VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY

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Joyce Frances Devlin

Inside the Garden

2011

Acrylic on Canvas

VPAG Permanent Collection

 

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Mini Artists | Sensory Rainbow Playdough
Mon, Feb 24
Vernon Public Art Gallery
Feb 24, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Vernon Public Art Gallery, 3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3, Canada
Best for kids under 5!
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Art After Dark | February 28, 2020
Fri, Feb 28
Vernon Public Art Gallery
Feb 28, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Vernon Public Art Gallery, 3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3, Canada
An Art Soiree to remember!
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Family Saturday | Painting
Sat, Feb 29
Vernon Public Art Gallery
Feb 29, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Vernon Public Art Gallery, 3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3, Canada
Inspired by Heather Passmore
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UBCO Lecture Series | Connor Charlesworth
Thu, Mar 05
Vernon Public Art Gallery
Mar 05, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Vernon Public Art Gallery, 3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3, Canada
Professor Charlesworth
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Family Saturday | Abstract Paintings Inspired by Bryan Ryley
Sat, Mar 28
Vernon Public Art Gallery
Mar 28, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Vernon Public Art Gallery, 3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3, Canada
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Mini Artists | Abstract Scraped Paintings
Mon, Mar 30
Vernon Public Art Gallery
Mar 30, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Vernon Public Art Gallery, 3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3, Canada
Bring your kids under 5!
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Family Saturday | Experimental Printmaking
Sat, Apr 25
Vernon Public Art Gallery
Apr 25, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Vernon Public Art Gallery, 3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3, Canada
Inspired by UBCO Print Shop!
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Mini Artists | Watercolour Resist Paintings
Mon, Apr 27
Vernon Public Art Gallery
Apr 27, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Vernon Public Art Gallery, 3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3, Canada
Watercolour Fun!
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UBCO Lecture Series | Andreas Rutkauskas
Thu, Apr 30
Vernon Public Art Gallery
Apr 30, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Vernon Public Art Gallery, 3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3, Canada
Professor Rutkauskas
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Mini Artits | BIG Self Portraits
Mon, May 25
Vernon Public Art Gallery
May 25, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Vernon Public Art Gallery, 3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3, Canada
BIG Self Portraits
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Family Saturdays | Viewfinder Paintings
Sat, May 30
Vernon Public Art Gallery
May 30, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Vernon Public Art Gallery, 3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3, Canada
Viewfinder Paintings
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Heavy Lies the Crown (3), spray_oil pain

The Year We Disappeared
January 9-March 4

Wanda    - a mover between painting and drawing, often combining the two mediums. While generating ideas for more complex and larger works, Lock prefers to work on a large number of drawings until some cohesive narratives start to emerge. In her statement reproduced in this catalogue, she points out that she still relies on basic principles of art-making which influence how she approaches her subject matter. Lock’s works are inspired by mundane things ‘around the house’, everyday objects, interiors, landscapes, and small animals and insects.

Wanda Lock

Wanda Lock, Heavy Lies the Crown, Spray, oil paint on paper, 38X75

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Roman Charity
January 9-March 4

“Milk Portraits” series integrates silkscreen and milk paint to depict mothers who have covered their faces instead of their breasts while breastfeeding. The series includes three large self (effaced) portraits on fabric depicting the last time Passmore nursed her daughter. The images are based on photographs that circulated on social media in protest to admonishment that mothers should cover up while nursing in public. Nursing covers remain the only instance in which western women veil themselves. Discomfort with breastfeeding may arise from the fraught nature of human milk as a substance that is both nourishing and abject, or an inability to view breasts outside the scope of sexual gratification. Passmore points out, "However, by exaggerating the disruption of mother and child feeding relation I intend to reveal an under-examined motive for discomfort with breastfeeding – that it is a powerful display of human interdependence."

Heather Passmore

Last Nurse, Silk screen on linen 5X5

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Fear Frequency
January 9-March 4

Fear Frequency will explore these ideas by creating a space where human-nonhuman binaries are rendered obsolete. It shows that they are not in opposition, but constantly flowing in and out of one another. Something like an incorporeal slime that connects me to my dirt bike or to my cellphone. Human-snowmobile-hybrids conquer mountains and human-kayak-hybrids conquer rapids. Left to its own devices, a human body cannot conquer very much.  

Mat Glenn

Mat Glen, Get Dressed so ur Ready

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MMIW
January 9-March 4

Kama? Creative Aboriginal Arts Collective is a diverse group of First Nations artists working in a variety of media ranging from traditional to contemporary. The group addresses various issues concerning cultural, political, and historic topics including the contemporary subject of cultural identity. The 2020 exhibition titled MMIW addresses the important themes surrounding the poignant circumstances in cases of murdered and missing indigenous women.

Kama? CREATIVE Aboriginal Arts Collective

Ryan Oliverius, “Gone in the Wind” - 24" x 36" original photograph on poster paper

 
 
 
 

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