Final Discover Art Saturday of 2014 goes this weekend

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The Comox Valley Art Gallery will host another family-friendly Discover Art Saturday on Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The theme for this month’s make art project will be fiber-based collaborations, and will include opportunities to interact with textile artist Jo Swallow while she is on site as part of her exhibit “The Blues Project.”

This will be the final Discover Art Saturday for 2014. The program will continue again in 2015, and details will be announced in January.

Discover Art Saturdays are hosted by CVAG staff, artists and volunteers, and provide hands-on projects for all ages. Materials are supplied, admission is by donation and everyone is welcome to attend.

Other offerings

Other interactive and hands-on opportunities are continuing this month at CVAG.

Swallow is providing a weaving demonstration every Friday and Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. until the conclusion of her exhibit on Nov. 1.

Multidisciplinary artist Medwyn McConachy will conduct her performance piece  “Disentanglement” on Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 1 p.m. while the exhibition  “By a Thread” is underway.

“By a Thread” — a group show for members of the Comox Valley Community Arts Council and the Comox Valley – attracted more than 100 submissions this year and features a wide variety of styles and media. It runs until Nov. 1.

In conjunction with the members show, there is an ongoing community art collaboration in the George Sawchuk Gallery led by artists Sarah Bergeron, Fiona Thomson and Lukas Roy. Everyone is welcome to respond to the theme “By a Thread” using materials that are provided.

New artworks will be installed throughout the show.

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. .to 5 p.m.

The gift shop is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details, please call 250–338–6211 or visit www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com.

 

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