Above & Beyond
My Artist’s Corner is a collective of artists living with mental health issues who embrace and promote art as a limitless tool for self-expression and as a vital tool for recovery. Above & Beyond explores the beauties of the natural world, specifically those linked to the theme of ‘Galaxy’. We invite viewers to linger, observe, and immerse themselves in the colours, textures and uniqueness of each painting. The lone naked eye is not capable of seeing all of the universe’s bounty at once and we believe this idea can also be applied to MAC and the stigma against mental health. You cannot fully appreciate any person, place or thing until it is given the time to be acknowledged and heard; only then will it reveal its true self.
Opening reception will be held Tuesday January 8th, from 6—8pm. Everyone is welcome!
January 22–February 3
The Path to Nirvana
Painters Jenna Lamont, oil & acrylic, and Sioux Bonderove, watercolour, invite you to take a journey to the divine through their ethereal and contemplative works of art. Incorporating spiritual iconography & mythological figures into dreamlike worlds of colour & texture, these works aim to sooth the soul & offer a moment of peace & joy.
Opening reception on Tuesday January 22nd, from 6—8pm. All are welcome!
North Shore Needle Arts Guild
The North Shore Needle Arts Guild is dedicated to promoting all forms of needle art while fostering the talents of its members. This delightful exhibit showcases a number of artists in a wide variety of textile/needle art genres including embroidery, felting, cross stitch, bead work, crewel, petit point, hardanger, canvas work and so much more.
Opening reception will be Tuesday February 5th, from 6—8pm. Everyone is welcome!
February 19–March 10
Looking from the Outside
Painter/print maker Greg Allen muses on his inspiration and body of work: “The Pacific westcoast is an extremely vibrant and exciting environment. To some, it may appear gray and dull, but as an artist, I see it differently. When I look at the coastline, I feel an unsettling energy that permeates every piece of driftwood, jagged rock, or gnarled tree. It is this energy that I try to represent through my work.”
Opening reception will be held on Tuesday February 19th, from 6—8pm. All are wlcome!
Don’t miss Block Printing 101 on Sunday March 24. Greg Allen shares his skill and knowledge in a block printing workshop for beginners. Supplies provided.
Registration: $10. Call 604-925-7292. Space is limited.
UPDATE: This workshop is full.
Imagery in Colour and Ceramic
Two very talented artists explore representational and symbolic imagery in two very different disciplines. Roohy Marandi creates elegant ceramic sculptures & pottery employing emotive imagery & unexpected finishes. Nazanin Sadeghi’s beautifully detailed watercolour paintings use the imagery of love-blind birds courting potential mates which are in reality only sculptures or reflections, to explore human relationships.
Opening reception on Tuesday March 12th, from 6—8pm. All are welcome!
Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation 2013
The Vancouver Guild of Fibre Arts & fibreEssence are delighted to offer the 5th annual juried exhibition of textile art inspired by the cherry blossom. As part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, the exhibit is ever-changing, thought-provoking & breathtaking; unfolding as the blossoms blanket Vancouver. Artists from across Canada, the USA & Japan have created an international celebration of a very special spring event. Ranging from whimsical to heavenly, works include delicate images on silk, robust sculptures, textile books, & wearable art. Artists will be in the gallery every Saturday and Sunday throughout the exhibit’s run, demonstrating a variety of techniques.
Opening reception: Tuesday April 2nd, from 6—8pm. Everyone is welcome!
April 23 – May 12
West Van Crows
Sharon Christian is a former long-time resident of West Vancouver and bird lover. For nearly 2 decades she has been particularly fascinated with crows, and over the years came to know them as individuals and families with distinct personalities and characters. In this wonderful show Sharon portrays some of her best loved crows, in their natural environs around West Vancouver.
Opening reception: Tuesday April 23rd, from 6—8pm. All are welcome!
May 14 – June 2
3 Photographers: Expressions of Nature
The art of photography has evolved greatly since it’s inception in 1790. Today, artists have access to numerous tools & resources to create unique work. Photographers Karen Evans, Rita Hernandez, and Elaine Hunter, use a variety of techniques to manipulate & enhance the images of nature they find inspiring; drawing forth the subject’s spirit & enriching the piece’s narrative, while challenging us to view the world in a new light.
Opening reception: Tuesday May 14th, from 6—8pm. All are welcome!
June 4 – 23
Skylight and Cloud Shadows
The exhibition “Skylight and Cloud Shadows” will showcase Ximeng Guo’s series of paintings featuring a combination of motifs including plants, rocks, lotus, water lilies, ponds and birds. In her expressive-realist brush strokes, Ximeng unveils the beauty of a translucent garden scenery dappled with sunlight and hovering clouds; and explores a visual expression that evoke memories and expand imaginations.
Opening reception: Tuesday June 4th, from 6—8pm. Everyone welcome!
June 25 – July 14
Ekta Nadeau and Leanne Christie commit to display their most successful & honest works. Ekta’s vision transforms her clay into powerful, sensuous forms which she nurtures to life on the wheel & through her exquisite glazing techniques. Leanne’s paintings seductively reveal themselves through their subtle colouration which are breathed into life via her strong & confident brushwork. Ekta & Leanne have married themselves to provide not a transient experience but one of rawness & authenticity.
Opening reception: Tuesday June 25th, from 6—8pm. All are welcome!