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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

  • A collage of a face covered in flowers with two peach hands in front. The background is black.
    "Drawing Study 2" by Sandeep Johal and Sara Khan, pen and ink collage, 2021. Courtesy of the artists.
  • A black and white drawing of a fantastical figure with a rabbit top and tiger bottom. The creature has human hands and is covered in bold patterns.
    "Drawing Study 1" by Sandeep Johal and Sara Khan, pen and ink drawing, 2021. Courtesy of the artists.

RISE Collaborative Art-Making Workshop (Youth)


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Evergreen Cultural Centre (Art Gallery at Evergreen)

1205 Pinetree Way

Coquitlam, BC

Directions: Studio B.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Join artists and collaborators Sandeep Johal and Sara Khan for a two-session art-making workshop. On day one, learn about their art practice and their exhibition RISE and then get creative in the studio picking colour palettes, creating unique patterns, and experimenting with hybrid creatures. On day two, the artists and participants create a collaborative artwork. All materials and snacks will be provided.

This artwork will be on display at the Coquitlam Public Library for one month starting mid-October.

Parents or guardians are not required to be present for the duration of the program. Registration and parental consent essential for participants under 18. Recommended for youth aged 13 – 18.

Free. Registration is required and participants must be available for both sessions. This event is wheelchair accessible.

RISE: Sandeep Johal and Sara Khan is on view at the Art Gallery at Evergreen from September 16–November 26, 2023. Shedding the weight of the recent past, Sandeep Johal and Sara Khan’s artistic collaboration gives rise to a playful and fantastical environment ruled by extraordinary creatures. The artists merge their distinct visual vocabulary of silhouettes, figures, geometric forms, floral patterns and rich colour palettes into new hybrid forms. Snakes, horned figures, animal-human hybrids and more inhabit the gallery in this weird and whimsical exhibition. This cast of characters draws on the strength of women, both real and imagined, to create an inviting yet surreal and energetic space where all are welcome.

We would like to acknowledge the BC Arts Council with support from the Province of British Columbia.



Evergreen Cultural Centre

Situated on the shores of Lafarge Lake in Town Centre Park, Evergreen Cultural Centre (ECC) exists on the unceded, traditional and ancestral core territory of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nations, which lie within the shared territories of the səli̓ lwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), qiqéyt (Qayqayt) and sq̓əc̓iy̓aɁɬ təməxʷ (Katzie), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) nations in the region known today as the Tri-Cities. Described by the City of Coquitlam as the “cultural jewel in Coquitlam’s Town Centre”, Evergreen Cultural Centre is the premiere venue for live arts events, exhibitions, and experiences in the Tri-Cities. We offer a thrilling season of over 50 performing arts presentations annually in our Studio Theatre, alongside contemporary art exhibitions from artists of all mediums in the Art Gallery at Evergreen. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive and accessible community gathering place and invite visitors to immerse themselves in the magic of live performance and visual art.