MEET THE ARTISTS: Saturday, August 5th, 12 pm – 2 pm. Please join us for conversation and refreshments with the opportunity to ask questions of each the artists, plus hear poems from Short Bear Tales read by Heidi Greco and Marion Quednau.


Inspired by stories, videos, movies, legends, and the artist’s own experiences, Short Bear Tales captures and celebrates the multi-faceted ways we see and think about bears. Everybody has a story about a bear; they can be scary, or they can do things like get stuck in a garbage can. They can be intimidating, funny, playful amongst themselves, and they can even dance. Working with woodblock prints, linocuts, etchings, and oil paints, the artist conveys his fascination with these magnificent beasts.

Leonard Brett is a local artist who has worked with a huge variety of techniques and mediums. Born in Vancouver, he studied Fine Arts at the Vancouver School of Arts and graduated with Honours. Afterwards, he then did post graduate studies in Lithography at Emily Carr University and received a Master of Fine Arts from Concordia University. He has taught at all of these institutions as well as at Douglas College and in the BC public school system. He was a founding member, president, and designer of the Dundarave Print workshop on Granville Island, and he has also worked in the film industry as a scenic artist.

To watch a video of this exhibition, check out our YouTube channel.


In New Life from Old Wood David Evanson rescues old growth trees abandoned on our local beaches and reveals their unique inner beauty. Abstract free form carvings from old growth cedar, alder, and douglas fir encourage us to examine the consumption of our old growth forests in our current industrial logging model. This exhibition serves as a reminder of the importance of the natural world, and our too-often tenuous connection to its vital nourishment.

David Evanson is a local artist who has been carving for 15 years. Recently, he has been transitioning to larger scale and more abstract carvings. He draws sustenance, nourishment, and resilience from the natural world, and that connection continues as he works with some of the oldest wood in this country.

To watch a video of this exhibition, check out our YouTube channel.


Expressive in style and richly coloured and textured, Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki’s paintings in Coastal Sentinels transport the viewer to different powerful locations on the ancestral Coast
Salish and Nuu-chah-nulth lands along the BC coastline and emphasize the need to preserve these spaces. A celebration of what we have and the beauty of our beaches, it is also a reminder of what may be lost for future generations if we do not protect these lands.
Now living in Vancouver, Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki was born and raised in the former Yugoslavia during a period of brutal industrialization that resulted in the destruction of ecosystems and the contamination of nature. Since moving to Canada she has spent twenty years travelling and building a connection to the land through her artistic practice, exploring the spectacular natural sanctuaries on our beautiful coastline. Her work is an expression of the ideas of homeland, gratitude, and optimism for a better future.

To watch a video of this exhibition, check out our YouTube Channel.

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