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Creative Process: Interview with Joanne Hastie

As the weather cools down and days get shorter, many artists will be returning to the comfort of their studios soon. We caught up with Vancouver artist and marathon runner, Joanne Hastie recently, and discussed how she uses the photos she’s taken when outdoors to capture the essence of a scene in her art process, and how her process has come full circle – via Italy!...Read more

Painting with Acrylics: Liquitex Intermixability

Discover the power of Liquitex Intermixability by combining spray paint, ink and acrylic paint to create layers of depth and radiance in your artwork!...Read more

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Pacific Voices X-Change 2.0 is an international climate exchange broadcast live to the web.

Doors 6:00PM, Live webcast 6:30PM Pacific Standard Time

On September 10-11, Pacific Peoples' Partnership presents the 9th annual One Wave Festival. This free Pacific arts and culture festival celebrates Pacific identity, fostering cultural awareness and inspiring action on Pacific issues.

Get ready to be inspired by stories of resilience and action from young Indigenous leaders across the South Pacific and Canada. Limited seating available for live studio event in Victoria.

Participate in the conversation online at 6:30PM PST via livestream (sponsored by streamofconsciousness.ca).

For more information, visit pacificpeoplespartnership.org/onewave

Hammer Cut Stitch Repeat at Circle Craft Gallery

Einstein's definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. In Hammer Cut Stitch Repeat, an exhibition opening at Circle Craft Gallery on September 8th, 2016 a group of artists will test this theory. The show brings together a group of artists who all use repetition as a main component of their work. Featuring the work of:

Rachael Ashe - hand cut paper installation and wearable sculpture.
Nell Burns - lamp and neckpieces made out of embroidery stitches
Su Foster - hand engraved brooches
Patsy Kolesar - enameled jewellery
Simone Richmond - etched and hand stitched jewellery...Read more