Society News

Remembering Eileen Carefoot

The SHS remembers and thanks Eileen (Tootsie) for her many years of service to the Post Office & Museum as well as being part of the original group who helped save the building and form the Steveston Historical Society.

Our condolences to her family and her many friends who knew and loved her.

Pop Up Caricatures with Cartoon Katie – Coming this summer to the Steveston Town Square Park!

This summer, join local illustrator Cartoon Katie in the Steveston Town Square Park next to the Steveston Museum and Post Office. Watch Katie create custom caricature souvenirs drawn live creating a lasting memory of your day out in Steveston Village or a special occasion.

A percentage off all sales goes towards the Steveston Historical Society programs and events that support our community

CartoonKatie.com - Caricature Pop Up in the Town Square Park. June 20 & 21, July 3-5, July 10-12, July 17-19, July 24-26, July 31-Aug 2, Aug 7-9. Aug 14-16, Aug 21-23, Aug 28-30. Dates are accompanied by a photo of Cartoon Katie drawing at a Songs in the Snow event and paired with the SHS logo.

Steveston Alive! Walking Tour Vignettes bring history to life this summer!

Steveston Historical Society presents Steveston Alive! Walking Tour Vignettes - bringing Steveston's Unique History to Life. The graphic shows an image of the Steveston Museum and Post Office with a person dressed in historical clothing.Join us for Steveston Alive! Walking Tour Vignettes. This in-person event will take you on a journey through historic Steveston village where you’ll experience the sights and sounds of the past come alive. Your costumed tour guide will share fascinating stories about the area’s unique history. Along the way, you’ll encounter student actors portraying characters from Steveston’s past, bringing the history to life in front of your eyes. This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture and history of this charming village. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience! We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

Dates: Saturdays July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 10 & 17
Tour times:  1:00pm & 3:00pm

Tickets:  $7 per adult, children under 10 are free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Purchase tickets online on Eventbrite, or in-person at the Steveston Museum and Post Office. Subject to availability. 20 guests per tour.

For more information, please contact us at info@historicsteveston.ca

Costumed student actors pose in their historical clothing outside the Steveston Tram building in Steveston.

Shamsi Ashti and Jenifer Gustavsen share the Steveston Museum Pop-Up Art Space for the month of June

June Pop-Up Artists are Shamsi Ashti and Jenifer Gustavsen. Images of Shamsi's artwork show some abstract sculptures and Jenifer's work depicts realistic paintings of some fruit and a girl reclining.Shamsi Ashti

Shamsi Ashti stands for everything her last name represents in her native language, Persian. Ashti means peace, not as in the opposite of war, but as in achieving tranquility and rekindling a friendship. Shamsi, a Richmond resident for over 30 years, spent most of her childhood in a tranquil family garden in northern Tehran, just beneath the majestic hills and range of the Alborz Mountain. Her father, a former high court judge, chose a secluded life for his family to focus on his children’s upbringing. He instilled in them a love for poetry, teaching them to recite verses and encouraged curiosity.

Poetry gave Shamsi a tool to express her feelings and hopes. Her poetry books encompass Shamsi’s reflections on life, interpersonal relationships and her feelings about the turbulent and socially challenging place of women in Iran since the emergence of the Islamic Republic. Besides being a poet, Shamsi is also an accomplished sculptor. Her works of art have been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, the Gallery and the Golestan Gallery and has also been featured in Doors Open, ArtRich and the Federation of Canadian Artists. She is an active member of Richmond Pottery Club and teaches art classes through the Richmond Art Gallery.

Jenifer Gustavsen

We are thrilled to welcome Jenifer Gustavsen back into the pop up space. Jenifer has been oil painting for the last 2 years. From 1996 to 2006 she worked as a classical animator, which is hand drawn animation. Her film credits include Dreamworks films such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Road to Eldorado, and Sinbad, Legend of the Seven Seas, as well as the indie film The Triplets of Belleville. Once the animation studios stopped making classically animated films, Jenifer left the industry and returned to University and earned a master’s degree in archaeology majoring in art from a variety of cultures. Her studies focused on research into the brain’s response to making realistic art that drove her directly to trying her hand at oil painting.


Each month the SHS features different artists. Come by to view this amazing work. A portion of all sales supports the work of the Steveston Historical Society.
 

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