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Gallery & Fine Art Printery: Evening with Artists

This gathering is more than just a meet-and-greet; it’s a chance to delve into the world of fine printing. Whether you’re new to art printing or a seasoned professional, this evening has something for everyone.
🎨 Explore Our New Printery:
– See our state-of-the-art equipment
– Learn about fast turnaround times and our commitment to local artists
– Receive a discount card for your future printing needs

Ed Hill: Special Guest
– Gain valuable insights as Ed Hill shares tips and tricks for retail success while staying true to your artistic integrity.

This is your opportunity to connect with fellow artists, ask questions about the printing process, and see how we can help bring your masterpieces to life.

Let’s celebrate art and community together. We can’t wait to see you there!

Art Exhibition: LINDA SUFFIDY | Strata

Fragile, intelligent and persistent, nature can teach us about survival as we look into deep time in both the past and future. With climate change and the global environmental crisis, Suffidy’s work is an expression of hope, illustrating the resiliency of ancient flora and fauna lineages. Sculptural carved paintings and the drawings derived from them represent these ancient species, which are simultaneously ancient fossils, contemporary objects, and artifacts for the future.

Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, February 17th, 2 pm – 4 pm. All are welcome!

Art Exhibition: EZMINA SAMAROO | Distant Shores New Horizons (oils)

In celebration of Black History Month, 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. Told through landscapes and seascapes, Ezmina Samaroo’s exhibition illustrates what it is like to leave behind all that is familiar to arrive at distant shores. The movement of peoples is a complex story, shared by immigrants, refugees and enslaved peoples of the world. Through Samaroo’s lens, it is a story not of despair and fear, but of courage, resolve and determination. An exhibition in Joe’s Lounge.

Josh J Searles

Reflections Of Spain. An evening of Classical Guitar. Enjoy music from Spain including Albeniz and Sanz De La Maza, Villa Lobos and Machado from Brazil and more.

Heritage Playhouse: BELT It Out – 2 SHOWS

Jan 19 & 20.  The Sunshine Coast’s BELT band is buckling up for two shows featuring epic rock at the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons.

The BELT youth rock band — which had its debut at Rogue Fest last summer — is redefining grunge and progressive rock for a new generation.

BELT is Julian Bailey, Brielle Taylor, Jack Davis and Joshua Paolozza: all Coast teens who weave deep meaning into lavish melodies, blurring thematic boundaries and crossing musical borders.

See BELT in action on the band’s web page: https://beltitout.ca.

Tickets ($25) are available at Strait Music in Sechelt, online at https://tickets.beltitout.ca and in-person (cash only) at the door. Both shows start at 7:00 p.m.

Seaside Centre: Sechelt Winter Market

Saturdays, 10am-2pm. With a variety of vibrant local vendors.

Brought to you by The Farm, SCREDO, District of Sechelt & Sechelt Downtown Business Association.

PRESENT TENSE MEMBERS EXHIBITION

Our popular annual exhibition Present Tense features the creative work of GPAG members in all mediums.

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! Join us on Saturday, Dec 2nd, 12pm – 2pm for the opening reception.

PRESENT TENSE MEMBERS EXHIBITION | Drop off November 23rd

Time to start working on your Present Tense submissions! Our popular annual GPAG members’ exhibition runs November 30th – December 23. We hope you will join us!

Submissions in any medium (one work per member) will be accepted November 23 – 26th, from 11am – 4pm. Please do not drop off submissions before November 23rd. Please read the submission guidelines carefully and fill out an entry form before dropping off your submission (available online or at the Gallery). Check out our website for more information and for guidelines. Entry to this exhibition is free and open to all current GPAG members. You can renew your membership online or in person at GPAG. We look forward to seeing your work!

Art Exhibition: Cath Hughes – Re-Wildings

November 24 – December 22, 2023
Cath Hughes
Re-Wildings
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?

Seaside Centre: Sechelt Winter Market

Saturdays to Dec 23rd, 10am-2pm. Vibrant local vendors and some community joy leading up to Christmas.

Brought to you by The Farm, SCREDO, District of Sechelt & Sechelt Downtown Business Association.

Art Exhibition: Sketches For Investment Plans-Aileen Bahmanipour

Aileen Bahmanipour- For Investment Plans

Opening Reception + Artist Talk: Friday, Nov 24th @ 5pm

Her creative process is entangled with images, how and why we make them, and how we interact with them. Since 2009 when the Iranian regime’s restrictions maximized Internet filters, her practice became obsessed with the diagrammatic imagery that was available to her through limited access to information. Perhaps because they were neutral, and not political at all. She recycles diagrammatic imagery to make new circuits and patent files of non-functional systems that blur the borders, and transforms these diagrams into different visual forms of study in systematic non-functionality and stupidity.

Art Exhibition: Sketches For Investment Plans-Aileen Bahmanipour

Aileen Bahmanipour- For Investment Plans

Opening Reception + Artist Talk: Friday, Nov 24th @ 5pm

Her creative process is entangled with images, how and why we make them, and how we interact with them. Since 2009 when the Iranian regime’s restrictions maximized Internet filters, her practice became obsessed with the diagrammatic imagery that was available to her through limited access to information. Perhaps because they were neutral, and not political at all. She recycles diagrammatic imagery to make new circuits and patent files of non-functional systems that blur the borders, and transforms these diagrams into different visual forms of study in systematic non-functionality and stupidity.

Let’s Gather – Canvas-On-A-Plate Long Table Dinner

2 seatings, 5:00pm and 7:30pm. Join us for a beautifully curated meal to celebrate an artistic weekend. You will be greeted upon arrival with canapes and surprise activity. We will be serving up 3 artistically composed dishes and yes we will accommodate to allergies.

For those who are interested in drinks as well, we are offering one cocktail inspired by the ART CRAWL theme and one glass of wine per person. There will be a mocktails option where we will provide 2 different mocktails to pair with your meal.

More information and sign up here.

PR – Life Drawing

Tuesdays – Drop In. All artistic levels are welcome!

To participate in Life Drawing:​
All models and artists/guests must sign the weekly attendance sheet.
The use of pencil, pen, chalk, paint or charcoal is permitted.
Please refrain from using liquid mediums.
If you are interested in modeling or have any questions or concerns,
please text or phone Steve at 604-414-7817

Creative Sundays with Allyson Clay: Working with Text + Image

Sunday, October 29
1:00PM – 4:00 PM
Working with Text + Image with Allyson Clay

This workshop is held in conjunction with Allyson Clay’s small survey exhibition, Flow. From paintings, photographs, video, and print based works, her work has remained committed to making relationships between images and texts. This workshop will share her approach to working with text and image.

Max 12 students
The cost to attend the workshop is free for members ($25 for non-members)

Creative Sundays with Jennifer Love: Introduction to Collage

Sunday, November 26
1:00PM – 4:00 PM
Introduction to Collage from Jennifer Love

For most of her life, collage has been Jennifer’s fundamental art process. In this afternoon workshop, you will learn her current basic methods, using an assortment of paper ephemera (handprinted papers, music scores, dictionary pages, magazine text, etc), to compose simple abstract collages.
You will complete the workshop with several one-of-a kind mini artworks (which can be mounted on cards or framed), and lots of ideas for larger collages.

Max 12 students
The cost to attend the workshop is free for members ($25 for non-members)

EDZY EDZED, PIERRE LEICHNER, BILL WESTWELL | A Mysterious Attraction

In this body of work the artists explore the force of gravity artistically. This mixed media presentation aims to engage viewers visually and physically in the experience. These works are imaginative representations, however each of the works was made using gravitational force directly and some can be activated by it.

The works are informed by abstract expressionism, spin, and fluid art. An interest in art and science brought these artists together, sharing a curiosity about the visible and invisible world around us.

Creative Sundays with Sheri Peters: Acrylics + Abstraction

Sunday, September 24
1:00PM – 4:00 PM
Acrylics + Abstraction with Sheri Peters
Join Sheri Peters for a fun exploration into acrylic abstract painting with artist Sheri Peters. This will be a playful class where we break free of conventional painting and is ideal for beginners who are curious about abstract art, pattern making and color. Supplies are an addition $10 paid directly to the instructor. Students will leave with 2 canvases: (5×7 mini canvas to warm up on, playing with patterns and shapes) (8 x10 project canvas). Please bring Notebook, to test colors, and make brief sketches. An apron is optional.

Max 12 students
The cost to attend the workshop is free for members ($25/non)

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