These exhibitions of work by artists in our community are on view in the Silk Purse Arts Centre.

Current & upcoming shows

    • Tuesday, July 04, 2017
    • Sunday, July 23, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre

    North Shore painters Jenn Ashton & Sara Gardner present unique reflections on the choices we make while creating our individual identities & how those choices actually connect us all together through  3 series of work:

    What We Wear - a series of shoes & clothing by Gardner who believes fashion is not just about the clothes & accessories we wear. It helps us identify with who we are: extensions of our personalities & when we are: little marks of us, in time. 

    Who We Are - Ashton takes an introspective look at stages of growth & familiar milestones through her colourful selfie portraits. "Remember that time when?" She will ask you as you look on, & then smile in recognition of your own memories.

    How We Express Ourselves - a collaborative effort of energetic abstracts by both artists. This art is meant as an inquiry into the way we extend & enjoy our creativity & our appreciation of the aesthetic.

    Opening reception: Tuesday, July 4th, from 6-8pm

    • Tuesday, July 25, 2017
    • Sunday, August 13, 2017
    • 8:00 PM
    • 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 workshops & presentations! A fascinating mixed media exhibit featuring:

    Kathleen Ainscough
    Mark Anthony
    Sue Bayley
    Liz Burnett
    Alfred DePew
    Bahram Javahery

    Sheree Jones
    Brian Romer
    Alfonso Tejada

    Don't miss this extraordinary collection of art!
    Opening reception: Friday, Aug. 4th, from 6-7pm
    Harmony Arts Fest runs Aug. 4-13

    Sponsored by British Pacific Properties

    • Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    • Sunday, August 27, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre

    Beautiful, bold & delicate depictions of flowers & plants by two accomplished North Vancouver artists.
    strator & calligrapher, Renee Alexander takes an intimate look at plants through highly detailed botanical illustrations, illuminated by beautiful calligraphy.

    Watercolour painter Nazanin Sadeghi, presents a series of joyful florals crafted in lush colours & expressive brushwork.

    Opening reception: Tuesday, August 15h, from 6-8pm

    • Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    • Sunday, September 17, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre


    Photographer David Bong spent five weeks in Asia, after a decade of separation, making this trip his homecoming & closure.  He took many photographs & after looking at the images for several months, narrowing them down to the last 14, their effect steered him to a different alley of appreciation. There was something dramatically distinct about the faces & body language of these people, beyond the ethnicity, clothes, food. The gap between our understanding of & relating to the children, workers, grew to the proportion of a different reality. That reality sets us apart, makes us uncomfortable & yet drawn to the images. Hence, the title distinct reality.

    What would these images do for you? Where would we arrive through the eyes of these children? Will we ever fully return to our reality after sharing a mid-day meal with the workers on a concrete wall? Would we sit down with the woman against the red wall long enough to take off our shoes? What is our reality now?

    Opening reception: Tuesday, August 29h, from 6-8pm

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