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Two Rivers Gallery Exhibition Opening Reception and Artist's Talk
with Bill Horne

Thursday, January 28, 2016
7:30 pm at Two Rivers Gallery
After Party to follow at 8:30 pm with Refreshments









Click this link to Two Rivers Gallery Current Exhibitions

There are two exhibitions that are on exhibit from  January 29 to April 17, 2016, the descriptions are included below.

Behind the Lines - Bill Horne

Since the age of ten when Bill Horne wrote his first letter to Mayor Jean Drapeau of Montreal expressing his concern about pollution in the St. Lawrence River, Horne has taken an active part in shaping the world around him. His practice as an artist has become closely woven with his role as an activist as he often draws upon those skills as a means of expressing his concerns.

Behind the Lines draws from the artist’s archive of responses to letters he has written to political and other influential figures over the years. Horne assembles elements that illuminate and feed into the concerns reflected in the letters of response that he screen prints onto material as diverse as priests vestments and plastic sheeting.

Sometimes humourous, sometimes pointed, this empowering collection of work spans four decades of activism and provides ample fodder for reflection.

Voice: An exhibition featuring artists from across BC - Various Artists

This group exhibition looks at recent artwork in a range of media by artists from across BC as Two Rivers Gallery explores the diversity, application and power of the artists’ voice. Our voices are infinitely malleable tools that are altered to say different things to different people. Through our voices we may soothe, teach and share, for instance, but they are also a means by which we assert our will. To not have a voice is more than to be mute, but to lack agency in the world. Spoken, and expressed in other ways, our voices are empowering extensions of self from the soft and self-reflective to bold resistance.

Join us at Two Rivers Gallery for the opening reception and Artist's talk with Bill Horne



 
 
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Celtic Design
with James Spankie

Thursday, January 21, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We will learn about Celtic knots and eclectic designs based on some old country heritage roots and how to decode the rhythm of the intricate patterns for this age old art.

Please bring the following supplies:

  • drawing pencils
  • eraser (must have!!)
  • ruler if you have one (helpful but not required)
  • drawing paper
  • coloured pencils or pastels (optional)


Non Members drop in fee is $10.

Please RSVP Sharron MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com OR use the form below if you are planning to attend so that we can configure the studio space accordingly.

    rsvp form

 
 
Explore Watercolours
with Sharron MacBride and Yvonne Sawkins


Thursday, January 14, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the use of elegant writer markers with watercolours and learn how to paint fences in this fascinating class with Sharron and Yvonne.

Please bring the following supplies:
  • watercolour paint
  • variety of watercolour brushes
  • watercolour palette
  • paper towels or a terry cloth towel
  • water containers for rinsing your brushes
  • watercolour paper
  • board or coroplast to tape the paper to
  • masking tape
  • pencil and eraser
  • kleenex
  • Speedball 'Elegant Writer' calligraphy marker - available at Michaels or possibly at Speedees, there will be a few available at the class


Non Members drop in fee is $10.

Please RSVP Sharron MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com OR use the form below if you are planning on attending so that we can configure the studio space accordingly.

    rsvp form

 
 
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Ignite Your Pastels
With Kristin Vignal


Thursday, January 7, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Design bold and compelling pastel artworks in this fun and creative class.  Learn how to layer and blend the pastels to achieve the look you want!

For more about Kristin and her work visit her website.

We will be doing a very simple still life.  Kristin has lots of photos of peppers to share but if you have another fruit or veggie in mind, please feel free to bring it.

There will be a charge of $2.25 for workshop materials (pastel paper).

Please bring the following supplies:
  • SOFT (chalk) pastels.  *Not oil pastels*.  If you do not have soft pastels we have a few sets to share.
  • 2 pieces firm support, appox. 10" x 12".  Foamcore or heavy cardboard works.
  • masking tape
  • old bath towel
  • rag/paper towel
  • pencil
  • rubber gloves (optional)


Non Members drop in fee is $10.

Please RSVP Sharron  MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com OR use the form below if you are planning on attending so that we can configure the studio space accordingly and prepare the workshop materials.

    RSVP FORM

Pastel Paintings by Kristin Vignal