Art Expo

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21

We know that working in the non-profit housing sector can be challenging. It can be easy to lose sight of why we do what we do. That’s why we’re celebrating our milestone 25thanniversary with an inspiring art expo on the final day of our 2017 conference.

The exhibition will feature art by both professional artists and people living in non-profit housing or accessing social services. The art explores both the struggles and successes of our sector, touching on homelessness, mental health, addictions and, above all, a powerful sense of resilience and healing.

Visit the main conference ballroom to meet the artists and organizations running arts programs, including:

  • posAbilities’ Alternative Creations Studio, showcasing artwork created by people with a range of abilities
  • A selection from Pacifica Housing’s fall art show of tenants’ artwork
  • Fused glass and pottery by artists from Studio 73 and Pottery Works, supported by the Community Living Society
  • Maple Ridge artist Kat Wahamaa’s Positive Resistance Quilt, created in collaboration with community members and those experiencing homelessness
  • Gallery Gachet’s Art Cart, designed to bring art to Vancouver Downtown Eastside’s Oppenheimer Park. Gallery Gachet is an artist-run centre showing the work of artists who experience marginalisation due to mental illness, trauma or abuse.

Artists from Vancouver Native Housing’s Urban Aboriginal Gallery and more will be giving demonstrations and selling their works in the marketplace in the ballroom foyer.

Artists and organizations interested in showcasing their work at the Art Exhibition are invited to contact Robi Smith, curator, at artshow@bcnpha.ca, before September 15.