2013 Downtown Exhibitions

The December Show

November 28 to December 22, 2013
Opening Party: Saturday, November 30, 6 to 9 pm
Location: Downtown

slostintranslationNanaimo Art Gallery welcomes the holiday season with a group exhibition and sale.  It will be a fantastic showcase of artworks by 15 artists from Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and beyond. The exhibition brings art lovers and buyers together with works by emerging and established artists in a diverse range of media. With all works priced under $250, this is the perfect way to start your collection, buy a special gift, while benefiting the exhibiting artists and supporting future exhibitions at Nanaimo Art Gallery.

Participating artists: Jan Beringer, Corey Bryson, Patricia Carroll, Sandra Doore, Stephanie Frame, Yvonne Fried, Antoinette Herivel, Scott Kemp, Michelle Randle, Sharon Stone, Jason Stoval, Susan Underwood, Chu Yin Tak, Tom Zuber

Opening Party!
Join us at Nanaimo Art Gallery from 6-9pm on Saturday November 30th to celebrate the opening of The December Show. Enjoy delicious beverages crafted by Nanaimo’s own Longwood Brewery and great music.  Join in the creation of a collaborative drawing that will grow as the night progresses.  Coinciding with Nanaimo’s annual ArtWalk, this is sure to be a fun-filled, inspiring night – see you there! 

All supplies provided. (no drawing experience necessary!)
Just come with imagination and ready to have a fantastic time! Kindly RSVP with the gallery 250-754-1750

Image: Sandra Doore, Lost In Translation, oil stick on paper, 2012

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THREADS OF MEMORY: a lifetime explored through textiles

May 31 to June 30, 2013

An exploration of memory through textile work made over four decades. Sandra Lou Weeks (nee Gailus) was born in Nanaimo threadsofmemin 1941 and died in Nanaimo in 2011.  She was an avid observer and collector of culture, colour and art.  From a practice rooted in feminism, she carried a strong sense of social justice, evident in her teaching, her friendships, and the body of work she created. Curated by her daughter, S. Lee Reidl, the exhibition includes quilts, sweater and woven blankets that illustrate the colour, influences and issues of our time.  Also included is artwork from Weeks’ personal collection and a process based installation by Reidl as a response to her mother’s story.

“The threads of life that surround us are many colors, many textures. They help define identity and create memory as they intertwine to produce pattern and form. As the hue of a fabric changes overtime, we weave regenerated stories; variations that incorporate new influences and old truths.”
S. Lee Reidl, Curator 

Threads of Memory – June events
Closing Reception: Tea and Happening
Tuesday June 25th 5-7pm
150 Commercial St.

Please join Nanaimo Art Gallery and artist/curator S. Lee Reidl in celebration of her mother, Sandra Lou Weeks (nee Gailus), through a lifetime of quilts, sweaters and pieces from Weeks’ personal collection. Tea will be served.

Movement of Memory: An Afternoon of Contemporary Dance in the Gallery
Saturday June 29th at 1pm
Please join us for an improvisational interpretation of Threads of Memory through the contemporary dance of Jennifer McLeish-Lewis.

Photo Salon 2013: Textures

Harbour City Photography Club

May 1 to 25

Reception: Saturday, May 4, 2 to 4pm Downtown

enewsThe annual Photo Salon provides Harbour City Photography Club members with an opportunity to exhibit their work from the past year, with special attention to a designated theme. Since the beginning, club members have met, worked together, shared ideas and even equipment. The club was formed in 1991 when a group of friends placed an advertisement in the local papers to see if there were more photographers from the region interested in participating in such a club. Fifteen people attended the first meeting and within five years there were over seventy members. Over the years, Harbour City Photography Club has encouraged members and welcomed many talented guests to share their knowledge and passion for photography.

Photo Salon is open to all members of the club with the final selection chosen by the Photo Salon committee. Historically, Photo Salon has been a juried exhibition, with medals awarded to Best in Show as well as to First and Second place winners in each category. This year marks a new direction. The exhibition is unjuried and viewers are encouraged to vote for their favourites.

With a diverse range of techniques and subject matter, Photo Salon 2013 presents photographs in both open and theme categories. This year, artists have been asked to create work that considers the theme Textures.


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