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Art Gallery of Greater Victoria switches gears with continued absence of Paint-In – Saanich News – Saanich News

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With public health restrictions cancelling the hugely popular TD Art Gallery Paint-In for a second straight year, a new summer program called Celebration of Art will highlight the artistry and creativity in the region during July.

A total of 183 artists from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, most of whom would have been lining Moss Street in Rockland and Fairfield during the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s annual Paint-In show and sale and gallery fundraiser, are featured in the new virtual TD Artist’s Guide.

“It is our hope that members of the community take this opportunity to reach out and purchase art from the artists who depend on the TD Art Gallery Paint-In sales for their livelihood,” acting gallery director Janyce Ronson said in a release.

With the yellow donation barrels along Moss Street absent again this year with no Paint-In happening, Ronson encouraged anyone who would normally donate to the organization at that time to do so online at aggv.ca/coa-appeal-2021/ or in person at the gallery, 1040 Moss St.

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As part of Celebration of Art, two new exhibitions are set to open, including the Indigenous Intergenerational Exchange exhibition (July 3) and a new look at Emily Carr, ‘Seeing and Being Seen’ (July 17).

July’s events will feature five free public open houses and each Saturday during the month event coordinators are welcoming residents to visit the exhibitions on display.

The Celebration of Art will also feature virtual programs throughout the month of July including in collaboration with arts and community groups across the region. To find a list, visit aggv.ca.


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Sustainability, green energy, and world class visual art all meet in new art gallery building – Terrace Standard – Terrace Standard

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A new building that will connect sustainable energy and world class visual art has just been announced and is set to open in 2027.

Made public by minister of Canadian heritage Pablo Rodriguez and long-standing MP Hedy Fry, the centre will receive $29 million in funding through the federal government and Infrastructure Canada.

As well as being apart of the Vancouver art gallery, the building will also be the first passive house art gallery in North America.

Passive house is an ultra-low energy performance standard within buildings and will further the gallery’s vision of creating safe and inclusive spaces, while meeting Canada’s efficiency standards in the goal of net-zero.

The building itself will showcase a variety of artists local to Canada and from around the world. It will also have a multi-purpose Indigenous community house, public art spaces, a theatre, and initiatives for marginalized groups.

For Fry, this new building will play an important role in supporting the groups that need it most.

“Cultural spaces and institutions like the Vancouver Art Gallery play an important role in supporting vibrant and inclusive communities. They connect the past with the present through exhibits that inform and inspire, they safeguard priceless artefacts and works of art, and they promote the talent of our Canadian artists and creators.”

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Restitution: Africa’s Stolen Art – Plunder – Al Jazeera English

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Video Duration 24 minutes 50 seconds

From: Featured Documentaries

The story of the large-scale plunder of African art and artefacts under European colonialism.

In the 19th and 20th centuries, European powers colonised the African continent and plundered its cultural artefacts on a massive scale.

Pieces of great local significance were pillaged by invading soldiers, seized by the colonial authorities, or taken by Christian missionaries.

The Europeans then put these works on display in their museums, in ethnographic exhibitions labelled “Negro Art”.

The works inspired artists like Pablo Picasso to produce some of the most innovative art of the 20th century.

This is episode 1 of a 3-part series.

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Sustainability, green energy, and world class visual art all meet in new art gallery building – Nelson Star

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A new building that will connect sustainable energy and world class visual art has just been announced and is set to open in 2027.

Made public by minister of Canadian heritage Pablo Rodriguez and long-standing MP Hedy Fry, the centre will receive $29 million in funding through the federal government and Infrastructure Canada.

As well as being apart of the Vancouver art gallery, the building will also be the first passive house art gallery in North America.

Passive house is an ultra-low energy performance standard within buildings and will further the gallery’s vision of creating safe and inclusive spaces, while meeting Canada’s efficiency standards in the goal of net-zero.

The building itself will showcase a variety of artists local to Canada and from around the world. It will also have a multi-purpose Indigenous community house, public art spaces, a theatre, and initiatives for marginalized groups.

For Fry, this new building will play an important role in supporting the groups that need it most.

“Cultural spaces and institutions like the Vancouver Art Gallery play an important role in supporting vibrant and inclusive communities. They connect the past with the present through exhibits that inform and inspire, they safeguard priceless artefacts and works of art, and they promote the talent of our Canadian artists and creators.”

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