Whistler will play host to a collection of North Shore artists later this month, as Millennium Place's Scotia Creek Gallery opens a new show dubbed The Sixth Sense - Colours, Materials and Beyond on Wednesday, Sept. 15.
This group exhibition aims to bring forth a feeling of meaning and essence, exploring the role that intuition plays in the artistic process and the challenge artists face to connect with one's deeper self in hopes of achieving a resonance between shapes, colours and the viewer's eyes and soul.
The show will feature the work of five North Shore women from diverse cultures and backgrounds who call themselves 5enses: Lori Bagnérès, Catherine Fields, Therese Joseph, Mena Martini and Sara Morison. These artists share a passion for painting and mixed media, each creating daily in their studios and coming together to share ideas, critique each other's art and challenge each other to explore new approaches. They have exhibited their work as a group at the Alliance Française and the Silk Purse Gallery in Vancouver and are presently showing at the Leighdon Gallery in Vancouver. They are also preparing for a show at Cityscape Gallery in North Vancouver later this fall.
The upcoming Sixth Sense show, which will be installed in Scotia Creek Gallery until Thursday, Oct. 7, is the first outside artist exhibition to take place in Millennium Place since the Whistler Arts Council took over operations of the facility in June. They will be programming a new art exhibit every month, hosting a variety of artists from within the community, the province and across Canada in hopes of engaging residents and visitors.
The opening reception for The Sixth Sense show starts at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23. For more information on the upcoming show or the artists involved, visit www.artswhistler.com .
More mirth in support of local arts
Just in case you didn't get your fill of stand-up comedy and improv during the last Comedy Weekend events held in early August, Players Chophouse is once again playing host to another round of Whistler Improv Comedy Night, featuring headliner Roman Danylo, the star of CTV's Comedy Inc.
The funnyman, who will be joined by colleague Ellie Harvie, will put on two back-to-back evenings of stand-up and improvisational comedy that promise to have you in stitches. The event is being hosted by the Player's Chophouse to support the Whistler Arts Council and their roster of community arts programs. So far, the three Players Chophouse Comedy Nights held this year have helped bring some funding relief to WAC, with money put towards the Whistler Children's Art Festival, ArtWalk and Whistler Art Workshops on the Lake.