Month: March 2021

Artist In Our Collection: Myfanwy Pavelic (1916-2007)

By Audrey Wang, AGGV Volunteer

Myfanwy Pavelic’s portraits go far beyond the mere representation of her sitters. Mostly self-taught in her art, Pavelic produces portraits which balance the outer with the inner, countering likeness with her subjects’ emotions, fears, strengths and vulnerabilities.

10 Things To Know About Chinese Sericulture: Smooth As Silk

By Audrey Wang, AGGV Volunteer

The process of sericulture is well documented in a series of paintings bound in an album in the AGGV collection. Albums such as these were made mostly in the 19th century for the export market. Today, they serve as a clear document on how silk is made.

Spring Forward with AGGV Gallery Shop Reading List

By John Manson, Gallery Shop Coordinator

The theme for this quarter’s reading list is Spring Forward. The books on this list, which are all for sale in the Gallery Shop, present fresh perspectives to propel you into spring and inspire the next few months of reading.

Introducing the Spencer Showroom

By Sarah Kapp, Retail Assistant

We are excited to announce that the our Art Rental & Sales program has expanded! In addition to the Massey Sales Gallery, we have dedicated a second space to show local fine art in the new Spencer Showroom. The Spencer Mansion, built in 1889, serves as a beautiful contrast to the contemporary works now on display.

Volunteering at the AGGV

By Emma Hamill, AGGV Visitor Experience Supervisor, and Volunteer Coordinator

Last March as we geared up to have our annual volunteer appreciation events and celebrations, COVID-19 came in the way and brought our volunteer program to a halt.

Art Quiz: Souvenirs of Travel

With travel off the table for the time being, our Art Quiz this quarter brings you on a journey to Europe to whet your appetite for when we can once again travel for leisure.

Online Workshops with local artists Bradley Yuxwelupton Dick and Farheen HaQ

This year’s school workshops have gone virtual! The AGGV’s workshops for school-aged learners look a lot different this year, and we’re excited to share them with you! This project started with a heartfelt conversation between local artists Bradley Yuxwelupton Dick, Farheen HaQ, and the AGGV’s Educator of School & Family Programs, Jennifer Van de Pol.