Silk Purse Arts Centre Exhibition Schedule

Exhibitions of work by artists in our community, on view in the Silk Purse Arts Centre.

    • Tuesday, April 16, 2019
    • Sunday, May 05, 2019
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre






    West Vancouver high school students & photographers David Chen & Amy Yuan cast their lenses on the world around them. Chen captures a volunteering trip to Tanzania, documenting the daily life a small village in stark, emotive black & white. Yuan chronicles the colourful & vibrant people & places that populate West Vancouver with attention to scenes that might otherwise go unnoticed.

    Opening reception: Tuesday, April 16 26th, from 6-8pm 



    • Tuesday, May 07, 2019
    • Sunday, May 26, 2019
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre








    Painters Colin C.L., Julian Kim, Laura Tompkins & Sandra Yuen MacKay, working with art therapy recovery program The Art Studios, capture serene & contemplative landscapes & scenes in a variety of styles. Of all the landscapes seen by these artists over time these are the ones they chose to preserve, interpret & represent.

    The Art Studios is a nationally-recognized therapeutic haven for many living with a mental health diagnosis and/or addictions. Moving towards self-expression as a form of self-integration, it is more than just a leisure program. It’s a way of healing.

    Opening reception: Tuesday, May 7 th, from 6-8pm 



    • Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    • Sunday, June 16, 2019
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre


    Three artists express the power & beauty of our world's oceans, how they change over time & reflect on the threats they face.
    Painter Tammy Flynn Seybold captures images of what has washed up on West Bay Beach for 28 days of the lunar cycle; showing what, over time, the tides can give & take away.
    Mixed media artist Fanny Tang's fascination with coral reefs inspired a series of expressive, colourful work u
    sing different mediums & recycle materials to highlight these beautiful & vital ecosystems & to bring awareness to the dangers of coral bleaching & water pollution. 
    Jeweller Colleen Gould's Sea Spry Collection is inspired by the ocean's immense power & how it changes as it reaches the shorelines; sculpting sterling silver into her interpretation of the sea as it hits the shore.

    Opening reception: Tuesday, May 28th, from 6-8pm 



    • Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    • Sunday, July 07, 2019
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre

    Sang Hee Kim is a South Korean-Canadian artist specializing in East Asian, specifically Korean, art through various mediums such as minhwa & ​traditional black ink, as well as Western-style mediums such as watercolours & oil paints.  This exhibition put a focus on Kim's interpretations of minhwa, a genre of symbolic Korean folk art created by & for the ‘common’ people. Through her art, she aims to show the merging boundaries between Western & Eastern art, challenging the spectator by breaking down preconceived constructs through novel ideas & creative thinking.

    Opening reception: Tuesday, June 18th, from 6-8pm 



Luminous Landscapes: Abstract, Imagined, Realistic Jane Appleby, Katherine Johnston & Jenna Robinson, July 9 - 28

Harmony Arts Festival Showcase Exhibition, July 30 - August 11

Barbara Hirano, Ivanno Macci & Patricia Vaughan, August 13 - September 1

All Together Now, Roz MacLean, September 3 - 22

Jodie Blaney, Maryanne Jespersen & Jilly Watson, October 15 - November 3

Bob Araki, Colin R. Holmes & Sara Jalali, November 5 - 24

Artistry in Stitch, The North Shore Needle Arts Guild, November 26 - December 15

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