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Silk Purse Arts Centre Exhibitions

Exhibitions of work by artists in our community, on view in the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave. West Vancouver. Viewing Hours: Thursday-Saturday from 12-5pm & Sunday from 12-4pm.

Plan Your Visit to learn how we are ensuring your experience is safe, comfortable & enjoyable through our COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols, & how you can help us do so.

Exhibitions are generous supported by

    • Thursday, August 05, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Sunday, August 29, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre



    Open Book Art Collective seeks to create a visual/literary dialogue that is inspired by story. The artists choose a work of literature, read & discuss it a book club format, then create art addressing the work from their varied perspectives & artistic styles.

    'For the Time Being' features artwork inspired by the book by Annie Dillard. The artists have explored the themes from the source - the universal questions of human existence & suffering, the passage of time, geological histories & the cyclical nature of birth & death - & transformed them into immersive & engaging artworks in a variety of mediums such as painting, encaustic, drawing, installation, sculpture, & photography.

    Artists on display Andrea Armstrong,  Cara BainMahla Finkleman, Katrina Grabner, Jenny Hawkinson, Bre McDaniel, Jennifer Sarkar, Kristin Voth Davies & Yiya Yin.

    The artists of Open Book Art Collective are brought together by their passion for literature, sharing ideas, making art & a desire to build a creative community. Through these endeavours the collective hopes viewers will begin to see the connections between art forms, & how meaning can be conveyed, understood & felt more deeply when explored through creative dialogue.

    Virtual Opening Thursday, August 12 7-8pm
    Join us for a lively & inspiring evening with the artists as they discuss their artistic practices & inspirations; take a tour of the exhibition; & take questions from viewers.

    Plan Your Visit to learn how we are ensuring your experience is safe, comfortable & enjoyable through our COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols, & what you need to know before visiting the gallery.


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