Check out local artist's work at Burnaby Neighbourhood House

Burnaby Neighbourhood House is kicking off the year with a new exhibition at its North House Art Wall.

During the month of January, you can visit the Neighbourhood House north location (4908 Hastings St.) to see work by Lilly Em.

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“Fifteen years ago, Lilly Em landed on these unceded shores with a paint-splattered rucksack, a mouthful of stories and a clearly drawn treasure map pointing towards the perfect sunrise,” says an artist statement. "Of course, nothing went to plan, but plans are overrated and after countless creative translations, a menagerie of new friends and an uncertain fault line of hope, Lilly is still trying.”

The exhibition includes illustrations from six unpublished books.

You can check it out anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, or drop in for an open house on Friday, Jan. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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