JagaSilk Music’s 5th Annual “Music, Art and Tea in the Court”.
Location: Nootka Court – 633 Courtney St, Victoria, BC, Canada
Tickets: $15 – Available in store at JagaSilk or online at: http://bit.ly/303AVHL
Raven Baroque Orchestra and Sister Speakin the Nootka Court courtyard. Indigenous artists live painting in the upper court. Fresh maccha milling in the JagaSilkTeabar powering iced maccha drinks. These are just some of the entertainment, art and culture being presented at JagaSilkMusic, Eagle Feather Gallery and Reso Nation’s 2019 “Music Tea and Art in the Court” to be held Saturday, Aug 3 from 12pm to 5pm (inside Nootka Court at 633 Courtney St, Victoria BC)
Admission will be $15 and include performances from Los Angeles CA’s Sister Speak, a folk indie world project of BC born Sherri Anne. Sister Speak has opened for Ziggy Marley, Air Supply and Xavier Rudd, and have just released their second studio album. Also performing will be The Big Weee, a bluegrass folk duo, one half from Victoria favourite Children of Celebrities, as well as Truth and Dolphin, who will be performing their brand of folk poetry funk. The Raven Baroque Orchestrawill headline, performing in period costumes and showcasing a spectrum of Baroque composers Bach, Corelli, Handel, Marin Marais, Valentini and Vivaldi.
In the upper courtyard, Eagle Feather Art Gallery will be hosting an inspired group of Indigenous Artists as they create artwork to the music and the tea. Lon French is a Haida graphic artist whose artwork has recently been chosen by the Artists Against Racism organization’s Eagles Rising campaign, Nelson McCarty is an Interior Salish wood carver who recently had his carving of twenty-two talking sticks selected as gifts for the BC First Nations conference, while Suzanne Page is a Plains Cree artist and ceramics instructor with her art that uses traditional motifs and historical photos showcased in art galleries across Western Canada. Also creating art live to music and tea will be Doug LaFortune, a master Coast Salish artist and wood sculptor, whose totem poles are displayed both nationally and internationally. Andrea Fritz will be contributing work as a Coast Salish artist and art teacher, her medium being acrylic paintings, serigraphs and digital prints. We are excited to have Gus Frenchy as well, a Coast Salish graphic artist who learned from master Coast Salish artists Joe Wilson and Luke Marston and was selected for a group art exhibit at the Robert Bateman Centre.
The event is to celebrate original music, indigenous art and fresh milled tea, with all donations to the Nana Foundation Animal Charity. The foundation helped JagaSilk owners Jared and Miyuki save their cat Jaga (the namesake of the company) back in 2005, and they hope to “give back to this beautiful organization to support the many lives they save”.
Family Friendly Event!
Partial Proceeds go to The Nana Foundation.