“Seachange” at the CACGV Gallery

  Joyce Kline is an inter-disciplinary artist, faculty member at the Victoria College of Art, bonne vivante, and arts patron.  For several days next week (March 27th - ends March 31st) she will install (with the help of her students) Seachange at the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria Gallery, at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre.  UPDATE: I went to see Seachange Thursday night and spent an enchanting hour scrutinizing this … [Read more...]

Madeleine Wood: Intimate Views at Madrona Gallery

Madrona Gallery is one of  the newest galleries in downtown Victoria,  offering some extremely interesting exhibits, and contributing to the conversation on the nature of art.  Their newest feature opens February 11th with a retrospective of Madeleine Wood. Michael Warren, gallery owner, writes: Madeleine is based up in Fanny Bay now although spent the majority of her career in Vancouver. The piece "So much for Love"  I am very excited to … [Read more...]

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011 – Royal BC Museum

It's a measure of the Royal BC Museum's reputation that the North American premiere of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is being held in Victoria this year.  I was honoured to be invited to a special preview in advance of the opening December 16.  The gallery has been transformed. Visually stunning, compiled from over 41,000 submissions, the 108 winning images compel your full attention. … [Read more...]

14th Annual Gallery Walk – Victoria BC

For some people, it is the plethora of craft fairs or musical events that signals the advent of the holiday season. For me, it has traditionally been Gallery Walk - an evening in late November, hosted by seven downtown Victoria art galleries who open their collections for viewing. This year's walk, the 14th annual, is Thursday November 24th from 3-8pm. Of note is the "passport" which participants in the walk can get stamped for a chance … [Read more...]

Contemporary North Exhibit – Madrona Gallery

I trace my love of print making to a Pablo Picasso retrospective in Hamburg circa 1974.  With a couple of hours wait before the ferry left for Denmark, this art opening caught my eye. It was a very humbling experience for a young woman from Ucluelet (which at the time had no art galleries or shops) to have the opportunity to view, in person, works that covered his artistic career from start to finish. Prints afforded me the possibility of … [Read more...]