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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 Art Lab Open House - Mark Your Calendar Saturday, August 30th 10:00 -4:00pm Where: Art Lab at Nanaimo Art Gallery, 150 Commercial Street   Relax in a comfy chair and enjoy our great selection of art books, bring a project you’re working on and connect with other local artists, or simply check out the space and enjoy some music.       Registration for the following Nanaimo Art Gallery workshops are through the City of ... 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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