New West Portraits

October 16 - December 17, 2020

Join us this Fall at the Anvil Centre Community Art Gallery to experience the New West Portraits group exhibition. Conceptualized as an outlet to respond to the impacts of the pandemic, as well as the resistance and change associated with the societal shifts unfolding around us, the exhibit brought together a variety of New West artists interested in sharing their unique visions. These portraits, which reflect a range of creative expression, from representational to abstract, are unified by underlying themes of community, inspiration and hope.

Booking Procedure:
The Community Art Gallery is now available for self-touring by appointment only Wednesday – Saturday, from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Please note however, that certain times may not be available due to conflicts with other activities within Anvil Centre.

Please email and provide your:
• name
• phone number
• preferred date and time to visit

One of our staff members will get back to you as soon as possible. We require 48 hrs notice to process any booking requests. We encourage interested visitors to book ahead as we may not be able to accommodate last minute bookings.

Please familiarize yourself with the new safety measures and guest responsibilities that Anvil Centre has now implemented.

Upcoming Exhibition:  The Abstracted View

January 8 – March 5, 2021

Linda Raudonus, Geoffrey Lee, Jon Foxton, Robert Bell, Tom Mackie and Jon Koury are members of “The Colour Collective”, a group of painters within the PotteryWorks collective of artists.

The Colour Collective has been in existence for over nineteen years and these six artists have been integral participants for most of that time, using the opportunity to express themselves on canvas.

As artists overcoming disability through the practice of art, they have used the medium as a platform to integrate with their community and be recognized as contributors to it. The development of their skill is therapeutic, contributing to improved hand eye coordination and concentration but the improvement in their self- esteem is the most important benefit.

The power of the painted image is historic in our culture, so for artists on the Autism Spectrum or other disabilities to express their view through Abstraction is transformative. Each of these six artists has a unique view to offer us, an expression of their experience and communication with us.

More information to come on a virtual opening!