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10 MUST-READS BY BLACK AUTHORS

John Manson, AGGV Gallery Shop Coordinator, presents a new Reading List focusing on books by Black authors and artists in celebration of Kemi Craig’s program, Blackspace Library.

AGGV GALLERY SHOP READING LIST #11

The theme of the Gallery Shop Fall Reading List is Sharing Our World. We have been inspired by AGGV Exhibition The Street and how it depicts interactions and boundaries between people, cities, and natural spaces.

ARTISTIC EXPRESSION IN ABUNDANCE THIS SPRING: NEW EXTREME YOUTH GROUPS

By April Caverhill, New Extreme Mentorship Program Coordinator

Artistic expression was in abundance this spring as our New Extreme youth groups and artist mentors collaborated on their projects. This year’s students were from SJ Burnside Alternative Education, and Central Middle School. Having been witness to much of the art making I can speak to how meaningful this program has been for everyone involved! I’ve learned so much from this year’s artists and students, and I am already looking forward to next year’s partnerships.

PAINT-IN MEMORIES

By Eliana Parker, AGGV Events Engagement Assistant

Growing up on Moss Street, the Paint-In was the most wonderful time of the year. On one very special
day each year, my front yard magically transformed from a garden into a colourful, artistic wonderland.

SUMMER IN THE GALLERY SHOP: 5 BC-BASED ARTISTS & MAKERS

We are always looking for new local and BC-based artists to add to our Gallery Shop! While we currently have a lot of products that relate to current exhibition programming (such as the stunning collection of books for Symbiosis), we continue to celebrate local and regional artists and their work.