Silk Purse Arts Centre Exhibition Schedule

Exhibitions of work by artists in our community, on view in the Silk Purse Arts Centre.

    • Tuesday, July 09, 2019
    • Sunday, July 28, 2019
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre


    Discover vibrant & exciting worlds to wander through while marvelling at 3 artists' unique & innovative approaches to landscape painting. 
    Jane Appleby's abstracted paintings of mountains & surrounding wilderness 
    use lyrical brushstrokes & exaggerated colour to express the emotional impact of the scene over actual representation.
    Katherine Johnston re-engineers the way we look at classic landscapes through colourful & stylized collages of imagined trees created from recycled paintings.
    Jenna Robinson's realistic series of BC landscape paintings are distinguished by a skilled depiction of light & the emotional contrast of vibrant colours with lush darks.  

    Opening reception: Tuesday, July 9th, from 6-8pm

    Abstracted Landscapes En Plein Air with Jane Appleby July 13

    Live Painting Demo with Jenna Robinson July 14

    Recycled Canvas Collage with Katherine Johnston July 20



    • Tuesday, July 30, 2019
    • Sunday, August 11, 2019
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre



    As part of this year’s Harmony Arts Festival The WVCAC is hosting an exhibition at the Silk Purse showcasing the work of  the immensely talented artists featured in the ArtSpeaks demos & presentations!
    Alfred DePew, Cory Douglas, Marney-Rose Edge, Sheree Jones, Carol McQuaidSonia Mocnik, Lorna Moffat, Leah Price, Melanie Rivers, Brian Romer, Alfonso Tejada, Amy Walker
    Don't miss this fascinating & inspiring multidisciplinary exhibition.

    Opening Reception: Friday, Aug. 2nd, from 6-7pm
    Harmony Arts Fest runs Aug. 2-11

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    • Tuesday, August 13, 2019
    • Sunday, September 01, 2019
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre


    Three artists interpret & explore the theme of origins in both subject matter & manipulation of their media.
    Ceramicist Barbara Hirano creates contemporary works from stoneware clay. Utilizing a variety of techniques, Hirano redefines the traditional art form of pottery beyond simple containers into evocative abstract art.
    Sculptor Ivanno Macci creates work using rare wood retrieved from the cold waters of the northern Pacific Ocean. Inspired by Classical Greco-Roman mythology, Macci's transforms this wood, marble & stone into reflections of mythical gardens & temples infused elements of with modern architecture & art. 
    Painter Patricia Vaughan's work looks to the past as a way of confronting the future. Inspired by European cave paintings, Vaughan's expressive, stylized works imagine a universal past filled with relatable stories & scenes. 

    Opening Reception: Tuesday, Aug. 13th, from 6-7pm


All Together Now, Roz MacLean, September 3 - 22

Passionate Palette, Jodie Blaney, Maryanne Jespersen & Jilly Watson, October 15 - November 3

Bob Araki, Colin R. Holmes & Sara Jalali, November 5 - 24

Artistry in Stitch, The North Shore Needle Arts Guild, November 26 - December 15

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