Creative Jam 2011

Brought to you by the Prince Rupert Community Arts Council:

CREATIVE JAM is a weekend of interdisciplinary creative activity with participants jamming on a common theme. From the realms of theatre, music, art and creative writing, four facilitators will guide individuals and groups through a process of learning through active creativity. The weekend will close with a Public Presentation of our creations.

It’s only $15 for students and $30 for adults…
All participants must be pre-registered in one of the four disciplines: theatre, art, music or creative writing.
February 4, 5 and 6 at the Lester Center of the Arts

For more information and to download the registration form, go to


Visual Arts: Sheila Karrow
Originally from Ontario, award winning artist and teacher, Sheila Karrow, currently resides on Haida Gwaii. She has studied art and education at Waterloo, Western Ontario and Victoria Universities. Influenced by early Canadian landscape painters, Sheila’s images illustrate the symbiosis of the human spirit and the land. Her paintings communicate both a literal and metaphorical understanding of the natural world. She continues to explore light and dark imagery as well as life and death. These elements seem even more significant in an old growth forest where times stands still yet new life and ages past both share the same space. In Prince Rupert, her work is represented at Studio Nine.

Theathre: Bas Rynsewyn
Although he was born in Holland, Bas grew up in BC living mostly in the Central Interior of the Province. He has a Fine Arts degree from the University of Victoria and over the past 25 years he has become a mainstay of the theatre community in and around Prince George where he currently resides. Bas has a long list of credits as a director, actor, playwright and workshop leader and has earned numerous awards and accolades from his peers. He is presently the managing and artistic director of Serious Moonlight Productions, an alternative theatre company that is regularly represented at Prince Rupert’s UdderFest, and the artistic director of No-Name Brand Theatre Company, which is comprised mainly of adults with special needs.

Writing: Genni Gunn
Genni is a writer, musician and translator. Born in Trieste, she came to Canada when she was eleven. Before turning full time to writing, she toured Canada extensively as a vocalist and instrumentalist in a variety of bands. Genni holds an M.F.A. from UBC and has published eight books: two novels, Tracing Iris and Thrice Upon a Time; two short story collections; two poetry collec-tions and two translations of Italian poetry. Her opera libretto, Alternate Visions, was set to music by John Oliver and premiered in Montreal in 2007. Her third novel, Solitaria, was published last fall by Signature Editions.

Music: Wyckam Porteous
Born in Victoria and rarely straying from Canada’s West Coast, Wyckham realized very early in life that his path would be that of a writer and, in particular, a singer/songwriter. After logging many miles playing festivals and clubs, his break finally came when he wrote and starred in Joe’s Café which enjoyed an extended run at the Arts Club Theatre in Vancouver. Recorded in Texas, Wyckham’s 1995 album, Looking for Ground, was a milestone in his career and was hailed as “a roots-rock masterpiece” by the Associated Press. His 2002 CD, sexanddrinking, set him in new directions, introducing new sounds and taking chances. Piano lounge tracks mixed with folk, rap, rock, jazz, country and blues on the same album are wonderfully held together by story, emotion and feel.

Is there a Min age requirement??

I believe they were promoting it in the high schools, so that age bracket is ok. I’ll find out for you.

No younger than 12 or 13.