Current Exhibitions

My Canada by Judy Villett

November 17 – December 22, 2017

Opening reception: Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:00pm

Canadian Colours
Fibre Art by Judy Villett [Leonore Peyton Salon]

Judy Villett, an internationally recognized textile artist, presents a series of works celebrating changing landscapes and seasons using the Canadian flag as a framework. From watching as the bold, new, controversial flag was designed for Canada at 15 years old, to seeing the country blanketed with red and white for the 2010 Winter Olympics, Villett was inspired to use the simple, clean graphic design as the format for blending complex commercial prints into seasonal tributes to Canada, from its times of greatness, through its dark moments.

This ongoing series draws upon three generations of family quilting skill and knowledge and uses a full repertoire of techniques including stencilling, painting, piecing, appliqué, embellishment and machine quilting. Villett’s flags also experiment with plays of light and dark, the power of colour and the textures of the world that we walk in.

Postively Petite
Annual Miniature Exhibition [Atrium Gallery]

Positively Petite is an annual exhibition unique to Place des Arts that showcases miniature artwork from local artists. Every year, this show features small artworks in various media by over 40 artists. This exhibition provides an excellent chance to purchase unique affordable artwork for friends and family in time for Christmas.

We Love it Here: Three Cities, Two Worlds
Photography by Kovan Photo Club [Mezzanine Gallery]

The Kovan Photography Club is composed of members who are interested in memorializing the sights of British Columbia. Composed of a Korean diaspora, the club is united by a single cultural identity yet entangled with diverse stories of arrival. Each member has chased every opportunity to celebrate their reverence for BC’s mountainous skyline and April rain. We Love It Here: Three Cities, Two Worlds is an exhibition that tells these member’s stories. Highlighting the ordinary moments of beauty in the Lower Mainland, focused primarily on the area of the Tri-Cities, the Kovan Photo Club shares its love of BC with the community. 

Thanks to our exhibitions wine Monte Creek Ranch Winery Logosponsor Monte Creek Ranch Winery.

  • An artist says . . .

    "It was thanks to Place Des Arts for accepting my work, that I found the confidence to [concentrate on my photography]! I could never thank you enough for this timely opportunity"

    - Robert Baliello

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