The ACT Art Gallery features the work of amateur, emerging and mid-career artists. Exhibitions are selected with a view to providing a balanced program of local, regional and occasionally, international artists, so that the community benefits through the exposure of artwork created both within and outside the community.
Exhibition runs October 17–November 14, 2015
Emerging artist, Alexandra Edmonds, was fortunate enough to be selected to participate in an artist residency in Siglufjordour, a small fishing town in northern Iceland. The resultant series of paintings attempts to capture what Edmonds describes as “a prehistoric and alien landscape without a great deal of human footprint.” Edmonds renders every sky, surface and crevice with a straightforward honesty that belies any attempt to romanticize the starkly majestic terrain.
All are welcome! The Gallery is free to the public but donations are appreciated.
Opening Reception October 17, 2–4pm. More information
Opening Receptions Supported by
Artist Call Ensemble 2015
It’s back! The most eclectic, unexpected, multi-dimensional show we do all year.
Where the Light Gets In
A community art project coordinated/curated by Kat Wahamaa
Where do you see the light? Doors, windows, vistas in nature, or people and places lighten our heart, mind and imagination. Throughout the month of September, Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Artist in Residence and BC Culture Days Ambassador Kat Wahamaa invited community members to submit their own images based on this theme. She also held several free art workshops with organizations such as CEED Centre, The Caring Place, Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Seniors Centre and The ACT to produce a free-standing installation of doors – collaged with community submissions, some of her works, and archival photos from the Maple Ridge Museum. Where The Light Gets In is comprised of this installation, found in the lobby of The Act, and the images on display in the Passagio Gallery. Many thanks to all the community members that lent their “light” to this project.
Where The Light Gets In will be on exhibit at The ACT from September 27 to October 15. For information on the exhibition or upcoming community arts projects please contact Kat Wahamaa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Passagio Gallery is located at The ACT Arts Centre on the upper floor. It is open to the public during regular building hours and free to access.