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Blythe Scott: Mixed Media Artist

Victoria mixed media artist, Blythe Scott's, artwork depicts the wonder, beauty, and emotional essence of the places she has been. Originally from Scotland, Blythe is drawn to the textures of the urban landscape, frequently scaling rocky hills and parking garages to get a birds eye view of the landscapes she wishes to portray....Read more

Creative Community: Making Cards


After being inspired by a Visiting Artist Demonstration at Opus, Marney-Rose thought about creating books. Cards seemed a less intimidating way to start, and she recently began creating cards for family and friends on special occasions. "The card pictured was for Valentine’s Day. As a watercolourist, it was a natural medium to use to create the card," said Marney-Rose.

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Art Sale at Grind Back Room Gallery Space.

Grind Gallery&Coffee Bar Back Room Gallery Space 4124 Main St. at King Edward Vancouver. Until October 31st. 9am - 6pm
A collector or just starting? You can own fine art. A great opportunity to purchase limited edition photographic prints at affordable prices. Hand printed in traditional darkroom process from film. A few limited edition digital colour images and sculptures by Len Budiwski also available.
Framed and ready to hang.


Common Ground: An Exhibition of Young People’s Art

Common Ground is an exhibition featuring a variety of projects that present how students in schools across British Columbia explored their local landscape and its relationship with the people, animals and plants who live there. Dynamic environments and ecosystems became hubs for artistic investigations. Experiential learning provided opportunities for students to engage in diverse art forms such as drawing, weaving, felting, printmaking and embroidery. Students gained an enhanced understanding of native and invasive plant species and the animals that depend on them. They cultivated an appreciation of the relationships between natural resources and the traditions of local Aboriginal cultures that have maintained a strong connection to the land from ancestral times....Read more