of the North Shore or on the Government of Canada’s millennium initiative, visit the Canada Millennium Web site at www.millennium.gc.ca or call 1-800-O-Canada.