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

    • Wednesday, February 07, 2024
    • Sunday, March 03, 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.

    'Safe To Play'

    Deb Chaney


    'don't roll your eyes'

    Alini Garcia


    'Garden Party'

    Tamara Grand

    'Beach Stripes #42'

    Roman Rozumnyj

    Colour transcends language & culture - capturing feeling, frequency & energy - to resonate & on a deeper level. Through dazzling riots of chroma, dynamic hue & tone studies, & layered design compositions these abstract artists reach out to make connections.

    Deb Chaney is a mixed media abstract painter & teacher based in Gabriola Island, whose works are composed of many layers & textures inspired by her journey to reach her authentic self. Starting with a specific colour for its particular healing frequency, Chaney intuitively builds & takes away layers of acrylics & mixed media; in washes, pencil marks, pastels, charcoal, spray paint & more. Each painting in her Dishtri series involves colour, layers of texture & sacred geometry marks; each creating an electromagnetic field & vibrational frequency for healing.

    Alini Garcia is an emerging abstract artist with Brazilian roots, based in Vancouver, whose work serves as a medium for expressing personal stories & emotions. Through the interplay of vibrant compositions & diverse techniques, primarily acrylics & oil pastels with some mixed media elements, Garcia aims to utilize art as a catalyst for empathy & introspection. With each brushstroke & colour choice, she embarks on a journey of self-exploration, extending an invitation to viewers to join her on this transformative path.

    Tamara Grand is a Port Moody based abstract artist who creates vibrant, colourful & joy-filled paintings characterized by transparent layers & whimsical, organic shapes that evoke a sense of depth & mystery. Fascinated by glass - from the transparency & vivid colours of stained-glass windows to the opaqueness & weathered textures of sea glass - Grand attempts to capture its duality. Fragile yet durable, vulnerable yet strong, she hopes viewers will reflect on the dichotomies within that make us whole. 

    Roman Rozumnyj is a West Vancouver artist, interior designer & set decorator whose works are influenced by world travel, strong chroma, heavy textures & the manipulation of diverse media. Alternating between precise, measured applications & using the force of gravity to drip paint onto surfaces allows him the freedom to experiment. Pattern, rhythm & colour relationships are key elements to Rozumnyj's artistic expression, allowing him to paint what he can't explain in words. 

    Meet the Artists Reception

    Sat. Feb. 10 , 2 - 3:30 pm

    Join us in celebrating these talented artists & their stunning art work. Meet the artists, take in the stunning artwork & enjoy the company of fellow art lovers.

    Artists Talk

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


    • Wednesday, March 06, 2024
    • Sunday, March 31, 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.

    'Meadow Light' detail

    Danyne Johnston


    'New Routes'

    Chrisitna Peressini


    'Englishman River Falls'

    Catherine Trembath

    Under the canopy of leaves & branches in our local forests & groves, we can find a myriad of experiences & sensations - comfort, awe, connection. Three artists present us with dramatic & evocative interpretations of forest scenes, offering glimpses of hidden worlds of beauty & moments of reflection.

    North Vancouver artist, Danyne Johnston seeks to paint the light & energy of our beautiful Westcoast landscapes. In this exhibition she turns her attention to local forests' hiking & biking trails. Using acrylic paint either in studio or plein air, Johnston explores the strong contrasts between bright sunshine & rich shadows while breathing a sense of peacefulness into the painting.

    Vancouver artist Christina Peressini captures impressions of West Coast forests & the land beneath them through cut layered paper - exploring the intersection between two & three dimensions, using light & shadow to bring it to life. At times minimalist & abstract, & at others geographically detailed, Peressini's compositions give viewers an opportunity to consider their own relationship to this part of the world

    Parksville artist Christine Trembath is interested in the play of light, how it illuminates subjects & brings them to life. Her style is a cross of representational & abstract, using line, colour, shape & tone to capture the rhythm of the forest. Inspired by the West Vancouver groves she grew up playing in, Trembath believes it is our task to protect the trees that have sustained us, striving to tell their stories & illuminate their songs.

    Meet the Artists Reception

    Sun. Mar. 10 , 2 - 3:30 pm

    Join us in celebrating these talented artists & their stunning art work. Meet the artists, take in the stunning artwork & enjoy the company of fellow art lovers.

    Artists Talk

    Thurs. Mar. 7, 7pm

    Join us for an engaging livestream conversation with the artists as they share insights into their artistic processes, inspirations, take a tour of the exhibition & answer questions from viewers like you.


    • Wednesday, April 03, 2024
    • Sunday, April 28, 2024
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.

    'Pretty in Pink'

    Judy Cruickshank

    From Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation 2023

    Spring is here with the return of Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation, the 15th 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. The talented artists on display explore diverse interpretations & mediations on the cherry blossom's meaning & beauty through contemporary & traditional approaches & styles.

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

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

Phone: 604-925-7292

E-mail: westvanartscouncil@shaw.ca

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Winter Hours: Wednesday  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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