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Why Photography by Greg Klassen

Greg Klassen is hosting a series of seminars on the art of photography at the Salt Spring pubic library.  The seminars run every second Sunday on the month from 2 – 3:30 every month.

Greg Seminar


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Wil is coming to Salt Spring Sept 27 at Mobys

WiL Releases Video For ‘Make Make’ From New Album ‘El Paseo’ 
Tour Dates Starting September 20th!

Just 2 weeks ahead of the launch of WiL‘s 5th studio album ‘El Paseo’ comes the release of the video for the first single ‘Make Make’. In a very sweet and honest way, the quirky and fun animated lyric video brings to life the song’s message of the importance of friends and family, especially during tough times.
“Over the Christmas holidays last year,  my wife and I were hunkered down in our ‘box in the woods as I like to call it”, explains WiL.  “I was having a case of writer’s block and watching ‘Elf’ & ‘Christmas Vacation’ wasn’t curing it. Anyway, Caroline came down with a horrible flu bug. I made her soup and toast for two weeks and while she was blowing her nose, shivering and watching Netflix, I was in the next room (our house is really small) writing ‘Make Make’! Sometimes it’s the strangest of occurrences that inspires us.”
Look for WiL‘s new album ‘El Paseo’ out on September 30th through Cordova Bay Records and don’t miss him on tour starting on September 20th! Full tour dates listed below.
September 20 – Errington, BC @ Errington Hall (CD Release Concert)
September 26 – Nanaimo, BC @ Port Theatre (opening for Burton Cummings)
September 27 – Saltspring Island, BC @ Moby’s Pub
October 2 – Kamloops, BC @ On The Rocks Pub & Grill
October 3 – Cochrane, AB @ Legacy Guitar & Coffee
October 4 – Canmore, AB @ Mount Engadine Lodge
October 6 – Calgary, AB @ Ironwood Stage & Grill
October 7 – Calgary, AB @ Ironwood Stage & Grill
October 9 – Edmonton, AB @ The Artery
October 10 – Saskatoon, SK @ Village Guitar & Amp Co.
October 11 – Red Deer, AB @ The Vat
October 12 – Canmore, AB @ The Drake
October 13 – Revelstoke, BC @ The Last Drop
October 15 – Kelowna, BC @ Minstrel Cafe
October 16 – Vancouver, BC @ Fan Club
October 17 – Chilliwack, BC @ Bozzini’s
October 18 – Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
October 25 – Cumberland, BC @ The Waverly

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Sip and Savour Salt Spring Sept 19-21

Another Sip and Savor Salt Spring is coming up very fast. If you have not been this is a fun event put on by the chamber.

sip and savor


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ArtCraft opening

ArtCraft season opener tonight Friday 13, June 2014 at Mahon Hall at 6pm on Salt Spring. See you there.


ArtCraft opening


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Mu (Liminal Spaces) by Greg Klassen at ArtSpring Oct 17-22, 2013

Opening night reception Oct 16, 5 to 7pm.

Mu poster

Greg Klassen – Artist Statement
“Mu (Liminal Spaces)”

“Mu” relates to that intangible space ‘between’, between here and there, between you
and me, between the inner and outer ‘me’.
This project is one of three that I have worked on with my favourite model, my youngest
child Morgan. Like the rest of us, our children face profound issues regarding our sense
of identity. Unlike most of us (adults), children have an incredible knack for exploring
those issues openly and honestly. Although we were not entirely sure where our joint
exploration would take us in this project, it was clear from the outset that it had to
involve the exploration – and visualization – of the profound sense of inner duality that
we all tend to feel when we confront identity issues.

In this series we chose to explore this sense both literally and metaphorically through
the use of double/multiple exposures. Each image thus involved – again, both literally
and metaphorically – the ‘composition’ of questions of identity. One surprise, for me at
least, was that although this expression of questioning identity focused on my model,
they resonated deeply within me as well. Our hope is that you will find as much
challenge, frustration, and satisfaction in interacting with these images as we found in
making them.

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See you at the opening.

Cheers Scott Simmons

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