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Lobby Art Gallery

Nov 2022 Art Show

Conscious Contact — Staying in Touch by Barry Strasbourg-Thompson and Gail Holland

Barry’s multimedia paintings & drawings were created under the working title CONSCIOUS CONTACT – STAYING IN TOUCH. The creation of these handmade artworks are informed by digital information within books and on the internet. The artworks were created on digitally assisted and machine manufactured materials during the Digital Age but are shown to you within this Lobby Gallery in a non-digital “reality.”

The works are sourced in the early research of a new series of works that includes Barry’s work and invitations to the art community to make co-created artworks.

Gail Holland’s multimedia artworks were created under the working collections titled MAGIC & INK, SEASCAPES, HERONS, LITE REFLECTIONS, ABSTRACT SPIRITUAL OPENINGS and CONSCIOUS CONTACT WITH OURSELVES. “I hope that my work provides the viewer with a sense of quiet contentment and calm in these crazy times.”

Upcoming exhibitions

Spring Awakening in Winter by Jennifer Lawson

This large collection is a retrospective of 35 years of painting the Cowichan Valley. As a plein air painter, I am often seen painting on location – and have been lucky enough to meet many wonderful people on the job! This show features pieces from several series: houses and gardens, florals, farm animals, and interesting buildings. My paintings radiate warmth and sunshine: this show is like a breath of spring in winter.

Coming December 2022

About the Lobby Art Gallery

The Lobby Art Gallery is located on the 3rd floor in the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre lobby and is open for public viewing one hour prior to show times without a ticket. Private viewings can be arranged by emailing Laura Stephenson at [email protected].

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Are you a local artist or artistic group looking to showcase your work?

Renting the Lobby Art Gallery is free to artists. The CPAC takes a commission on any sales made during the exhibition. Send a brief bio and 2–3 art samples and / or a website link to Laura Stephenson at [email protected]. Please note the exhibition space accommodates upwards of 40 pieces of various size.