All Arts Events

Jan 26 Mon
Far Away So Close: Part II
To Mar 7
Access Gallery
222 E. Georgia, Vancouver
works by Kathleen Ritter and Guillermo Trejo explore the idea of bridging distance as a quixotic gesture
Jan 26 Mon
Francine Droin Photography Featured at Art in the Hall
To Jan 30
West Vancouver Municipal Hall
750-17th St., West Van, West Vancouver
The Ferry Building Gallery at 1414 Argyle Avenue in West Vancouver is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs by Francine Drouin in the Art in the Hall venue at West Vancouver Municipal Hall, 750- 17th Street. The exhibition will be run November 28, 2014 through January 30, 2015. As a visual artist Francine’s work explores the use of photography as a means to create rather than to document. She prefers to produce minimalistic and often surreal images. In the manipulative realm of her computer she will often plunge the original capture into an artificial backdrop eclipsing all background noise and focussing attention on the subject. Indications of surroundings create distraction and prove irrelevant. Admission to the exhibition is free and hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Photos and media interviews available upon request. For more details. Contact: Ruth Payne, Visual Arts Coordinator 604. 925. 7266 cell: 604. 908.0733
Jan 26 Mon
From Rationing to Ravishing
To Mar 8, 2015
Museum of Vancouver
1100 Chestnut, Vancouver
exhibition explores how women's clothing transformed during the 1940s and 1950s, drawn from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke
Jan 26 Mon
Geometry of Knowing
To Feb 28
SFU Gallery
8888 University Dr., Burnaby
exhibition explores the ways in which artists engage fieldwork, embodiment, and materiality to reveal and instigate processes of knowing
Jan 26 Mon
Geometry of Knowing
To Feb 28
Audain Gallery
149 W. Hastings, SFU Woodward's in the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Vancouver
Geometry of Knowing January 15 - February 28, 2015 Opening Reception and Event with Jeneen Frei Njootli and Kara Uzelman The Geometry of Knowing is a group exhibition that investigates approaches to the acquisition of knowledge. Organized in four parts, the project explores the ways in which artists engage fieldwork, embodiment and materiality to reveal and instigate processes of knowing. Featuring a number of works from the Simon Fraser University Art Collection as well as new works by contemporary artists, the exhibition includes over thirty local and international artists. At the opening, Jeneen Frei Njootli will perform with handmade instruments crafted from female vadzaih (caribou) that embrace and disrupt the hybridity of the Athabascan fiddle in Vuntut Gwitchin culture. Kara Uzelman will provide hospitality with brews that she grew and wildcrafted in Saskatchewan following research into traditions of medicinal fermentation and psychotropic experimentation at the University of Regina.
Jan 26 Mon
Haiti five years on: An Fòm photo exhibition
To Jan 31, 9:30 am–5:30 pm
Royal Centre
1055 W. Georgia, Vancouver
This Canadian Red Cross exhibition features stunning photographs taken five years after the earthquake in Haiti by renowned photographer Johan Hallberg-Campbell and demonstrates how, through the power of humanity, communities continue to work together to rebuild a stronger, healthier and more resilient society.
Jan 26 Mon
Improv Test Kitchen
To Dec 23, 9:15 pm
The Improv Centre
1502 Duranleau, Granville Island, Vancouver
Every Wednesday The Improv Test Kitchen is an exciting platform for new and innovative improvisational comedy. Over the course of the show, you will witness the latest show concepts in the improv-comedy world – if you think you've seen it all, this is the show for you!
Jan 26 Mon
In the Gallery – Cabins to Quilts
To Mar 9
West Vancouver Memorial Library
1950 Marine Dr., West Van, West Vancouver
Created by members of the Lions Gate Quilters Guild, this exhibition traces the evolution of the log cabin quilt from traditional to more innovative designs and reflects West Vancouver’s transition to a modern community.
Jan 26 Mon
To Apr 11, 2015
Teck Gallery
SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings, Vancouver
Neil Campbell's work uses geometric imagery to transform architectural space
Jan 26 Mon
Interwoven Stories: Textiles, Costumes, Cultures - A Multicultural Fest
To Feb 15
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum & Archives
555 Columbia, Vancouver
Costumes and textiles reflect thousands of years of human creativity. With the aims of expressing facets of British Columbia’s extraordinarily diverse population and improving understanding of our many artistic and cultural legacies, the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver presents Interwoven Stories: Textiles, Costumes, Cultures - A Multicultural Fest. Curated by Jean Kares, an exhibition of multicultural costumes and textiles lent by individuals and organizations will take place at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum from January 17 to February 15, 2015. The exhibition includes lenders’ stories of family and cultural connections, travel memories, and experiences of living in other countries. Viewers will discover how cultural beliefs and traditions are communicated and shared through textiles historically and today, both within and between specific cultural communities. Other activities that will take place during the Fest are: 
 January 24, 2:00 – 4:00 pm: Hands-on workshop of fabric art and tapestry taught by artist June Yun. 
 January 31, 10 am – 4:00 pm: Symposium on textile art with speakers Jean Kares, Dr. Angela Clarke (Vancouver Italian Cultural Centre), Liza Wajong, and Trish Graham. The topics will cover Chinese, Italian, Indonesian and African textiles. Museum hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm. Closed on Mondays and statutory holidays.
 Museum admission: Tuesdays: free; Wednesday – Sunday: $3/adult, $2/seniors and students.