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Present Tense 2024 | Opening Reception

Join us for the opening reception of Present Tense on Saturday, June 29th, 2pm – 4pm. All are welcome to attend to help us celebrate the participating artists and the creativity in our community!

Present Tense is a popular annual exhibition running June 27th – July 28th. All GPAG members have been invited to submit one piece of art in any medium or theme, including paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, mixed media, sculpture, fibre arts, wood work, and more! In addition to Present Tense in the Main Gallery and Eve Smart Gallery, artists have also been invited to submit up to six pieces of artwork to our Members’ Tiny Exhibition in Joe’s Lounge. Come check out both Present Tense and the Members’ Tiny Exhibition during the opening reception on the 29th!

GPAG Members’ Art Exhibition | PRESENT TENSE 2024

June 27th – July 28th. Our popular annual exhibition Present Tense is back! All GPAG members have been invited to submit one piece of artwork in any medium or theme for display in Present Tense. The purpose of this exhibition is to celebrate the recent creative work of our GPAG members, to fundraise for local artists, and to support our work as a public art gallery. This year we have also partnered with the Coast Cultural Alliance’s Purple Banner program to highlight artists with open studios, and we have introduced an optional theme of ‘Celebrating the Sea’. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the wide variety of creative work in our community!

Join us on Saturday, June 29th, 2pm – 4pm, for the opening reception of Present Tense. All are welcome!

Forst Pottery Studio: Pottery on the Wheel

Six, 2 hour classes. This course focuses on developing wheel throwing skills. Projects like cups, small bowls and baking dishes focus on foundational skills such as centering and shaping. Glazing techniques will be covered in the last session.

Contact instructor Pat Forst for more info here.

Art Show

Elegant and unique silver and gold jewellery by Nora Prevost at Imagina Design;
Whimsical and colourful creations crafted from a variety of materials by Marianne Hansen; and Funky ceramic bird houses and other creative pottery designs by Anne Crook.

Hackett Park Artisan Fair

The Hackett Park Artisan Fair is an annual gathering of local and regional vendors. The Fair has been an annual tradition on the Coast for 34 years, and attracts close to 5000 visitors seeking to discover the creations of artisans who are jury selected based on talent, originality, and the unique items they have to offer for sale. In keeping with our ongoing tradition, the fair will coincide with the popular Festival of the Written Arts (August 11th-14th, 2022, celebrating 40 years!)
This year’s Fair will take place in the lower field of Hackett Park and at the Arts Centre.
We will have live musicians in Hackett Park’s new amphitheatre and fun activities at the Arts Centre. There will be a large variety of artisans, artists, entertainers, and food vendors!
Entrance by donation!

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