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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.

Welcoming Jessica!

Welcoming Jessica!

ArtStarts in Schools is thrilled to welcome Jessica Wilkin as its newest member to the team. Jessica will be filling in temporarily as the Communications Assistant for the Communications Coordinator while she is away on parental leave.

My volunteering experience at ArtStarts

My volunteering experience at ArtStarts

For a while now, I've been saying to whomever wants to hear it, that the highlight of my week is coming to ArtStarts to volunteer a few hours. It's not because of the work I do here, since being a volunteer implies that I don't have a position with responsibilities that demands much creativity, I do basic office work and help a bit with gallery strikes and set-ups. Nonetheless, everything I do here I like very much.

ArtStarts welcomes newest member of its extended family!

ArtStarts welcomes newest member of its extended family!

Congratulations to ArtStarts Communications Coordinator, Harriet Fancott and husband Mark Mogatas, proud new parents of Theodore Anthony, born July 27th,2009, 9:17am. We are so proud and wish you good luck and good health in this wonderful new chapter of your life.

Welcoming Rex!

Welcoming Rex!

ArtStarts welcomes a new member to the team: Rekha Pavanantharajah, our exuberant summer intern will be staying on throughout the year to help at the front desk and at ArtStarts on Saturdays. Rekha AKA "Rex" enjoys the warm, supportive environment at ArtStarts, and all of the awesome people she gets to interact with. Outside of work hours, she spends her time studying at SFU, practicing yoga, reading books, watching movies and painting.

Opening soon! {Creative Connections}

Opening soon! {Creative Connections}

Creative Connections. Program Coordinator Katie Varney worked hard with the help of staff and volunteers, including the above handyman extraordinaire, to install this exhibition. The exhibition runs until December 18 2009 and features insightful work from some of BC's youngest artists as they reveal their world through art.

A woman of distinction

A woman of distinction

Over 1000 women and men packed the glittering hall of the Westin Bayshore on June 3rd for a gala-gala-do that feted some of the city’s most outstanding women. ArtStarts Executive Director, Wendy Newman was one of the nominees in the Arts, Culture & Design category for her lifelong dedication to the arts including the establishment of the ArtStarts gallery for young people’s art.

Congratulations Chels!

Congratulations Chels!

This week, our super Program Assistant, Chelsea Werrun, graduates from Simon Fraser University with a BA in Sociology and Anthropology. We're so proud of this accomplishment and know that it will help you in all of your future endeavors. Congratulations!