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Reconciling Self | Connie Watts 


June 14 to September 6, 2014
Join us for the opening reception and meet the artist!
Friday, June 13, 5:00 - 7:00pm

Thursday, August 7, 12:15pm FREE docent tour. Join us for this
lunchtime exhibition tour - Bring the whole family

Artist Talk: Saturday, September 6, 2:00pm

Reconciling Self is a feature exhibition of new artworks by Connie Watts, a mixed media artist and designer of Nuu-Chah-Nulth, Kwakwaka’wakwa, and Gitxsan ancestry, based in Port Alberni. Her studio practice is characterized by the use of contemporary media and techniques that recast and re-imagine Northwest Coast traditions, and express the hybrid status of all cultures in the 21st century.

Image: Compassion, Cherry wood, cedar, mirror and fabric, 16”x 36”x 62”



Coastal Expressions


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August 16 to September 6, 2014
Join us for the opening reception!           
Friday, August 15, 7:00 - 9:00pm

The Nanaimo Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) presents Coastal Expressions, a juried exhibition and sale of the works by members of the Nanaimo Chapter. The paintings in this Show will have been selected by a jury of three Signature members of the FCA.

Images (left to right): Chris Kazeil, Tic Tac Toe (detail), acrylic, Sandy Knowles, Returning Home (detail), acrylic, Therese Johnston, AFCA, Takara (detail), collage

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Art Lab Open House & Workshops Art Lab Open House & Workshops Summer 2014 Registration for the following Nanaimo Art Gallery workshops are through the City of Nanaimo Activity Guide.  Register online at or call 250-756-5200 and quote the registration code.  To view an instructor's bio please click on their name.     Fall and Winter Workshops Exploring Writing: Finding Your Voice (Registration code: 132450)Saturday September 27 from 1:00 - 4:00pm If you have always want... More detail
Nanaimo Art Gallery Welcomes Interim Director Nanaimo Art Gallery Welcomes Interim Director (Nanaimo – January 14, 2014) Nanaimo Art Gallery is pleased to announce the appointment of Interim Executive/Artistic Director Jesse Birch. His year-long term will begin on March 1, 2014. Birch steps in for Julie Bevan, who will commence a period of parental leave at the end of February. “Nanaimo Art Gallery is going through a significant period of growth and development. I am honoured to be able to contribute to the vitality and sustainability of Nanaimo's cul... More detail




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