Drop by the second floor of the Lynn Valley Library to check out the District Library Gallery!
The District Library Gallery is part of Art in the Community Programme, which is run by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council. This programme celebrates and enables emerging artists through facilitating a professional exhibition, which serves to promote local artists of all kinds, to increase awareness of art, and to make original art by local artists accessible to our local public.
There are three venues for artist exhibitions: the City Atrium Gallery at the North Vancouver City Hall, the Foyer Gallery at the District of North Vancouver Hall, and the District Library Gallery at the Lynn Valley Library. There is an artist call for the Programme, where visual artists working in all media, including painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, wood, metal work and installation, are invited to submit a proposal to be a part of this fantastic program. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will book artists a year in advance for all venues and submissions are always being accepted.
For more information on submitting a proposal, click here. To send a proposal, please email the Exhibitions Coordinator.
Now Showing at the District Library Gallery
City in Flux (Work in Progress) by Caroline de la Cajiga!
Showing March 15—May 13
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 8, 2:00pm-4:00pm
No registration required. Hosted by the Friends of the Library.
About City in Flux (Work in Progress)
Sometimes it feels as though every time you turn around a new high-rise has sprung up - the skyline is in constant flux. Cranes and construction workers dance a carefully choreographed ballet. Honking and beeping signal our “progress.” City planners are limited by deadlines, mountains, and money, but artists are free to do what developers can only dream of—move, reshape, and multiply buildings. Cities in Flux (Work in Progress) celebrates the people who carry the weight of expansion on their backs, juxtaposed with a complete disregard for reality in urban design.
Carolina de la Cajiga refers to herself an illusionist or a re-interpreter rather than a photographer or a painter. Her approach to art is a balance between reality and imagination – what you see is not what “is”. Her work is not restricted to the borders of a flat canvas or image. She does not follow trends, or stay on the same path. Her work continuously evolves around one goal – to produce harmonious, exciting work.
“I love to experiment. I push myself to find different ways to express my ideas; to bring life to my inner thoughts. I move back and forth between different works, subject matter and materials. On the surface, this may seem unrelated, but everything is connected through the sensuous handling of the form.”
For more information about the District Library Gallery, see the Exhibitions section of the North Vancouver Community Arts Council website.