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Telling Stories – A Visual Art Exhibition


Telling Stories – A Visual Art Exhibition
聯系你我和的故事 – 當代藝術展及社區藝術活動

Telling Stories is presented by the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouverand partially funded by the City of Vancouver and Province of British Columbia.

Opening Reception: Saturday November 7th, 2015  2:00 – 4:00pm (Free event)

Exhibition dates: November 7th – December 19th, 2015
Tuesday – Sunday 11am-5pm, closed on Mondays and Holidays.
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 4H5
Inquiries: 604.658.8880

Storytelling is a timeless medium for teaching, entertaining, comforting and connecting. These stories require time to relate, absorb and reflect upon, as do personal tales and critical opinion, and in contemporary visual culture, stories are compressed into instantaneous imagery. Hence, Telling Stories events will invite dialogue about these essential contemporary questions between the artists, the Chinese Community and other cultural groups. Nine Vancouver visual artists* ofBestB4 Collective bring their new project Telling Stories: a visual art exhibition to theChinese Cultural Centre, opening November 7. In collaboration with six other artists and community members, the gallery is transformed into a meeting place where photography, painting, ceramics, fibre and video installations tell and evoke stories. (*Alison Keenan, Phyllis Schwartz, Jim Friesen, Daphne Harwood, Sophi Liang, Colette Lisoway, Edward Peck, Debra Sloan, June Yun.)  – curators: Alison Keenan, Phyllis Schwartz