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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.

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    • Thursday, April 08, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Sunday, May 02, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre





    Spring is here with the return of our popular exhibition, Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation. This is the 12th annual exhibition of textile art inspired by the cherry blossom. Marvel at the beautiful & intricate works of art in a variety of mediums including quilting, embroidery, felting, fashion, sculpture, doll making & more. These works by 24 artists explore diverse interpretations & mediations on the cherry blossom's meaning & beauty.

    Featuring artwork by: Terry AskeMonica Brammer, Margot Calvert, Marilyn Cleven, Julie Garcia, Alecia Greenfield, Gaye Hansen, Elizabeth Harris, Anni Hunt, Margaret Inkster, Jo-Ann Jenkins, Patti Kirch, Roberta McLaren, Katharine McColeman, Helen McCrindle, Doreen Marlor, Thelma NewburyGail Newell, Catherine NichollsJill TaylorJudy VillettJoanne Waters, Janet Wheeler, Beth Wolchock-Brown & Deborah Zibrik

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

    Check out the virtual opening reception, which includes a tour of the exhibition & a lively & insightful discussion amongst some of the artists & organizers of the exhibition.

    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.


    • Thursday, May 06, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Sunday, May 30, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre





    Multidisciplinary artist Yeonmi Kim presents a series of work that addresses the threats to our oceans from both the climate crisis & plastic pollution. Kim has sewn together recycled materials, such as discarded plastic packages, to produce 2D wall pieces of maps of locations that are showing the severe effects of climate change. Also included are representational & symbolic pieces that use discarded materials to address these concerns as well as celebrate the needs & joy of nature.

    Part of our Cultural Conversation on Climate Change programming.

    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.