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Science & Art Unite! Daniel Smith Watercolors

Get a behind–the–scenes look at the raw materials used to produce some of your favourite watercolours!

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Ross den Otter: Photographer / Mixed Media Artist

Photographer, mixed media artist, and teacher Ross den Otter began experimenting with fine art materials on his photographs after being inspired by a local artist in the Eastside Culture Crawl. After years of being immersed in the arts, he used this experience to explore and develop a multitude of processes for taking his photographs beyond the JPEG....Read more

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Our Rivers Rock: Stephen Dittberner

North Vancouver Community Arts Council Presents
Stephen Dittberner: Our Rivers Rock
District Library Gallery
North Vancouver District Public Library
Lynn Valley Main Library
Dec 2, 2015 - Feb 2, 2016
Opening Reception: Dec 5, 2:00-4:00pm

The creeks and rivers around us uplift Stephen and spur his oil paintings. Growing up, in South Africa, reading National Geographic magazine and watching documentaries, he always associated clean, clear-flowing water with Canada. Taking time to observe and note what happens in the water is the genesis and inspiration of his work ... our rivers rock!

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And they thought, where do we go from here?

And they thought, where do we go from here? is a 40th anniversary exhibition of the founders of Malaspina Printmakers: Gary Bowden, Chris Brady, Bob Evermon, Monique Fouquet, Michael Jolliffe, Deborah Koenker, and Renee Van Halm. In 1975, these seven artists, all associated with the Vancouver School of Art (Emily Carr University of Art + Design), gathered at the Mido Gallery on Main Street to create a new society that would allow them to apply for funds for an international print exhibition. 40 years later, we’re showing their work from that time period, along with newer work....Read more