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Charles van Sandwyk: Illustrator, Writer, Wanderer

You are invited to peek into the whimsical, magical world of Charles van Sandwyk, sitting down by the fire to be inspired by his love of storytelling!

We visited this beloved artist and author to discover how illustration, etching, watercolour, and book-binding by hand play into his work. See his process come alive as Charles transports you to his magical home studio in North Vancouver, where elves, fairies, and woodland creatures are conjured up to impart ancient lessons from the tales of old....Read more

A Brief History of Acrylics

This versatile & beloved medium is a relative newcomer to the art world. Did you know that the oldest acrylic painting is less than 100 years old?

Though they are one of the of the most popular products on our shelves, acrylic paints have had a short history. Relative to other beloved painting media like oil
and watercolour, both of which have been around for centuries, acrylics have
only been in popular use since the mid-20th century....Read more

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Artist Meet & Greet: Origins featuring Anne Vivier-Manceau & Mehtap Kizilirmak

February 17 to March 20, 2017 at the Chilliwack Community Arts Council Art Room Gallery

Artist Meet & Greet on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m.
*Free to attend!

Discover a common thread with the Chilliwack Community Arts Council’s next exhibition, Origins, featuring artist Anne Vivier-Manceau and photographer Mehtap Kizilirmak. On display from February 17 to March 20, 2017, this avant-garde exhibition connects the life experiences of this artistic duo through their own distinct mediums and styles. Learn more about the exhibition by visiting the Gallery page on chilliwackartscouncil.com.

Calling All Artists

Calling all artists: painters, carvers, ceramic, glass, mixed media, digital, video or installation artists, photographers. Open submissions call January 1 - March 31, 2017 for the 2018 exhibition year. For information visit: www.gpag.ca/submissions