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Meditation in the Gallery

The last Friday of every month.
Next on: Friday, May 29, 2015
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

TeaGarden 2015
Sunday, May 31, 2015
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Presentation at 2:00 p.m.

Join us — for tea and refreshments and to hear this year’s special guest speaker: Brian Campbell (expert on honeybees).

We are pleased to have bee expert Brian Campbell offer a presentation on his work with honeybees in a series of art installation/community engagement projects. Brian is a Master beekeeper, Master Gardener and native bee enthusiast. Brian is the founder of the Bee School and President of the Richmond Beekeepers Association. He teaches apiculture at the Richmond Farm School and lectures regularly at VanDusen Botanical Gardens. Don’t miss the hugely successful Maple Ridge Art Gallery fundraiser, now in its third year.

Guests will be entered to win a door prize and those wearing fancy hats will be entered into an additional prize draw.

Tickets: $20.00

Tickets are available in person at The ACT Ticket Centre, or by calling 604.476.2787.

A Weaverly Path: The Tapestry Life of Silvia Heyden

Friday, June 12, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Admission by donation (suggested donation $2.00).

This film documents the ‘weaverly life’ of Swiss/American artist, Silvia Heyden. Born in Switzerland in 1927, Heyden studied in the Bauhaus tradition under Johannes Itten and Elsi Giauque at the School of Arts in Zürich. However it wasn’t until after she left her formal art training that Heyden began to explore the art of tapestry weaving. She considers herself largely self taught. Her expression of colour, balance and pattern and her translation of the natural world into lively abstract forms is extraordinary, and fully demonstrates Heyden’s  ability to use the ‘limitations’ of the loom to her advantage. This award-winning film offers a fascinating glimpse into Heyden’s life during her final years, when she was still creating new work with the dedication and enthusiasm that marked her entire career.

Learn more about the film at: http://aweaverlypath.com/

Drawing Workshop with Lisa Lake

Saturday, June 27, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $20.00

Appropriate for all skill levels.

Register at the Ticket Centre or call (604) 476-2787.

This drawing workshop will use the captivating imagery of Janet Dwyer to develop expressive mark making and gesture line. Artist Lisa Lake will lead participants through a series of exercises around the gallery to experience Dwyer's large scale, high resolution prints while also exploring real objects. Varieties of drawing media will be used across generous sheets of paper, resulting in a refreshing experience that reflects the sensitivity and joy inherent in Dwyer's work.

Floral display from Janet Dwyer exhibition, ‘Conversations with Nature’. Photo by Les Raskiewicz.

The Maple Ridge Art Gallery hosts a variety of public programming. Please check back for details about future events.
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