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Potter (Potter (Toshi Kawano photo)

Potter (Potter (Toshi Kawano photo)

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PigaPicha! A Century of Portrait Photography in Nairobi - Vancouver

Museum Of Anthropology
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6T 1Z2
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Daily from November 25, 2014 to April 4, 2015

In the exhibition 'PigaPicha!', the East African photo tradition is presented and documented as a chapter of its own in the international history of photography. 'PigaPicha!' highlights the history of portrait photography in Nairobi and gives a comprehensive overview of this form of urban culture, which is one of the most creative fields in modern East Africa. The exhibition is produced by Iwalewa-Haus and the Afrikaarchiv (DEVA) of the University of Bayreuth, Germany. Join us for a special opening party on November 25 at the Museum of Anthropology.

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Second Annual Little Treasures Exhibition - Enderby

907 Belvedere St
Enderby, British Columbia
V0E 1V0
Toll-free
Phone250-832-8898

Daily from November 15, 2014 to December 24, 2014

This is a great time of year to collect a piece from your favourite artist either for yourself or for that someone special in your life. Artists have been busy for months creating original work in all mediums.

Find original items that include glass Christmas tree ornaments, hand-painted by the artists. Various sizes and styles priced from $5 to $15. You'll also find dozens of small canvasses under $200 and many other items, such as jewelry, stained glass, clay pieces, felt and much more.

Little Treasures continues until closing on December 24, 2014.

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Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art - Vancouver

750 Hornby St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6Z 2H7
Toll-free
Phone604-662-4700

Daily from November 15, 2014 to February 22, 2015

Presenting a diverse selection of Chinese contemporary artists whose practices are informed by their cultural heritage, this exhibit re-invents traditional aesthetics in conceptual ways to examine tradition's influence on visual culture in present-day China.

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2014 Artisan's Market - Campbell River

1235 Shoppers Row
Campbell River, British Columbia
V9W 2C7
Toll-free
Phone250-287-2261

Daily from November 13, 2014 to December 24, 2014

If you are looking for a special gift and don’t want to hit the shopping mall, the Gallery has unique and original gifts in a relaxed atmosphere. You’ll find candles, cards, wood work, jewelry, soap, pottery, fibre art, blown glass, knitwear, prints, toys, decorations, tea, spices and more – and it’s all hand made in this region! If you’ve already made a trip to the Gallery’s Artisan Market, do come back to see the new products and artwork that will arrive each week. November 13 – December 24, 2014 Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm OPEN LATE for Starlight Shopping on November 28 until 8pm

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Vancouver Art Gallery Presents: Offsite - Robert Youds - Vancouver

W Georgia St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6E 0A8
Toll-free
Phone604-662-4719

Daily from October 21, 2014 to March 30, 2015

Victoria-based artist Robert Youds' light installation, For Everyone a Sunset, draws upon the architectural vernacular of downtown Vancouver. Youds references the urban surroundings by using their associated materials-aluminium framework, salvaged glass, LED lighting-to construct a sculptural query that creates a space for audiences to contemplate the urban experience.

Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite is located on West Georgia Street between Thurlow and Bute Streets in downtown Vancouver.

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The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors - Vancouver

750 Hornby St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6Z 2H7
Toll-free
Phone604-662-4700

Daily from October 18, 2014 to January 11, 2015

Nearly 200 treasured objects from the collections of Beijing's Palace Museum will come under the spotlight at the Vancouver Art Gallery as part of this landmark exhibition. Discover the exquisite artifacts from an architectural site that has remained largely mysterious until recent years.

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Emily Carr with Landon Mackenzie - Wood Chopper and the Monkey - Vancouver

750 Hornby St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6Z 2H7
Toll-free
Phone604-662-4719

Daily from September 20, 2014 to April 6, 2015

Taking its title from images in both artists' work, this exhibition uses the wood chopper as a metaphorical figure who 'clears a path' for those to come and the monkey as an emblem of the sense of loss and whimsy that is rarely discussed in Carr's work.

Emily Carr and Landon Mackenzie: Wood Chopper and the Monkey will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue that explores the complex relationship between the works of these two artists. The catalogue is published by the Vancouver Art Gallery and includes a text by the renowned Emily Carr scholar Gerta Moray, Art History professor at the University of Guelph.

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"Bird Quartet" by Roy Green - Victoria

Open Space
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 1E6
Toll-free
Phone250-383-8833

Daily from August 15, 2014 to January 15, 2015

Open Space partners once again with the City of Victoria for Commercial Alley's second installation, which features four new works by painter, performance artist, and poet Roy Green. The artist's series not only captures the spirit of some of the island's favourite winged cousins but also speaks to humanity's timeless preoccupation with flight and admiration of birds, evidenced throughout the histories of art, symbolism, and spirituality. Green's birds, iconic and indigenous to Vancouver Island, include the great blue heron, the pileated woodpecker, the rufous hummingbird, and the red-winged blackbird.

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Holiday Stocking at Silver Star Mountain Resort - Silver Star Mountain Resort

Silver Star Village
Silver Star Mountain Resort, British Columbia
V1B 3M1

Thursday, December 18, 2014

What better way to celebrate the season than creating a unique souvenir of your time at Silver Star? Join us at 6:30 in Town Hall for a special holiday themed craft night and take home a very special Silver Star memory and create holiday stocking of your very own!

Supplies and space is limited so book early. Cost is $5 per person.

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Letter Writing Week - Victoria

675 Belleville St
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 9W2
Website
Toll-free
Phone250-356-7226

Daily from January 2, 2015 to January 9, 2015

The New Year is a great time to make a resolution to slow down and what better way to do that than to put down your Smartphone and pick up some paper. Stop by our letter writing station, sit down and pen a note. Maybe it is a thank-you note to your Aunt for that present she sent or query to your local representative. We will provide the paper, pens, envelopes and even stamps (no parcels to South Africa please). Who knows, the letter you write could one day become part of our future archives. Time - 11:00 am - 2:00 PM

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