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Sat-Sun, April 23-November 13, 2016, Mon-Closed Sat. Sun. Tue. Wed. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thu. Fri. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. | JOSH KLINE Freedom
Widely recognized as one of the most influential artists of his generation, Josh Kline (American, b. 1979) focuses on the ways technological innovations affect politics, labor, and the human body. Josh Kline: Freedom examines politicians, protest movements, and surveillance tactics in our digital age. Employing sculpture and installation, Kline ruminates on the effects of economic downturn, the ongoing war on terror, and the visible and invisible means of control that corporations, governments, and police forces exercise today.

503-226-2811  |  info@pam.org  |  http://portlandartmuseum.org/

Sun-Sun, May 8-January 1, 2017, | CITYSCAPE EXHIBITION PROPOSALS The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is currently accepting submissions for our Summer/Fall/Winter 2016 exhibition schedule at CityScape Community Art Space.

CityScape is a unique and dynamic space, and we encourage diverse and creative themed proposals to inspire and engage the community. To encourage and celebrate emerging and established artists while maintaining an inclusive environment, CityScape always exhibits group shows with 3 or more artists. Artists are welcome to submit individually or as part of a group. Individuals who submit a proposal need to outline a theme, idea or concept that NVCAC could use through an open call or by invitation to artists working within the theme.

Free Information Session on Proposal Writing:
Saturday January 16, 2016, 11- noon
Workshops located at CityScape Community Art Space. Registration required by 4 pm the day before the workshops. Please email or call Stefanie Wysota at 604 988 6844 or exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca to register.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 AT 4 PM
For full guidelines visit: http://nvartscouncil.ca/home/artist-calls/call-exhibition-proposals-city...

604 988 6844  |  exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca  |  http://www.nvartscouncil.ca/home/artist-calls/call-exhibition-proposals-cityscape-community-art-space-0

Sat-Sun, June 4-September 4, 2016, Mon-Closed, Sat. Sun. Tue. Wed. -10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thu. Fri. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. | CASE WORK Studies in Form, Space & Construction by Brad Cloepfil/Allied Works Architecture
This summer, the Portland Art Museum presents the first comprehensive exhibition exploring the sculptures and drawings of Allied Works Architecture, the celebrated firm based in Portland and New York City. Presented within an immersive installation designed by Allied Works, Case Work: Studies in Form, Space & Construction by Brad Cloepfil/Allied Works Architecture features a cross-section of over 60 works made over the past 15 years, the majority of which have never been presented publicly.

503-226-2811  |  info@pam.org  |  http://portlandartmuseum.org/

Sat-Sun, June 4-September 4, 2016, Mon-Closed, Sat. Sun. Tue. Wed. -10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thu. Fri. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. | NATIVE FASHION NOW From vibrant street clothing to exquisite haute couture, this exhibition celebrates the visual range, creative expression and political nuance of Native American fashion. Nearly 100 works spanning the last 50 years explore the vitality of Native fashion designers and artists from pioneering Native style-makers to today’s maverick designers making their mark in today’s world of fashion. Organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, this exhibition examines how non-Native designers adopt and translate traditional Native American design motifs in their own work, including Isaac Mizrahi’s now iconic Totem Pole Dress.
503-226-2811  |  info@pam.org  |  http://portlandartmuseum.org/

Wed-Fri, July 13-October 14, 2016, 8:30am - 5pm | KIM STEWART: A THREAD RUNS THROUGH IT Métis artist Kim Stewart's installation "A Thread Runs Through It" will be on display from July 13th - Oct.13th at City Atrium Gallery in North Vancouver's City Hall. Please join us on Tues., July 19th from 12:15 - 12:45pm for an artist talk with Kim Stewart as she shares her inspiration behind this installation and her explorations of Métis identity.
All Ages - Free Admission - Mon - Fri. 8:30am - 5:00pm
City Atrium Gallery - 141 W 14th St, North Vancouver City Hall

604 988 6844  |  exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca  |  http://nvartscouncil.ca/exhibitions/kim-stewart-city-atrium-gallery

Wed-Tues, July 20-September 13, 2016, | JENN ASHTON: SOUL FOOD Join us at the Opening Reception on Sat., July 23 from 2pm-4pm at the District Library Gallery in the Lynn Valley Main Library located at 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver

North Vancouver author and artist Jenn Ashton is quickly becoming known for her whimsical, brightly coloured pieces.

Working mainly in bright Acrylics, inks and collage, Jenn’s paintings are authentic and simple – and sometimes accompanied by a verse or rhyme that can arise as she creates a piece.

Jenn’s vivid works are designed to be accessible to everybody. She creates paintings that strive to uncover the naive child and deep down belly laugh that lives inside every person.

604 988 6844  |  exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca  |  http://www.nvartscouncil.ca/exhibitions/jenn-ashton-district-library-gallery

Sat-Sun, July 30-November 13, 2016, 10am-5pm | APEX: ARVIE SMITH Portland artist Arvie Smith paints beautifully, with luscious glowing color and fluid brushwork. His large, ambitious canvases reveal a baroque sensibility. His adept use of flowing line and animated figurative compositions appear to draw inspiration from artists like Jean-Antoine Watteau and Jean-Honoré Fragonard. Less romantic and more stridently political, Smith’s subject matter is drawn directly from his African American roots. The artist was born in 1938—when he was growing up he was colored, not black; Aunt Jemima was proudly emblazoned on pancake packages; and Shirley Temple was tap-dancing with Bojangles (Bill Robinson). In the 1960s there were riots in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles where he had lived, and when he lived in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury there were hippies and the dawning of “diversity.” Smith’s paintings mine a lifetime of change to debunk negative stereotypes. The paintings are brilliantly tough, ironically sexy, and illustrate shocking depictions of lynching and Ku Klux Klan persecution—all with a brilliantly sensuous, masterful touch.
503-226-2811  |  allison.kipnis@pam.org  |  http://portlandartmuseum.org/exhibitions/corita-kent/

Sat-Sun, August 13-January 29, 2017, 10am-5pm | CORITA KENT This summer, the playful and powerful Pop art of Corita Kent comes to the Portland Art Museum. Kent, a nun widely known as Sister Corita, was an important artist, teacher, and activist who gained international fame in the 1960s for her vibrant, revolutionary screenprints.

Corita Kent: Spiritual Pop includes approximately 50 prints that show the full range of Kent’s career, from her earliest experiments to her bold Pop icons and her final, quieter, inspirational work. The exhibition is drawn largely from the collection of the Portland Art Museum, with additional works graciously lent by the Corita Art Center, Los Angeles.

Organized by the Portland Art Museum and curated by Mary Weaver Chapin, Ph.D., Curator of Prints and Drawings

503-226-2811  |  allison.kipnis@pam.org  |  http://portlandartmuseum.org/exhibitions/corita-kent/

Fri-Sun, August 26-28, 2016, | THE 10TH INTEGRATE ARTS FESTIVAL Join us from Friday, August 26th to Sunday, August 28th for a free, family-friendly festival that celebrates the diverse arts and culture community in Victoria, BC.

To kick off the festivities, an opening reception will be held on August 26th at 7pm to 10:30 pm in the 636 Fort Street (the festival’s headquarters)! This space will also play host to our pop-up gallery featuring 15 independent, local artists from Victoria and the surrounding area. Visitors will be able to buy prints and originals during the reception, as well as check out SKAM Theatre’s Pop-Up Truck Theatre parked just outside the headquarters.

On August 27th, stroll downtown between our participating galleries throughout the day and into the evening, or use our hop-on, hop-off bus to enjoy the traditional Integrate Art Crawl from 3:20pm to 9:00pm. The crawl will conclude with an after-party at the Copper Owl hosted by the fifty-fifty gallery starting at 9pm.

To close the festival on Sunday, August 28th, we’ve planned a day packed with arts-related activities, beginning with a guided bike tour starting at Wheelie’s Motorcycle Café at 11am. The festival will wrap up with lineup of talented performance artists and artistic demonstrations in the Market Square courtyard from 12pm to 4pm, including an aerial circus performance beginning at 2:30pm.

info@integratearts.ca  |  http://integratearts.ca/

Sat-Sat, August 27-27, 2016, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | COMMERCIAL ALLEY 2016: DANIEL ELLINGSEN This year, The City of Victoria and Open Space are delighted to showcase Victoria-based artist Daniel Ellingsen as the fourth instalment for the Commercial Alley Art Gallery, located between the 500 block of Yates Street and Bastion Square. Ellingsen's Coastal Reports will open as part of the Integrate Arts Festival on Saturday, August 27 from 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. 

Coastal Reports combines sculptural cutouts, gold-leaf, and texture to comment on Victoria's landscape. Ellingsen's work is both playful, profound, and topical, asking viewers to reflect on the relationship between the coast and city. To celebrate Ellingsen's work, the opening will be a festive, outdoor event featuring drinks from Silk Road Tea and live music from local musician Chris Sartisohn. 

250-383-8833  |  office@openspace.ca  |  http://www.openspace.ca/node/1922

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