Eastside Friday & Mosaic Reception


Resonance - Peggy Wilson photo

Peggy Wilson

Friday October 25, 7pm – 10pm 
EWMA Studio, 56 E. Hastings
Come join Enterprising Women Making Art (EWMA) in their newly-relocated studio in an evening that celebrates the rich culture and tradition of “women’s art” and features work by EWMA artists and artisans. EWMA celebrates the completion of the mosaic project “Telling Herstories of food in the Downtown Eastside” inspired by the multi-year project Making Art Through Dialogue Series. Ann Thorsteinsson and Bruce Walther, lead artists on the Mosaic project will attend the reception. Special musical guest for the evening, in their debut performance, is Resonance, a duo with singer and guitarist Peggy Wilson and vocalist Rose Eide. Everyone welcome to Eastside Friday. Free

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EWMA artisans 2 - Eastside Friday '12 - photo Tom Quirk

    6th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show


    Opening Reception & Procession
    Opening: Thursday October 24, 5pm – 9pm
    5pm Procession, meet at Oppenheimer Park, 488 Powell
    6pm Reception, Gallery Gachet, 88 E. Cordova
    Exhibition October 24 to December 1

    Oppenheimer Park proudly presents the community art exhibition Park-a-Palooza – Fun & Play – at Gallery Gachet. This show celebrates and explores both the creativity in the Oppenheimer community and the significance of the Park’s diverse programs from arts and recreation to cultural events and festivals. Over thirty-five artists are featured in this show, and many of the works symbolize playful aspects of the Oppenheimer Park community. Included are painting, drawing, print, sculpture, carving, mixed media and video works.

    In addition, the exhibition will unveil Birds that Play, an art show featuring hundreds of birds painted at community art workshops at Gallery Gachet, Carnegie Community Centre, Evelyne Saller Centre and Oppenheimer Park. Curated by Carrie Campbell.

    The opening night procession leaves Oppenheimer at 5pm and is led by Brad Muirhead and the hot stylings of the Hastings Street Band. They parade down the Hastings Street sidewalk to arrive at Gallery Gachet at 6pm, where the Harmony of Nations drum group will lead a traditional welcome. Free

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