Enjoy a visit to the neighbourhood of Oak Bay, a few minutes from downtown Victoria, and the charming Avenue Gallery.
Opening with an artist reception October 27 is a stunning display of coastal paintings by talented Chinese artist Bi Yuan Cheng, aptly titled Luminous. Join the gallery and artist from noon to 3 p.m. The exhibit continues to November 7.
Autumn awakens at West End
This fall, discover the BC landscape as viewed through the eyes of two of the province’s most revered artists.
West End Gallery welcomes the arrival of fall September 21 with Steven Armstrong’s Collected Landscapes for Autumn, continuing through October 3.
It’s the Victoria artist’s eighth solo exhibition at West End. “Intrigued by what makes a particular place or painting resonate through the years, he explores landscapes that are easily recalled and often fondly remembered.”
From October 5 to 17, the gallery welcomes Wet Paint by Rod Charlesworth.
Primarily a self-taught artist who paints his way across the country as he explores the grand tradition of capturing the Canadian landscape on canvas, Charlesworth uses “brilliant colour and thick, broad brush strokes to emphasize the light and depth in each painting,” creating a distinct, consistent and easily recognized style.
Sisters of St. Ann Celebrated
Pioneering artists and art educators in Victoria, the Sisters of St. Ann are commemorated in an exhibition running through December at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
Nurturing the Creative Spirit: The Sisters of St. Ann, in the AGGV’s Drury Gallery, celebrates the 2011 addition of 18 paintings from the Sisters’ art collection at the Gallery. Works include important historic scenes of early Victoria, religious works and Emily Carr’s painting, Wild Lilies, on display in the gallery’s exhibition Emily Carr: On the Edge of Nowhere.
In 1858, a small group of the Sisters of St. Ann travelled from Quebec to establish a convent in Victoria. They also established institutions of education, notably St. Ann’s Academy, recognized as one of BC’s first schools to offer an art program.
Learn more about the Sisters of St. Ann at St. Ann’s Academy, a National Historic Site in the heart of downtown Victoria, whose restored chapel and beautiful grounds welcome visitors year-round.