Art talk this Saturday

Ackerson explores and experiments with fragmentation, history, narrative and contemporary settings

The Comox Valley Art Gallery invites you to attend an artist talk this Saturday, presented by artist Danaca Ackerson, on the closing day of her exhibit titled Botticelli Remix + other Pedestrian Perspectives.

The talk will include a digital slideshow, opportunity for audience discussion and will take place at the gallery from 2 to 3 p.m.  Admission is open to the public and is free or by donation.

Vancouver based artist Danaca Ackerson (BFA, Emily Carr University of Art + Design) discusses a series of oil paintings created during an artist residency at La Macina di San Cresci near Florence, Italy, with the Early Renaissance painter Alessandro Botticelli as her “tutor.”

In these and related paintings, Ackerson explores and experiments with fragmentation, history, narrative and contemporary settings, asking the viewer to associate the past and present, the romanticized and the mundane.

Danaca Ackerson studied visual arts at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (BFA, 2003) and Facultad de Bellas Artes de San Carlos, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain (2000). Ackerson has participated in the Vancouver Eastside Cultural Crawl and in the Drift Art Walk on Main Street. Her work has been exhibited in various galleries in the Lower Mainland and on Hornby Island.

— Comox Valley Art Gallery

Just Posted

Unity Comox Valley hosts serenity service in Comox Thursday

Do you have mixed feelings about the holidays? Unity offers a special… Continue reading

UPDATE: RCMP involved in crash south of Courtenay Saturday night

An RCMP member was involved in a three-vehicle collision on Highway 19… Continue reading

Mental health advocate’s journey with dissociative identity disorder sparks conversation

Coast Mental Health Courage to Come Back Awards nomination deadline Jan. 31

Assisted living workers allegedly attacked while picketing

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith says arrows and gasoline were thrown at the picketers early in the week

Dangerous drug confirmed in the Comox Valley

Lab test confirms the presence of fentanyl in powder substance

VIDEO: This B.C. school leads country in vaccine donations to UNICEF

Federally funded Kids Boost Immunity uses quizzes to earn vaccinations

Boeser scores 3, Pettersson has 5 points as Canucks hammer Blues

Vancouver picks up impressive 6-1 win in St. Louis

B.C. police stop drunk driver who offered up burger instead of ID

Roadblock checks over the weekend found at least two other impaired drivers

In Canada, the term ‘nationalism’ doesn’t seem to have a bad rap. Here’s why

Data suggest that Canadians don’t see the concept of nationalism the way people do in the United States

Small quake recorded west of Vancouver Island

No injuries or tsunami warning after 5.4 rumble felt some 400 kilometres from Victoria

B.C. suspends Chinese portion of Asian forestry trade mission due to Huawei arrest

Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of U.S. in Vancouver

Canadians spent $1.7 billion dollars online in December 2017

Online retail sales accounted for 3.4 per cent of total retail sales

2-year investigations nets $900,000 in refunds for payday loan customers

Consumer Protection BC says selling practices were ‘aggressive and deceptive’

China: Canada’s detention of Huawei exec ‘vile in nature’

Huawei is the biggest global supplier of network gear for phone and internet company

Most Read