Talk #1 Nozomu Ogawa: Alternative Tokyo Art Scene – What’s going on
Saturday, January 12, 2:00 pm
Pacific Crossings welcomes Nozomu Ogawa Founder/Director of Art Center Ongoing (Tokyo, Japan) for a research visit and set of public talks to connecting with BC’s art communities. Nozomu Ogawa will discuss Art Center Ongoing, the alternative art space/cafe he launched 11 years ago in Kichijyoji, Tokyo and has been running independently without public funding. Art Center Ongoing is the most active and famous art space, international artist residency program in Tokyo, holding bi-weekly exhibitions with public talks, workshops and live performances. He will also share TERATOTERA a year round public art project Ogawa has developed in collaboration with City of Tokyo and Art Council Tokyo. Together Ogawa will present the actual Tokyo alternative art scene and various unique art practices by the young and emerging artists.
Pacific Crossings is a conversation and public presentation series that draws participants from across the ocean. This collaborative project works to bring together perspectives in an evolving and dynamic exchange, instigating events and activities that can increase public awareness of the multitude of traditions, histories, and practices, offering potential routes for intersection to take place.
Pacific Crossings is an ongoing series of events conceived of by Makiko Hara, Bopha Chhay (Artspeak), Allison Collins (Western Front), and Shaun Dacey (Richmond Art Gallery)
Drink and Draw in the Gallery
Special Guests, Drawing Activities & Music
Friday, January 18, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Calling all art enthusiasts: meet other artists, sketch and draw while you chat, and share a drink at our Drink and Draw social. This free adult event is for artists, illustrators, sketchers and doodlers to gather for a drink while drawing. The evening begins with a live drawing demo by a guest artist, followed by open drawing time to work on solo or collaborative drawings and network with other artists while listening to a local DJ spin some tunes. Short tours of the Pierre Vassura exhibition will be ongoing throughout the night. Drawing materials provided. Open to all skill levels.
No 3 Road Art Columns, Exhibition 13
Thursday, February 7, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Artist Salon is a free monthly program for artists to connect, network and learn from each other. In February, join us to hear about the artwork that was produced for the No.3 Road Art Columns, called Exhibition 13, in response to the question, “What are the stories we want to tell future generations?”. For this art project two emerging artists, Nadia Mahamoor and Ming Yeung, were selected for the opportunity to work in consultation or collaboration with one mentoring artist, Valerie D. Walker. The artists will discuss what the mentor and mentee experiences were like, as well as their process and the work they produced as part of this public art initiative to provide support and mentoring opportunities for artists entering the field of public art practice.
Sunday, February 18, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Gallery Hours 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Family Sunday is a free arts event that occurs once per exhibition in the Gallery. For the February session, we are hosting the event to coincide with BC Family Day and the Richmond Children’s Art Festival. Join us throughout the day for exhibition tours and hands on workshops with the exhibiting artist Adad Hannah.
Pose for an unique family photo! Since 2001, Canadian artist Adad Hannah has re-imagined the 19th century practice of tableaux vivants in a series of works that places living participants in recreations of historical artworks. Families are invited to re-create an historical event, famous artwork, or scene from a story through the creation of a photo tableau in which participants pose as the characters within Adad Hannah’s large artworks.
Expand on the recreated story by making your own miniature scene from art history in a diorama! A diorama is a fun way to build an exciting scene in a small space using drawing, colouring and collage. All art supplies provided. All ages welcome to attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult.Visit the Richmond Children’s Art Festival website for details on tickets and other events happening throughout the Richmond Cultural Centre during BC Family Day.
For more information about these are other Art Gallery Programs visit www.richmondartgallery.org or call Kathy Tycholis at 604-247-8300.