Date: September 6 • 2019
End date: October 3 • 2019

September Exhibitions Opening Reception

September 6 • 7pm to 9pm • 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam

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Coquitlam Weavers and Spinners Guild

From East to West

Fibre Arts in the Atrium Gallery

The Coquitlam Weavers and Spinners Guild embarked on a year-long study of traditional, modern and innovative trends in Japanese textile creation. This exhibit draws inspiration from the past and present, honouring traditional dyes, weaving, design and inspiration. All works exhibited are made using methods of handmade construction that include weaving, spinning, felting, dyeing, basketry, tapestry and knitting.

The Coquitlam Weavers and Spinners Guild has been in operation since 1973 in the Tri-Cities. They are a group of 26 members that come mainly from Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody and New Westminster.

The Guild’s monthly meetings take place at Place des Arts, where many of their members learned to weave or spin. Beginning weavers and spinners are always welcome.

The Guild has exhibited their work during the Port Moody Festival of the Arts annually from 2004 to 2014. More recently, they presented pop-up exhibitions at Place des Arts during Spinning and Weaving Week in 2017 and 2018.

PhotoClub Vancouver

2019 Annual Members’ Exhibition

Photography in the Leonore Peyton Salon

Please note: the Leonore Peyton Salon is a multi-purpose space; therefore, viewing times are limited. Please call 604.664.1636 for viewing availability prior to your visit.

The exhibiting artists draw inspiration from the masters of photography, from each other and from their natural and urban environments. The club encourages members to develop their technical and artistic abilities through a variety of club programs, including monthly challenges, field trips, workshops, seminars, guest speakers and members’ presentations on techniques and equipment.

The photos in the exhibition were selected by a panel of three independent judges: Kim Correia, Exhibitions Programmer at Place des Arts, Andrea Sirois, an instructor in the Langara Photography Program and Peter Niznansky, professional photographer and photography instructor.

The Henry Ballon component of the exhibition was instituted in honour of the late founding member of the club who specialized in black and white street photography. The photographs submitted for this component can have any theme, must be in black and white and should have minimal digital manipulation to reflect Henry’s passion for film.

PhotoClub Vancouver is a group of amateur and professional photographers who meet regularly each month to share mutual knowledge, excitement and ideas about photography to help and inspire each other to realize their artistic vision. Members have a wide range of photographic interests and levels of experience, as can be seen in this exhibition and on the club’s website:

Sandra Yuen MacKay


Acrylic Paintings in the Mezzanine Gallery

Throughout my artistic journey, I’ve battled health and well-being issues, which are reflected in my angst-ridden art. However, I’ve reached a point in my life of harmony and renewal, an overcoming of suffering through creating art.

The florals in Synthesis express joy, love, excitement, harmony and introspection in addition to their spiritual and symbolic meanings throughout history. These florals also communicate the necessity of preserving the environment and its beauty.

The composition and forms in this exhibition border on abstraction. Synthesis is a response to living in a time of conflict and uncertainty, symbolizing healing, transcendence and transformation. The abstract qualities in the paintings relate to idealism and the suspension of thoughts and beliefs that I experience living in two worlds, the sane and the fictional.

My work is influenced by Georgia O’Keeffe, Claude Monet and many others. Painting is a way of life, opening my mind to possibilities and sharing my personal vision of optimism and hope.

Instagram: @symackay

Facebook: @symackayartist

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