A Burnaby artist’s work is featured in a new exhibition at Place des Arts.
Roxsane K. Tiernan’s Nature on Parade is set to run from Feb. 10 to March 11 in the Mezzanine Gallery at the Coquitlam arts centre.
The show features work in Chigiri-e, a torn paper collage art form that’s traditional in Japan but less common in North America. She uses it to create textured landscapes that will be familiar to West Coast residents.
“Tiernan’s artwork is a deep exploration of how nature often provides us with sensations of peace, joy and astonishing beauty, a distraction from our everyday lives,” says a write-up about the show. “The variety of environments, from desert to swampland, mountaintops to depths of the sea, can surprise and delight us at any moment.”
An opening reception is set for Friday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. at the gallery. Also opening alongside Tiernan’s show will be Diaspora and Displacement, a new exhibition by Lori Bagneres, in the Leonore Peyton Salon.
Place des Arts is at 1120 Brunette Ave. The Mezzanine Gallery is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. See www.placedesarts.ca for more.
Artists, this one’s for you: The Burnaby Arts Council has two current calls to artists.
The first is for submissions for its Luminescence 2 exhibition, running March 18 to April 8 – a followup to the hugely popular Luminescence exhibition at the gallery last year.
It’s open to two- and three-dimensional work that showcases light, and it’s all designed to celebrate the March 18 equinox. Work can be designed for indoors or outdoors.
The gallery is also calling for entries for its gardenWORKS exhibition, running March 18 to April 8 in conjunction with the Canadian Clay Symposium. Contemporary ceramic artists are invited to showcase their garden sculptures in the gallery’s outdoor exhibition space.
BOARD MEMBERS WANTED
Here’s another one from the Burnaby Arts Council, as noted in their January newsletter. The organization is looking for directors to serve on its board, to help achieve its mandate “to encourage, support and expand the arts in the City of Burnaby.”
If you have skills in community engagement – including corporate sponsorship, fundraising and business development – then you’re particularly in demand.
You should apply with a cover letter and resumé by email (put BAC Director in the subject line) to firstname.lastname@example.org, by Feb. 28.
Calling all lovers of the written word.
The Burnaby Writers’ Society is holding its next Spoken Ink reading night on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.
It’s set for Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave.
Spoken Ink nights include presentations from featured readers as well as open mike sessions.
Keep an eye on www.burnabywritersnews.blogspot.ca for all the details.
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