Even with the Vancouver Art Gallery temporarily closed during this period, they are continuing to reach out to the community with a series of Art Connect online lecturers. Every Tuesday and Friday, VAG will stream live interactive conversations with guest from local and international art communities.
Everyone is invited submit questions and join through the webinar platform, Zoom. If you cannot make these dates, each session is recorded and available online afterwards.
Vancouver Art Gallery
Art Connects: Preserving the Collection during a Crisis
Tuesday, May 5th @ 1:30 pm
In this fascinating talk, Tara Fraser, Head Conservator, will discuss the complexities of preservation during this time of closure and quarantine as she continues to care for the more than 12,000 works of art in the Vancouver Art Gallery’s collection. The limitations of space, humidity and seismic upgrades will be discussed as key factors in her daily problem-solving routine of prolonging the lives of artworks and preserving the collection.
Art Connects: The Joy of Painting
Friday, May 8th @ 4:30 pm
In this special instructional edition of Art Connects, artist Jean Paul Langlois will demonstrate his painting process for us live!
After a brief introduction to his work with Art Rental & Sales Manager Zoe Mackoff de Miranda, Langlois will captivate audiences with a performative painting session in his studio. While he paints, Langlois will talk about the techniques he uses and answer questions from the audience.
Langlois often begins his works by projecting an outline onto his canvas and filling it with his signature, vibrant colours.
Get your paints, markers or coloured pencils ready, and make art with Jean Paul Langlois. Happy painting!
Photo: Ian Spence