ACROSS the RIVER: Artists in the Boro Pop-up Art Exhibition and Sale

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October 1, 2015

ACROSS the RIVER: Artists in the Boro Pop-up Art Exhibition and Sale

(New Westminster, BC) — Hot on the heels of its first successful pop-up exhibition, The Arts Council of New Westminster is excited to continue the series with its latest show: ACROSS the RIVER, presented by Artists in the Boro October 10-11, 2015, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at The Gallery at Queen’s Park. The show features a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, textiles and ceramics.

Artists in the Boro is an inclusive group of artists whose main goal is promote the talents of those living or working in Queensborough. The community has an unusual cultural composition, quite distinct from the rest of New Westminster. Immigrants from India, Italy, Greece and the Ukraine were among the first to settle in the area. In recent years, the waterfront neighbourhood of Port Royal has rapidly developed, with an increasing number of Asian and Caucasian families now calling it home. That mosaic of cultural backgrounds is what makes this upcoming exhibition so special.

“New Westminster is a diverse city with many unique neighborhoods. We are proud to recognize the artists of Queensborough with this exhibition in our gallery in Queen’s Park,” says Stephen O’Shea, executive director of The Arts Council of New Westminster. “We hope the entire community of New Westminster joins us in the celebration of their artwork.”

The group was formed in 2011 and has been meeting regularly ever since. It welcomes artists of all different backgrounds and skill levels. Through those regular meetings and workshops, artists are able to share their experiences and learn from one another in a supportive environment.

Artists with their work on display are: Reny Auger, Arthur Babiarz, Ginny Bryson, Dale Costanzo, Tony Donnelly, Terry Erickson, Joann Heringer, Pepe Hidalgo, Jessica Huynh, Karen Justice, Jean Konkle, and Kelly A. Lambert.

ACROSS the RIVER will be held at The Gallery at Queen’s Park October 10-11, 2015. The opening artists reception is Saturday, October 10, 2015, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

For full details, please visit: artscouncilnewwest.org.

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About Artists in the Boro:
Artists in the Boro was formed in January 2011 as a way for artists working in the unique community of Queensborough to learn from and support one another. The group is inclusive of all artists affiliated with the neigbourhood and invites anyone to join. Members regularly showcase their work in the Art in the Atrium Gallery at the Queensbourough Community Centre. Past group exhibitions include the Queensborough Children’s Festival, B.C. Cultural Crawl and Riverfest.

About The Arts Council of New Westminster:
Founded in 1967, The Arts Council of New Westminster is an umbrella organization with numerous member groups and individual members, who all share an interest in various artistic endeavors, from the visual and performing arts to the literary arts and community activities. Its main goals are to advocate for the arts at all levels of government, and foster support for artistic and cultural endeavors in the community.

Media Contact:
Dana Kelly
Communications Coordinator 

The Arts Council of New Westminster
media@artscouncilnewwest.org
778-840-3262

Stephen O’Shea
Executive Director

The Arts Council of New Westminster
info@artscouncilnewwest.org
604-525-3244