workshops & events

Check back here regularly as project dates are still being planned.


Sunday, 13th- 12:30-3pm

Join steward/biologist, Greg Ferguson  and myself to do an invasive pull of the “lovely but lethal” Flag Iris. OK, it’s not lethal, but it is really not good either. We will not totally remove it, but leave a  fringe boundary that will stop people or dogs from going in, and still delay it’s gradual taking over the place. Greg is the steward with Stanley Park Ecology Society, and  runs the invasive plant management program in Stanley Park. He is a great source of knowledge for learning about the eco-system of our little pond. I have a limited # of hip waders and pitchforks, please RSVP under comments to reserve a spot, rubber boots recommended.  This is not recommended as a child friendly activity, but cheering us from the side-lines encouraged! Thanks to Stanley Park Ecology Society for the use of tools and hip waders.

"never turn down a chance to wear hip-waders..."

Monday / Tuesday, 13th /14th- 12-3pm

I have done the briefest of braid/weave sample-experiments– enough to determine that some really interesting things can be done with this as a material to create a temporary installation of some sort… I will be working under the pavilion or by the side of the pond these afternoons and hope you can join me in a process of material discovery.

weaving fodder

Friday, 18th- 2-4pm Oppenheimer Park

During the National Aboriginal Day weekend celebrations at the newly renovated park I will be weaving the last of the pulled Flag Iris with community, and showcase some of the examples made the days prior.


Thursday, 1st- 1pm

July 1st Celebrations!

Community Activist, and park founder Don Larson (Crab Park Water for Life Society) has for years planned  celebrations with music and food in the park. This year, Don and I will co-lead a walking tour of the park history, ecology and various  memorials and art works during the event, the tour will begin at approx. 1.45pm by the marsh pond.

Friday, 2nd- 2-4 pmLadies Tea Group, Seasonal Mosaic at Oppenheimer Park

Friday, 16th- 2-4 pm

Ladies Tea Group, dogwood weaving at Oppenheimer Park

Saturday, 17th- 2-4pm

Downtown Eastside Woman’s Centre

Making a seasonal  table mosaic with DEWC patrons.


Tuesday, 3rd- 1-3pm  at the InterUrban

In partnership with The Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts: community consultation about the protective border for the Missing Womens’ Memorial Stone and group activity: beginning the woven border frames, working with local red osier dogwood

Wednesday, 18th- 1-6pmWeaving a protective border for the Missing Womens’ Memorial Stone. I am very honoured to be partnering with Dalannah Gail Bowen and the Downtown Eastside Arts Centre for this component of the project. There will be tea, cookies and fruit for participants.

Sunday, 29th-1-4pm Final Celebration!

join in for tea, a walking tour and interactive music with the Legion Of Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra.


3 Responses to workshops & events

  1. Pingback: Community Arts Council of Vancouver | Blog | EVENTS: NEST @ C.R.A.B. Park

  2. karenza t. wall says:

    hello sharon, we met at the ewma workshop you gave, and i wanted to thank you so much for opening up the door to new materials.

    being rather reclusive i miss out on a lot of events, would have loved to work with you again at inter-urban, (yes, dalannah is an awe inspiring woman), but had previous health related committments so could not attend.

    however, will definitely be there for the 29th tea, music and walking tour. i have been mentioning your project to everbody i meet.

    again, thank you so, so much for the workshop and looking forward to the party.


    • sharonkallis says:

      you are most welcome! a real pleasure to meet you- and thanks for being such a trooper in the heat! also remember the 18th if you can make it- would love to have you participate in weaving the hoops for the missing women memorial. It will be a “much gentler” process then the big orbs- which are now in the tree. best regards, Sharon

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