On Now: Silly Skirt Poem

Hand Embroideries by Eleanor Hannan, Text by Elizabeth Dancoe

November 3 – 23, 2016

The first line of “Silly Skirt Poem”: Linocut on Paper

Silly Skirt Poem, is another story in the ongoing series “1001 Funny Things You Can Do With A Skirt”.  This installation is a gift from Eleanor to Elizabeth for her 60th birthday in celebration of their 20 year creative collaboration on the stories of the ‘Anasyrma gesture’.

The exhibition coincides with the launch of their blog “Skirt Power Stories”, which will  contain all of their stories, artwork, dialogue and research in one new location     skirtpowerstories.com

Opening Reception and blog launch:                                                                      Sunday, November 6th, 1pm – 4pm

Workshop with Eleanor & Elizabeth                                                                                    Words, Meaning, Image: Hands-on art play with text and subtext                                  Saturday, November 19th, 1pm – 4pm                                                                                For details and cost please visit: www.skirtpowerstories.com  

Gallery Hours:                                                                                                             Tuesday through Sunday, 12 – 5pm (or by appointment)                                                Closed on Mondays


Deep Cove to Haida Gwaii: new work by Maria Josenhans – Sept 23 to Oct 23

maria-show-piece-sept-2016We are so excited to welcome back Maria Josenhans for this much anticipated exhibition.  “Deep Cove to Haida Gwaii: Paintings From a Year Outside” will be on display at ARTEMIS from September 23rd to October 23rd. 

Please join us for the opening reception Friday, September 23rd between 7pm & 10pm.  The artist will be in attendance. 

GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday through Sunday,  Noon to 5pm  / Closed Mondays 

A selection of paintings from this exhibition may be viewed at :























RADIX: Roots Unearthed

RADIX = ROOT SHADOWS by Shannon Browne                                                                 Photographs shot in studio January 2014                                                                      Archival digital ink prints on bamboo paper  18″ x 13″

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RADIX = Sculpture by Bill Stewart                                                                              Cultivated from maple seeds, these pieces are years in the making…

‘Hierophany’ – Revelations at Rice Lake

Digital metallic photographs mounted on aluminum – 18″ x 24″                                Exhibition Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 12 to 5pm (Thursdays 12 to 3pm)

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About Hierophany:

hiero: the sacred
phany: appearance

Contemplating the ‘space in-between’ is a theme to which I’ve returned for many years. For me, the dynamic place where things overlap – where the boundaries are blurred – is where the divine sometimes shows itself and where creativity is born.

Someone very dear to me was recently plunged into one of these liminal realms as the result of a coma, so for a time late last summer the concept of a place between worlds was especially on my mind. The images in ‘Hierophany’ were shot at Rice Lake this past September after a day of walking in the forest for hours, trying to come to terms with the fate of my friend.

Our long dry summer had left the lake uncommonly low – exposing a boarder of natural forms rarely seen, and offering the perfect metaphor for that ‘space in-between’.

Miraculously, my friend Georgia has resurfaced and is much recovered. This exhibition is dedicated to her, with my gratitude for having been led to find so many hidden things revealed.
Shannon Browne January 2015

Summer 2014 Exhibition ~ June Yun’s transcendent oil paintings


June Yun’s new work m i (d) s t  is an extension of her ‘water’ series that continues to explore the ephemeral quality of water’s many forms and reflections. As in a dream or mirage, it’s the uncertain qualities of water which has attracted her interest. These transcendent new paintings conjure a place where the real and unreal merge, like a memory – both clear and misty. .

“I am concerned with the processes of painting in a way that functions as a metaphor for idea and emotion, and as the sublimation of content. My paintings are about sensory experience, which plays at the edge of realism and abstraction….  I want the viewer to feel an ephemeral, reclusive atmosphere through my subtle un-ostentatious colour, the use of many thin layers paint, and open composition which allows room for interpretation.”

June Yun, born in China, received a MFA from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in UK, and taught art in universities and institutions in China and Canada – most recently at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Yun has exhibited internationally since 2000: in China, France, Belgium and UK. In Canada, Banff Centre, Richmond Art Gallery and Centre A. Recently, she showed in the Shanghai Himalayas Art Museum, and Art Beatus in Vancouver. Yun also did the public collaborative mural, “Radius” – a project at Firehall Art Centre. In early 2014, she participated an International Contemporary Art Project “Mapping Mapusa Market” in Goa, India.

For more about June Yun’s artwork go to: http://www.juneyun.org


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