The Comox Valley Art Gallery extends an invitation to join us for the opening / associated events / creative opportunities that are part of Approaching Painting on Saturday January 26, 2019.
As an art based thematic program, Approaching Painting, offers a spectrum of practices and perceptual responses to traditional and contemporary painting through presentation of the artists' work and creative process, interpretive collaborations, exhibition, make art projects + workshops.
Interpretive Collaborators: CATHY COATES . CEDAR WASLEWSKI
Approaching Painting opens with a make art project event led by Scott Bertram +  Nicole Crouch from 11am – 1pm, in the afternoon, beginning at 1PM, all the artists will be on hand for the afternoon public reception / performance / artist talks.
Cathy Coates will perform at CVAG on opening day and her movement rooted responses to the artwork are presented through digital media during the run of the exhibition.
A sound piece presents the auditory response of a community choir.
Workshops on February 15 + 18, led by community facilitator Cedar Waslewski, offer participants an opportunity to explore their perceptions and responses to the exhibition.
 Approaching Painting runs until March 23 and will offer a make art project event led by Carole Thompson +  Madeleine Wood from 11am – 1pm on the closing day.
During the run of the exhibition each artist will spend a week in the new GATHER:PLACE space at the gallery.
This community engagement space offers the artists a visible site in which to conduct creative research and to meet with exhibition visitors and students to share their creative process and ideas.
If you are interested in a facilitated tour of the exhibition contact: [email protected]
 More information is available on the GVAG website.