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New Pop-up Gallery Opens in Crescent Beach

New Pop-up Gallery Opens in Crescent Beach

July 23, 2018

Surrey, BC – On July 19, the Crescent Beach Pop-Up Gallery opened with an inaugural exhibition, Without Boundaries: A Celebration of Clay, featuring work by the Fraser Valley Potters Guild and Semiahmoo Potters Society. Located on the main floor of Beecher Place, at 12160 Beecher Street in Surrey, the gallery is a new city initiative intended to support a range of community-led art activities, including exhibitions, workshops and community art projects.

“Fostering community connections through the arts is a key objective outlined in Surrey’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Strategic Plan,” said Mayor Linda Hepner. “That’s why I am pleased with the establishment of the Crescent Beach Pop-Up Gallery. This unique space creates a place where Surrey residents can explore the range of creative talent that exists in our city.”

The gallery will feature seven exhibitions now through December 1. A call for proposals for the 2019 season will be launched in the fall, with programming expected to run from March through November 2019.

“The arts are a powerful catalyst in strengthening our communities,” added Councillor Judy Villeneuve, chair, Culture Development Advisory Committee. “The Crescent Beach Pop-Up Gallery is not only a place to bring our community together, but it is also a space to promote our local artists and help them engage with new audiences.”

For more information and hours of operation, see the Crescent Beach Pop-Up Gallery Exhibitions event page.

Exhibition Schedule

Now–August 7: Without Boundaries: A Celebration of Clay
New work by the Fraser Valley Potters Guild and the Semiahmoo Potters Society

August 10–23: Mind the Weather
A painting and sound installation by artists Jennifer Clark and Mel Yap

August 25–26: Crescent Moon Coffee House
A weekend of exhibitions and live music by local artists and musicians

August 28–September 14: MIX: Exhibition & Open Studio
Contemporary abstract art by seven local artists

September 22–23: Autumn Glow: A Crescent Beach Lantern Ramble

Lantern displays and lantern-making workshops presented by The Listening Bowl Project in collaboration with VG Playroom

 

September 29–October 21: SHIFT: AgentC Projects
Cyclical patterns are explored through a diverse range of media by artists Debbie Westergaard Tuepah, Connie Sabo and Polly Gibbons

October 24–December 1: Surrey Glows: The Light Side of the Dark Season
Art-making workshops by The Glow Collective, followed by an exhibition of newly created works

 

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Photo:
Artist Susan Johnston, Semiahmoo Potters Society, and Councillor Judy Villeneuve at the opening of the Crescent Beach Pop-Up Gallery on July 19, 2018.

 

For Program Information:                                                        

Todd Ayotte                                                                                      
Cultural Development Coordinator                                         
Parks, Recreation & Culture                                                         
604-591-4750                                                                                    
todd.ayotte@surrey.ca                                                                            

 

For Media Inquiries:

Oliver Lum
Communications Manager
Office of the Mayor
604-591-4519
OWLum@surrey.ca