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Gallery Tours!

Gallery Tours!

Students from Hammond Elementary in Maple Ridge recently visited the ArtStarts Gallery for a tour of our current exhibition, Welcome to Our World.

Artist spotlight: Julian Lawrence

Artist spotlight: Julian Lawrence

Students from Windemere Secondary school, who came in for a tour of our current exhibition, Welcome to Our World, recently left ArtStarts some very original thank-you gifts!

Toward cultural harmony

Toward cultural harmony

Students at Handsworth Secondary in North Vancouver concluded a special music project with a concert at their school Friday afternoon. Working with a composer-in-residence, several world music experts, and mentors from Sinfonia Orchestra, a group of students collaborated over several months to create cross-cultural musical works that reflect their ideas on matters of cultural understanding, pluralism and community building.

Lord Roberts Elementary gears up for a special drawing project...

Lord Roberts Elementary gears up for a special drawing project...

This morning excited students from Vancouver's Lord Roberts Elementary visited the ArtStarts gallery to get a glimpse of where their artwork will soon be exhibited. Three classes will be working with artist Julian Lawrence throughout the fall to produce a comic book project reflecting their connections to the spirit of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Games.

Flutter, Hum, Buzz...

Flutter, Hum, Buzz...

Yesterday the ArtStarts gallery was visited for a second time by a group of 3/4 students from Graham Bruce Elementary, here to view a display about their completed project Flutter, Hum, Buzz: An Artful Garden Party. The project was the result of an artist residency by Lori Weidenhammer, who helped the students to learn that art is more than painting and sculpture, and that the raw materials for artistic expression can be found all around them.

Creative

Creative

It's that time of the year again! With only a month left of Regional Voices (on until June 27), planning is underway for our next exhibition, Creative Connections. This exhibition will feature insightful work from some of BC’s youngest artists as they reveal their world through art.

Elsie Roy visits ArtStarts

Elsie Roy visits ArtStarts

We had groups of students from the neighbouring elementary school, Elsie Roy, working with artist Elizabeth Mackenzie on a portraiture residency at the gallery.