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Kube: Opening Reception: E.R. Gott ‘Call of the Wild’

Join us for the opening reception of Victoria-based artist E.R. Gott’s ‘Call of the Wild’

Deriving from war time propaganda posters themes like Victory, Strength, Duty, Idealized Utopian prosperity and the manner in which they manipulate our emotions and desires. Much of this work explores the utopian idea that being able see things in a puritan absolute manner can be persuasive and yet in the layers and textures applied to the work, E.R. Gott seems to also remind us there is always a more nuanced view to be understood.

Meet the Artist | EZMINA SAMAROO

Meet the artist Ezmina Samaroo on Saturday Feb 3rd, 2pm – 4pm. Samaroo’s exhibition Distant Shores New Horizons tells of the artist’s journey from Africa to England to the prairies of Canada, ending with her settling on Canada’s west coast. An exhibition in celebration of Black History Month, located in Joe’s Lounge.

Born in Mombasa, Kenya with ancestral roots in India, Ezmina Samaroo spent many years in London, UK before finding her new home in Canada. Her artwork is inspired by the colors, sights, smells, sounds, and feelings of the changing landscapes and countries around her. Samaroo works primarily in oils whilst exploring a variety of other mediums. Her aim is to highlight the essence of the world as she sees it, through simplicity with a focus on shape, line and form.

PR – qathet Art Centre: Opening Reception and Talk: Peter Gynd Exhibition – 10989 Dunlop Road

Reception 6-8pm; Talk 7pm. Known for his expressive and abstracted landscape paintings, Peter Gynd’s work is often a ‘long look’ at a particular subject. 10989 Dunlop Road focuses on a series of paintings Gynd made from his mother garden in kwekwenis (Lang Bay). In this series—collectively titled after the location’s address—Gynd presents multiple iterations on a grouping of trees surrounding the entrance to the south-of-town property.

Meet the Artist | Hiroshi Shimazaki

Sundays to Feb 11th – 2pm – 4pm. Meet GPAG exhibiting artist Hiroshi Shimazaki (The World As I See It) to ask questions and hear about his watercolour work and process.

Shimazaki will be in attendance on Sundays throughout his exhibition from 2 pm – 4 pm to speak with visitors and answer any questions you may have. We hope you will join us!

Sunday, January 21, 2pm – 4pm
Sunday, January 28, 2pm – 4pm
Sunday, February 4, 2pm – 4pm
Sunday, February 11, 2pm – 4pm

Opening Reception – Arleigh Wood ‘Shelter from the storm’

Join us for the opening reception of Vancouver-based artist Arleigh Wood’s ‘Shelter from the storm.’

My work speaks to ideas of home – where we feel at home, how the landscape around us creates a home, the body as home, the spirit as home, childhood memories of home and displacement from home. On a larger scale these works relate to the climate crisis and the realization that the earth is home and the emotions that surround witnessing it’s deterioration. I visited the Jökulsárlón floating glaciers in Iceland up close and witnessed a large piece of the glacier cleave off into the water. This struck me to the core, the loss, the inevitable change to come.

Show runs until January 31st.

PRESENT TENSE | Opening Reception

Join us on Saturday, Dec 2nd, from 12pm – 2pm for conversation and light refreshments at the opening reception of Present Tense!

Present Tense is a celebration of the creativity of our members, as well as a fundraiser for local artists and for GPAG. Members have been invited to submit one original piece for this show in the Main Gallery and up to four pieces of tiny art in Joe’s Lounge (formerly the library lounge). This exhibition includes paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, sculpture, fibre arts, wood work, and much more!

The Kube – Opening Reception: Richelle Greabeiel – The Waves Broke on the Shore

Vancouver-based Richelle Greabeiel brings us a site-specific installation that invites the viewer to consider what value might be held in the physicality of a found object and simultaneously within impermanence, and negative space/emptiness the installation’s chosen materiality considers Gibsons’ history as the first site in so called British Columbia to begin accepting styrofoam at it’s recycling depot. Additionally, copper is used to reference the Britannia Copper Mine’s role in the contamination of the Átl’ka7tsem (Howe Sound) which surrounds Gibsons; the mine was closed in 1974.

PR – Artique Winter Salon

An evening of art, music, refreshments, artists and guest artists. All patrons, friends and neighbors welcome. Come see our newest creations and meet the artists. Artique Gallery 6820 Alberni Street Powell River 604 485 4837 Thursday November 23, 2023 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Art Exhibition: Cath Hughes – Re-Wildings

November 24 – December 22, 2023
Cath Hughes
Reception + Artist Talk: Friday, November 24th at 5pm

Re-Wildings is an exhibition of work by Cath Hughes developed in response to issues of climate change, and a questioning as to what this term might mean, both for civilization, and for us as individuals. How can we ‘re-wild’ ourselves and our planet, to find fecundity of our imaginations, our hearts, and our habitats?

PR – Artifact Gallery – Open House & Group Show

Artifact Gallery is qathet’s newest art gallery, and we are excited to welcome the community for a lovely and festive evening of new artworks, meet & greet with the artists, mulled cider & refreshments, and music!
Artifact Gallery showcases a carefully curated group of local artists and artisans, offering a beautiful and high quality selection of paintings, jewellery, crystals, apothecary, sculptures, antiques, and more.

GPAG: A Toast to GPAG Celebration!

Please join us to celebrate our 20th Anniversary with a toast to artists, members, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters. With bubbles (sparkling wine or non-alcoholic options) and cake! Free and open to all, no RSVP required.

Meet the Artists: In This Together

Sunshine Coast Pride Exhibition curated by Anna Nobile. All 2SLGBTQIA+ artists, emerging artists, makers, and creatives located on the Sunshine Coast, including the upper Coast and qathet (Powell River), are exhibit their artwork.

Art Exhibition: Japanese Views – Glenn Lewis and Naoko Fukumaru

May 19 – June 17, 2023

Glenn Lewis and Naoko Fukumaru
Japanese Views
Artist Talk + Reception: Friday May 19th at 5pm

Glenn Lewis and Naoko Fukumaru began ceramic collaborations in early 2020 with Fukumaru applying Kintsugi mending to ceramics either made or collected by Lewis. Kintsugi is a five-hundred-year-old Japanese method of mending damaged ceramics using special Urushi tree sap (lacquer) dusted with gold powder to highlight (rather than hide) restorations.

Art Exhibition: En Masse – Aileen Vantomme

May 19 – June 17, 2023

Aileen Vantomme
En Masse
Artist Talk + Reception: Friday May 19th at 5pm

En Masse is an exhibition of ceramic works inspired by the ubiquitous sea shell: from the calming effects discovered through the search and collection of individual specimens, to the descriptive qualities when considered collectively. The exhibit includes works from three ongoing series: a grouping of vessels found in Keepsakes, the wall-mounted panels of Collected and the ceramic sculptures of Midden.

Art Exhibition: Gibsons Library – Elin Jonsson

May 1-31. Elin began her career as an illustrator for the largest bohemian music festival in Sweden called Peace & Love. Her work has become more ethereal and draws inspiration from Swedish folklore and are painted directly onto wood panels.

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