Art Classes & Workshops


Music, Art & Poetry Evenings in the Gallery

Word Whips 
Poetry by Pandora’s Collective
Th    Apr 10  7:00-9:00pm

Host: FRAN BOURASSA        

Poets: HEIDI GRECO,  LILIJA VALIS, CYNTHIA SHARP, VICTOR SCHWARTZMAN, DIANE TUCKER, JD MORDEN

The poets will read poems that have been inspired by the show “Stained Glass in watercolour” watercolours on a Vancouver theme by Dr. Carl J. Rothschild M.D. There will be an open microphone portion of the evening where poets that have come that evening and feel so inspired will be invited to read their poems.

Illustration on the right: Dr. Carl Rothschild, Robson Street, watercolour 21"x13"


Word Whips
poetry by Pandora’s Collective
Th    May 15  7:00-9:00pm

Host: Timothy Shay      

Poets: SUSAN CORMIER, BRYANT ROSS, FRAN BOURASSA, CHELSEA COMEAU, STEVE DUNCAN

The poets will read poems inspired by “Envisioning Women” a group show of works inspired by Festival Ha’Rikud Israeli dance festival. The show will include a selection of works in various mediums. There will be an open mic portion of the evening when poets who have come that evening and feel so inspired will be invited to read their poems.

Illustration on the right:Lauren Morris, Illumination, 40"x40"


Word Whips
poetry by Pandora’s Collective

Th    Jun 19    7:00-9:00pm
Host: Chelsea Comeau       
Poets: BONNIE NISH, CAROL SHILLIBEER, ROSEMARY NOWICKI, DAVID SHEWELL, LINDSAY GLAUSER KWAN, LEA TARANTO
The poets will read poems based on the show “LASHON HARA” mixed media on fabric by Robin Atlas.
This show has an interactive component that the poets will be able to draw upon, as well as drawing from the visuals on the wall. Everybody who comes to this evening will have an opportunity to be involved.

Illustration on the right: Robin Atlas, Protect, 2011, mixed media on fabric


The Word Whips are FREE and EVERYONE IS WELCOME. There is time for the audience to participate by writing to the exhibit and reciting their poems during the ‘open mic’ portion of the evening.

Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, and made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant