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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!

Portraits of Resilience on display at ArtStarts Gallery

Portraits of Resilience on display at ArtStarts Gallery

The Many Strong Voices Programme (MSV) was created in 2005 to bring together indigenous peoples, community organizations, policy makers, NGOs, and researchers from the Arctic and Small Island Developing States. One of its key goals is to make sure the voices of people in these vulnerable regions are heard.

Welcome To Our World

Welcome To Our World

This afternoon ArtStarts celebrated the opening of our newest gallery exhibition: Welcome To Our World. It was a busy day, as young artists, friends, teachers and mentors came to see the display of creative work by students from Port Moody to Greenland.

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.

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.

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.

Fat Cat Banner Project

Fat Cat Banner Project

This stunning piece is one of a series of 12, 10-foot banners created by grades 3 students (yes grade 3!) from Kelowna to market the local Fat Cat Festival.