These exhibitions of work by artists in our community are on view in the Silk Purse Arts Centre.

Current & upcoming shows

    • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    • Sunday, February 12, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre

    While the view outside our windows and doors differs for each individual, Art allows us to see the world from another perspective & recognize the similarities & differences. In this exhibition, two distinct artists present contemplative studies of their views of the world outside. Elaheh Jorabchi's oil paintings explore the dynamic energy she sees in nature with textured & wild application of paint & almost surreal colour. Wan Li Zhang's oil & acrylic paintings examine her relationship with nature & the world through pensive gazes through windows using dramatic lighting & colour. Come see the world through new eyes.

    Opening reception: Tuesday, January 24th, from 6-8pm

    • Tuesday, February 14, 2017
    • Sunday, March 05, 2017
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre

    We are inviting established & aspiring
    artists to submit work for SPECTRUM, an Open Invitation Exhibition celebrating the varied & diverse of artists in our community! The first 25 artists to submit their work will be selected for this special 3 week exhibition, ending during the North Shore Art Crawl!  We hope to encourage members of our community to share their talents for all to see. There will be a People's Choice Award of an Opus Gift card for the artwork that receives the most votes from visitors to the gallery. Art lovers-support creativity in our community & vote for your favourite work of art!
    Submission details here

    Opening reception: Tuesday, February 24th, from 6-8pm

    • Tuesday, March 07, 2017
    • Sunday, March 19, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre

    Painter Tiffany Blaise's Storm series explores the beauty in
    disaster. Like a snapshot, the paintings capture a moment & convey a narrative utilizing the key themes of movement & transformation. The clouds fill most of the canvas, leaving only a sliver of horizon to ground the work, making the clouds feel powerful & dominant. Full of contradictions, the storm series juxtaposes large & small, dark & light.
    Vancouver-based Blaise uses layer upon layer of oil paint to create a luminous & sumptuous effect while introducing movement through blending & mixing. While each piece is being painted it evolves & transitions quickly, like an approaching storm.

    Opening reception: Tuesday, March 7th, from 6-8pm

    • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    • Sunday, April 09, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre
    Spring is here with the return of one of our most popular exhibitions, Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation. This is the 9th annual exhibition of textile art inspired by the cherry blossom, juried by The Vancouver Guild of Fibre Arts. This community favourite exhibition is an official event in the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. Marvel at all the beautiful & intricate works of art in a variety of mediums including quilting, needle work, fashion & more! 
    Artists will give live demos every weekend during the exhibition.
    Opening reception: Tuesday, March 21st, from 6-8pm


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