Jasna Sokolovic’s and Noel O’Connell’s projects offer an alternative perception to overlooked everyday landscapes by highlighting the hidden potential of places, buildings and objects. They are discreet invitations to explore, collaborate and play with the intent of inspiring consciousness and curiosity. The work included in this show is the product of new material exploration in paper pulp and how it can be recycled and combined with other materials such as ceramics into new contexts, with a particular focus on lighting and wall-treatments. For more information visit www.circlecraft.net.
Gallery and visual arts
A Matter OF LIGHT
Visitez la galerie de la Fédération des artistes canadiens et admirez une exposition présentant divers sujets abstraits représentés sur de grandes toiles, au moyen de différentes techniques. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, visitez le www.artists.ca
Circle Craft Student Scholarship Exhibition
Circle Craft Co-op Gallery | 1666 Johnston Street
Fri – Sun 10am – 7pm | Free
Circle Craft Cooperative Association in pleased to present their annual Student Scholarships Exhibition featuring Magaly Nevarez, Vancouver Community College: Jewellery; Samantha Knopp, Emily Carr: Ceramics; Asta Kovanen, Capilano University: Textiles; Eben Finer, Selkirk College: Metal.
Presented by Circle Craft Cooperative Association | circlecraft.net
Crafting at make on Granville Island
make | 1648 Duranleau Street
Fri – Sun 11am – 4pm | Free
Free craft-making using up-cycled materials. You’ll be sure to walk out with a gift for someone you love!
Presented by make | makevancouver.com
Gallery of BC Ceramics presents ‘Fired Up’, a group show featuring the works of eleven different artists celebrating 30 years of ceramics. These artists sometimes fire up their ovens together, although each piece is hand-crafted individually. Opening night is March 6 from 5pm to 7pm. For more information, visit www.bcpotters.com.
Granville Island – an innovative idea exchange: Powered by PechaKucha
Net Loft Shops| 1661 Duranleau Street, entrance on Johnston Street across from the Public Market
Sat, Doors open 8pm, event starts 8:30pm | $15 inclusive | Cash bar provided by Liberty Wine Merchants | ages: 19+
Experience an innovative idea exchange with Granville Island artists, artisans, architects, designers, actors, directors, curators and producers. The first PechaKucha was devised in 2003 by architects in Tokyo to attract people to their experimental event space, to exchange ideas and to show their work to the public. Since then hundreds of cities have hosted PechaKucha nights worldwide. The format is concise and fast-paced to allow for multiple-speakers and ideas. Speakers present 20 images of their work and talk about each image for up to 20 seconds. Total presentation time: 6 min & 40 sec per speaker.
Confirmed speakers to date:
Bill Millerd, Arts Club Theatre Company
Cheryl Hamilton, i.e. creative
Kevin Head, Kroma Acrylic Paints
Federico Méndez-Castro, Dalberia Wood and Fine Objects
Kristina Lemieux, The Tomorrow Collective
Rachelle Cashato, Granville Island Hat Store
John Sanders, Origins Organic Coffee
Presented by Granville Island | Tickets: pechakucha.brownpapertickets.com
Group Christmas Show
All the artists in the Dundarave Printmakers Collective will be submitting their work to the gallery for the Group Christmas Show. Drop by and see original prints made by local artists; for more information visit www.dundaraveprintworkshop.ca.
Haida Carver: Clarence Mills
Ocean Artworks | Johnston Street
Fri – Sun 11am – 4pm | Free
Watch Haida carver Clarence Mills as he transforms logs into monumental totem poles and works of art.
Hyperflat is a survey of Artist Jeannie Thib’s extensive investigation into ornamental motifs. Thib’s work borrows decorative patterns from textiles and domestic surfaces, reconstitutes them through operations of cutting and piling, and reinvents them with magnification, repetition and excision. In doing so, the artist translates historical designs into contemporary industrial materials and extends them into three-dimensional, sculptural forms. For more information visit www.chscott.ecuad.ca.
I HEART ART
Ainsworth Custom Design | 1243 Cartwright Street
Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 12pm – 6pm, Sun 12pm – 5pm | Opening Night Sat 5pm – 8pm | Free
The "I HEART ART" show was conceived and is coordinated by Roxanne Gagnon, an Arts Umbrella artistic director, instructor and participant in the show. The "why" behind "I HEART ART": "It is important to share what we do as artists in our everyday lives and what we experiment with in our artistic expression...it is rare that we display or represent what and who we are as artists outside of the studio as a collective body.” Show runs from February 1 - 28
Presented by Ainsworth Custom Design |ainsworthcustomdesign.com