Exhibitions at the MAC

Through My Eyes: Adina BARUGOLO

February 6 – March 3, 2024

Opening Reception:  Saturday, February 10th, 1-3pm

12369392877?profile=RESIZE_400x 12369393458?profile=RESIZE_192X ADINA BARUGOLO WAS BORN IN PORT ALBERNI,BC AND SPENT HER EARLY YEARS IN THE OCEANSIDE AREA OF VANCOUVER ISLAND. FROM AND EARLY AGE HER NATURAL ARTISTIC ABILITY WAS EVIDENT. HER PASSION AND LOVE OF THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF VANCOUVER ISLAND’S WEST COAST COAST IS THE INSPIRATION OF HER ARTWORK.   ADINA’S STUDIO AND GALLERY ARE LOCATED IN QUALICUM BEACH. HER PREFERRED MEDIA INCLUDE ACRYLIC, WATERCOLOUR, MIXED MEDIA COLLAGES. TODAY,HER PAINTINGS ARE INSPIRED FROM MEMORIES OF HER TIME LIVING IN ITALY AND HER LIFE LONG PASSION FOR THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF VANCOUVER…

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The New Haida - February 6 - March 2, 2024

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 10, 2024,  1-3pm

THE NEW HAIDA
Traditional Haida design is the foundation of my journey as an artist. Studying ancient works,
and the art of Master Carvers of the last century is how I developed my craft and learned the
time-honoured tradition of Haida formline.


As my skills and confidence grew, so did my creativity and desire to add my own artistic spin
into my work. Using traditional formline as an anchor allows me the flexibility to play with
contemporary shapes, colours and design while maintaining a look recognizable as Haida.


The pieces in this…

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THE FEELING OF THE PLACE

Mike LATHROP

November 28 – January 28, 2024

Opening Reception Saturday, Dec 2, 1-3pm

Bio

Mike has always felt the impact of the landscapes that surround him, and enjoys exploring the outdoors on Vancouver Island. In his paintings, he captures his feeling of a moment in nature; and attempts to document the motion, the colour, the light, and the overall experience of taking in our natural environment.

Born and raised in Calgary, Mike Lathrop moved to Victoria to earn a degree in Visual Arts from the University of Victoria from 1990-94. After working in graphic design, motion graphics video, and internet programming in Vancouver, he returned to Victoria in 2006, and then to painting in 2016.…

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Up and Down and All Around

Rita BLOM & William ALLEN

A unique exhibit featuring intricate meditative pen and ink, and beautiful un-manipulated photography.

November 28 – January 28, 2024

Opening Reception, Saturday, December 2, 1-3pm

William Allen Background

I began taking photographs in Junior High with a very active and vibrant photo club. We learned all the fundamentals of film photography and printing. Later, I was fortunate enough to be able to take a Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree with Photography as my fine arts concentration.

I have always traveled with a camera, and I’ve been fortunate enough to travel extensively in Canada. The most important thing I’ve learned is to simply seize…

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Art Movements in the 21st Century

November 28 – January 28, 2024

Art Movements of the 21st Century graphic.pdf

12297491898?profile=RESIZE_400x No.1 Art Nouveau: 1890 – 1910 made use of modern materials while following
natural forms of plants and flowers. It was a reaction to the historic art of the
19th century.
Music: Claire de Lune by Claude Debussy
12297496691?profile=RESIZE_400x No. 2 Surrealism: 1916 – 1950 allowed the unconscious to express itself with
unnerving, often illogical scenes painted with almost photographic precision; a
super-reality or surrealism.
Music: Gymnopedie No. 1…

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