Live at the Gallery, June 2018


Live at the Gallery is a monthly concert series held at the Deer Lake Art Gallery. This month’s concert features local artists Greg Samek and Clara YuanPing Shi, at 7 pm on Friday, June 15th.

Live at the Gallery brings music into the gallery setting, to connect fans of visual and musical arts. The event is an exciting mix of art and sound, from the sweet sounds of classical music to chilled out beats of local folk bands. Expect the unexpected!

Samek received a Bachelors of Music Education from the University of Windsor, a Master’s of Music in Percussion from the University of Toronto, and attended three residencies at the Banff Center for the Arts. He is a former member of Scrap Arts Music, (Insert)TITLE Marimba Duo, Sonore Percussion Trio, the Band of the Ceremonial Guard, National Youth Orchestra and several rock, new music, and experimental groups. Currently he manages a studio (240 Northern) which operates as an art collective in downtown Vancouver.

Shi has been performing since the age of nine, and has since received her Bachelor of Music degree at University of British Columbia. She studied with under Christie Reside, and with world class flutists and composer Carol Wincenc, Ian Clark, Robert Dick, Amy Porter, and performed in New York, California, Banff, Seattle, Victoria, Silverton and Hamilton. As a Vancouver-based musician, Clara has been an active performer in the contemporary music society, as well as UBC orchestra and chamber music concerts. She was a flute clinician by Killarney Secondary school for their band retreat at Whistler, and has taught at Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as a Post-Secondary Teaching Artist for their Connects program since 2015.

The Burnaby Arts Council is passionate about promoting the arts as a vital component of our city’s culture. We take great pleasure in offering this FREE music concert series and welcome you to the Deer Lake Art Gallery! Live at the Gallery is an opportunity for Deer Lake to have another regular venue for local musicians to play and local enthusiasts to listen. It also provides an opportunity to subvert the often rigid structure of an art gallery by having an interactive presentation being held within it.