Thursday, February 12, 2015

feb 13-14 | art spirit community | st mary's church

You're invited to drop in at St. Mary's to enjoy lots of art on display and perhaps pick up a Valentine's Day gift for a loved one. February 13th and 14th only.

Sixty artists will be showing their work: paintings, etchings, drawings, photographs, ceramics, woodwork, quilt making. Most of the artists are from Vancouver, but artists from Ladner, Richmond, Burnaby, and Port Moody will also be showing their work.

Back in 2011 the clergy and representatives of the Anglican Parishes of St. Philips-Dunbar; St. Helen’s-West Point Grey; St. Anselm’s, Holy Trinity – Vancouver; St. Augustine – Marpole St. Faith’s and St. Mary’s – Kerrisdale got together to plan a celebration of the Arts. They wanted to reach out to their communities, bring people together, and demonstrate that the link between spirituality and the arts was alive and well and living in Vancouver.

The result of their discussions was an evening in which Vancouver artist Tito Kerr made an illustrated presentation on his life, his art and his community work in Vancouver. It was a powerful and moving presentation.

The power of the evening continued to resonate with some who heard Tito Kerr, and this led to the current St. Mary's initiative to hold a two-day exhibition of art by artists in the Lower Mainland. The show will be at their premises on West 37th Avenue, between Larch and Balsam Streets. They've been helped tremendously by CARFAC who not only advised on the Invitation to Artists, but also circulated the invitation to their membership.

The art will be on display and on sale on:

Friday, February 13, from noon to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Get more information here.

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