Annual Tribute to the Arts at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art

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Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art

Honouring Shari Ulrich and Brent Comber.

Join us for an exception night of visual arts, food and music.

Tickets at Centennial Theatre Box Office, 604-984-4484

$25.00 or 2 for $40.00

Sharon (Shari) Ulrich, (born 17 October 1951) is a Canadian musician-songwriter though born in the United States. She has won a Juno Award for “Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year”, and has acted as a television host, actor, film composer, and song writing educator. As a multi-instrumentalist she plays violin, mandolin, guitar, piano and dulcimer.

Ulrich performed on the coffee house circuit around Vancouver in the early seventies. In 1973, she met up with Rick Scott and Joe Mock, and together they formed the Pied Pumkin String Ensemble which first performed that year.

Her break came when she was hired to tour with Valdy and his Hometown Band. Shortly afterward, she won a 1982 Juno Award for “Most Promising Female Vocalist” and received Juno nominations in the following two years for “Best Female Vocalist”.

Ulrich has also written items for Sesame Street and composed theme music for several networks, including the CBC. She is also a member of the folk music group UHF with Bill Henderson (Chilliwack) and Roy Forbes.

In 2009, Ulrich joined Barney Bentall and Tom Taylor to release the album “Live” at Cates Hill.

Ulrich continues to perform solo often accompanied by daughter Julia Graff on violin, piano, mandolin, guitar, accordion and vocals and to occasionally tour with the Pied Pumkin, UHF, BTU and bluegrass group The High Bar Gang. She lives on Bowen Island, British Columbia.

Brent Comber grew up on the north shore of Vancouver; his fresh and original art and furniture are built on a deep connection between his materials and his environment. Self-taught and inspired by the natural grandeur of the coastal forests, Brent has conscientiously used salvaged, scavenged and historically significant wood to create modern urban forms that reference our natural surroundings.

Brent has emerged as a natural leader in the new Vancouver studio furniture movement which is defining a distinctive and original Vancouver style in furniture, installations and landscape art. Well known in Canada and abroad for his iconic alder blocks and beautifully proportioned solid forms and with his enlightened attitude to forestry and wood use, Brent truly reflects the genius loci, the here and now spirit of our place and time. Brent has received international and national commissions and his work has been displayed from New York to Dubai to Shanghai. He is the recipient of a 2011 BC Achievement Award.



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