Bowen artists help to celebrate centennial
The Ferry Building Gallery in West Vancouver has planned a special show titled 100 Years/100 Artists. Among the 100 artists working in a variety of genres and media who were invited to contribute are four Bowen Islanders: Patricia Adams, Georgina Farah, Bill Hoopes and Tiffanee Scorer.
Adams is a watercolourist who focuses on the effect of light and transparency. Farah paints ethereal landscapes that evoke the contemplative. Hoopes is a respected artist and instructor who uses a classical approach to image-making. Scorer is a painter who is able to depict surface, texture and empathy in her subject matter, be it still life or landscape.
The art exhibit opens Tuesday, June 5, at West Vancouver’s Ferry Building Gallery. All artists were invited to submit 12 inch square canvases. Ruth Payne, visual arts coordinator of the Ferry Building Gallery, devised this invitational show to celebrate West Vancouver’s Centennial as well as the birthday of the ferry building that served as the terminal for the ferries that travelled from Vancouver to the North Shore until 1939, when the Lions Gate Bridge was built.
According to Payne, “West Vancouver has grown its art scene since the early sixties, and in June we celebrate those who contributed to making the community a significant arts destination. Internationally renowned artists whose careers began at the Ferry Building Gallery, will have paintings for sale alongside artists who have exhibited in the gallery over the years.”
The show runs from June 5 to 17 and the opening reception is slated for Tuesday, June 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. A “meet the artists” session will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 2 to 3 p.m. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Mondays when the gallery is closed.
The Ferry Building Gallery is part of the District of West Vancouver and serves as an exhibit venue for artists of the North Shore, the Sea-to-Sky Corridor as well as the Sunshine Coast.