Urbeing

Elyse Portal

This exhibition opens on June 9th, 2012.
Exhibition runs through Sunday, June 24th, 2012.

Artist's Reception and Event: Saturday, June 23rd, 7:00 PM
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 4 pm

Elyse Portal's art practice seeks to acknowledge landscape, whether urban or ecologically intact, as a place to engage in dialogue and relationship. Although born into a family of European descent, Portal has always felt an innate affinity to nature: more as kin. Philosopher Richard Tarnas, in Is the Modern Psyche Undergoing a Rite of Passage, petitions Western culture to explore the "wider epistemologies of the heart," in order to develop "the capacity to open to the other" and listen. Urbeing is an exploration of the quiet moments of reprieve between mind-chatter, where the world speaks. From her conversations with the environment, Portal will produce paintings directly on the walls of the gallery with locally sourced clay. Join Elyse Portal on June 23, 7:00 pm for a group meditative sitting on the Xchanges balcony, and observe your connection to the cityscape.

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JULY 1st!
Our Annual Canada Day Fundraising Exhibition

“Act your Age”

On Sunday, July 1, 2012, Xchanges Gallery presents its annual Canada Day fundraising exhibition & party. This year’s theme, "Act your Age" reflects Xchanges’ 45th birthday, and so does the price for all work in the exhibition — each original artwork by Xchanges members and friends is only $45!
Not only is this the best place in town from which to view the fireworks, this is a great opportunity to own some original art while supporting Canada’s oldest non-profit artists’ cooperative.
The doors open at 7, and artwork sales begin at 8 p.m., and go until the fireworks start. Refreshments will be available, as well as goodies from the bake sale, all benefiting Xchanges Gallery and its exhibition programming.

 


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