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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.

FibreWorks Studio & Gallery Re-Opens

The gallery plans to be open June 27th until October 31st this season. We will be operating under reduced hours of 12-4 and by appointment for the season.

Opening Reception: “connected” POSTPONED

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

Art Exhibition: Between the Layers

‘Between the Layers’ is a group exhibition — the recent work of 17 members of the Sunshine Coast Surface Design Group, whose homes and studios range from Texada Island and Powell River, to Gibsons Landing.

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
Opening in Powell River at The Art Centre – Powell River Public Gallery on June 20, 2020

Art Exhibition: Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi – ‘Thread’

‘The Gallery is Now Open’ Wed-Sun, 12:00 – 4:00 pm. We are pleased to present Thread, a solo exhibition of work by Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi. Bringing together works in drawing and sculpture, this exhibition showcases two specific projects.

Doris Crowston Gallery Re-Opens

Following recommendations and guidelines of BC’s Restart Plan, we will reopen to the public on May 20, 2020, Wed-Sun 12-4pm.  Current Exhibition: Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi. While we are delighted to reopen our doors and share our exciting current and upcoming exhibitions, the SCAC will adhere to strict cleaning and distancing guidelines. Here are some key things to keep in mind:
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 — at Sunshine Coast Arts Council.

Gibsons Public Art Gallery Reopens with ‘Shout Out’

in line with guidance from BC’s Restart Plan, we will reopen on Thursday May 21 at 11am for resumption of the 2020 Shout Out youth exhibition. Subsequent opening hours will be as before: Thursday through Monday: 11am to 4pm

2020 Creative Expression During Social Distancing

GPAG has launched a virtual exhibition which aims to capture the feelings, emotions and daily life in this unprecedented time when not only daily routines but our lives have been drastically altered. Our community, our country and the world struggle to respond to this ubiquitous pandemic. The virtual gallery will be ongoing with new submissions added each week. Keep checking back to see what’s being created or captured in your neighbourhood.

Opening Reception: Shifting Landscapes – CANCELLED

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

Opportunity: Call for Exhibition Proposals, 2021/22

Deadline June 30, 2020. We welcome proposals each year for the Doris Crowston Gallery at the Sechelt Art Centre. We encourage proposals for exhibitions and artwork that will challenge visitors, provoke conversation and connect to pressing concerns of our time. More information here.

Opportunity: 2020 Creative Expression During Social Distancing

DIGITAL EXHIBITION at GPAG. We invite all ages to connect with community, provide an opportunity for you to share your feelings through art during this historical moment we all find ourselves in. We welcome digital files of ORIGINAL ARTWORK you have created in response to Covid-19 during times of physical distancing. Photography, visual arts, spoken word video, dance video… it’s up to you. Show us what’s happening in your studio or on the streets in your community.

Opening Reception: Pour Your Heart Out – GALLERY CLOSED

Until further notice. 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

Art Exhibition: PR – Nina Mussellam: Explorations in Fibre – GALLERY CLOSED

to May 1st. 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.

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