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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. Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday from 12 - 4 pm.

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    • Wednesday, March 08, 2023
    • Sunday, April 02, 2023
    • 4:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.


    Douglas Krieger


    Neda Shojaei

    'Ginko Strata'

    Linda Suffidy

    Contemplating the enormity of life & existence can lead us to a place of wonder & even peace. Artists Douglas Krieger, Neda Shojaei & Linda Suffidy explore universal themes of creation, time & connection through diverse media & distinct styles.

    Douglas Krieger merges traditional carving methods & modern design technologies to create one-of-a-kind wooden works of art. Inspired by the concept of sacred geometry, Krieger's work expresses the innate beauty of shapes, patterns & textures. Through contemplating these  elements crafted in fine woods, Krieger strives to create an experience that connects viewers to the present & a reconnection with our natural environment.

    Neda Shojaei combines her passions for calligraphy, painting & colour to create energetic & poetic artwork. A certified calligrapher, Shojaei takes traditional Persian calligraphy in bold directions. Empowering words & phrases are transformed by abstracting letterforms & layering gestural brushstrokes with bold swaths of colour & texture. While still recognizable, these words of inspiration transcend language to become lyrical expressions of hope, connection & beauty.

    Linda Suffidy creates graceful & striking artwork that is part painting & part sculpture. Exploring the longevity of nature as a metaphor for time, Suffidy carves intricate clusters of ginko, fern & magnolia into board, creating a dimensional surface for painting. These plants exist in similar forms to their ancient ancestors, presented in these works as timeless icons: simultaneously ancient fossils, contemporary objects & artifacts for the future - demonstrating that given a chance, nature will ultimately survive.

    Virtual Artists Talk

    Watch an engaging & inspiring conversation with the artists as they share insights into their artistic processes, inspirations & take a tour of the exhibition.

    • Wednesday, April 05, 2023
    • Sunday, April 30, 2023
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.

    Spring is here with the return of Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation, the 14th annual exhibition of textile art inspired by the cherry blossom.

    Marvel at the beautiful & intricate works of art in a variety of mediums & techniques including quilting, embroidery, dying, felting, fashion, sculpture, appliqué, weaving & more. These 30 stunning works by 24 talented artists explore diverse interpretations & mediations on the cherry blossom's meaning & beauty through contemporary & traditional approaches & styles.

    Featuring the artwork of: 
    Terry AskeLeslie Barnes, Joanne Brown, Marilyn Cleven, Judy Cruickshank, Alecia Greenfield, Victoria Gray, Janet Harper, Margaret Hill, Anni Hunt, Margaret Inkster, Pamela Kennedy, Patti Kirch, Gail MacKenzie, Barbara MacLeod, Edwina McKinnonRoberta McLaren, Catherine Nicolls, Cindi Plant, Patricia Ross, Linda SpenceJill TaylorMaureen TempestJoanne Waters.

    Co-produced by The Vancouver Guild of Fibre Arts & FibreEssence.

    Opening Reception

    Thurs. Apr. 6, 5-7 pm

    Join us for the the opening of this exhibition. Take in the artwork, meet the artists, enjoy some light refreshments & meet fellow art lovers

    • Wednesday, June 28, 2023
    • Sunday, July 23, 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.

    SPECTRUM is an exciting, annual exhibition celebrating the talented & diverse artists in our community! Following an unjuried open invitation, up to 25 established & emerging artists will showcase work in a broad spectrum of styles, media & subjects.

    This year we're inviting artists to submit work inspired by the theme Unexpected Detours. Each work of art represents a journey - creative, emotional, ideological. Along the way we experience unplanned challenges, adventures & awakenings. Share your journey & all the twists & turns along the way.

    Submission details coming soon.

    By creating an inclusive & level playing field, SPECTRUM shines a light on these gifted artists at varying stages in their careers; offering them the opportunity to exhibit (some for the first time!) & providing an engaging experience with diverse artwork & artists.

West Vancouver Community Arts Council
Located at
The Silk Purse Arts Centre
1570 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, BC  V7V 1A1

Phone: 604-925-7292


Gallery/Art Box Gift Shop Hours:

Wednesday - Friday 12 - 5 pm. Saturday - Sunday 12 - 4 pm.


The West Vancouver Community Arts Council acknowledges that the lands on which we gather for cultural activities are part of the traditional ancestral territories of the Coast Salish Peoples.

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