2018 Summer Recreation Guide

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Summer Exhibitions AT SURREY ART GALLERY Experience new art, new ideas, and new media at Surrey’s contemporary art museum. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. Arts 2018 June 30−September 1 A highlight during summer is the Arts Council of Surrey’s juried exhibition. Enjoy painting, glasswork, sculpture, photography, and fibre arts by established and emerging visual artists from Surrey and the surrounding region.

Art Instructor PROFILES Surrey Art Gallery invites you to learn with instructors who are experienced art educators and practicing artists. Here are three of our summer instructors.

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Russell Leng Russell holds an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice

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from the University of Edinburgh, and he has


exhibited his work locally and internationally. His art practice includes drawing, painting, and installation. His abstract work incorporates

Volunteering Are you a people person who’s passionate about art? Do you enjoy learning new things? Join our dynamic team of volunteers to enrich visitors’ experiences of contemporary art and your own as well! Contact Chris Dawson-Murphy, Volunteer Program Coordinator: artsvolunteer@surrey.ca | 604-501-5198

disparate materials, and he uses processes such as sanding, cutting, and collaging to find and expose forms underneath fictional and physical surfaces. Process is central to both his studio practice and teaching methodology. He structures his studio and classroom as an incubator for inquiry and experimentation. This summer, Russell will be teaching Preteen Art Extreme, Create with the Masters, and Animals in Art. See the Day Camp insert pages 12 and 13.

Visitors enjoy the variety of artwork at a previous summer exhibition.

Land Songs, Water Songs / Chants de terre, Chants d’eau Peter Morin, Marie Côté,

Christina Farrant Christina graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Bachelor of Education, and teaches visual art in the Surrey School District. She believes that everyone is an artist and encourages her students to pursue their


Ziya Tabassian June 30−September 1 Opening Party for Summer Exhibits: Friday, June 29 | 6:30−9pm

Jaymie has been volunteering with us as a CAPA (Children’s Art Program Assistant) for two and a half years, which we’re very grateful for! She made a few comments about her experience here: “ My favourite thing [about volunteering] is interacting and being engaged with the children. I’m amazed by their creative ideas, especially how imaginative and bold they are. I’ve gained a lot of experience working with children and taking leadership roles. It has also helped me gain a better understanding of what I love doing, which is being in a creative space. ” Children’s Art Program Assistants inspire young artists to express their creativity! They volunteer at art classes or day camps, learn to organize art materials, supervise students, and assist the artist-educators. THERE’S MORE Look in the Arts & General Interest section for performing and visual arts classes! Look in these sub-sections for age-specific programming. Parent Participation | Preschool | Children | Youth | Adults

Drums are instruments that build connections with environment, territory, and history. They are heartbeats from which songs are born. Combining ceramic drum hoops, drum heads made from elk skin and deer skin, drawings made from clay sourced from Semiahmoo traditional territory, and other found organic materials, the artists will work in partnership with local First Peoples to integrate dreams, stories, and their own ancestries to realize a new multimedia art installation. 

individual creative expression by fostering an engaging and compelling learning environment. Christina constantly expands on her knowledge of teaching visual art—she loves to teach and hopes that her passion is contagious! Christina will be teaching Clay Days and The Art of the Theatre camps this summer. See the Day Camp insert page 13.

Byte Camp Byte Camp is a charity organization dedicated to teaching creative technology skills to kids. Since 2003, they have provided over 20,000 kids with quality, affordable, and fun programming in hundreds of locations in

From left to right: Peter Morin, Marie Côté, and Ziya Tabassian. Photo of Ziya Tabassian by Guy L’Heureux. We’ve got other exhibits on view too! Over the course of the exhibits, events like talks, tours, and Family Sunday—where families explore, enjoy, and create art together—are fun and engaging opportunities to connect with the artworks and the ideas behind them. Find out more at surrey.ca/artgallery.

BC and Alberta. They offer challenging opportunities for kids to explore coding, animation, 3D modelling, video game design, video editing, music production, and much more! They are Western Canada’s busiest technology camp provider! For more information on Byte Camp, visit bytecamp.ca. Byte Camp will be offering camps at the Gallery this summer. See the Day Camp insert on page 11.

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