Monday, January 15, 2007

Profile: Britannia Art Gallery

The Britannia Art Gallery showcases the work of local artists in the newly renovated space in the Adult Lounge of the Library at Britannia Community Services Centre at 1661 Napier Street (at Commercial Drive) in Vancouver. Each month we show 2-dimensional work on the walls and 3-dimensional work in the display case. Interested community members are invited to attend an opening reception on the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Artists are usually in attendance making openings a great opportunity to talk to artists about their work. Openings are free and the public is welcome to attend. Catering by Open Sesame (with artistic flare inspired by each new exhibition's theme!) Watch for the posters!
CURATOR - Call Haruko Okano at 604-874-5916 or leave a message at 604-718-5800 or email Haruko at

See the the Wednesday, January 10th post (Visual Art) for current exhibits.
Upcoming Exhibits:
Feb 7 - Mar 4, 2007
Home is a Scattering of Wings Across the Sky,
photographs by Danielle Gauld
City Blocks,
installation by Martha Jones
Opening Reception: Wed, Feb 7, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Live performance by Jimmim Pan at 7:00 pm, Artist talks at 7:30 pm

Mar 7 - Mar 31, 2007
Figurative Paintings
by Stanley Mishkin
Figurative Sculptures
by David Robinson
Opening Reception: Wed, Mar 7, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Live performance by Glen Watts at 7:00 pm, Artist talks at 7:30 pm

The Second Sunday Program offers a public opportunity to hear artists give presentations, demonstrations and workshops. These events happen on the second Sunday of the month year 'round except when the gallery is closed for statutory holidays. Free to the public. Next talks:
Jan 14, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, presentation by Danielle Gauld
Danielle Gauld's work, entitled "home is a scattering of wings across the sky..." will be exhibited from February 7th to March 3rd in the Britannia Gallery. In this talk, she will speak about the changes that have occurred in her photography since she moved to Vancouver two years ago. She came from a small town in Northwestern Ontario, trading the vast, sweeping expanses of water, trees and sky for the small, vivid moments of nature and beauty that make East Vancouver such a compelling place to live and work. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with the photographs and help shape the exhibition.
Jan 14, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, presentation by Danielle Gauld
Feb 11, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, presentation by Martha Jones
Mar 11, 2:00 - 4:00 pm,
presentation by Stanley Mishkin

For those people interested in subscribing to the Artery newsletter for exhibition announcements, courses offered by the artists, special events featuring the artists and the Gallery's activities, please send your name and email address to: or you can sign up on the sign-up sheet in the Gallery (1661 Napier St. in the library). The email newsletter is produced and distributed twice monthly.
Note: The Artery now has guidelines for submitting information:
The Artery newsletter is primarily focused on supplying information to artist and art patrons on Vancouver's east side where the second highest density of artists in Canada live and/or work. The newsletter mandate is to support and promote the artists who live or have a studio within Britannia Centre's catchment area. Support takes the form of exhibition announcements, courses offered by the artists, special events featuring the artists. the Artery also supports and promotes the Gallery's activities to the general population in the catchment's area. Submissions can be sent by email to: or leave the information in the Gallery's in-box at the Britannia Information Centre (1661 Napier St., Vancouver, BC).
For events happening in the first half of the month you must submit information 7 days before the end of the previous month. For events happening in the last of the month, you must submit information by the 7th of that month. Please use the following format:
- Title of Event
- Name of artist(s)
- Dates/times
- Hours of access
- Contact information
- jpeg image resolution 72 ppi (optional)
- Description (maximum 25-50 words) optional
Submissions that do not follow the criteria are less likely to be accepted due to the growing amount of information submitted.
NOTE: The e-mail version of the Artery newsletter is in a simpler format than a hardcopy.

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