Look This Way: Selected Works from the Artists for Kids Collection, the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art

Look This Way

March 29 – May 10, 2015

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, March 29, 2015, 3:00-5:00pm

Featuring work by: B.C. Binning, Ed Burtynsky, Douglas Coupland, Rodney Graham, Angela Grossmann, E.J. Hughes, Victoria Mamnguqsualuk, Bill Reid, Jack Shadbolt, Gordon Smith, Takao Tanabe and Robert Young

The Art Gallery at Evergreen (AGE) is pleased to present Look this Way, an exhibition featuring a selection of wonderful works by Canadian artists from the Artists for Kids Collection at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art from March 30 through May 10, 2015.

The innovative Artists for Kids program and collection was established in 1989 through a generous partnership between some of Canada’s finest artists and the North Vancouver School District. Its mission is to build an art education legacy for the children of British Columbia supported by art acquisitions financed through the sale of original prints created by its Artist Patrons. Today the collection numbers over 500 works of art created by its Artists Patrons and is housed in the impressive Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art located at 2121 Lonsdale Avenue in North Vancouver.

Look this Way features twelve works of art from artists such as B.C. Binning, Ed Burtynsky, Douglas Coupland, Rodney Graham, Angela Grossmann, E.J. Hughes, Victoria Mamnguqsualuk, Bill Reid, Jack Shadbolt, Gordon Smith, Takao Tanabe and Robert Young.  The exhibition provides audiences from here with a great opportunity to see some terrific works of art but also to be introduced to the great work of North Vancouver’s Artists for Kids program and Gordon Smith Gallery.

Through the delivery of a variety of art enrichment program opportunities for thousands of students of all ages each year in North Vancouver and the surrounding region, Artists for Kids provides a model program that demonstrates the power and the possibilities that can come from providing young people with exceptional art experiences in their everyday lives.

We thank the Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation for Young Artists, the body which manages and curates the Artists for Kids Collection at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art and funds Smith Gallery exhibitions and public programs, for their partnership to make this exhibition happen. The vision of the Smith Foundation is to “ignite community engagement through exceptional Canadian art curation and education” and the AGE is thrilled to partner with them to work towards this worthwhile goal.

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