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Sunshine Coast Art Crawl 2021

Sunshine Coast Art Crawl – drop in, an online

Join friends and take a scenic coastal tour of 164 galleries, artist studios and more.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm each day

Selected venues open for Friday night receptions 7:00 – 9:00pm. Check brochure or website for listings.

Drop in visits welcome, following Provincial Health Guidelines.

Art Exhibition: Vicky Marshall – Aftermath

September 10 – October 10, 2021
(Large Gallery)

Known for her distinctive expressionistic technique and subjects drawn from everyday life, Vicky Marshall is one of Vancouver’s most recognized painters. In this new series of oil paintings on canvas and multi-media works on paper, Marshall revisits a theme that has held her interest at various points throughout her artistic career: the British Columbia landscape.

Meet the artist: Charles Keillor

Learn more about the latest GPAG exhibition in the Main Gallery: Drawing the West Coast (graphite) by Charles Keillor. Charles will be in attendance to greet visitors and answer questions. The exhibition runs until October 31.

Meet the artist: Robert Keziere

Learn more about GPAG’s latest exhibition in the Eve Smart Gallery, The Means of Making: Documenting Geoffrey Smedley’s Gambier Island Machine Room (photography) by Robert Keziere. Robert will be in attendance to greet visitors and answer questions about his work. The exhibition runs until October 31.

Art Exhibition: Kitty Blandy – Being

September 10 – October 10, 2021
(Small Gallery)

“There is always a body in my work; which has as much to do with being in a body, as looking at a body. My study is driven principally by ontological curiosity; enquiring what it is to ‘be’.

I work largely using the conventional methods of drawing, relief and sculpture as an analytical act of somatic note taking.”

Art Exhibition: In the Eve Smart Gallery: The Means of Making: Documenting Geoffrey Smedley’s Gambier Island Machine Room (photography) by Robert Keziere

to Oct 31st. In 2009, Robert Keziere captured the extraordinary Gambier Island machine room of artist Geoffrey Smedley with an 8”x10” Deardorff view camera. The photographs depict Smedley’s assemblage of 19th- and 20th-century machines and tools used for the creation of his uniquely mechanical sculptures. Since the 1970s, Robert Keziere has maintained an artistic photographic practice while also documenting art and exhibitions. From 1976-1982, he was head photographer at the Vancouver Art Gallery and since 2020, Keziere has resided in Gibsons.

Art Exhibition: In the Main Gallery: Drawing the West Coast (graphite) by Charles Keillor

to Oct 31st. Charles Keillor’s art focuses on coastal life and landscape, often with an urban, industrial, or commercial component.

Since moving from the Lower Mainland to Vancouver Island, Keillor’s vision has expanded to include modes of transportation and their continuous connection to infrastructure, architecture, the economy, lifestyle, and the environment.

The black and white graphite drawings in this exhibition explore relationships between human habitats and the immediate natural world. These stylized depictions also aim to examine aspects of anticipation, mystery, hope, and celebration.

‘Little Things’ Phantoms in the Frontyard

Join us for the opening reception of ‘Little Things’ by Vancouver-based figurative artist collective Phantoms in the Front Yard. The Phantoms are focused on elevating the human figure’s role as muse in the Canadian contemporary art scene. They’ve invited several guest artists from the Sunshine Coast as well.
Featuring: Michael Abraham, Jeremiah Birnbaum, Andrea Hooge, Jay Senetchko and Jonathan Sutton
With Guests: Caroline Weaver, Ben Tour, Jane Hennessy, Lee Roberts and Bon Roberts

Opening Reception for A Beautiful Mess – DATE CHANGE now Sept 25

Due to heavy rainfall warning.

Please join us in celebrating a Beautiful Mess: the joyful & random discovery of the artistic process .. a juried, mixed media Fibre Arts exhibit.

This exhibition will allow the public access to this usually private process of creation, and allows a rare opportunity of peeking behind the curtain so to speak, beyond the final piece of art. Your artist statement will invite the viewer to gain further insight on what can happen when someone creates art–and how the process itself is artistic. This show aims to create a sense of intimacy between the artist and the public.

Art Exhibition: Beautiful Mess: the joyful & random discovery of the artistic process

to October 31st. This exhibition will allow the public access to this usually private process of creation, and allows a rare opportunity of peeking behind the curtain so to speak, beyond the final piece of art. Your artist statement will invite the viewer to gain further insight on what can happen when someone creates art–and how the process itself is artistic. This show aims to create a sense of intimacy between the artist and the public.

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams

Art Exhibition: Philippe Sokazo BEYOND THE VISIBLE (painting) and Ellen Bang LINES AT PLAY (painting)

Sept 9 – Oct 3 | Gibsons Public Art Gallery is pleased to present

In the Main Gallery: BEYOND THE VISIBLE (abstract pop painting) Philippe Sokazo
Crossing the threshold between the known and the unknown, what do we know about the invisible?

In the Eve Smart Gallery: LINES AT PLAY (abstract painting) Ellen Bang. Visual rhythms found in geological formations and in living material in architecture and engineering projects.

Meet the artists, Saturday, September 11 from 2pm – 4pm

Art Exhibition: Coastal Reconstructions

to Sept 24. Two coastal artists, Andrea Pratt and Christy Sverre, offer their unique perspectives of the coast drawn from their inspiration and imagination. View their work at the Gibsons Public Market.

Opening Reception & Artist Talk with Vicky Marshall & Kitty Blandy

Please join us for an in-person Artist Talk on Friday September 10th at 4pm with Vicky Marshall and Kitty Blandy whose work will be displayed at the Doris Crowston Gallery from September 10 – October 10, 2021.

An opening reception will follow. Please join us in celebrating the works of these artists. Masks will be required inside the Arts Centre.

Art Exhibition: Joy and Sorrow (painting) by Eva Diener

to Sept 6.  Born in Zürich, Switzerland, Diener has been a full-time practicing artist since 1963 and has lived in Sechelt, BC since 1990. This body of work, which includes multiple large-scale paintings on canvas, is described as “meditative landscapes”. Diener has shown her work widely internationally and has pieces held in private and public collections including the Swiss Federal Collection, the City of Zürich Collections and the Federal Art Bank in Ottawa. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

Harbour Gallery September Openings

The artists of Harbour Gallery collection includes our “What Covid Has Meant To Me” collaborative project. This year we will be open for our regular hours: Saturdays, 11 am to 4 pm in September.

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