June 7-9 – 4th Annual Bright Nights in June
Come Celebrate the Arts in Fort St. John!
You are invited to join the North Peace Cultural Centre in a celebration of the arts June 7th to the 9th at Bright Nights in June. This year there are a number of exciting events planned including Art Stars, a roundtable discussion regarding working in the Arts, our Gala evening with the theatre performance, The Legend of George Jones featuring Duane Steele, and a chance to see and experience a number of different art forms at our Art Market and Big Print Day.
Events being held include:
Thursday June 7th: Art Stars –7:00pm – 9:00pm
The Bright Nights Art Stars begins our celebration of arts in the community by highlighting professional performers. Hear about the journeys of people from Fort St. John who have careers in the creative arts. A roundtable discussion with the Arts Stars includes inspiring stories of what motivates them.
By donation with minimum of $5. Tickets are available now. Get your tickets here!
Friday June 8th: Bright Nights in June Gala – The Bright Nights Gala is our celebration of arts in the community with a classic country evening. Join us for an appetizer & cocktail hour, and the opening of Peace Gallery North’s June art exhibit “Moss & Other Interpretations” at 6:30. The performance “The Legend of George Jones” featuring Duane Steele will start at 7:30. We are very pleased to have Tom Cole as our special guest to open the show.
Tickets to the Gala are $45 each. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Feb 16. Get your tickets for The Legend of George Jones here!
Saturday June: 9th: Art Market & Big Print Day- 10:00am – 2:00pm
We’re creating a series of large-scale relief prints which will be printed using a road roller (yes!) – we’re following a worldwide trend to have a public Big Print Day. The art market will include the Printmakers, Flying Colours, Quilters Guild, Spinners and Weavers, and the Potters Guild.
The Art Market and Big Print Day are free to attend.
Saturday June: 9th: Stage North presents Always… Patsy Cline
Always…Patsy Cline is based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. Having first heard Cline on the “Arthur Godfrey Show” in 1957, Seger became an immediate and avid fan of Cline’s and she constantly hounded the local disc jockey to play Cline’s records on the radio. In 1961 when Cline went to Houston for a show, Seger and her buddies arrived about an hour-and-a-half early and, by coincidence, met Cline who was traveling alone. The two women struck up a friendship that was to culminate in Cline spending the night at Seger’s house–a friendship that lasted until Cline’s untimely death in a plane crash in 1963. The play focuses on the fateful evening at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom when Seger meets Cline in person and later hears of Cline’s death in a plane crash. Seger supplies a narrative while Cline floats in and out of the set singing tunes that made her famous–Anytime, Walkin’ After Midnight, She’s Got You, Sweet Dreams, and Crazy–to name a few.
The show combines humor, sadness and reality. It offers fans who remember Cline while she was alive a chance to look back, while giving new fans an idea of what seeing her was like and what she meant to her original fans.
Due to popular demand Stage North Theatre Society will restage this show at the North Peace Cultural Centre on Saturday, June 9th. Tickets are available in person at the box office, by phone at (250) 785-1992 or buy your tickets online now.
Fort St. John celebrated the opening of the North Peace Cultural Centre with its first show, “Bright Nights in June”, a showcase of all of the artists excited to have a venue of their own back in 1992. We are proud to put on an event that showcases the outstanding talent in our community. For more information and updates, check our website, www.npcc.bc.ca, Facebook, or call 250-785-1992.