Burnaby Art Gallery celebrates captured moments

Photography, student artwork in focus in new exhibit6ions

The Burnaby Art Gallery is inviting everyone in to check out two new exhibitions.

In the library's upper gallery, visitors can check out Scott Massey: Unstable Ground.

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The exhibition is presented as part of the 2015 Capture Photography Festival. It includes Massey's photographic series recording the visual effects of the earth hurtling through space.

"Subverting the use of an astronomical tool called an equatorial mount that visually counteracts the rotation of the earth, allowing for a fixed view of the stars, Massey employs a large format camera in the place of a telescope," a press release notes.

An opening reception for the exhibition held April 18 included an outdoor picnic and stargazing.

Unstable Ground runs until June 21.

In the lower gallery, the Burnaby Art Gallery is celebrating the talents of students in School District No. 41 in Arts Alive 2015.

Inspired by the Capture Photography Festival, this year's student exhibition highlights works by elementary students exploring the theme of "capturing a moment."

The exhibition will be on display until May 17.

The gallery is also offering a number of programs in conjunction with the exhibits. Among them:

Mixed media photo art workshop: On Sunday, April 26 from noon to 5 p.m., participants can use photography-inspired techniques from the gallery's exhibition to create their own photo-based mixed media art. It's for students aged 13 to 18 and costs $55.

Gallery tour and workshop for homelearners: On Wednesday, May 6, the library offers an interactive gallery tour followed by a studio project, for six- to 14-year-old homelearners. It costs $16.

Artist talk: On Thursday, May 7, everyone is invited to join Massey for a talk about his Unstable Ground exhibition, running from 7 to 9 p.m.

In the BAG Family Sunday: On Sunday, May 10, from 1 to 4 p.m., families can drop in to make art, enjoying a hands-on, family-friendly studio activity connected to the exhibitions. The theme is Night Sky (Mother's Day), and it's for all ages on a drop-in basis.

Full day art studio for homelearners: On Friday, May 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., students can spend a full day immersed in visual arts and develop a mini-portfolio inspired by the current exhibit. It's $38, and it's designed for nine- to 17-year-olds.

The gallery is at 6344 Deer Lake Ave. and is open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 :30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For more on the gallery exhibitions and programs, see www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

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