March 22 – May 4, 2019
Willoughby Arevalo, Katherine Duclos, Pierre Leichner, Edward Peck, and Phyllis Schwartz
Natural Alchemy contemplated the forces and cycles present that help shape our environment. The earth is ever-changing, and the work in this exhibition documented the intersection where natural materials meet, how they affect each other, and how they can challenge the viewer to contemplate time, form and the ephemeral.
CreativeScape Event: Free interactive Wheatgrass Sculpture Workshop with Pierre Leichner on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 from 6 – 8PM
On the Same Page: Transforming Paper
May 10 – June 15, 2019
Rachael Ashe, Connie Sabo, Charles Clary, Concealed Studio, Gail Grinnell, Annyen Lam, Monique Martin, Leslie Pearson, Brangwynne Purcell, Martha Ritchie, Grant Withers.
Presented in partnership with Crafted Vancouver, On The Same Page: Transforming Paper showcased 12 artists working with paper as an obsessive occupation, devotional labour, and commitment to artistry expressed in this humble and familiar material. This exhibition of 2D work, sculpture, and installation elevated and transformed paper in unexpected and provocative ways.
June 21 – July 20, 2019
Susanna Blunt, Dion Kliner, Alexandra Phillips
Go Figure explored the human figure and psyche. Each artist in this exhibition observed our relationship with ‘the figure’, interpreting its form as well as the spaces where it is absent, asking the viewer to contemplate the unknown, triggering our curiosity and desire to explore.
July 26 – September 7, 2019
Alexandra Phillips, Amelia Guimarin, Amy Liebenberg, Bev Ellis, Biliana Velkova, Grace Gordon-Collins, Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi, Taehoon Kim, Xwalacktun
North Van Arts launched its 50th Anniversary season with an exhibition that took a closer look at significant events, experiences, and influences that shaped the culture of North Vancouver and beyond. Artists engaged viewers in an exploration of the history, identity, and landscape of North Vancouver, offering a critical window into the past and a thoughtful vision of the future, and intertwined with the history and reflections offered by the artists was the story of North Van Arts’ 50 years.
October 11 – November 16, 2019
Cheximiya Allison Burns Joseph, Krystle Coughlin, Ocean Hyland, Atheana Picha, Michelle Sound, Manuel Axel Strain, Xwalacktun, Richard Heikkilä-Sawan, Tiyaltelwet Melanie Rivers.
Guest Curator: James (Nexw’Kalus-Xwalacktun) Harry
Artists referenced the narratives rooted in their own nations and related them back to pattern, textile, shape, form or material. The blanket metaphor represents a way that we can use the deep connections of spirit while pushing a contemporary perspective on Indigenous ways of knowing.