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Reconciling Self | Connie Watts 


June 14 to September 6, 2014

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

News and Events

Culture Days Art Lab Open House and Exhibition TourFriday, September 26, 1:00 - 4:00pmFREE  To kick off the start of Culture Days, come down to Art Lab and spend an hour or the whole afternoon. Enjoy a tour of the exhibition Black Diamond Dust at 1:00pm in the downtown gallery. Afterwards peruse our great selection of Art Lab art books, bring a project you're working on and connect with other local artists.    Things PoeticSaturday, September 27, 10:00 - 12:... More detail
Art Lab Workshops Art Lab 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




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