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Exhibition Opening Reception

The Michael Wright Art Gallery

#200-2253 Leigh Square

Port Coquitlam, BC

In-person Craft Fibre & textile arts Tour Visual arts

The City of Port Coquitlam invites the public to two new art exhibitions featuring the work of Nadine Flagel, and Jennie Johnston. The exhibitions will open with a free reception on October 14, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Michael Wright Art Gallery (2253 Leigh Square Place, Port Coquitlam) and adjacent Outlet Gallery (2248 McAllister Avenue, Port Coquitlam). The Michael Wright Art Gallery (MWAG) presents Snagged, a solo exhibition by Nadine Flagel. Nadine is a self-taught textile and fibre artist whose mission is making art out of “making do.” She is interested in the repurposing of both texts and textiles. Both practices rely on cutting up existing text(ile)s, on aesthetic and sensual appeal, on thrift, and on putting old things into new combinations, thereby intensifying and multiplying meanings. The Outlet Gallery presents a collection of work from our Fall Artist-in-Residence, Jennie Johnston. Jennie grew up in rural Quebec and has a Fine Arts Degree from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. Her work studies the human condition as it relates to nature, social justice and ancestry. On the journey to find her artistic voice she began combining traditional craft techniques like embroidery and quilting with painting and fabric design. Over the course of the 2017-2018 school year Jennie was Artist-In-Residence at Forest Grove Elementary school in Burnaby. During the residency over 300 students worked to create 4 unique quilts and learn traditional and artistic textile skills. Her work is featured alongside other Western Canadian artists in the beautiful Imago Mundi Oh West Canada! Book and has been shown in group shows in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, the U.S. and Italy. These exhibitions run until January 10, 2022.

Thu 14 Oct
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

More Info

This event is free.

Organized by

The City of Port Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam is a happy, vibrant, safe community with healthy, engaged residents and thriving businesses, supported by sustainable resources and services. We strive to do it right by researching, planning, building, and executing well-balanced solutions.

Location

#200-2253 Leigh Square

Port Coquitlam, BC

Event Contact

Lesley Perrie

perriel@portcoquitlam.ca

Language

English

Accessibility

This event is wheelchair accessible, and has gender-neutral washrooms.