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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, May 31, 2023
    • Sunday, June 25, 2023
    • 4:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.

    'Trash No. 10'

    Jeongmin Ahn

    'Copper Sokeye, Copper River'

    Wayne Buhler

    'Blue Zone'

    Monica Gewurz

    Explore Art's role in the climate conversation. Featuring Jeongmin Ahn's hyper-realistic paintings of trash, Wayne Buhler's idealized nature paintings on copper & Monica Gewurz's abstract landscapes & seascapes painted with natural pigments.

    Jeongmin Ahn is an emerging Korean hyperrealist painter based in Vancouver. His series Trash focuses on consumerism & the ecosystem. Hyperrealistic paintings require large amounts of time to render, & the great care & detail put into this work conflicts with the notion of his subject's disposability & lack of value. These detailed, life-like paintings allow viewers to look more carefully at the trash, to reassess how & what we place value on in a consumer society that readily fills up landfills & waters with items designed to be disposable

     Wayne Buhler is a North Vancouver based artist of the Simpcw First Nation,  the 'People of the Rivers'. Having always lived close to nature, Buhler's art envisions a healthy & natural world. Bright images of natural beauty are captured in translucent oil paint on polished copper: rivers flow; sockeye salmon return; nature thrives. The luminescence of the burnished copper shines through the paint like hope while also enhancing the work's depth & richness of colour. Buhler's stylized scenes & abstractions offer viewers a glimpse of the world we could live in.

    Monica Gewurz is a mixed media artist based in Lions Bay with a background in environmental science. Moving away from oil & acrylic paints due to their associated microplastics & toxicity, Gewruz is working in eco-friendly sustainable paint, plant-earth pigments, upcycled materials & even sand to create textured colourful works. Inspired by the emotional impact of a landscape or shoreline, these paintings remind us of the beauty of nature & our responsibility to take care of it.

    Meet the Artists

    Thurs. June 1, 6 - 8pm

    Meet the artists & take in their stunning artwork! Celebrate the opening of the exhibition as part of the First Thursdays Art Walk.

    • 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. Artists will share their 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 & 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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