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We Carry Our Ancestors:
Cedar, Baskets and Our Relationships with the Land
Legacy Downtown: September 28–December 21
This exhibition weaves together generations of Indigenous women through cedar basketry. For the first time ever, Legacy Art Galleries will exhibit Nuu-chah-nulth and Salish historical baskets from the collection, alongside portraits of theweavers including Alice Paul, Rosie Ross, Mary Jane Jackson, Mathilda Jim, Julianna Williams, Liz Happynook, Lena Jumbo and Ellen Jumbo. The photographic portraits are bydocumentary photographer Ulli Steltzer from Germany, who lived in Vancouver from 1972 until her death in 2018 at age 94. She used an unobtrusive hand-held Rolleiflexcamera while photographing many First Nationsartists at their work inBC.
Contemporary baskets by Salish artists Angela Marston and Brenda Crabtree, among others, will also be exhibited. Through new and intensive community research, this exhibition honours the resilience of women who have carried their cultures forward by passing down the art of cedar basketry to future generations. The exhibit is curated by Lorilee Wastasecoot, BC Arts Council Curatorial Intern.
Opening Celebration:Saturday, September 28, 3-5pm. Legacy Downtown, 630 Yates St, Lekwungen territory, www.legacy.uvic.ca, 250-721-6562.
Show here:  Alice Paul, 1975, photograph by Ulli Steltzer. Image courtesy of University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries
 

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Wood and Water: Tranquil Moments at Cedar Hill Arts Centre Main Gallery 
October 22 - November 10, 2019.
Wood and Water: Tranquil Moments will include guest artists, students from Joanne’s classes.
Opening Reception: Saturday Nov 2, 1-5pm with demonstrations.
 
Preview with photos and story here:
http://www.artopenings.ca/joanne-thomson.html

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Spot On: Peter Flanagan & Roberta Pyx Sutherland 
October 24–November 17 at Fortune Gallery
The circle is a symbol of completion, perfection and the inclusivity of the universe. Ceramic artist Peter Flanagan and painterRoberta Pyx Sutherland explore these meanings through the joyous repetition of the concentric circular form. Flanagan says, “Early Asian ceramic glaze origins inform my exploration of wild BC clays combined with wood ash.” Sutherland is inspired by the relationships of cosmic patterning and divine intelligence.Openingreception Oct 24, 5-9pm. 537 Fisgard St. RobertaPyxSutherland.com; OkanaganPottery.com; FortuneGallery.ca.
 


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Heather Midori Yamada presents “Found" 
The “art of becoming” is a central theme in the creative outpourings of Heather Midori Yamada. “Nothing is certain in my art practice,” says the artist,
“not knowing and understanding is part of my process and ongoing journey.”
If Yamada is unsure about the artwork’s meaning and direction, she will let it sit. Often for decades. Each segment has a history which stays hidden until called up. The unfolding piece involves a relationship, between her, the maker, and the artwork coming into existence. By recombining and rearranging elements new meanings come forward. They become “found” moments in time. 
Preview with photos and story here
http://www.artopenings.ca/yamada19.html

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Urban Regalia: Contemporary Fashion by Sug-ii-t Lukxs Design
Continuing to December 21
Legacy Gallery Downtown
Urban Regalia is an exhibition that unfolds in two movements. Curated by Carolyn Butler Palmer (Associate Professor, UVic Art History and Visual Studies), the first movement Contemporary Fashion by Sug-ii-t Lukxs Design features Gitxan designer Yolonda Skelton’s work, which mixes the aesthetics of Gitxan button blanket robes with a twist of Audrey Hepburn’s style. The second movement opens in January 2020 and will feature the button blankets of students at Westshore Centre for Learning and Training-Colwood Campus. 630 Yates, 250-721-8298, www.legacy.uvic.ca.
Photo (detail) by Peter Jensen, Sug-ii-t Lukxs Designs, Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week 2017

 

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Object Biographies: Artists’ Lives through their Archives
Legacy Maltwood Gallery, UVic campus
Continuing to January 12, 2020

A printing block. Glaze samples. Pouches of pigments. Why are these items in UVic’s archives, and what can they tell us about the lives, relationships, artworks and practices of the artists who owned them? Object Biographies is a glimpse into the lives of artists through their archives, including those of Robin Hopper, Glenn Howarth, the Limners, Katharine Maltwood, Aiyyana Maracle, Sandra Meigs, Margaret Peterson,and Vincent Rickard. The gallery is in Mearns Centre for Learning-McPherson Library. Legacy.uvic.ca, 250-721-6562.
Glenn Howarth, Portrait of Sheri, c. 1973-1975, oil on canvas, University of Victoria Acquisition Fund, UVic Legacy Art Galleries
 

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Paintings From La Belle Province Group Exhibition
West End Gallery
November 2-14
Gallery artists create a show based on the endless inspiration provided by colour, light, and landscape. Whether Quebec or France, that allusive je ne sais quoi is magically captured on canvas by such talented painters as Alain Bédard,Claudette Castonguay, Ariane Dubois, Jean-Gabriel Lambert, Raynald Leclerc, Annabelle Marquis, Guy Roy, and Robert Savignac. West End is pleased to welcome Quebec-based artist Josée Lord, whose still lifes are marked by a distinct style with opaque reds and blues shaping the perspective. 1203 Broad St, 250-388-0009, www.westendgalleryltd.com.
“Passion Red” Josée Lord, 24 x 24 inches, Acrylic on Canvas
 

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Kudluajuk Ashoona
November 2–15
Madrona Gallery
Madrona is pleased to announce the first-ever major solo exhibition of works from Kudluajuk Ashoona. Coming from a family of well-known artists, Kudluajuk Ashoona only began to seriously pursue art in 2011, taking inspiration from her daughter, Nicotye Samayualie. Focusing largely on scenes depicting contemporary family life, her works are very narrative and literal. The drawings that Kudluajuk creates provide an intimate snapshot of her life, family, and community. 606 View St, 250-380-4660, www.madronagallery.com.
“Untitled (Girl with Record Player)” Kudluajuk Ashoona,  23 x 30 Inches, Coloured Pencil and Ink

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These 3 amigas started doing some simple colour exercises from a book which snowballed into this fun show. Can you imagine living in a world without colour? Deborah Czernecly, Marcela Strasdas and Sharlene Stushnov-Lee could not!! They think colour brings life, joy, passion and emotion in our lives. Come and see how each of them sees and interprets every stop in the colour wheel!
Meet-The-Artists Reception: Nov 3, 1.30-3.30
Demo: Nov 10, 2 pm
Westridge Collection Gallery - Coast Collective
103-318 Wale Rd.

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Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra
Yariv Aloni, Music Director
Expressive, Focused, Adventurous
Meet the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra – 60 expressive, focused young musicians who bring symphonic music to life!  Respected as one of the finest youth orchestras in the country, the GVYO has shared masterworks with thousands of listeners, young and old, in Victoria and beyond.
Guided by Music Director Yariv Aloni and a distinguished faculty, GVYO players explore centuries of symphonic style as they build ensemble and performance skills - and lasting friendships. 
Now in its 34th year, the orchestra brings music to life as only young people can, with talent and enthusiasm, orchestrating joy for themselves and their audience alike. 
Three concerts at The Farquhar at UVic
November 3, 2019   Sunday 2:30 pm        
BACH   Toccata & Fugue, BWV 565
LISZT   Fesktlänge (Symphonic poem no. 7)
GRIEG   Symphonic Dances, op. 64
 
February 9, 2020   Sunday 2:30 pm
CELEBRATING TOGETHER
GVYO with the Victoria Chamber Orchestra & Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra
SMETANA   Má Vlast (My Homeland)
                                
April 26, 2020   Sunday 2:30 pm    
VERDI   La Forza del Destino: Overture
SIBELIUS   Karelia Overture, op. 10
CONCERTOS  performed by GVYO soloists                  
Season Tickets:  (3 concerts)  Adult $66, Senior $54, Student $15, Special Family Rate $150
                              Available through GVYO Office, 1611 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2L5   
                              Phone: 250-360-1121   Email: gvyorchestra@gmail.com
Single Tickets:  Adult $25, Senior $22, Student $10  
                              Available from UVic Ticket Centre   Phone: 250-721-8480   Online: tickets.uvic.ca
Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra
1611 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC  V8W 2L5
250-360-1121
gvyorchestra@gmail.com
www.gvyo.org
https://www.facebook.com/GreaterVictoriaYouthOrchestra
 

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Museum To Host Maritime Art Show at Government House
 
  Photograph courtesy of Andrew Tawker [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)]
The Maritime Museum of BC is pleased to announce the opening of a new temporary art show at Government House. The new art show will feature a cross-section of maritime artwork from the Museum’s extensive art collection of over 500 works. 
David Leverton, Executive Director of the Maritime Museum stated that: 
”We’re honoured that The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia is hosting the art show at Government House. The Lieutenant Governor is the Honorary Patron of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia which makes this very special for the museum and our members.”
The art show highlights paintings of life along our coast over the past several hundred years. There are paintings by artist E.M Chadwick that depict early European discovery; artwork about the days of whaling featuring artist Harry Heine; rescues off our west coast such as the freighter Makedonia under-tow byHMCS Sudbury and the rescue of the S.S. Glafkos in Barkley Sound by Edward Goodall; paintings depicting the important role ferries play along our coast by Ivah Bryant and A. Frank; artwork representing the protection of our coastline by the Royal Canadian Navy such as the painting HMCS Provider completed by artist John M. Mulders; and Coast Guard protection of our coastline in a featured work entitled CCGS Ready by artist Hugh Mackenzie.  
The art show also includes special paintings of the three prized ships in the Maritime Museum’s artefact collection including the SV Tilikum depicted in a series of watercolours by artist R.W. Murphy; the SV Trekka under twin sails in  a watercolour painting by Alan Lester; and the SV Dorothy in a watercolour painting by artist Harry Heine.
This art show highlights life along our coast over the past few hundred years. In the future, the Maritime Museum would be honoured to collaborate with West Coast First Nations on a maritime art show that highlights the important relationship between First Nations’ and the coastal environment. The Executive Director stated that, “First Nations have inhabited our coastline for thousands of years and it would be a privilege to work in partnership on the development of a First Nations’ art show that spans the last several thousand years.  
The art show will open on November 8th with a private reception and will be available for public viewing during regular opening hours at Government House until the fall of 2020.

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