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The Ceremony of Parting

"And how do people perform that ceremony of parting, Jane?", Mr. Rochester asks Jayne in Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre. Saying a permanent goodbye, like other major life changes, is a dynamic renewal to some and anathema to others.

Creative people are good at adapting to change and optimists are good with transitions. So, as a creative optimist, I am embracing the change that this last column in the Opus Visual Arts Newsletter brings....Read more

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Resources for the Outdoor Artist

For the last three years, we have invited artists to join us in a province-wide movement to create in our great outdoors. Rain or shine, the Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge has been a great success and a tremendous amount of fun.

At this year’s Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge (#OPC2014), we hope to see even more artists take their passion for creating outside. Join your fellow artists, have fun, and submit your creation for a chance to win.

Read more about the Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge 2014 and let's get this whole province painting!...Read more

Space To Create

Welcome to Space To Create, a fun new way to help you keep your resolution to make ‘making’ a priority this year.

Doodle or draw, paint or paste! We are excited to provide creative exercises offering you a small space for creative play....Read more

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What's happening in the Visual Arts community. It moves fast, so check often.

ROVE~an art opening tour

ROVE is a one-night event that allows people to tour seven art opening receptions taking place on Thursday, May 1st on Main Street and the surrounding area. It is a free community event promoting and sharing local art and the venues that showcase their work.

Guests will receive a map of the events with suggested route and will be encouraged to ROVE between art venues taking in great art, refreshments and meeting local artists in person on their opening nights. At each location visitors can have their map stamped. After collecting at least 4 stamps they can enter a draw for a prize pack of artful goodies donated by each location. The draw will take place at 9:30pm at a cocktail reception at the ANZA Club....Read more

A MIXX OF STIXX - Free public Call for Entry Emily Carr Concourse Gallery

This year in addition to paintings and 3D pieces at a student show of mixed media art works, we are including a 'living installation'. Over the duration of the show the installation will evolve!

How? Anyone attending the exhibit can contribute to the installation by bringing a decorated or altered stick and adding it to the mix of sticks in the exhibit area. Chopsticks, branches, twigs, you name it - any stick will do. All you need to do is change it / decorate it, however you choose.

If anyone has the urge to rearrange the sticks while visiting the show, You are allowed! It will be a 'living installation'!

Who: this call is open to anybody who would like to be part of this fun installation, in or outside the Emily Carr University community...Read more