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INDIANS & COWBOYS for 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2014 in Vancouver on Oct 30 2014

October 30, 2014 Leave a comment

Multimedia Performance & Exhibition
Opening: Thursday October 30, 7pm
Chapel Arts, 304 Dunlevy
Thursday evenings until November 27
Chapel Arts presents a month-long project of Indian & Cowboy Art with music and DJs; Aboriginal hip hop, cowboy bands; carvings and paintings; and Jeff Burnette’s Blown Glass RayGuns and Urban East Youth Totem Competition! DTES native youth will compete for the design and established mentors will help realize the carved totem. The log is provided by Chapel Arts and will be put up for auction. Proceeds to be divided among the participants.

Runs Thursdays in November and by appointment; contact Entrance by donation.

Arts in the Neighbourhood Documentaries at Chapel Arts for the 7th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Thursday Oct 28, 2010

October 28, 2010 Leave a comment


Thursday October 28, 7pm-8:30pm
Chapel Arts, 304 Dunlevy    Free

The Heart of the City Festival is pleased to show a selection of documentaries made by students of the Vancouver Film School under the guidance of instructor and documentary filmmaker Cari Green. A second program of films will be shown on Saturday November 6, 4pm in the Carnegie Theatre.

No Light at Midnight (2010)
This short documentary tells the story of the Pantages Theatre on East Hastings, the oldest remaining vaudeville theatre in Canada, and its struggle for revitalization in the DTES.  Directed by Jay Macmillan, No Light at Midnight is about the death of history and historical significance and speaks strongly to a specific case of preventable displacement and decay. (8:45”)

The Laughing Drum (2010)
A short film directed by Isaac Carter about Uzume Taiko, Canada’s first professional taiko drumming group. Their name is derived from taiko, the Japanese word for “big drum” and from the goddess of laughter, Ame No Uzume No Mikoto, who according to legend first began taiko drumming. The film gives a taste of the techniques, tools and drive that makes Uzume Taiko unique in the world of taiko. (9:23”)

AHA MEDIA is very proud to help provide social media coverage of the 7th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver from Pre festival events starting Wed Oct 20, 2010 through to the Main Festival during Wed Oct 27 – Sun Nov 7, 2010

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AHA MEDIA attended a very successful Photography Opening : Children Live Dream Here – Urban Landscapes, Children Photography – Inner City Children’s Voice at Chapel Arts 304 Dunlevy in Vancouver Downtown Eastside Thursday Oct 29, 2009

October 31, 2009 Leave a comment

Part of the Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

Celebrating the Voice of the Strathcona Children, Princess Avenue Interpretive Walk

About Project 1


Below is a photo of Lead Artist Anne Marie Slater with students

Anne Marie Slater and students


Below is a video of the Visual Arts –   CHILDREN LIVE DREAM HERE

The presence of children in our community is the focus of this show of photo works by students from grades 4 to 7. Photographer and lead artist Anne Marie Slater collaborated with the students on an interpretive walk of Princess Avenue and their photographs reveal the sky, the street, and the industrial side of Hastings Street re-linking the historic north/south connection to the waterfront.

The perspectives of inner city children are captured in photo stories and audio recordings, on view in the main gallery and in projections on the outside of Chapel Arts. Children Live Dream Here: Urban Landscapes is a community arts initiative with the participation of local organizations, community members and the support of the Festival and the City of Vancouver Great Beginnings program.

Sponsored by Strathcona Elementary School, Strathcona Community Centre Association and Chapel Arts, with funding from Port Metro Vancouver and Telus-Vancouver Community Board.

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or message me at


Below is a photo of Irwin Oostindie of W2 with his Daughter reading a photo book made by school children

Irwin and daughter


Below is a photo of Terry Hunter of Heart of the City Festival

Terry Hunter reading a book of photos at Chapel Arts


Below is a photo of a young artist drawing with chalk while Savannah Walling of Heart of the City Festival looks on.

Savanah Walling watching young artist create


Below is a photo of Savannah Walling, Anne Marie Slater, Irwin Oostindie and daughter looking at the Powerful Projection of Photos taken by students of Strathcona Elementary from the Garage across Dunlevy Street to the side of Chapel Arts!

Savanah, Anne Marie, Irwin and daughter

Outdoor Projection onto Chapel Arts from garage


Thanks to the following who made the Princess Avenue Interpretive Walk very possible! 🙂

With Thanks


Below is Anne Marie Slater with Nathan Wiens of Chapel Arts at the end of a successful evening !

Anne Marie Slater and Nathan Wiens at Chapel Arts