Local artists discuss Surrey Art Gallery collection

Elizabeth Hollick is one of three local artists participating in the new exhibit Seen From Here: Recent Acquisitions.  - File photo
Elizabeth Hollick is one of three local artists participating in the new exhibit Seen From Here: Recent Acquisitions.
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A trio of local artists will be in conversation with Surrey Art Gallery assistant curator Brian Foreman this month at the gallery.

The artists, including Elizabeth Hollick (White Rock), Helma Sawatzky (Surrey) and Davida Kidd (Langley), will discuss their work in the new exhibition, Seen From Here: Recent Acquisitions, and will consider the meaning and importance of museum art collections to them as practicing artists.

The program – on Thursday, July 17, from 7:30  to 9 p.m. – includes time to meet and speak with the artists over refreshments. Admission is by donation.

Curated by Foreman, Seen From Here features works recently acquired for the gallery’s permanent collection by artists who have called the South of the Fraser region home – including Walter Dexter, Enn Erisalu, Robert Genn, Brian Howell, Don Li-Leger, Robert Michener, Arnold Mikelson, Ann Nelson and Fred Owen.

Organized into groups related to people, places, and abstraction, this exhibition is an eclectic mix of paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures.

The exhibition continues to Aug. 30.

Surrey Art Gallery is located at 13750  88 Ave. Call 604-501-5566 or visit www.surrey.ca/artgallery

Hours (through Sept. 14): Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.;  Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sundays and holidays.

The 2014 festival runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. both July 19 and 20 in Holland Park, at King George Boulevard and Old Yale Road.

Pets are not allowed on festival grounds.

For more information and a performance schedule, check www.surrey.ca/fusionfestival



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