JUNE 14, 2014 1pm – 4pm Gam Gallery | 110 East Hastings Street FREE | No registration required
The exhibition Again and Again at the Gam Gallery looks at how patterns found in our cultural stories influence the work of three contemporary artists: Caitlin McDonagh, Ola Volo and Andrea Wan. The workshop, lead by Ola Volo, will utilize folklore for inspiration and patterns to build images through collage using coloured paper, black ink and markers. We will look at patterns that are used around the world and the ways they embellish and define a culture. Thus, mixing the right kind of pattern can play an integral part in your creative work. This will also be an open space for anyone to bring patterns from their heritage and contribute to the fascinating explorations of old folklore stories and combining it with creative modern patterning as a storytelling devise.
Participants of all ages and experience are welcome.
Ola Volo is a Canadian illustrator from Kazakhstan with a love of nature and folklore. She graduated from Emily Carr University with a background in illustration and design. Her illustrations are a mixture of animals, people, history and nature. Using traditional and digital mediums, she creates stories touching on folklore, symbolism, human nature and the little surprises of everyday life.
Gam Gallery is a collectively run organization that is located within and fronts ACME Studios in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Reflecting the artistic community in which it is located, the Gam operates as a gallery, studio space, small boutique and venue. Since its inception in December 2009, Gam Gallery has strove to foster a social environment where emerging artists can exhibit, create and make lasting relationships. Programming includes a monthly schedule of exhibitions and games nights in the gallery as well as theatre and music events, model drawing, film screenings and community markets. The Gam also participates in city-wide events such as Swarm, Olio Festival, Vancouver Art Walk, National Youth Arts Week and The Drag as part of the LIVE Performance Art Biennale.