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Taking Flight opens at Burnaby's Deer Lake Gallery

Six emerging artists from Kwantlen's Class of 2021 are featured in the latest outing at the Burnaby Arts Council's gallery
Taking Flight
Work by emerging artists from the Kwantlen grad class of 2021 is featured in the new exhibition Taking Flight, opening at Deer Lake Gallery Oct. 16.

Emerging artists from Kwantlen Polytechnic University are featured in the newest exhibition at Deer Lake Gallery.

The Burnaby Arts Council’s gallery is presenting Taking Flight, running from today (Oct. 16) to Nov. 13. An opening reception is set for tonight (Saturday) at 6:30 p.m.

The exhibition features the work of Jude Campbell, Melanie Costa, Kia Eriksson, Alex Jones, Jessica Spanza and Jacob Strohan, all grads in the bachelor of fine arts Class of 2021.

The works span an array of interests and practices, all celebrating individuality and self-expression during this time of challenge – with the hope of bringing communities together.

“It explores our relationship with our surroundings. Tying together nature, materials, urban landscapes and even our interpersonal relationships and their impact on our everyday life, it highlights the peculiar human condition of reacting, creating and retelling our experiences,” a press release says.

Deer Lake Gallery is at 6584 Deer Lake Ave. The exhibition is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m., with extended hours on Fridays from noon to 6 p.m.

Admission is free, and pre-booking is no longer required. Masks will be required to enter the gallery.

For the opening reception, vaccine cards will be checked upon entry.

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