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Cezanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection - Vancouver

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

Daily from February 14, 2015 to May 18, 2015

See extraordinary masterpieces by some of the most famous artists of the Impressionist and Port-Impressionist movements. This major exhibition includes a matchless group of paintings and watercolours by Paul Cezanne, as well as paintings and sculptures by artists including Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas and Amedo Modigliani. The exhibition is organized by the Princeton University Art Museum in cooperation with the Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation.

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Smithers Art Gallery Exhibition: Sherry Nielsen, Dawn Remington & David Mio - Smithers

Central Park Building 1425 Main St Smithers BC
Smithers, British Columbia
V0J 2N0
Toll-free
Phone250-847-3898

Daily from February 3, 2015 to March 14, 2015

The Smithers Art Gallery's first exhibition of 2015 proudly showcases the paintings of three local artists: Sherry Nielsen & Dawn Remington (Main Gallery) and David Mio (Mini Gallery). Exhibition Dates: February 3-March 14, 2015. Opening Reception: Friday February 6th, 7-9pm, free admission, all welcome. The show features northern landscapes and "expressiveness" as portrayed in a range of subject matter (portraits, landscapes, movement). Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12-4pm.

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The Sacred and the Arcane: The Mythic Vision of Evie Katevatis - Vancouver

3075 Slocan St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V5M 3E4
Toll-free
Phone604-430-3337

Daily from January 20, 2015 to March 5, 2015

Some say that every culture in the past has created stories to comprehend the world around them. Myth is the manifestation in symbolic meanings, metaphorical images and the explanation of life energy in all living things. Classically trained painter and sculptor Evie Katevatis attempts to breathe life into the more obscure characters and stories of Greco-Roman mythology through dream-like images. The show runs at Il Museo: Italian Cultural Centre, 10:00 am-5:00 pm.

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Royal BC Museum: Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Victoria

675 Belleville St
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 9W2
Toll-free888-447-7877
Phone250-356-7226

Daily from December 12, 2014 to April 6, 2015

Celebrating 50 years of images, Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases award-winning images that tell the astonishing stories of our natural world while pushing the boundaries of technical skill. With more than 42,000 entries from 96 countries, this exhibition celebrates the beauty and magnificence of the world in which we live, as well as acting as a stark reminder of the fragility of nature.

The striking exhibition features 100 large-scale, back-lit photographs that include some of the world's most respected nature photographers and wildlife experts.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is co-owned by the Natural History Museum, London, and BBC Worldwide.

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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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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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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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The Empty Bowl Fundraiser - Vernon

2704A Hwy 6
Vernon, British Columbia
V1T 5G5

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Every year on March 17th, the Vernon Community Arts Centre holds its annual, Empty Bowl Fundraiser. This is a unique event where handmade bowls are sold with a healthy serving of homemade Irish stew for just $20. The idea is that patrons can pick out their favourite bowl, have lunch, and then take their new bowl home.

Be sure to have a peek at the bowls during the month of March - they will be on display in our lobby, but, they will not be on sale until we open our doors at 12 noon, the day of the event!

So come and feast your eyes upon that perfect bowl! First come, first served.

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"The Shoparama" Spring Market - Vernon

3310 37 Ave.
Vernon, British Columbia
V1T 8P5
Website
Toll-free
Phone250-542-5983

Daily from March 28, 2015 to March 29, 2015

Come on down and support a budding group of entrepreneurs, crafters, and home based business. There will also be baking, lots of new and unique products, entertainment, goodies for kids, a yummy concession and door prizesall under 1 roof. Together with a fun shopping experience, you can support the Cancer Society and the Food Bank.

Admission is free, however you are invited to bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank. Help us make this a Special Food Bank fundraiser!

Now in 2 great rooms at the Vernon Recreation Centre on March 28 from 10:00 am-7:00 pm and March 29 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Like us on Facebook!

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Fashion Machine Performance/ Visual Art Experience - Victoria

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

Daily from March 28, 2015 to March 29, 2015

What's Fashion Machine you say? It's a one-of-a-kind performance/gallery/visual art experience where kids take select attendees' outfits and remake them into new works of wearable art, with an impromptu fashion show closing the evening. The Royal BC Museum plays host to this event and provides inspiration to the young designers with our large Modern History collection of clothing. Get there early and grab an "I'm In" sticker at the door, and you could be one of the lucky few to step into the Fashion Machine and have your outfit changed forever(Don't panic - we'll have "chicken" stickers for if you DON'T want your clothes altered.)

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