The Pacific

  • June 19, 2013
  • 7:00 pm
  • Studio D, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

How are Vancouver artists engaged with and inspired by the Pacific? From early contact between First Nations and others, to Northern Gateway, to the North Pacific Gyre, the Pacific has allowed for the expansion of human possibility. A multidisciplinary panel of artists discuss the role and significance of the world’s largest ocean in art.

  • General admission: $12



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Through nationally relevant and locally nuanced discussions, presentations and performances, the festival seeks to spur its participants to action on issues affecting Canadians. Feisty, multi-partisan, forward-looking, and solution-driven, this national railway of ideas will provide Canada with vital new cultural infrastructure for the 21st century.

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