2013 Downtown Exhibitions

Photo Salon 2013: Textures

Harbour City Photography Club

May 1 to 25

Reception: Saturday, May 4, 2 to 4pm Downtown

enewsThe annual Photo Salon provides Harbour City Photography Club members with an opportunity to exhibit their work from the past year, with special attention to a designated theme. Since the beginning, club members have met, worked together, shared ideas and even equipment. The club was formed in 1991 when a group of friends placed an advertisement in the local papers to see if there were more photographers from the region interested in participating in such a club. Fifteen people attended the first meeting and within five years there were over seventy members. Over the years, Harbour City Photography Club has encouraged members and welcomed many talented guests to share their knowledge and passion for photography.

Photo Salon is open to all members of the club with the final selection chosen by the Photo Salon committee. Historically, Photo Salon has been a juried exhibition, with medals awarded to Best in Show as well as to First and Second place winners in each category. This year marks a new direction. The exhibition is unjuried and viewers are encouraged to vote for their favourites.

With a diverse range of techniques and subject matter, Photo Salon 2013 presents photographs in both open and theme categories. This year, artists have been asked to create work that considers the theme Textures.

Ancients Among Us: The Art and Science of Sturgeon

July 5 to August 4


Reception: July 25, 5 to 7pm

SarahhpAncients Among Us: The Art and Science of Sturgeon is co-presented by Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo Museum and Vancouver Island University’s International Centre for Sturgeon Studies. Responding to an open call, artists explore the complexities of human relationships with Sturgeon – past and present, the human impact on Sturgeon habitat, and the tenacity of Sturgeon species to adapt through millions of years of existence. Through this multi-disciplinary partnership, this exhibition encourages broad interpretations of issues related to the history, biology, ecology, economy and mythology of sturgeon.

Image: Sarah Ronald, Fishing for a Photo, 2013

Additional Events;
July 12 to September 2, 2013
Nanaimo Museum
100 Museum Way, Nanaimo, BC
An important fishery in many countries, discover what researchers are learning about the ancient sturgeon in the ocean and rivers of BC.

“Sturgeon, Science and Society – at the Crossroads: Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century”
July 21 to 25, 2013
Vancouver Island Conference Centre, 101 Gordon Street, Nanaimo, BC
For full symposium schedule, visit: http://iss7.viu.ca


Redefining the West Coast Spirit

redefining westcoast

January 11 to February 9, 2013

150 Commercial St.
Join us for the opening reception: Saturday, January 12, 1 to 3 pm

All are welcome. Admission is free.

Redefining the West Coast Spirit, is a touring exhibition organized by The Architectural Institute of British Columbia. The show highlights work by a select group of new and emerging architectural firms, and illustrates how practitioners are designing spaces and places in response to our unique coastal environment in an age of increased environmental sensitivity and technological innovation.

Through their work, these BC based firms ask and answer questions about what defines our evolving West Coast Modernist style. "British Columbia has a rich tradition of architecture that is distinctive, innovative and a reflection of our unique west coast surroundings," says AIBC Executive Director Michael Ernest Architect AIBC. "As this exhibition shows, not only is that tradition alive and well, it is being rejuvenated by a new wave of architects who truly understand and value the 'west coast spirit'."

Included in Redefining the West Coast Spirit are DiStefano Architecture, JWT Architecture and Planning, Level Architecture + Design, One Seed Architecture + Interiors, Shape Architecture Inc., Urban Arts Architecture, and WMW Public Architecture + Communication Inc. The exhibition is curated by James Tuer

(AIBC AIA BCSLA CSLA NCARB), principal of JWT Architecture and Planning and past recipient of the AIBC's Emerging Firm Award.


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