Enjoy Nature Connected as part of Vancouver Art Gallery’s fun all-age Family FUSE Weekend from Saturday, July 29 to Sunday, July 30.
It’s here that you’ll get to explore new ideas, hunt for different perspectives, and see a wide range of artistic styles with artists, dancers, musicians, performers and educators.
This is going to be an ultra creative weekend organized in conjunction with the gallery’s summer exhibitions, Claude Monet’s Secret Garden; Stephen Shore; The Giverny Portfolio; Pictures From here; Elad Lassry; Persistence; and Emily Carr: Into the Forest.
You can meet the gallery’s many art agents, art educators, and artists through Nature Connected as they explore the ways that the arts prompt to connect and respond to nature.
To get you pumped up for the weekend, we’ve compiled a list of things that you can do.
• Experiment with watercolour paints, and capture light and shade just like French painter Claude Monet did in this Impressionism-inspired en plein air painting workshop
• Respond to the Gallery’s exhibition Emily Carr: Into the Forest, move throughout the Gallery and become part of dancer Sarah Gallos’s performance Follow, which features live violin
• Transform the Gallery’s rotunda into a web using stretchable elastic interlace and watch in awe as the Entralics dance troupe create an unpredictable performance that draws attention to the ways in which we move through the world
• Explore photography’s potential to create stories in a workshop with Madelyn Mulvaney. Learn about perspective, scale and focus, and in the process, rediscover the Gallery through the lens of the photographer
• Get inspired and take a closer look at the everyday objects that artists use to tell stories in the exhibition Persistence. Re-imagine what an object can mean in the Sketch Station with artist and educator Kate Dawson
• Join art educators at the Making Place and think about places and spaces from many angles through a process of photomontage. Get a chance to show your unique, multi-perspective experience of the Vancouver Art Gallery
• Join the Art Agents in the Gallery exhibition Pictures From Here to explore how artists use cameras in innovative ways to make pictures that tell stories about Vancouver
• Vancouver-based contemporary performance maker, choreographer and improviser Caroline Liffmann will fuse theatre, performance and photographs in an interactive workshop responding to the Gallery’s exhibition Pictures From Here.
• Create your own creative button at the ever-popular Button Station.
When: July 29 to 30, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
Price: Free for kids under 12, free for gallery members, regular adult admission otherwise