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
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
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.
Hennie Aikman June Boyle Brenda Caswell Karen Caswell Margaret Kelly
Gayle Lobban Pippa Moore Karrie Phelps Jesse Schut Gail Tellett
Recent highly textural abstracts in mixed media/encaustics on wood panel, that evoke architecture, forces of nature, and chipped, faded cartoon illustrations. Artist/illustrator known also as Rabideye.com mixes vibrant color, found materials, strong quasi-geometric shapes/ lines, as well as text in his third solo show at VIU. Meet the artist at the opening on March 26. Work on display Mon-Fri 8am-8pm at Vancouver Island University Powell River campus until April 24, 2020. Most works will be for sale.
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. Show runs to April 12th.
Vancouver’s Carylann Loeppky is a fine art painter. Her compelling portraits and figurative paintings focus on the feminine form, charm and illusions.
Inspired by 17th century french court painters and 20th century french surrealists, Loeppky draws on classical techniques to bring the canvas to life. Her figures haunt you with their gaze, please you with their poses and bewilder you with their secrets.
‘Blind Contour Homage’ (oils) by Marlene Lowden, ‘Veil’ (sculpture) by Lucja Barker and ‘What Lies Beneath’ (pastels) by Louise Valentine. Exhibition closes Sunday March 8.
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. Show ends March 8th
Pop by the Kube between 6-9pm to meet the artist and view her vibrant collection of paintings and fibre arts.
Colourful Distraction is a meditation on focus and avoidance. The push and pull to engage and disengage. Compositions created from within the climate of frayed attentions, for wandering minds worshipping many things. Distract yourself for a moment in this work.
Haley Hunt-Brondwin is a visual artist and designer from the west coast of BC, currently splitting her time between Vancouver and Powell River. http://www.haleyhb.com
This Art Opening features many Dynamic Acrylic Paintings of Vintage Machinery incorporated into our local landscapes. Drop In to meet the artist Doug Jinkerson to find out some background of where these hidden relics have been found.
first Thursday of the month. Join us at Redecor + Design! Opening Night – Artist Mardell Rampton and her watercolors inspired by the west coast sea and sky.
“I paint intuitively, the brushstrokes and colour choices capturing nuances of colour, suggestions of texture, the feeling of sanctuary that spending time in nature evokes.”
50/50 art show – Artists Zac Harding and Jon Izen will be having a creative explosion of an art show at the Gumboot Cafe in Roberts Creek, on the Sunshine Coast. 50 pieces by Jon, 50 pieces by Zac, $50 each, 50% to BC Cancer Foundation!! Show runs to March 1st.
Luke has collaborated with over 100 different artists to date, including collaborations with Qavavau Manumie from Cape Dorset, Nunavut. Luke exhibits internationally and works as a freelance illustrator, designer, painter, animator, and muralist. Show runs to March 7th.
Reception 2-4pm. Graffiti Demos 4-6pm. Each canvas is an explosion of abstract colours from decades old graffiti; images that have come and gone. Their layered remains, exhumed, become the captured focus of our show: The Ghosts of Graffiti. Exhibition ends Sunday February 9
The opening reception for the Friends of the Gallery exhibition is one great party that celebrates arts on the Sunshine Coast. With over 120 art pieces in the exhibition, it’s a not-to-miss event that starts out the new year. The exhibition runs January 3 – February 2, 2020.
Emerging artists Zac Harding (16yrs) inspired by street art, animation, the great outdoors and quirky characters & Bela Ord (18 yrs) artist who uses pens, pastels and wood pencils to draw oddly charming, other worldly creatures. Live music by ‘Anagram’, Anna Lumiere & Graham Ord.