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April 2017

Community Art Exhibit Opening Reception

April 1 @ 3:00 PM - June 2 @ 5:00 PM
Anvil Centre Community Art Space, 777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 1B6 Canada
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Community April 1, 2017 to June 2, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday April 1, 3:00 - 5:00pm LitFest New West has partnered with the City of New Westminster’s Arts Services to present an exhibition by local artists and writers. Each artist has been paired with a writer to create work that is inspired by a text-based piece, reflecting the theme of Community through visual and literary forms. Join us for the opening reception and a special reading on April 1 at…

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Inspiring Preservation: An Alternate Perspective

April 8 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Van Dop Gallery, 421 Richmond Street
New Westminster, British Columbia Canada
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Van Dop Gallery Presents Desirée Patterson for the Capture Photography 2017 in New Westminster. ' Inspiring Preservation: An Alternate Perspective ' Vancouver based, photographic artist Desirée Patterson, will communicate the narrative of humanity’s reliance on and the degradation of our environment through her lens-based series of digitally, collaged compositions. The goal of this exhibition will be to foster awareness for the importance of environmental preservation while maintaining a subjective experience for the audience. Twelve to Fifteen pieces, varying in dimensions,…

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Desiree Patterson: Capture Photography Festival Opening Exhibition

April 8 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Van Dop Gallery, 421 Richmond Street
New Westminster, British Columbia Canada
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DESIRÉE PATTERSON An Exhibition for the Capture Photography Festival Van Dop Gallery features the ephemeral works of Vancouver photographer Desirée Patterson in an exhibition confronting ideas of environmental awareness and the human relationship to the natural world. "Desirée's work is visually arresting and speaks to ideas of environmental stewardship and preservation through the act of artmaking and photography. An important and relevant body of work highlighting contemporary issues." This poignant exhibition  runs concurrently with Earth Day celebrations on April 14th as…

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Live Drawing with Fiona Tang

April 22 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Gallery at Queen’s Park, 3rd Avenue
New Westminster, British Columbia Canada
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The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present a live drawing with Fiona Tang. The drawing sessions will take place during the weekends, starting April 22nd & 23rd, and continue on April 29th & 30th. The creatures of Fiona Tang’s solo exhibition, “Charcoal Gone Wild”, aim to minimize the distance between humans and animals, highlighting the viewer’s relationship to Charismatic megafauna. Tang engages the viewer physically through use of scale, intense gestural mark makings, and the use of trompe…

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The Art Together Show: Here We Go!

April 27 - June 10
700 Royal Avenue, Fourth Floor North, 700 Royal Avenue
New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 5Z5 Canada
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Come to the Amelia Douglas Gallery at Douglas College and explore works by artists with and without developmental disabilities. Presented by L'Arche Greater Vancouver. Make sure to register for the opening reception (complete with refreshments, cash bar, and live music) on April 27th, at 4:30-7:30 PM and the artists' talk on May 11, at 8:00 PM.

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May 2017

BRIDGE Opening Reception

May 20 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
New Media Gallery, 777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6 Canada
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When did we begin building bridges?  The first was likely a tree downed by a storm, then branches lashed together, or piled stones.  Over time bridge-building taught us tension, compression, suspension, balance and connection. At some point the bridge became a powerful metaphor, transformed and expressed through our ability to visualize concepts by invoking striking comparisons. The bridge in all its manifestations exemplifies the search for connectivity (or lack of) in both the physical and metaphysical worlds and through the realm of imagination. In this exhibition…

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Pussy Willows Vase Paint & Sip Pint Night – Light Appies Included

May 26 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
100 Braid Street Studios, 100 Braid Street
New Westminster , British Columbia V3L 3P4 Canada
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Pussy Willow Vase Paint & Pint Night 7:00-9:30pm Have we got a treat for you New Westminster!  This new painting is exclusive to 100 Braid St Studios and is a wonderful celebration of our beautiful city.  You'll be able to enjoy a glass of wine or beer & light appies while painting your very own masterpiece. We provide all the paint supplies and our artist takes you step by step through the painting. We promise that even those who say…

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June 2017

First Saturday Open Art Studios – Meet Our Artists in their Studios

June 3 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
100 Braid Street Studios, 100 Braid Street
New Westminster , British Columbia V3L 3P4 Canada
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We are part of First Saturday Open Studios which means we throw open the doors of the studio on the First Saturday of each month. The hours we're open are an opportunity to visit artists in their workspace with the goal of building connections between artists and the public. It is a chance to visit our unique art studio in a former winery and check out our artists' working studios, ask questions, and learn about techniques. First Saturday Open Studios…

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Vancouver Skyline Paint & Sip Pint Night – Appies included

June 9 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
100 Braid Street Studios, 100 Braid Street
New Westminster , British Columbia V3L 3P4 Canada
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Vancouver Skyline Paint & Pint Night 7:00-9:30pm As the third most beautiful city in the world we just have to create a painting that celebrates the skyline of Vancouver where we are privileged to live. You'll be able to enjoy a bottle of craft beer or a glass of wine, & light appies while painting your very own masterpiece.  We provide all the paint supplies and our artist takes you step by step through the painting. No painting skills necessary,just…

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Red Fox Drum Group Workshop

June 25 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Celebrate National Aboriginal Day with us! Red Fox Healthy Living Society drum leaders Phabion, Kat and Darius will take you through traditional Aboriginal drum etiquette, some traditional dancing around the drum, and teaching playful songs that can be performed together to create connection and community. All ages. ArtStarts on Saturdays and ArtStarts at River Market are monthly events for families, featuring free, fun, 45-minute creative arts workshops with some of the best children’s artists. Sessions start at 11am and 1pm.…

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