Artist Salon with Guest Artists
Thursday, April 5
Darren O’Donnell: Mammalian Diving Reflex
Thursday, May 3
Daniel Fox: Wildlife Photographer 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, June 7
Ho Tam on Self-Publishing
May will feature guest artist Daniel Fox, a solo wilderness explorer, awarded photographer, inspirational speaker, published author, artist-in-residence, and social agent of change who uses his photos, videos and stories to inspire the public to experience nature. He is the founder of W.I.L.D., an initiative that raises funds to send under-privileged youth to wilderness immersion camps. Fox will share his stories and insights on how to focus on what is important and gain clarity for your personal and professional success.
In June, guest artist presenter is Ho Tam, who will share his publishing practice. Self-publishing is becoming an increasingly popular “do-it-yourself” method for artists to have their work shared and shown to audiences that they may not normally reach. As an artist who publishes his own artist books, magazines, blogs and various publication projects, Tam will discuss his role as ‘artist as publisher’, which includes everything from editorial, design, production and distribution.
The Artist Salon is an opportunity for emerging and established artists to meet other artists, share or present current work with peers and discuss upcoming opportunities in the arts community. Join our Richmond Art Salon Facebook group for updates on arts events, open calls, residencies, courses and more via www.richmondartgallery.org
Art At Work Workshop: Applying to Public Art Opportunities
Saturday, April 21, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Richmond Art Gallery Program Room
Hands-on workshop with Richmond Public Art Program staff in preparing applications for Public Art Requests for Proposals and Requests for Qualifications. Free admission, registration required due to limited seating to email@example.com
Cross Culture Collage Night
Thursday, May 17, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
With Guest Artist Elizabeth Zvonar
Join guest artist Elizabeth Zvonar as she shares her art practice and leads a collage-making event using simple techniques. Inspired by the Gallery’s current exhibitions, have fun cutting and pasting found ideas and images from popular culture to assemble a new artwork. Materials and basic instructions provided in English, with translation available in Mandarin and Cantonese.
Elizabeth Zvonar graduated from Emily Carr University with a BFA in 2001. She makes objects and pictures that think through metaphor and the metaphysical, often using humor and referencing art history while noticing the discrepancies between the sexes and regressive hierarchical structures. She was recently inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts and was shortlisted for the 2016 Aimia Photography Prize at the AGO in Toronto. She has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. Zvonar will be opening Ageless Ambiguity at Daniel Faria Gallery May 2018 as well as launching a new public billboard project for Contact titled Smiling Milky Way located at 11 Bay St. in Toronto. She is represented by Daniel Faria Gallery. She lives in Vancouver. Free admission. All artistic skill levels welcome, for ages 16+.
For more information on these public programs, contact RAG Education & Public Programs Coordinator at 604-247-8313.