All Arts Events

Nov 26 Wed
Abundance of the Ocean
To Nov 28
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
206 Cambie, Vancouver
Spiny urchins and polished mussels, gentle whales and fearsome sharks– the Pacific Ocean houses within its depths a plethora of life, much of which has yet to be discovered. The mysteries of the deep are prominently featured in Northwest Coast legend and mythology. Most cultures along the coast have myths about a great flood that dispersed their ancestors and led directly to the establishment of the distinct societies that make up the region today. The Kwakwaka’wakw believe in an entire oceanic realm, ruled by the stern hand of Kumugwe, Chief of the Undersea World, and replete with aquatic equivalents to the land and sky based creatures that play active roles in oral traditions. Similarly, Haida myths describe an undersea world led by Taangghwanlaana, a powerful chief credited with controlling the flow of wealth into the world – perhaps an early recognition of the importance of the ocean’s bounty. With art works that range from the literal to the spiritual, this collection looks closely at what lies beneath the surface and celebrates the abundance of life that continues to inspire artists and art admirers alike.
Nov 26 Wed
Adi Parker
To Dec 17
Leigh Square Community Arts Village
2253 Leigh Square Place, Port Coquitlam
artist-in-residence Adi Parker creates abstract art from recycled fabrics
Nov 26 Wed
Ai Weiwei New York Photographs 1983–1993
To Nov 30
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
1825 Main Mall, UBC, Vancouver
227 black-and-white photographs taken by the artist during the decade that he resided in New York City
Nov 26 Wed
to Jan 25, 2015
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
639 Hornby, Vancouver
spray-can art by Haida artist Corey Bulpitt
Nov 26 Wed
All Is Unmentionable, Up in the Air
To Jan 18
Burnaby Art Gallery
6344 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, Burnaby
works by Vancouver-based contemporary artist Eli Bornowsky
Nov 26 Wed
Attila Richard Lukacs
To Dec 15
Macaulay & Co. Fine Art
293 E. 2nd, Vancouver
solo exhibition of new oil paintings by the Canadian artist
Nov 26 Wed
Avenue Q
To Jan 3
Granville Island Stage
1585 Johnston, Granville Island, Vancouver
The Arts Club Theatre Company presents the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate who arrives in New York City looking for love, a job, and his purpose in life.
Nov 26 Wed
Being Human: Fall 2014 Member Show
To Nov 28
Basic Inquiry Gallery
1011 Main, Vancouver
Basic Inquiry artists explore the light within human forms and the formal poetries of their arranged anatomies. Gallery hours for Nov 22 are 1-6 pm.
Nov 26 Wed
Blackberry Artist's Society 18th Annual Christmas Marketplace
To Dec 21
Port Moody Arts Centre
2425 St. John's St., Port Moody, Port Moody
Shop Local, Shop Handmade: 18th Annual Christmas Marketplace opens for your gifting pleasure on Thurs, Nov 20th with a reception, 6-8pm. Christmas Marketplace will be open daily until Dec 22nd - extended hours Mon-Fri 10am to 6pm; Sat 10am to 5pm; Sun 12 noon to 4pm. Presented as the Tri Cities’ only artist-run co-op gift shop, Blackberry Artist’s Society offers unique locally made fine arts and crafts solutions for all your gift-buying needs. Presenting fine studio artwork, including pieces for the ever-popular Christmas Ornament Tree, the society gift shop offers visual arts, jewelry, ceramics, textile arts, woodworking and gift cards among other media. All work is local, original and often one-of-a-kind. Meet Your Makers: The society’s artists will be at the opening reception, as well as staffing the shop 7 days a week until Christmas. Members are also running free demo events on Saturday afternoons, 12:30-2:30pm, for crafting close encounters.
Nov 26 Wed
Brand New View (Vancouver)
To Jan 11, 2015
Contemporary Art Gallery
555 Nelson, Vancouver
first Canadian solo exhibition of work by Swedish artist Gunilla Klingberg