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Ensemble 2014

November 22 - December 20, 2014

Now in its fifth year, this much anticipated exhibition is renowned for its eclecticism and inclusiveness. Professional and emerging artists are shown ‘ensemble’ in this annual juried exhibition that offers each artist the opportunity to make their statement with a small but representative grouping of their artwork.

Opening Reception
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

60°North: SHETLAND
January 10 - February 28, 2015

Originally from Scotland, Vancouver-based painter Jeff Wilson shows work inspired by his sojourn at The Booth, an acclaimed residency program based in the Shetland Islands. Located some 250 kilometres north of Scotland’s mainland, the unique culture and relative isolation of the Shetlands show clear expression in this recent body of work.

Also: Join us for Robbie Burns Day on Sunday, January 25, 2–4pm, and enjoy Scottish dancing and a tartan display in our lobby and then be piped into the Gallery for Robbie Burns poetry, an Artist’s tour and a wee dram.

Opening Reception
Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Of Clay, Wattles and Cloth
March 7 - April 25, 2015

Basketry artist, Melanie Thompson, potter, Claire Olivier and fibre artist, Kaija Rautiainen, share the spotlight as they bring together a collection of their work imbued with both natural and formal elements. Claire will exhibit ceramic vessels and wall pieces that reflect the earth tones created through her pit firing process. Thompson uses traditional basketry materials to create a series of floor lamps and other
contemporary basketry pieces that exude both elegance and organic appeal. In a recent series that speaks of a mysterious ocean voyage, Kaija Rautiainen incorporates both high tech and traditional methods to create tapestries with a jacquard loom.

Opening Reception
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Conversations with Nature
May 2 - July 4, 2015

Award-winning photographer Janet Dwyer is intrigued with the notion of how plants and animals can be metaphors for people’s emotions and interactions. Using cutting-edge scanning techniques, Dwyer renders her subjects in still life assemblages that are often surprisingly surreal, despite the simplicity of their composition.

Opening Reception
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

All 2014-2015 opening receptions at the Maple Ridge Art Gallery are generously supported by Thrifty Foods.

Please visit our Gallery Events page for information about public programming for these exhibits.

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