Author Archives: Sarah

  • New space, new (old) stuff!

    Posted on May 1, 2015 by in News

      The magpies are thrilled to announce that we have finally found a space for our community arts workshops. For the past 2 years, we’ve hosted pop-ups around East Vancouver (at Kiwassa House, Britannia, Baaad Anna’s and more) and have now partnered with “Another Space” to run our art hive (www.arthives.org) from this location. Another […]

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  • Kundalini Yoga with Paula Cook

    Posted on June 3, 2014 by in News

    Paula Cook is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. Come join her for an introductory, all-levels Kundalini yoga class. Each class will explore postures, breathing, chanting, deep relaxation, and meditation in order to balance your physical, glandular and nervous system. Join us at Magpie’s Nest (2652 East Hastings) Saturday June 7 and 21 from 5:30-6:30 […]

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  • La Ruche D’Art, A True Community Hive in Montreal

    Posted on September 5, 2013 by in News

      Walking into La Ruche for the first time was like entering a dream realized. The first thing I saw was a small exhibit of nests. This Magpie was at home. Walking into my first day of Community Art Studio: Methods and Materials, taught at La Ruche, I realized that to most people in the […]

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  • Community Art at its Finest: Co-op Le Milieu

    Posted on August 21, 2013 by in News

    I Coop Le Milieu appears like a blue oasis in the urban landscape. When you see it, you feel that you’ve reached the end of a long journey and are being welcomed home. Or, at least that’s how I felt. Walking in, I was struck by the DIY, homey vibe, but also that there were […]

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    Indiegogo Campaign

    Posted on August 16, 2013 by in News

      The Magpies have taken an exciting step forward, and have launched our indiegogo fundraising campaign to get our studio space up and running. Take a look at it here, and please contribute and share if you can: http://igg.me/at/MagpiesNestCommunityArt/x/4360073  

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  • Lost!

    Posted on July 12, 2013 by in News

      Here we go again! There’s something about being in a new city that takes you out of yourself. There’s also something about it that can make you get incredibly lost, all the time. I find myself constantly turning in the wrong direction, spinning around and surrounding the very thing I’m looking for. The other […]

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  • Oh la la Montreal!

    Posted on July 11, 2013 by in News

      My first blog post! You may be asking yourself, why now? Or, why? Well, good questions my fellow Magpies. I’ve fallen in love. You know I fell in love with community art a long time ago. I think our anniversary as a fully formed Magpie group is actually coming up. I am currently having […]

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  • Community Art Event

    Posted on September 13, 2012 by in News

    On August 11, 2012 we hosted a free art event in the West End as part of the Block Party celebrating the Gordon Neighbourhood House on its 70th anniversary. Our objective was to encourage and facilitate the creation of art using nature and it’s materials as inspiration. Both members and visitors of the community stopped […]

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