SAC Concert Series Opener a Success! Duo Fortin-Poirier...Pianistic Powerhouses!

The Steinbach Arts Council was thrilled to open their 2016-2017 Concert Series with Duo Fortin-Poirier!

SOLD OUT SHOW! 

Thanks to Prairie Debut and the SAC Night Out promotion for the Duo Fortin-Poirier - Rhyme or Reason Cafe.

The Duo Fortin-Poirier has been heralded as one of the most promising piano duos of its generation. With an intuitive musicianship, this young duo has an extraordinarily natural partnership that has quickly garnered acclaim. Their concert program titled Mémoires, features works for one piano, four hands from across the classical, tango, and ragtime genres. Exploring the theme of memories, the program weaves between the intensity of Piazzolla's tangos, the lyricism of Rachmaninov, and the liveliness of Samuel Barber. Mémoires is a concert that blends hard-driving rhythm with sweet nostalgia, resonating with audiences who will remember the dynamism of Duo Fortin-Poirier.

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The pianists performed at the SRSS theatre with a full SOLD out house.  A large screen was used to project a close up of the piano keys, what a site!   

Music students and teachers from the area were welcome to come to a special Meet and Greet with the artists following the show.

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                                                      Music Teacher and Student Meet and Greet

Next upcoming show in the SAC Concert Series is the WSO - Holiday Pops Concert featuring Juno-Nominated guests Erin Propp, Larry Roy our very own local Eastman Youth Choir will be preforming that evening.

July was a Blast! 2017 Summer Arts Day Camps

The Steinbach Arts Council's Summer Arts Day Camps have had wonderful month of July full with busy campers, fun creative activities, energy and community field trips.

Summer Arts Day Camps kicked off the summer with Aloha Summer.  The campers explored Hawaii, blue waters, summer outdoors, sang camp fire songs and much more!  The following camp weeks explored Wild Wild West, Land Before Time and Spy Kid. 

Each of the camps included much dance, music, drama, visual arts and recreational activities that were facilitated by the Camp Directors and local guest clinicians.

A few exciting visual arts activities throughout July included a large paper mache bone for Land Before Time, WANTED posters with the country rustic feel for Wild Wild West and Secret Agent offical badges for Spy Kid week.

Dance was brought to the camps by XCOMPANY Steinbach as well as other local clinicians.  The campers participated in Hip Hop, line dancing, freeze dancing and creative movement. 

Exciting drama activitities were instructed by Assistant Director Malcolm Roulette (Assistant Director of The Backyard Theatre Company).  Costumes, props, improv and character building were expressed through these activities. 

Musical activities and sessions were infused with energy, creativity and unique songs.  Instruments, different styles of music, music learning games and so much more.  Music clinicians visited the camps to play flute, piano, guitar and ukulele.

The campers have been involved in many community field trips some including Golden West Radio, Jake Epp Library, Mennonite Heritage Mueseum, Kidzone, Steinbach Aquatic Pool, Steinbach City Hall, Splash Park, Southwood School, KR Barkman Park.  In August the campers will be visiting more locations within the community.

Great news!  There are camps in August too!  There are still a few spots left to get your camper registered for a camp!  August highlights The Mighty Jungle, Welcome to the Carnival and The Great Outdoors.

Call (204) 346-1077 or register online www.steinbachartscouncil.ca

 

 

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Spring Break Out! Camps 2016 a SUCCESS

Spring Break Out! Camps were a success!  The camps ages 5-8 and 9-12 offered a full week of camp infused with creativity, dance, drama, music, culture, visual arts, fields and so much more!

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Eddie Conrad and Stephanie Funk, Spring Break Out Directors at Steinbach Arts Council said they had lots to keep the kids busy from crafts to karaoke, paper mache, field trips and taking advantage of the nice weather outside.  Field trips included The Jake Epp Library, Steinbach City Hall and a community scavenger hunt. 

During the camp, guest clinicians visited the camps to complete a pottery project, accordian playing and drama. 

"It's been amazing so far. We've had awesome weather so we could play some games outside and we could eat lunch outside. They loved some activities, especially karaoke and what they call zombie tag, which is basically playing hide-and-seek in the dark here in the basement [of the centre]." Eddy Konrad. 

Spring Break Out! Camps were a great way for the children to explore their creativity and simply have have during their spring break.

Fantastic Evening with Sierra Noble Trio

                                                       Sierrra Noble Trio Takes at Stage!

Tuesday March 1st, Sierra Noble and Trio provided an entertaining evening of fiddling and more at the SRSS Theatre.

This was the 4th SOLD OUT SHOW in the SAC 2015-2016 Concert Series.  Thank you for the community support!

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                                           4th SOLD OUT SHOW for SAC - Great Crowd at Sierra Noble

 

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Designer Workshop

                                                                      Designer Workshop

                                                             SATURDAY FEB 27th   10 am - 2 pm

                                                              The Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre

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Tickets : SAC Members: $15 and Non-Members $20

 

Ask a Designer!

Consult with our local designers.  Bring your questions, color samples and pictures...or listen in on others!

Book your 15 minute ONE ON ONE consultation on arrival.  Appointments on a first come, first served basis.

 

PLUS...Two Designer Workshops

Presented by Corey Klassen, CKD, CBD - Corey Klassen Design

 

Schedule

10-11 am    Customized Consultations

11-12 pm    Workshop: The Wellness Shift

12-1 pm      Customized Consultations

1-2 pm        Workshop: Transforming Your Kitchen and Bath Project

 

Visit www.steinbachartscouncil.ca for more info of call (204) 346-1077

 

Meet the Designers!

Lisa Clark Design’s work is varied and includes commercial, condo developments, new home builds and renovations, magazine design articles and TV appearances, right down to simple paint and decorating consults.   She is also the recipient of several gold awards through the Manitoba Parade of Homes. 

                Lisa’s work has appeared in Manitoba'sMyHouse and Home,CovetMagazine, and has been featured on-air for Canada’s leading design magazineHouse and Home.   Email:lisaclark@lisaclarkdesign.net

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                Established in 2013, The Home Workshop offers a total interior design service for the residential market. Owner and operator Priscilla Giesbrecht will provide in-home consultations, furniture sales, as well as perfect accessories to ensure that every attention to detail is made for your home, while creatively maximizing the use of your space, and without compromising on design. Phone: 204-371-2522

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Sandra Toews, owner of Design Co, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from the University of Manitoba. She has been working in the residential and commercial design industry for many years. Sandra believes that a home should represent its occupants, not its designer, so understanding what a client needs, even if they do not know themselves, is the most important part of the job she does. Email: designco@mts.net

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e design 5.0 owner Edna Wiebe. I work in both residential interior and exterior finishes. I began my design career under the tutelage of principal designer Sandra Toews. I recently  received my Interior Design Diploma from the Vancouver Institute of Interior Design.  My goal is to help a homeowner attain their design goals for a home that reflects their lifestyle and character, no matter what the budget. Email: rusticweddingbarn@gmail.comor Phone: 204-355-7240

Arts4Tots Preschool Program Christmas Showcase a Success!

 

The Arts4Tots Preschool Program Classes took the stage at The Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre SCU Studio on Wednesday Dec 9th and Thursday Dec 10th to celebrate the Christmas season. 

The tots were directed by Miss Jacqui and Piano Accompanist Miss Roxanne to share christmas songs and poems to family and friends. 

Miss Pam and Miss Jen were very excited to have the tots perform for family and friends to share their creativtity. 

Miss Pam said, "Our tots are very creative and have learned from specialists in music, dance, drama and visual arts.  The walls of the SCU Studio were covered in beautiful artwork that the tots created for this special day."

Why is Arts4Tots unique?

  • Our tots learn from specialist in DANCE, MUSIC, DRAMA and VISUAL ARTS
  • We have Guest Clinicians such as Accordian, flute, piano, guitar players to play for our tots
  • Creative calendars filled with events and special days during the month

COME TRY ARTS4TOTS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM for FREE in January!  Call (204) 346-1077 to inquire how.  We would love to have more tots join our program in the new year!

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Pioneer Days Parade

Steinbach's Annual Pioneer Days Parade was a great success this year! With so many beautifully decorated and themed floats, vehicles and citizens to represent Steinbach's heritage and culture, and the "perfect weather" was the icing on the cake!

The Steinbach Arts Council’s Summer Arts Day Camp, was thrilled to part take in this event on their very own float. July 27th - 31st was Super Hero week at the day camp, and our Super Hero's worked very hard on their costumes which they wore to protect their secret identities while on duty to serve and protect the citizens of Steinbach.

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Art & Soul - Bev Unger and Olivia Peters

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Bev Unger and Olivia Peters

On Wed May 27th - Bev Unger and Olivia Peters had their exhibit opening for 'Art & Soul'  The exhibit is featured in The Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre Hall Gallery and is on display until June 22, 2015. 

Jac Siemens City Councillor - brought wonderful greetings on behalf of The City of Steinbach.  Bev Unger- Local Artist - shared greetings on behalf of Olivia Peters and herself.  After the exhibit ceremony - artists and guests were invited to enjoy refreshments. Come enjoy this Hall Gallery Exhibit!

Backbeat School of Music - Final Spring Practice

 

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Backbeat School of Music was a great success this winter!  This young group of artists mentored by Trevor Schellenberg and other skilled mentors were given a great opportunity to learn music skills.  One of these skills included learning how to play together in a band.  Caleb Penner - Guitar, Siobhan Toews-Thiessen - Piano and Tenor Saxophone, Parker Toews - Drums and Devon Heiland - Guitar were the members of Backbeat School of Music this past winter.

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"Tools are for Surgeons!" CADENCE WOWS STEINBACH COMMUNITY!

 

Mon Mar 23rd CADENCE brought their unique talent to Steinbach, MB at the Grace Mennonite Church! 

Canada's premiere vocal group featured a hypnotic blend of complex harmonies, intricate arrangements, vocal dexterity, and just plain fun with familiar and fresh melodies.....even JUSTIN BIEBER - the crowd was excited! 

One individual approached The Steinbach Arts Council staff and was excited and surprised to say, "I never knew someone could sing to sound like an instrument?  - THESE GUYS ARE AWESOME!"

The Grace Church was filled with wonderful harmonies from classics to modern pieces.  What a great concert!

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About the Steinbach Arts Council

The Steinbach Arts Council, an umbrella organization for performing and visual arts groups, enriches the lives of our community through development of local artists and musicians and exposure to professional art forms. The Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre is a home for all these groups and their programs. It’s purpose is to create an environment where all arts disciplines can work together under one roof and share their resources and their talents with each other, and the entire Arts Community!

For more info, visit steinbachartscouncil.ca.

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