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The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents:

“Best of The Crawl”  – Group Exhibit 

Exhibition Dates: Oct.5th – 30th, 2022

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00am – 2:00pm

EXHIBITION STATEMENT

Kick off the 2022 New West Cultural Crawl at The Gallery at Queen’s Park. The Best of the Crawl Exhibition features the works of participating Crawl artists! Browse pieces from over 20 of our city’s artists as you plan your 2022 New West Cultural Crawl route. 

The 19th Annual New West Cultural Crawl, taking place October 15 & 16th, is a chance for the community and beyond to connect through art in a fun and safe way. This year’s crawl is an opportunity for art lovers, community members and visitors to explore local art and discover the diverse cultural experience that exists within the city.

Art lovers and curious culture seekers will be given an inside look into local artists’ creative spaces and home studios for two days only.

Stretched across five unique neighbourhoods, the New West Cultural Crawl takes visitors on a self-guided tour of studio spaces, civic art venues and galleries. From pottery to jewellery artists and acrylic painters to photographers, each crawl stop offers something new.

Public places like Anvil Centre, River Market, and Van Dop Art Gallery should be on your crawl route, but it’s the exclusive access to private home studios that make the crawl a unique art experience.

For more information Visit: www.newwestculturalcrawl.com to learn more and view the 2022 digital Guide Book.

Exhibition Dates: Sept.28 – Oct.2nd, 2022

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00am – 2:00pm

EXHIBITION STATEMENT

The artworks presented in this exhibit have been created by various members of our community who participated in a workshop led by Juno Avila-Clark. “I hope sharing our work will engage the larger community and hopefully spark inspiration in others to create change.” ~ Juno Avila-Clark

We need radical change to happen in an incredibly fast amount of time to solve the climate crisis. However, many people are resistant to transforming our culture because they cannot visualise an alternate future, and/or the alternate versions of themselves who live there. From my perspective as a non-binary individual, I believe trans people have inherent knowledge about transitions and creating positive change through sometimes uncomfortable or difficult experiences. We have the power to show our community how change, while sometimes difficult, can undoubtedly bring about positive outcomes. I’m optimistic that sharing this knowledge could motivate others to make changes in their community or in their lives as we transition into a new world.

Artist Bio

Juno Avila-Clark (he/they) is an emerging multimedia visual artist whose work focuses on community, connections between people, identity, and the environment. He hopes to create art that has the power to bring people together and process complex emotions in a healthy way. He is passionate about climate justice, and has worked for Sustainabiliteens (Metro-Vancouver’s climate strike organization) as a co-leader of the former arts and messaging working group, among other roles, such as facilitating for the New Westminster region. They have been working with Sustainabiliteens since spring of 2019 and helped organize several large protests during the fall of that year, including one Greta Thunberg attended and spoke at, and another which reached numbers of at least 100,000 people. Juno has also planned artistically-focused protests such as a funeral for our future event which took place in front of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change’s office in Vancouver, and led a flash mob in Pacific Centre mall on Black Friday in 2019. He continues to work with Sustainabiliteens today, taking on different roles as needed.

Juno hopes that his perspective as a young trans person could contribute a unique artistic voice to the conversation and help others view change towards a just world as a positive using their lived experience with transition.

Comedy, Drama, Romance
1 Hour 36min

Director: James Morosini
Writers: James Morosini
Stars: Patton Oswalt , James Morosini Claudia Sulewski
When: Monday, September 26, 2022 – 7:00 pm at Anvil Centre
Tickets: General Admission $10 – Seniors/Students $9
{Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office}
{Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}
{At the door, CASH ONLY}

SYNOPSIS:
Inspired by James Morosini’s true life experience, I Love My Dad follows Chuck (Patton Oswalt), an estranged father who desperately wants to reconnect with his troubled son, Franklin (Morosini). Blocked on social media and concerned for his son’s life, Chuck impersonates a waitress online and starts checking in with Franklin. But things begin to spiral when Franklin falls for this imaginary girl (Claudia Sulewski) and wants nothing more than to meet her in person, as Chuck has inadvertently catfished his own son.

TRAILER:

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents:

Samantha Harrison  – “Recreations of Myth & Spirit” 

Exhibition Dates: Sept.7 – 25th, 2022

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00am – 2:00pm

EXHIBITION STATEMENT

These eight oil paintings are part of an ongoing series, titled Recreations of Myth and Spirit. This series seeks to recreate figures of mythological and religious origin as modern people. In creating each painting the objective is to match each model to different figures based on a moment of perceived similarity, while also deliberately mismatching the models in other aspects of their visual characteristics, such as their perceived racial identity, or biological sex. In doing this an attempt is made to draw focus upon the idea that mythological and spiritual figures are deeply connected to – and inspired by – various aspects of the human condition, even the mundane. These paintings serve as both recreations and re-creations – that is, they represent both newer interpretations of older stories, just as much as they represent a kind of play-acting between friends, through which each model searches for themselves within the character that has been given to them. With this the viewer is hopefully encouraged to identify with these figures – as well as with the individuals acting as them – and by extension, engage with the stories surrounding them without feelings of exclusion.

ARTIST BIO

Samantha Harrison is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art + Design, with a BFA majoring in painting. Her work consists primarily of oil paintings featuring traditional still-lives, or the human figure, painted in a Classical Realist, or Photorealist style. She is inspired by the concept of perfection, and its correlations with definitions of goodness and virtue, however controversial these correlations may sometimes be. Painting for her is about translation. The translation of images through the filter of sight and mind, and the ultimately imperfect recording that is obtained in a painting, regardless of any diligent attempt to transcribe the images accurately. These minor deviations from the truth of sight hint at the limitation of human ability, aiming to make the viewer wonder exactly what it means to pursue a perfect image, and by extension to seek to define goodness and correctness – despite our obvious shortcomings and inability to be free of moral contradiction. Pursuing and expanding on these ideas in her work is something she is continually working toward, in both style and subject matter.

For more information: Website: sharrison.me Instagram: @samanthas.painting

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Studio Space Available

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Annual General Meeting 2020

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Call for Board Members 2020

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ACNW Permanent Collection – October 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021

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#BlackoutTuesday RECAP

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Media Release: New donation of artworks to the ACNW Permanent Collection

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Call to Artists: New West Portraits – Anvil Centre Community Art Gallery

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Media Release: Garden Gals create a series of paintings in direct response to COVID-19

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Arts in the Park – July/August 2020

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The Arts Council of New Westminster, in partnership with the City of New Westminster’s Youth Services and Art Services Departments is proud to be presenting “Art in the Park” in […]

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Canada Day – ArtsToGo Workshop with Merril Hall

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Arts Council of New Westminster to launch new Cultural Calendar on our website

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In asking ourselves as a staff team how we can continue to support our members, artist and the arts community, we quickly realized that we could respond to the calls […]

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: New Westminster Overdose Memorial

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The New Westminster Overdose Community Action Team – Peer Network is assembling a memorial to commemorate the many lives that have been lost to the overdose crisis. We hope to […]

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Arts Council unveils Summer 2020 playlist on Spotify

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ArtsNW Podcast Summer Edition: Call for Emerging Storytellers!

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Friends of The Arts Council #NewWest Campaign Receives $10,000 Matching Donation from Anonymous Supporter

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Joni Mitchell had it right when she sang “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til its gone”. Among the casualties form this pandemic are all the theatre performances, music concerts […]

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Arts Council of New Westminster supports local 55+ community with arts awards

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‘Seniors Expressions Through the Arts’ project changes gears to support ten local residents with funding for art projects and professional development. Never before has it been more important to ensure […]

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Thank you for supporting the ‘Friends of The Arts Council #NewWest’ campaign for #GivingTuesdayNOW on May 5, 2020

May 9, 2020

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Arts Council of New Westminster launching campaign for May 5th global #GivingTuesdayNow

April 26, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Arts Council of New Westminster launching campaign for May 5th global #GivingTuesdayNowFRIENDS OF THE ARTS COUNCIL #NEWWEST CAMPAIGN 2020 TO RAISE $35,000 TO SUPPORT ACNW PROGRAM DELIVERY […]

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ‘The Compassionate I : Personal Images of Loss & Healing’ pop-up exhibition – EXTENDED DEADLINE – April 30, 2020

March 31, 2020

We acknowledge that we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the QayQayt (qiqéyt) Nation as well as all Coast Salish Nations. The […]

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COVID-19 – Sign-up to be notified

March 27, 2020

As the Arts Council of New Westminster continues to track the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we will be sending out notifications. Join our newsletter to keep up-to-date:

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ACNW Board of Directors curate Spotify playlist

March 21, 2020

The Arts Council of New Westminster Board of Directors have spent this first week of social distancing curating a playlist of their favourite songs to self-quarantine to during the spread […]

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COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) STATEMENT

March 12, 2020

Updated: July 3, 2020 – 8:00am The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is keeping up to date with the continuing developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. We are communicating and […]

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PUBLIC ART: Call for Artists – Morgan Crossing – Deadline: March 20, 2020

March 5, 2020

CALL FOR ARTIST 2020 Organizers: The Shops at Morgan Crossing is located in the heart of South Surrey. The shops at Morgan Crossing is a vibrant outdoor shopping centre offering […]

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Hope Gap – Monday, March 30 – CANCELLED

February 27, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, this event has been cancelled. The ACNW will be announcing credits for Last Monday at the Movies Seasons Pass holders […]

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Inter/Action – Abhisek Mukherjee – March 15, 2020

February 24, 2020

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, […]

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Abhisek Mukherjee – “Background for Thoughts” – March 4 – 29, 2020

February 24, 2020

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “Background for Thoughts” by Abhisek Mukherjee Exhibition Dates: March 4 – 29, 2020 Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, March […]

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ‘The Compassionate I : Personal Images of Loss & Healing’ pop-up exhibition

February 16, 2020

We acknowledge that we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the QayQayt (qiqéyt) Nation as well as all Coast Salish Nations. The […]

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Artists by the River – Fine Art Festival – Saturday, June 13

February 15, 2020

Call for ArtistsArtists by the River is a one day Fine Art event hosted by the Arts Council of New Westminster. On Saturday, June 13 the boardwalk at Westminster Quay […]

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ACNW Community Engagement Survey 2020

February 15, 2020

The Arts Council of New Westminster requests your feedback! Please take ten minutes to fill out our Community Engagement Survey. Your answers will assist the ACNW in enhancing the delivery […]

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CALL FOR LGBTQ2SIA+ ARTISTS: The Art of Pride – August 2020

February 3, 2020

Youth for a Change, in partnership with the Arts Council of New Westminster, invite artists to submit for consideration for inclusion in our 5th annual art show. All mediums will […]

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Rafiki – Monday, February 24, 2020

January 30, 2020

Drama/Romance1h 23min Director: Wanuri Kahiu Writers: Wanuri Kahiu, Jenna Cato BassStars: Samantha Mugatsia, Neville Misati, Nice GithinjiWhen: Monday, February 24, 2020 – 7:00 pm at Massey TheatreTickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8{Advance tickets […]

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Alisha Sian – “Vulnerability” – February 5 – 23, 2020

January 22, 2020

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “Vulnerability” by Alisha Sian Exhibition Dates: February 5 – 23, 2020 Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, February 16, 2020, […]

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