exhibit in Squamish

I’m pleased to announce that my friend Bonnie Jordan and I have a selection of our prints on exhibit in the new Artisan Gallery in the town of Squamish, north of Vancouver.



Here’s how the space is described in the Squamish Arts Council‘s newsletter:

For the past three years, Squamish Arts Council Directors have been working with the DOS [District of Squamish] and developer Talisman Homes to bring to life a District required amenity contribution art exhibition space at 1336 Main Street. The space is defined as a window gallery which is intended to be viewed form the outdoors 24 hours a day. The unexpected infusion of 80 feet of visual art enhances the downtown outdoor experience and ambience, and provides much need exhibit space for local and visiting artists. [This space] is particularly beautiful at night with the gallery lights, colors and shadows redefining Main Street.

The space is managed by Maciek Walentowicz and Susan Remnant, both artists and teachers. They were a wonderful help in hanging our works. Our thanks to them and the SAC for this opportunity to share our work with this community and to extend support to the efforts of the Arts Council.


Above is a glimpse of Bonnie’s work. Some readers may remember Bonnie’s name in these blog pages. She was one of the artists who exhibited with me in Vaasa, Finland in 2002, our most exciting one we’ve had I think, so please check out my micro-site Traces. And here is an article I did later of her work. The top and bottom works are in the Artisan too!


And here’s a look at my section. Our exhibit will be up for about three months, so if you are visiting or live in the Vancouver area and you are planning a trip up the Sea-to-Sky to Whistler, please stop in to Squamish and see our display.

Out of town readers may be interested to know that the town of Squamish sits on the north shore of beautiful Howe Sound next to the Sea-to-Sky Highway and the magestic Coast Mountains. It’s only about an hour’s drive north from Vancouver, so it has grown a lot in recent years as a bedroom community and as a popular recreation area as well as for being close to Whistler. It’s a mind-blowing gorgeous drive, but there’s some major reconstruction of the highway in preparation for the Winter Olympics in 2010 that astonished us with it’s immensity, but did not slow us too much.

June 7, 2008 in Art Exhibitions, Canada and BC, Other artists, Recent Exhibitions by Marja-Leena