ROVE - A Mount Pleasant Art Walk
6:00pm 6:00pm

ROVE - A Mount Pleasant Art Walk

ROVE is a Mount Pleasant Art Walk and I am delighted to share my work at THRIVE Art Studio as part of this event! ROVE features a hand picked selection of galleries, artist studios and curated spaces for participants to explore. You can cover the whole route in one night and stop for drinks and food along the way!

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Kimoto Gallery - CANADA 150 Art Show
to Jul 15

Kimoto Gallery - CANADA 150 Art Show

June 17, Saturday afternoon
(during South Granville Art Walk)

June 17 - July 15, 2017

June 1, 2017 at 10am


Kimoto Gallery will be teaming up with Thrive Art Studio for this Summer’s first big group exhibition titled, ‘CANADA 150’, in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday since confederation! This exhibition opens during the annual South Granville Art Walk, on June 17th, and will showcase 150 pieces of original Canadian artwork on the gallery walls, by fifty plus artists from Vancouver and the region. The theme is not maple leaves, hockey nor Tim Hortons, instead it is diversity; featuring works by both emerging and established artists, who do what they do, devoted to their professional practices! 

This curated exhibition will be featuring Kimoto Gallery artists as well as Thrive Art Studio Mastermind members. Artworks will range from $500 - $1500 and will be hung salon style through out the gallery, in order to fit all 150 pieces. The exhibition will feature a variety of accessible artwork ranging in size and mediums, including: painting in oil, acrylic and watercolour, drawing, photography and sculptural works. Kimoto Gallery is proud to exhibit the works by a number of your favourite Vancouver artists as well as many bright new talents from the area. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate CANADA 150. Preview & Pre-sale starts June 1st at 10am. 


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Rituals and Remains Exhibition Opening Night
8:00pm 8:00pm

Rituals and Remains Exhibition Opening Night

  • 2525 Main Street Vancouver, BC, V5T 3E5 Canada (map)
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Our rituals around our remains after we pass away are created by the place we live, where we worship and the traditions we inherit. The show, Ritual & Remains, by artists Jamie Smith and Tara Galuska explores how people across different cultures use plants and flowers to honour the loss of a person and to show sympathy to those left behind. These flowers and their vases, like ashes and urns, are what remains of the rituals that are practiced when say goodbye. Jamie has created whimsical illustrations that incorporate the traditional patterns, place and flowers of mourning. Tara’s paper work focuses on giving space and honour to individual elements from each culture. The show is a softer look at loss and the life that remains after the rituals are done- the flowers, the plants, the life.

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PechaKucha Night Vol.41
7:30pm 7:30pm

PechaKucha Night Vol.41

View the video of my presentation here!

I will be speaking at PechaKucha! PechaKucha Night is a fun and informal event where people can meet, inspire and get inspired, based on a format that is fast-paced and fun.

Your host is:

Marianne Amodio - Principal, marianne amodio architecture studio

Your speakers are:

Joanna Buczkowska-McCumber - Managing Director, The Next Big Thing
Connie Buna - Lead Singer, Queer As Funk / Operating Partner, Keller Williams Realty VanCentral
Karen Duncan - Co-founder, Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA)
Fatima Dhowre - Stand Up Comedian
Lindsay Elliott - Photographer, Lindsays Diet
Jackie Kai Ellis - Baker & Owner, Beaucoup Bakery / Travel Writer, The Paris Tours / Owner, JKE Media
Tara Galuska - Artist
Lindsey Hampton - Ceramics Artist
Jessica Hannon - Executive Director, Megaphone
Danielle Wiley - Urban Planner, City of Vancouver

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 13th at 10am through Picatic.

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THRIVE TALKS number 11
7:00pm 7:00pm

THRIVE TALKS number 11

THRIVE TALKS is a speakers series that invites successful female artists and women in the arts to share their journeys, successes and advice with other women. Each THRIVE TALK is held in an intimate setting that allows for a unique opportunity to get to know the speaker.  

I am thrilled to be the next THRIVE TALKS speaker!

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