Stretch Into 2019 with Gateway Theatre’s Yoga Play

Following the Holiday run of It’s A Wonderful Life, Gateway Theatre next presents Yoga Play, a contemporary comedy running February 7 – 16, 2019.

Written by Dipika Guha and directed by Gateway’s own Jovanni Sy, Yoga Play takes a satirical look at some strikingly familiar recent events, and what it takes to find authenticity in a world selling enlightenment.  The play tells of Joan, who has been hired to stabilize Jojomon, a yoga apparel giant, after its CEO is brought down by a fat-shaming scandal. But just as she finds her footing, more trouble surfaces and the sales freefall. Jojomon needs an image makeover—and fast. Risking everything on a wild plan, Joan and her colleagues are willing to try anything to save face.

In celebration of the upcoming production, Gateway Theatre is giving you the opportunity to find your own enlightenment, by opening up the theatre lobby to the community for free yoga classes.  Throughout January, take advantage of this opportunity to practice yoga in an unique setting,  possibly with some of the cast members.  Free Hatha Yoga Classes take place Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2019, from 8:45am – 9:45am.  Classes will be led by Perfect Hearts Yoga and are suitable for all levels.  Please pre-register for the class(es) you wish to attend and bring your own mat.

January’s free yoga classes, and Yoga Play, onstage February 7 – 16, 2019, at Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond, visit for more information, tickets and to register for classes.

Richmond & Capture Photography Festival No 3 Road Artist Call

Amanda Arcuri, Evening West Dyke Trail, 2013 No. 3 Road Art Column at Aberdeen Canada Line Station, Richmond, BC

This spring the city was filled with the creative and artistic works from Capture Photography Festival.  One of the highlights that brought awareness of the Festival and allowed everyone to enjoy the works was the Public Installations like those all along the Canada Line.

Carrying on in the footsteps of those projects, the City of Richmond Public Art Program is collaborating with the Capture Photography Festival to seek photography-based submissions for the No. 3 Road Art Columns at Lansdowne and Aberdeen Canada Line Stations.

Artists and artist teams are invited to submit their ideas on the theme Growing and Rising.  The Public Art Program encourages artists residing in British Columbia to submit a proposal for new work that considers the ongoing relationship between the natural landscapes of Richmond and the City’s rapidly growing built environment.

There is the opportunity for six artists to be be selected for this project, enclosing the columns of the elevated SkyTrain Stations. Each successful artist will receive a fee of $1,500 CAD to produce four (4) print-ready digital artwork files.

The deadline for Submissions is Monday, October 3, 2016 with the 
two part exhibition taking place  February–July 2017 (part 1) and August 2017–January 2018 (part 2)
For details on how to apply,  visit the City of Richmond website and download the Artist Call Application Form.