Exhibitions

Leigh Square’s two art galleries – the Michael Wright Art Gallery and the Outlet Gallery – feature a rotating program of exhibitions by artists from Port Coquitlam and across Metro Vancouver.

Michael Wright Art Gallery

Named for former City Councillor and arts supporter Michael Wright.

Location: Gathering Place, #200 – 2253 Leigh Square Place, Port Coquitlam
Gallery hours: Tue-Fri: 1 to 5 pm | Sat: 12 to 4 pm | Sun & Mon: closed

 

Mat Holmstrom | Mount Delectable

Dates:  January 10 – April 29, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 24 from 6:00-8:00pm

The Michael Wright Art Gallery (MWAG) presents a solo exhibition by the Vancouver-based artist Mat Holmstrom. Mount Delectable is a glimpse into the ever expanding world of the artist with a body of work that includes works on canvas, paper and sculpture created in a rich colour palette and using metallic paints. Deploying both classic and contemporary subject matter Holmstrom reflects on themes of love, harmony, and joy, which reside, for the artist, in nature.

Originally from Beaumont, Alberta, Holmstrom’s practice is influenced by his French, Scandinavian and Canadian ancestry, resulting in a distinct style that fuses modern design knowledge with painterly intuition. Holmstrom studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design and MacEwan University. His work is in private collections across Canada.

 

 

Outlet Gallery

Location: The Outlet, #110 – 2248 McAllister Avenue, Port Coquitlam
Gallery hours: Mon-Fri: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm | Sat: 9:30 am to 5 pm | Sun: closed

 

 

 

Clarissa Argueta | The Endless Braid

Venus Soberanes | The Books of Life and Other Curiosities

Dates:  January 10 – April 29, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 24 from 6:00-8:00pm

The Outlet Gallery presents two exhibitions, Clarissa Argueta’s The Endless Braid and Venus Soberanes’ The Books of Life and Other Curiosities.

Hung on the Outlet Gallery wall, Argueta’s colourful acrylic portrait paintings are inspired by her ancestral heritage, the indigenous civilizations in the Ancient Americas and contemporary Latin America. She is fascinated and deeply moved by the mysticism and symbolism found in Latin America’s idiosyncrasies, popular culture and folklore. Argueta holds an MFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois in Chicago, where she graduated as a Fulbright LASPAU Scholarship grantee.

Venus Soberanes’ series of whimsical art-object assemblages, books and shadow boxes inspired by themes of impermanence, memory, consciousness and dreams are installed in the glass display cabinets of the gallery. A visual artist, expressive arts therapist, jeweler, experimental filmmaker, published author and shamanic dreamer, Soberanes has exhibited visual art works, film and video pieces in international film festivals, as well as solo and group shows.

Opportunities for Artists

CALL TO ARTISTS FOR 2019 

EXHIBITION AND ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMS
Deadline for either application is November 16, 2018

Port Coquitlam’s Leigh Square invites artists to submit proposals for the following two programs for the 2019 year:

  • Exhibitions at the Michael Wright Art Gallery and Outlet Gallery
  • Artist-In-Residence Program


Exhibitions

The Michael Wright Art Gallery (MWAG), and Outlet Gallery at Leigh Square feature a rotating program of exhibitions by local and regional artists. Operating as a gallery and community art hub, the exhibitions advance knowledge, appreciation and understanding of the visual arts by integrating art into community life and contributing significantly to the cultural landscape of Port Coquitlam.  The gallery welcomes proposals from artists for exhibitions in all media and subject matter, including solo or group shows of two or more artists.

For more information and to submit an online application visit: https://www.portcoquitlam.ca/recreation/leigh-square-community-arts-village/opp-for-artists/


Artist-In-Residence Program

The Leigh Square Artist-in-Residence program is a self-directed residency offering artists the opportunity to research, develop and produce new or ongoing bodies of work, with dedicated studio time and in a creative environment. Residencies are for artists or artist collectives working in the visual, performance, literary, and musical arts. In exchange for studio space, artists facilitate public workshops and outreach programs for the local community as part of their residency. The duration of the residency is four months for the following three program terms: Jan 1 – April 30, May 1 – Aug 31, Sept 1 – Dec 21, 2019. Artists are required to commit a minimum of 20 hours a week and are supported with an honorarium of $850 dollars for their time.

For more information and to submit an online application visit: https://www.portcoquitlam.ca/recreation/leigh-square-community-arts-village/opp-for-artists/

For general inquiries about the Exhibition and Artist-In-Residence Programs or applications please contact Lesley Perrie, Arts & Culture Program Assistant, Leigh Square Community Arts Village, T: 604.927.8442, E: perriel@portcoquitlam.ca

Contact

Inquiries about the Exhibition and Artist-In-Residence programs or applications:
Lesley Perrie
Arts & Culture Program Assistant
Tel 604.927.8442