Public Programs2018-08-15T21:18:16+00:00

Welcome to Explore & Create

The fall 2018 Explore & Create series will provide families the opportunity to interact with the new Artists for Kids (AfK)  exhibition through gallery activities and art workshops. With each class divided into two segments, explore and create, families will first enter the gallery to learn about the artists, their perspectives and voices through organized activities. Afterwards, families will create a piece of art inspired by the exhibition.

Recommended $5 donation per child. Explore & Create classes require active parental participation.

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Welcome to Classics @ the Smith

Gallery tour and refreshments in advance of each performance. Doors open 6:30pm, performance starts 7:30pm. Wine in the gallery.  

Welcome to Jazz @ the Smith

Six Tuesday cabaret-style evenings.
Gallery tour and refreshments in advance of each performance. Doors open 7:00pm, performance starts 8:00pm.  

Welcome to our 2018 Summer Programming

Children’s Story Time: How to Make Friends with a Ghost
Wednesday 15 August, 2018, 2:00pm – 2:45pm
Wednesday 22 August, 2018, 2:00pm – 2:45pm

Join librarians of the North Vancouver City Library for a storybook-reading session in the gallery as they respond to the current exhibition 13 Ways to Summon Ghosts by reading aloud some beloved children’s books about friendly ghosts. All ages and listening abilities welcome!  Registration is required!

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Welcome to our Docent Tours

If you would like to book an informative tour of the gallery’s 13 Way to Summon Ghosts exhibition. Registration is required.

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The Smith Foundation is honoured to be the proud new owner of a 100 year old Steinway & Sons baby grand piano. Donated by Kathryn Allison in memory of her mother Barbara Allison, a friend and student of Gordon Smith.

The donation of the Steinway piano is in memory of my mother, Barbara Allison. She trained as an opera singer, but when she became a single parent, she went back to school to become a teacher. She met Gordon Smith when she took his Fine Arts Teaching Methods course at UBC. They became great pals and he encouraged her to nurture every child’s creativity, not just the prodigies. Gordon Smith inspired my mother’s teaching practice, and made it possible for me to paint murals all over my bedroom walls. She relented, only because he approved!

Kathryn Allison
Lixia Li plays the 100-year-old Steinway & Sons baby grand piano gifted to the Gordon & Marion Smith Foundation by Kathryn Allison. Photo by Cindy Goodman.