ARTS CORNER: A big ‘To-DO’ at Douglas
Calling all art lovers: If you’re planning to attend the New Westminster Cultural Crawl Aug. 11 and 12, make sure you stop by Douglas College for a peek at A Big To-DO, the college’s exhibition of art by students and employees.
The works of two dozen artists will be on display Aug. 9-Sept. 14 at the college’s Amelia Douglas Gallery. The show includes everything from photography, paintings, fused-glass bowls, collage and mixed media, and jewellery made with sea glass.
Nassi Soofi, who coordinates arts events at Douglas, says she and the other exhibition organizers wanted to create an opportunity to bring students and employees together to explore and celebrate different perspectives on art.
Soofi says A Big To-DO offers something to art lovers that they might not find at other shows.
“This show is made up of works by 24 artists, representing students, staff and faculty,” she says.
“Some are just starting out in their careers and others are quite established—so it’s a very diverse show with something for everyone.”
For any art collectors out there, take note that some of the works will be for sale, with prices for every budget, ranging from $20 to $450.
During the weekend of the New Westminster Culture Crawl you can visit with the artists in the gallery from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a closing reception on Sept. 13, from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
The Amelia Douglas Gallery is on the fourth floor of Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. For more information on A Big To-DO, visit newwestculturecrawl.com.
• Tamara Letkeman is a writer/media specialist with the marketing and communications office at Douglas College.