PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE

MARCH…Spring is in the Air or Busy as a Bee before the Bees are here.

MARCH 2020

The ACS Gallery at the Newton Cultural Centre is hosting the Langley Photography Club exhibit “The Photographers’ View”, March 4 – 29. Please join us for their opening reception, Saturday March 7 from 1 – 3 pm.

We invite you to attend this year’s Annual General Meeting at the Newton Cultural Centre, Tues. March 10, at 7:15 pm. We will be presenting the Arts Council of Surrey Grants, the Outstanding Service to the Arts and Business & the Arts Award.

Creative Conference 2020 “Promotion 101”, this conference will introduce the 5’P’s (Product, Price, Promotion, Place and People) with a focus on Promotion. Free – Limited seating, register now at info@artscouncilofsurrey.ca. Never before has such a power-house of presenters been gathered to bring you the latest in ‘How to promote – YOU’! In addition to the top brass from the City of Surrey Cultural and Communications Teams, those participating will gain rare access to Janet Smith Arts & Entertainment Editor for the iconic cultural tabloid – the Georgia Straight. See insert for your opportunity to be at this benchmark conference.

Surrey Festival of Dance (SFD) begins on March 30 and runs through to April 29 and the “No Borders Group Dance Challenge” and “Honour Awards” will be May 9 at the Surrey Art Centre. Now in its 54th year, SFD is one of the larger amateur dance competitions in North America. With over 6,500+ dancers from preschool to adult competing in Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, International, Jazz, Hip Hop, Street Dance, Tap, Stage, Song & Dance, and Acrodance. Browse surreyfestival.com for Festival details.

Two important dates to remember: Just Series Art Competition “Just Surrey” deadline May 1 and the Arts 2020 juried Exhibition of Visual Arts May 13.

Additional notable March dates to remember are International Women’s Day, Women’s History Month, St Patrick’s Day, first day of Spring, World Theatre Day and Surrey Schools’ Spring Break. I don’t think you can fit many more special days into a month – but we can always use more Art Days!

Please note there are no meetings in June, July, August and December. The next general meeting is Tuesday, February 11th at 7:15pm at the Newton Cultural Centre.

The 2020 AGM is scheduled for Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 in the Newton Cultural Centre

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CAROL GIRARDI
ACS President