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Opening Night- Art Rental Programme

Posted by jagjava on January 14, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Last night I had the priveledge of attending the North Vancouver Community Arts Council's opening of the Art Rental Programme and 10th year anniversary. This was a special celebration because they were officially opening the expanded Art Rental portion of the gallery. Not only have they been able to take over more space from next door when the other tennants moved out, but they have procured some lovely movable wire racks in which to carefully store the paintings year round. They have set up a desk with a computer terminal so prospective art collectors can view the artists and images available and then the actual work can be pulled out from its storage space on the racks. The catalogue is also available online so at any time, collectors or artists can view the available works and see if a piece is in or out or has been sold. The new area is absolutely beautiful and fully functioning. I am very excited and proud to have seven art pieces in the program.

As usual for the gallery, the event was well attended and the works were wonderful. There are so many talented artists in the area. It is an inspiration. I was also very elated to note the people commenting on and enjoying my works. I found out that one of my pieces from last year (usually the pieces stay in the program for two years) had sold-- The Capsicum Monk. I was very pleased to hear that.

We were treated to the wonderful musical stylings of the North Shore Celtic Ensemble. They really got the house tapping and clapping, and were a fantastic addition to this exciting evening.

 Mayor Darrel Mussatto and Executive Director Linda Feil both gave rousing talks about the importance of having a community art space and how it benefits everyone in the community.

The evening was complimented by enjoying a piece of 10th Anniversary Cake to celebrate the gallery's decade in existance.

The show will be up until January 29th, so please take the time to pop in. It's located at 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver BC.

Congratulations Cityscape Art Space!

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