For Immediate Release
September 20, 2022
Artists for Kids invites the community
to the opening of the exhibition, PATHS
Artists for Kids (AFK) invites the community to the opening of the exhibition, PATHS, alongside the launch of Charlene Vickers' limited edition print, Fish in Astral Projection under Moons.
Exhibition opening September 24 (12 to 4 p.m.)
Welcome and acknowledgement (12 p.m.)
Artist talk with Charlene Vickers (12:15 p.m.)
Curatorial tour with Amelia Epp (12:30 p.m.)
The exhibition examines how paths connect us and the collective stories they hold. PATHS brings together works from the Artists for Kids’ permanent collection, including recent acquisitions from Charlene Vickers, Russna Kaur and Angela George, to explore both real and imagined journeys.
Charlene Vickers will be offering an artist talk in response to her recent limited-edition print, Fish in Astral Projection under Moons, as well as the recent AFK acquisitions, Turtle Clan Searchers and Thunderbird Woman.
PATHS, runs from September 24, 2022 through to February 23, 2023.
About Charlene Vickers
Charlene Vickers is an Anishinaabe artist based in Vancouver since 1990. Her painting, sculpture and performance focuses upon Indigenous presence, healing and her own embodied connections to her birthplace in Kenora, Ontario.
Vickers’ most recent exhibitions of note include Diviners Drawings at NADA in NYC; Big Blue Smudge at University of Saskatchewan College Galleries; Land Back, BACA, Quebec; Ancestor Gesture at Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; and a dual exhibition with Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun at Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, Vancouver.
Vickers' limited-edition print, Fish in Astral Projection under Moons, will be available for purchase on Saturday, September 24 at 1 p.m.
About Artists for Kids (AFK)
Artist for Kids is a unique, self-sustaining art education venture supported by the North Vancouver School District. In partnership with more than 50 of Canada's most prominent artists, Artists for Kids brings together educators and the community at large, to provide inspiring, highly-relevant educational experiences and enrichment, for thousands of young people annually, while encouraging students to pursue and share their own artistic voice and narrative.
Through the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art, established as Canada's first public art gallery for young audiences, Artists for Kids has created a space for young audiences and the community to experience the narrative of Canadian Art through a significant collection of visual art.
For 33+ years, Artists for Kids’ exclusive original prints are published in partnership with Canadian artists in support of children and youth, their art education and their future. For more information on Artists for Kids and its Print Program, please visit the Artists for Kids website.
About the North Vancouver School District
The North Vancouver School District provides world-class instruction and a rich diversity of engaging programs to inspire success for every student and bring communities together to learn, share and grow. As a school district with over 15,000 students, their parents and caregivers, and more than 2,500 staff, there is a strong sense of community. Visit www.sd44.ca to learn more.
Lisa Dalla Vecchia
North Vancouver School District