Inter/Action

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents:

Abhisek Mukherjee

Artist Talk: Sunday, March 15, 2020. 3pm –  4pm

INTER/ACTION

Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed and delivered by the artists at The Gallery at Queen’s Park during their exhibition, and will consist of creative events such as artist talks, performance art, theoretical or technical seminars, live drawing/painting, collaborative social practice activities, workshops, or performances. Inter/action: Artist Learning Series encourages the integration of the arts into daily life providing fully hands-on, barrier-free, no-cost art education that promotes intergenerational mentoring opportunities and inclusivity between backgrounds of gender, race, age and ability.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Abhisek Mukherjee was born in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), a pioneering city in Indian renaissance, a place long known for its literary, artistic and revolutionary heritage. Mukherjee has taken a keen interest in art and design since childhood, and holds a Master of Design from NID, a premiere design Institute in India. He is a biophilic sculp­tor, using elements from nature to create scapes and installations. His early work also includes photo-doc­umentaries and clay models. An apparel designer by profession, he is a winner of Best Collection at Max Design Award (2014) and has worked as a designer at Ed Hardy.

At the age of eight, inspired by his father, Mukherjee made his first plant-scape and developed an interest in “painting” with plants; he would collect and bring home natural pieces with which to create eclectic art. He has recently moved to Vancouver, a city abundant in nature that serves as a muse reflective of his art forms. Mukherjee has started a line of planters and handmade cards called Buno, which means “wild” in Bengali, his mother tongue.

Mukherjee’s key purpose and ideology in creating bio designs is to establish a connection between art and its collector. Having seen much magnificent artistry gathering dust, he prefers to explore a medium wherein a user interacts with the sculpture. He celebrates the importance that plants hold in our lives and hopes to someday open a gallery inside a greenhouse.

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents:

Alisha Sian

Artist Talk: Sunday, February 16, 2020. 3pm –  4pm

INTER/ACTION

Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed and delivered by the artists at The Gallery at Queen’s Park during their exhibition, and will consist of creative events such as artist talks, performance art, theoretical or technical seminars, live drawing/painting, collaborative social practice activities, workshops, or performances. Inter/action: Artist Learning Series encourages the integration of the arts into daily life providing fully hands-on, barrier-free, no-cost art education that promotes intergenerational mentoring opportunities and inclusivity between backgrounds of gender, race, age and ability.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Surrey-based visual artist Alisha Sian has aspired to embrace her artistic passions from an early age, including enrollment at Emily Carr. Like many young girls of South Asian heritage growing up in an increasingly expensive city, her family pressured her into a more financially viable career path, and away from pursuing art in any professional context. Sian has taken matters into her own hands and is sharing her debut exhibition  drawing series, Vulnerability, in the hopes of starting her career as a professional artist.

Sian frequents life-drawing seminars in the metro Vancouver area and since 2017 has been commissioned for portrait work, mostly in graphite pencil. She has earned a nursing degree from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and completed a practicum in mental health, addictions and youth care. She is now a fully certified nurse, a profession that deeply inspires the emotional content of her work.

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents:

Mardell Rampton

Artist Talk: Sunday, November 17, 2019. 3pm –  4pm

Inter/action

Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed and delivered by the artists at The Gallery at Queen’s Park during their exhibition, and will consist of creative events such as artist talks, performance art, theoretical or technical seminars, live drawing/painting, collaborative social practice activities, workshops, or performances. Inter/action: Artist Learning Series encourages the integration of the arts into daily life providing fully hands-on, barrier-free, no-cost art education that promotes intergenerational mentoring opportunities and inclusivity between backgrounds of gender, race, age and ability.

Artist Biography

Mardell Rampton is a Canadian artist who works intuitively with colour and texture on cloth to create her paintings. Her process involves hand dyeing, hand painting, and marking the cloth. Working from Studio Southwynde in Burnaby, BC, Rampton is an internationally exhibited artist with recent work appearing in shows in the US, Canada, France and Italy. More recently, the artist has also been exploring watercolour on cold pressed papers.

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents:

Robert Fee

Artist Talk: Sunday, October 6, 2019. 3pm –  4pm

Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed and delivered by the artists at The Gallery at Queen’s Park during their exhibition, and will consist of creative events such as artist talks, performance art, theoretical or technical seminars, live drawing/painting, collaborative social practice activities, workshops, or performances. Inter/action: Artist Learning Series encourages the integration of the arts into daily life providing fully hands-on, barrier-free, no-cost art education that promotes intergenerational mentoring opportunities and inclusivity between backgrounds of gender, race, age and ability.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

An artist and musician now living in New Westminster, Robert Fee originally hails from the Okanagan. After completing an Art Degree with a major in drawing and painting, Fee spent many years playing Jazz and Blues in clubs in BC while building his art portfolio. He made the move to Vancouver in the late 1990’s, first studying jazz at Capilano College, then completing a Bachelor of Art Education at UBC.

A high school Art teacher for nearly 20 years, teaching has become a great passion in Fee’s life; he finds witnessing the creative process fascinating, and enjoys seeing myriad individual approaches to visual problems in the course of a school year. He is inspired by his students, and continually surprised at the diverse nature of mark-making.

As for his own work, Fee approaches painting in a way similar to jazz improvisation. His main instrument is the saxophone. The idea of creating a solo, starting from basic structures and developing them in new and unexpected ways, could also describe the way Fee works with paint—in a simple and direct way, trying to express honestly.

Inter/action: Artist Learning Series – Marney-Rose Edge – Sunday, Sept 15, 2019

August 21, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Marney-Rose Edge Artist Talk: Sunday, Sept 15, 2019. 3pm –  4pm Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and […]

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Inter/action – Annette Nieukerk – Aug 11, 2019

July 18, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Annette Nieukerk Artist Talk: Sunday, Aug 11, 2019. 3pm –  4pm Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and […]

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Inter/action – Robert Ascroft – July 14, 2019

June 20, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Robert Ascroft Artist Talk: Sunday, July 14, 2019. 3pm –  4pm The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is […]

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Inter/action – Garey Shergill – May 5, 2019

April 25, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Garey Shergill Artist Talk: Sunday, May 5, 2019. 3pm –  4pm The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is […]

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Inter/action – Lisa-Scarlett Cruji – Apr 14, 2019

March 21, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Lisa-Scarlett Cruji Artist Talk: Sunday, April 14, 2019. 3pm –  4pm. The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is […]

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Inter/action – Arthur Babiarz & Olga Turok – March 17, 2019

February 22, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Arthur Babiarz & Olga Turok Artist Talk: Sunday, March 17, 3:00 – 4:00pm The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action […]

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Inter/action – Elsa Chesnel – Feb. 10, 2019

January 22, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Elsa Chesnel Artist Talk: Sunday, February 10, 3:00 – 4:00pm The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly […]

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Inter/action – David Pacholko – Nov. 18, 2018

October 28, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: David Pacholko Artist Talk: Sunday, November 18, 3:00 – 4:00pm With over a decade of experience in the graphic design industry behind him, David […]

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Inter/action – Seth Macbeth – October 14, 2018

September 21, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Seth Macbeth Creative Collage Workshop: Sunday, October 14, 1:00 – 5:00pm One of the most important lessons Seth Macbeth has learned as an artist […]

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Inter/action – Suzanne Laird – September 16, 2018

August 26, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Suzanne Laird Artist Talk:  Sunday, September 16, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is […]

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Inter/action – Lex Ireton – August 12, 2018

August 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Lex Ireton Artist Talk:  Sunday, August 12, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is […]

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Inter/action – Tony Durke – July 15, 2018

July 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Tony Durke Artist Talk:  Sunday, July 15, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is […]

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Inter/action – Diane Roy – May 6, 2018

April 26, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Diane Roy Artist Talk:  Sunday, May 6, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is […]

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Inter/action – Dennis Greer – April 15, 2018

March 23, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Dennis Greer Artist Talk & Painting Demonstration:  Sunday, April 15, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning […]

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Inter/action – Iris Mes-Low – March 18, 2018

March 9, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Iris Mes-Low Artist Talk:  Sunday, March 18, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is […]

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Inter/action – Manuel Axel Strain – Feb 18, 2018

February 9, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Manuel Axel Strain Artist Talk:  Sunday, February 18, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action […]

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