Mr. Fire-Man is an internationally celebrated painter,
performer and instrument maker living and working out of
Japantown in Vancouver, BC. Aside from creating portraits
and landscapes in his signature style, he is the conductor
and composer for the Legion of Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra,
an interactive performance project commonly seen at the
Super Robertson Supper Show at the Railway Club on Wednesday
Here is his blog:
After a busy Summer of Wedding parties, wrap parties movie
and photo shoots here at The Ironworks. We are once more
getting ready for the fall Season with a few open to the
public events on the calendar listed below.
We sincerely hope to see you again soon.
Canada's hottest Mother/Daughter act yields a delicious
mixture of street smarts and innocense.
Their life experiences mesh together, giving fans an ageless
body of work to fall in love with.
Backed by a band consisting of Vancouver's well known musicians:
Marc Gladstone, michael Flunkert, Jay Wittur, Doug Liddle
and Ricky Francissco.
"Someone's Stolen Tuesday"...
A fresh sound dancing between Country-pop and Roots.
A concert featuring music inspired by drummer Claude Ranger,
Buff Allen, Bernie Arai, Miles Black, Paul Blaney, Bill
Clark, Phil Dwyer, Kevin Elaschuk,
Bruce Freedman, Miles Foxx Hill, André Lachance,
Bob Murphy, Clyde Reed, Ron Samworth,
Dave Say, Stan Taylor, Brad Turner, Tony Wilson, Dylan van
der Schyff and Rene Worst
For these two concerts in tribute to Claude Ranger, we will
re-unite the community of players who worked
with the master drummer during his West coast tenure and
present a regional celebration of Rangers music
and the musicians he touched and inspired.
Ranger is a Canadian jazz legend whose intensity, virtuosity,
and creativity rank him among the greats. He
began his career in Montréal in the 1960s and
moved to Toronto in 1972 where he was a fixture on the
scene for fifteen years accompanying top Canadian
and US musicians in the citys jazz clubs. Claude moved
to Vancouver, living here for a decade or more from about
1987 to early 2000 (at which time he
disappeared). He worked as a sideman, collaborator, mentor
and bandleader, inspiring the numerous
musicians he played with and audiences who heard him during
his Vancouver tenure.
This is a two-night tribute to this brilliant musician
seven sets of music a different ensemble per set,
the alumni of his various projects the small groups
and the larger Jade Orchestra. The musicians who will
be involved constitute the cream of the modern mainstream
as well as the avant-garde, representing the
full range of Rangers artistry. The programmed material
will draw upon some of Claudes original
compositions, and will also feature original compositions,
arrangements and improvisations by the featured
This event promises to be a heartfelt and thoughtful acknowledgement
of Claudes unique gift to the world
MEDIA CONTACT: DIANE KADOTA ARTS MANAGEMENT, 604.683.8240
/ KORALEE@DKAM.CA /
We gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of the
British Columbia Arts Council, the Government of British
Columbia through Direct Access to Charitable Gaming and
the City of Vancouver through Cultural Services.
Vancouver Alternative Fashion Week[End]
November 23rd, 24th & 25th 2012 @ The Ironworks
Following in the footsteps of the wildly popular and critically
acclaimed event Toronto Arts & Fashion Week (once known
as Toronto Alternative Fashion Week), as well as the long-standing
Swatch London Alternative Fashion Week, Hawaii Alternative
Fashion Week and Brooklyn Fashion Week, Vancouver Alternative
Fashion Week[End] - VALT will provide Vancouver's explosive
fashion scene an alternative to Vancouver Fashion Week.
VALT's mission is to provide a cultural alternative to the
commercial fashion and gallery experience, to celebrate
and promote the creativity of unrecognized artists, musicians
and designers, and to nurture and promote the arts and fashion