Public ProgramsArtist Salon Series
with Guest Artist Chris Charlebois
Thursday, Aug 3, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Our guest speaker will introduce his art practice to the group, and share his experiences as a painter who exhibits with commercial art galleries in the Lower Mainland and abroad. Participants are welcome to bring their questions and join in the discussion about the local art scene. Born in 1952 in Arvida, Quebec, Charlebois has spent most of his life in British Columbia. He attended the Vancouver School of Art where he studied under Don Jarvis and Bruce Boyd. Inspired by the west coast environment, his work is evolving into a kind of nature based abstraction. His work has been collected by numerous private and corporate collectors. Charlebois is very active in the Richmond art community, successfully participating in many live art auctions as well as teaching at the Steveston Village Phoenix Art Workshops.
Art After Dark Remix
Featuring DJ Whiz
Thursday, Aug 17, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
The Richmond Art Gallery and the Richmond Media Lab host a monthly evening of hands-on art, performance and electronic music making. This August features DJ Whiz providing the tunes while we work on small watercolour artworks inspired by the Beyond the Horizon exhibition. Ryan Tang also known as “DJ Whiz” has been making his way around Richmond, performing in numerous community centers events and high school dance parties. DJ Whiz will make its way to the Richmond Art Gallery on August 17th to share his favorite top 40 pop radio remixes and EDM tunes.
Fourth Sunday, Monthly
Aug 27, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Families are invited to participate in various exhibition-related art projects and activities on the fourth Sunday of each month. Stories, music, and art, activities vary from month to month. It’s free, thanks to the RBC Foundation.
Members’ Preview & Opening Reception
Exhibition, Eternal Return Preview and Tour
Saturday, Sept 9, 6:00 - 10:00 pm
In partnership with the Richmond Museum, the Richmond Art Gallery presents Eternal Return, an ambitious exhibition guest curated by Sunshine Frère presenting new works by five Vancouver-based artists: Barb Choit, Kevin Day, Lucien Durey, Alanna Ho and Anchi Lin. Each artist has selected artifacts from the Museum’s Migration Collection and developed works in direct dialogue with this eclectic array of historical objects. The products of this dialogue span a diverse range of media including performance, video, photography, sound, and sculpture. Artworks and the artifacts that inspired them will be on display in the gallery, allowing visitors to uncover their polymorphous histories.
- 6:00 pm: RAGA Members’ Only Curator Tour
- 7:00 pm: Opening Remarks & Live Performance by Lucien Durey
- 8:00 -10:00 pm: Opening Reception
For more information on these public programs, contact RAG Education & Public Programs Coordinator at Kathy.Tycholis@richmond.ca.