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Ladies-Not-Waiting: Las Meninas and CenTauress
Sculptures, Paintings & Collage by Suzy Birstein
Opening reception: Thursday, September 19, 4:30-7:30 pm
Live music, refreshments & no-host bar
Artist's Talk: Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 pm and Wednesday, September 25 at 12:30 pm, in the gallery.
Exhibit runs September 19 - October 26, 2019
Suzy Birstein graduated with Honours from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1980, majoring in ceramics and primitive art. While raising her family, she worked from her home-based studio, creating colourful, one-of-a-kind vessels with the intention to "Celebrate the Everyday, Every Day." Her latte bowls were prominently featured at Tomato Café. Her ceramics have been exhibited and sold across Canada and the USA.
In 2000, the figurative drawings on her vessels evolved into sculptures, eventually inspiring self-referential portraits in oil and collage. Birstein's drive to evolve and share has led to extensive travel in Canada, the USA, Mexico, Europe and Cambodia, where she has attended and led numerous master workshops. She has had many solo and group exhibits across Canada, the USA, Europe and Japan. Her work is published, exhibited and collected locally and internationally.
Birstein creates and teaches from her studios in Kitsilano and 1000 Parker Street. She has taught at Arts Umbrella for 29 years. Birstein's intention is to celebrate our individuality and interconnectedness by creating images that amalgamate old world majesty with contemporary charisma.
The gallery is closed between exhibits.
Fourth Floor North, Douglas College
700 Royal Avenue
New Westminster, BC
One block from the New Westminster Skytrain Station.
For more information, please contact the Arts Events Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-527-5723.
November 1 - December 14, 2019
Works by Pierre Leichner, Edward Peck, Phyllis Schwartz
Opening reception: Friday, November 1, 4:30 – 7:30 pm
Live music, refreshments, no-host bar
Artist's Talk: Tuesday, November 5, 6:30 pm, in the gallery