New Art Show Downtown and at VIU Gallery

Two new art shows are on at Nanaimo’s Art Gallery downtown and VIU campus locations.

At the VIU gallery, the show is called, “Mappings: Departure Points” featuring artists Bettina Matzkuhn and Robert Naish: This exhibition explores the work of these two distinguished artists who both work in visual cartography. Elements such as gridlines, land marks, are a vehicle for communication, interaction, and self reflection.

Mappings is on now until January 8, 2011 at the VIU Art Gallery .

While you are downtown take in “Turning the Tide…one Ripple at a Time” at the downtown art gallery, 150 Commercial Street.  Featuring Artists: North Island Quilters for Community Awareness and Nanaimo Go Grannies.  On until November 30, 2010.

This textile art show is about hope and commitment. The title,”Turning the Tide”, is taken from the Stephen Lewis Foundation campaign that is committed to turning the tide of the AIDS pandemic in Africa. Each piece depicts an aspect of the many projects that are being funded, hence the subtitle: “One Ripple at a Time.”

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