Arts notes: Carney teacher directs 'Rumors'

The fine arts department head at Archbishop Carney regional secondary is directing a Neil Simon play that runs until Sept. 22 in Langley.

The fine arts department head at Archbishop Carney regional secondary is directing a Neil Simon play that runs until Sept. 22 in Langley.

Tri-City resident Charles Harris, who has taught at the Port Coquitlam school for 17 years, takes the reins for the farce Rumors, at Theatre in the Country (5708 Glover Rd.).

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For tickets at $10 (for the show) or $49.95 for the dinner and show, visit



A retired art teacher from Coquitlam’s Centennial secondary will open two new exhibitions this month at Metro Vancouver galleries.

Don Portelance’s solo show, Progressions, launches Sept. 19 at the Fort Gallery (9048 Glover Rd.) in Fort Langley; it ends Oct. 14.

His work is also included in a juried group display, titled Journey of a Salmon, that opens Thursday (Sept. 13) in the CityScape Community Art Space (335 Lonsdale Ave.) in North Vancouver; it is on until Oct. 13.

Portelance is also a visual arts teacher for gifted students at Place des Arts in Coquitlam. Visit for more information about his art.



French artist Aurelia Bizouard will be the guest artist next Thursday at Port Coquitlam’s first cultural roundtable after the summer break.

Bizouard, who calls Paris and Vancouver home, will collaborate with PoCo residents during the Sept. 23 Rivers and Trails Festival to create a 38’ interactive live light painted mural, at Lions Park.

She will also host a follow-up workshop on Sept. 24.

Her talk to the cultural roundtable on Sept. 20 will be preceded by an update on cultural programs in the city. The gathering is open to PoCo artists, community groups, businesses and people interested in the arts scene.

Email for more details.



Young Tri-City thespians are invited to audition for Theatrix’s fall production of The Snow Queen.

Directed by Lauren Hillman, the drama is an original adaptation of the classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. at the Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam); candidates may be asked to sing a song or their choice, read from a script or show a skill.

The production will tour elementary schools in November and December.

Meanwhile, Theatrix is also taking registrations for Trouper Tots, for children aged four to six. The workshops run from Oct. 13 to Nov. 24.

Visit to sign up. 

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