2008 Gallery Exhibitions



A new exhibition is presented each month in the Circle Craft Gallery and the programme is booked a year in advance. To view exhibitions from previous years, please go to our Gallery Archives located at the bottom of this page.

Shows are invitational to members and non-members, and the Gallery Committee welcomes requests from any craftsperson who feels ready to mount a show.
 
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To view exhibitions from previous years, please go to our Gallery Archive.
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FEBRUARY


February 8 - March 4, 2008
Circle Craft Student Scholarship Recipients
This exhibition features the work of the Circle Craft 2007 Student Scolarship Award recipients in ceramics, jewellery, textiles and metal.

Click here to read Thelma Ruck Keene's review




MARCH


March 7 - April 1, 2008
Dale Rouleau
Coastal Impressions
This exhibition is an exploration of sculptural work using found materials from the 2006 and 2007 winter storms of the BC coast.

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APRIL 


April 4 - April 29, 2008
Jill Allan
bubble
Opening Reception: Sunday April 6 from 10am - 1pm
Allan's glass work revolves around three basic themes: repetition of form, repetion of pattern and exploiting the properties of light. By using these elements she makes her work interesting, rich and simple.

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MAY


May 2 - June 3, 2008
Kaija Rautiainen
Natural Images (Bear Encounters)
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 1 from 6 - 8pm
This exhibit features hand woven tapestries made on the digital jacquard loom. Nature, and particularly bears, has been a source of inspiration for these works.

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JUNE


June 6 - July 1, 2007
Jim Etzkorn
Solstice
Opening reception Thursday, June 5 from 6pm - 8pm
Etzkorn's work has changed from doing closed forms to exploring more open forms such as bowls and plates. He has been altering these and exploring glazes. His forms are influenced by the English potter Lucy Rie as well as classical forms from the Sung and Ming periods in China.

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JULY


July 4 - August 5, 2008
Hold That Thought
Woven Vessels by Joan Carrigan
Opening reception Thursday, July 3rd from 6pm - 8pm
This exhibit highlights the use of natural materials in basketry. Included are pieces from the Entwined Series, made with sedge, cedar bark and root. In addition, a series of more sculptural bark vessels with arbutus, willow and cherry barks will also be shown. Several framed pieces of woven willow bark in twill patterns will act as a backdrop to the 3D pieces.


   Click here to read Thelma Ruck Keene's review with guest writer Ruth Scheuing


AUGUST


August 8 - September 2, 2008
CHROMA
Jewellery by Monique Mousseau
Opening Reception, Thurs Aug 7 from 6 – 8 pm
The jewellery in this exhibit is all about colour and the forms used to contain it. With enamelled surfaces organized by colour, wearable shapes form a relationship with the texture and dimension of gemstones.

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SEPTEMBER 

September 5 - September 30, 2008
Patterns of Expansion
Jessica de Haas
Opening Reception, Thurs September 5 from 6 – 8 pm
An exploration of wearable and 2D fibre pieces, focusing on, but not limited to, felt. de Haas will be exploring colour, texture, pattern & embellishment using surface design techniques such as resist dying & overdying, inlay, cutout, natural dyes, batik & embroidery.

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OCTOBER 


October 3 - November 4, 2008
Christmas Market Preview

This exhibition features the work of some of the craftspeople participating in the Circle Craft Christmas Market at the Vancouver Exhibition and Convention Centre Nov. 11 - 16, 2008. A selection of objects in a wide range of media, provides an opportunity for a sneak preview before the show. Advance ticket sales for the market start online September 15th!


jewellery, Emma Bracefield, 2007 Excellence in Craft, Gold

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NOVEMBER 


 November 7 - December 2, 2008
Michelle Mathias
Things of Omen
Opening Reception, Thurs November 6 from 6 – 8 pm
This glass mosaic sculptural exhibit portrays the elusive traits of omen archetypes (black cats, ravens, owls). Mathias believes that some species of great beauty, elegance and grace became omen archetypes because of their mysterious carriage.



Please Note: changes may occur in the above schedule.

 



To view exhibitions from previous years, please go to our Gallery Archive.
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