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Opening Reception: A Sense of Place

What is a sense of place?
In our art practice, we are influenced by our environment and our experiences.
We were born and raised in Southern Manitoba and the influences of our Mennonite heritage and prairie environment have always been a steady thread in our work.
Our art always reflects our love of colour and texture and is expressed in a variety of fibre art media. Our heritage influences our work ethic and our desire to surround ourselves with beauty and function.
This collection of textile/fibre art reflects our interpretation of the world around and within us.
Y. Stowell & M. Wiebe

Opening Reception: Theme & Variation

A solo show by Jean Curry

“Theme and Variation is a form of musical composition that begins with a main melody (theme) that is altered or changed in some way throughout the piece. These alterations are called ‘variations’.

When working in a series, an artist can also take a theme (image/concept) and use variations of it throughout a body of work.

Music and art are intertwined in my life. I am a choral singer. I am a fibre artist. Both are very process oriented methods of creating and use problem solving skills.

Opening Reception: “connected”

What connects you to the world? Are your connections strong shared experiences or are you delicately held together by a single thread? Are your connections worn and strengthened by the passage of time or are they shiny-new and untested?

We are all connected somehow to something… come and explore them

PR – Art Exhibition: What the Plus (+) Group Art Show

On display until July 26, 2020. Exploding the Gradients of Gender + Sexuality through the Arts on the BC Coast
Featuring emerging and established LGBTQ2+ (and allied) artists who identify across the gender/sexual spectrum from within 50 miles of Powell River ( qathet Regional District, and BC Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands), on the theme of “Gradients”
CALL FOR INTEREST deadline March 9, 2020!
Artists or groups may info at http://whattheplus.wordpress.com
Opening in Powell River at The Art Centre – Powell River Public Gallery on June 20, 2020

Opening Reception: Shifting Landscapes

This exhibition features four internationally known, award winning artists who work in a wide variety of media and styles. Inspired by nature and their West Coast surroundings they have created works which pay homage to textile traditions while each establishing their own unique, contemporary style.

“Art is art, nature is nature, you cannot improve upon it.” Emily Carr

Anni Hunt | Kaija Rautiainen | Michelle Sirois-Silver | Catherine Nicholls

Opening Reception: Pour Your Heart Out

The challenge for this collection was for each artist to use an acrylic pour as inspiration to create a textile/fibre art piece, measuring 18 inches by 24 inches. Smaller complementary pieces could also accompany the artist’s main entry.

Participating Artists
Hennie Aikman June Boyle Brenda Caswell Karen Caswell Margaret Kelly
Gayle Lobban Pippa Moore Karrie Phelps Jesse Schut Gail Tellett

Artist Exhibition: Mehran Modarres Sadeghi

to April 12, 2020
Iranian artist, Mehran Modarres Sadeghi, presents two series of works: Thread and Ma Miaeem va Miravim (We Come and Go). Both series speak to her life in Iran. Come view this important exhibition about Iranian art and culture.

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 15, 2-4
Meet the Artist: Sunday, March 22, 2-4

Art Exhibition: Anna’s Farewell Show

Join us in wishing a fond Farewell to Anna Green as she leaves the Sunshine Coast.
Ann’s whimsical Acrylic Paintings Cards & Calendars have brought us joy for many years. Her abundance of images could keep us smiling for many more.
Show Opens March 16th and Runs until April 11th.
Anna will be in attendance at the Closing Reception Sat. April 11th from 3 to 6 pm.

Opening Reception: Shout Out! 2020 Youth Art Exhibition

Youth art, loud and proud, returns to the walls of the Gibsons Public Art Gallery (GPAG). This exhibition features the works of art produced by children and youth from around the Sunshine Coast.

Artists from ages 2 – 18 are invited to submit up to two pieces of artwork in any medium on any theme or subject. There is no judgment or jury, every applicant who submits is assured of having at least one piece of art included in the exhibition.

Exhibition ends April 5.

Art Exhibition: Shout Out! 2020 Youth

Youth art, loud and proud, returns to the walls of the Gibsons Public Art Gallery (GPAG). This exhibition features the works of art produced by children and youth from around the Sunshine Coast.

Artists from ages 2 – 18 are invited to submit up to two pieces of artwork in any medium on any theme or subject. There is no judgment or jury, every applicant who submits is assured of having at least one piece of art included in the exhibition.

Opening reception: Saturday March 14, 2pm-4pm

Art Exhibition: The Retrospective Show

to February 29th. Since its inception, the Public Market has provided a rotating showcase of featured artists. This retrospective exhibit will feature returning works by Anna Green, Cate Baldwin, Charmaine Baytun, Bodhi Drope, Judy Scott-Wood, Karen Webb, Kevin McEvoy, Ines Tancre, Gail Hunt, Joan Baker, Julia Dodge, Andrea Pratt, Justin Zacharias, and Sandy Kay.

Artist Talk

Marlene Lowden invites you to join her for an artist talk about her series called a “Blind Contour Homage.” The work is a celebration of Canadian female artists. Many of these women are significantly under-recognized in the Canadian art canon. Marlene has studied artists from several regions, each with diverse cultural heritages and will share some of the fascinating stories that she has learned about them.

Creatives on the Coast

Monthly meetings for connecting with creatives in our community. Open to all. This month we’re going on a field trip to the GPAG. Marlene Lowden will be giving a talk while we view her latest collection. We’ll continue our meeting at Tapworks afterward.

Opening Reception: NINA MUSSELLAM: Explorations in Fibre Arts

Nina and her family have lived in Powell River since 1978, and she has been working with textiles as an art form since the early 1980’s. She has explored many styles and media in quilts and has worked tirelessly in the community to elevate quilts above hobby status to a respected textile art form. In this series she explores the use of scraps and colour. Our modern textile industries make a profoundly negative impact on our environment with the enormous amounts of pollution created when flushing chemicals and dyes into our natural water systems. (see site for more) Show runs to March 24th.

Art Exhibition: PR – Nina Mussellam: Explorations in Fibre

to March 24th. Nina has been working with textiles as an art form since the early 1980’s. She has explored many styles and media in quilts and has worked tirelessly in the community to elevate quilts above hobby status to a respected textile art form. In this series she explores the use of scraps and colour. Our modern textile industries make a profoundly negative impact on our environment with the enormous amounts of pollution created when flushing chemicals and dyes into our natural water systems.

Art Exhibition: M Spira, 2020

Opening Reception: Sunday, February 9, 2-4
Meet the Artist: Sunday, February 16, 2-4

Maurice Spira is a provocateur, and his works are unapologetic criticisms of totalitarianism, conformity and corporate capitalism. Perhaps this is why the work is so compelling – their politics, humour and subjects are rarely
found in contemporary art today. His work raises important questions about how past atrocities connect to the present and how art can be a language and tool to draw connections between them.

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