Meet for art at CVAG

A special general meeting and opening reception this Friday night will kick off two feature shows at the Comox Valley Art Gallery.
The Comox Valley Art Gallery (CVAG) board will host a short half-hour special general meeting at 6:30 p.m.

LIZ CARTER On Reserve is part of two shows opening Friday at the com ox Valley Art Gallery.

LIZ CARTER On Reserve is part of two shows opening Friday at the com ox Valley Art Gallery.

A special general meeting and opening reception this Friday night will kick off two feature shows at the Comox Valley Art Gallery.

The Comox Valley Art Gallery (CVAG) board will host a short half-hour special general meeting at 6:30 p.m.

The purpose of this meeting is to present a series of bylaw changes for vote by the membership. The proposed bylaw changes are available on the CVAG website www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com

The SGM will be followed immediately by an opening reception for Liz Carter’s On Reserve and Megan Dulcie Dill’s Food Source.

The reception will be held from 7 to 9, and everyone is invited to meet the artists, CVAG staff, the CVAG board and members of the local arts scene.

Liz Carter’s On Reserve will be featured in the Comox Valley Art Gallery (CVAG) public and window galleries from July 30 to Sept. 10.

On Reserve is a digital photo essay (made up of large format photographs, video and sculpture) of commercial activity on Indian reserve land.

Carter has inserted herself into the images playing the part of the “Indian princess” who is consistently employed in commerce in order to sell, brand or just add humour.

The “Indian Princess” is out of place in the context of Carter’s images; it makes no sense, juxtaposing a historical non-native view with a contemporary one.

Originally from Alert Bay, Carter resides with her family in Campbell River.

Megan Dulci Dill’s Food Source will be featured in the CVAG Arts and Craft Galley from July 30 to Aug. 27.

Food Source is made up of small-scale oil paintings that reflect the vibrant diversity of local area food sources and their growth cycles.  Dill explores current thoughts on food today in her abstract versions of shellfish, salmon, berries and other offerings in the food chain.

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is at 580 Duncan Ave. in downtown Courtenay. For more information, visit CVAG on the web or on Facebook or contact 250-338-6211.

— Comox Valley Art Gallery

 

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