Community Art Exhibitions
Current Community Art Exhibitions
Upper Rotunda Exhibition Space
|Exhibition by Richmond Chinese Artist Club|
|Jan 11 - Jan 30|
This exhibition features works of art produced of the Chinese Artist Association Richmond. The association is a non-profit organization formed by a group of calligraphists and Chinese painters in Richmond. It’s aim is to promote Chinese arts and culture in the community. Through weekly lessons by adviser teachers they provide a platform for older adults to express their love for arts and nature, benefitting their health and wellness.
Pictorial History of the Steveston Fire
During the early 20th Century Steveston was a booming industrial village due to the strength of the fishing industry. The many salmon canneries built there with housing for their workers and many businesses established to serve them, were all wood framed buildings packed close together, heated by wood stoves and lit with coal oil lamps. That, combined with minimal or non-existent fire protection, made the place a tinder box.
Fires were common, but the fire of May 14, 1918 was the worst. It is alleged to have started in the Chinese cookhouse of the Star Cannery. Strong winds caused it to spread quickly. By the time it was extinguished most of the buildings between No. 1 Road and 3rd Avenue and south of Moncton St. had been destroyed, including three canneries, three hotels and numerous businesses.
Approximately 600 Japanese, Chinese and First Nations workers and their families were made homeless. Total damages amounted to $500,000.
This exhibit has been made possible with the support of the friends of the Richmond Archives and the City of Richmond Archives.
|After the Steveston Fire, 1918. City of Richmond Archives photograph #1977 11 2.|
The City has partnered with Black History Month and is accepting submissions from artists of African/Black descent. Applicants from Richmond are given priority but artists' applications from other British Columbia localities will also be considered. There will also be an opportunity for artists to talk to the public about their work..
2020 Black History Call to Artist
Greg Chin, Arts Leader