10 Nov SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER ROUND UP
We had a very busy start to the fall season this year with several events in September and October. We started things off with an Art Tour to the Mount Pleasant Area visiting some new spaces and fresh faces.
|Field Founder Daniel Jeffries skyped in one of the LA based artists to discuss the work on exhibit.|
The tour stopped at the Burrard Arts Foundation, Field Contemporary and Fazakas Gallery. Three spaces that are doing interesting things within the realms of public art, artist residencies, collaborations with international galleries, and trips to national and international art fairs. Do your own tour of the area, everything is within a 10 minute walking reach.
The second event in September was a studio visit to Joseph Staples studio. Joseph told us about an exhibit he had up at Malaspina Printmakers as well as the studio sale he was planning in order to fund him to go on an art making trip in the US.
|Joseph Staples discussing his work.|
Following this, the CASV visited the Surrey Art Gallery for a Tour with The National Gallery Curator of Photography Ann Thomas. Flora and Fauna: 400 Years of Artists Inspired by Nature, is an impressive exhibition featuring the work of many great Canadian and international artists, including Shary Boyle, Jim Breukleman, Aganetha and Richard Dyck, Frederick Evans, Lucian Freud, Lorraine Gilbert, Geoffrey James and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Thanks to Jordan Strom at the Surrey Art Gallery for coordinating this special tour with Ann, and of course, thanks to Ann for giving such an insightful tour.
|Curator Ann Thomas – leading a tour at the Surrey Art Gallery|
|Carol Sawyer (left) contemplating a question by one of our members.|
In addition to studio visits, some members of the CASV also took off across the country to Toronto to take in Feature Art Fair and Art Toronto. We hope to post up some images from the visits to the fairs and also the extra events soon. Stay posted.
|The view into Feature 2014|
For the members who weren’t completely exhausted by everything thus far, we closed the month with a great talk by Sarah Thornton in conjunction with the Canadian Art Foundation. Thornton was on a bit of a book tour promoting her new book entitled 33 Artists in 3 Acts. It was a great talk, and was very well attended. Pick up the book, you won’t regret it!