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Waking up the Paint with Alex Fong

Alex Fong is a Kelowna based watermedia artist whose playful paintings stir the imagination with a kaleidoscope of light and colour. He is a staple amongst the artists in the Okanagan - known for his whimsical paintings, contributions to the Valley's wine industry, and charitable organizations. Alex is also a frequent visiting artist at Opus, conducting demonstrations primarily at Opus Kelowna....Read more

Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge 2015

THANK YOU to the 949 artists of all ages who challenged themselves to capture the beauty of nature, urban life, and their imaginations in our 4th Annual Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge, held at all six Opus locations across BC on Sunday, May 10th, 2015....Read more

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Contemporary Art Gallery Family Day 'Animal Symphony'

FREE CAG Family Days - art activities at the gallery!
Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG), Vancouver
555 Nelson Street, Vancouver
www.contemporaryartgallery.ca

On the last Saturday of every month, the CAG invites all ages to drop-in for short exhibition tours and free art making activities that respond to our current exhibitions.
For more information on our current exhibition ‘Mungo Thomson: Time, People, Money, Crickets’ go to www.contemporaryartgallery.ca

In partnership with ArtStarts on Saturdays.
‘Animal Symphony’
Saturday, August 29, 12–3pm
Responding to Mungo Thomson’s ‘Crickets’ participants will collaborate to make their own animal sound symphonies.

Artist Talk - Mungo Thomson

Mungo Thomson
Saturday, July 11, 2pm

Los Angeles based artist Mungo Thomson will discuss his work.

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents a major solo exhibition by Los Angeles based artist Mungo Thomson. Time, People, Money, Crickets brings together a survey of work produced during the past five years, including key works in film, sound, sculpture and performance complemented by an extensive monographic publication.

Central to Thomson’s artistic proposition is an embrace of context—be it situational, institutional, mass cultural or art historical—and it is through the intelligent breadth of his individual works that we are prompted to examine the perceptual mechanics of everyday life in relation to a wider historical and cosmic scale....Read more