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July 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - August 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

* Deerlake Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday from 12pm - 4pm / Fridays - 12 - 6pm

DiverCity is an exhibition that will be held at the Deer Lake Art Gallery featuring the works of the artists participating in the 2nd Annual Park’s Edge Paint Off on Saturday July 8th from 1 to 3 pm.  DiverCity is hosted is hosted and organized by the Burnaby Arts Council.  The Exhibition will open on July 8th and will run until August 5th, 2017.  “DiverCity” is an exhibition celebrating ethnicity, gender, age, national original, disability, sexual orientation, education and religion.   What is your interpretation of a diverse community, culture or society?


DiverCity is a group exhibitions featuring the talented artists participating in the 2nd Annual Park’s Edge Paint Off: Live International Paint Tournament.  The diverse group of artists includes Farhad Amini, Flavia Chan, Alyx Essers, Honeytta Eyvany, Cas Fernandez, Jeremy Henrickson, Kristina Kosolova, Sonia Mocnik, Biranna Nilsson and Juan Vargo.


We invite you to a Demo & workshop featuring Jeremy Henrickson on Saturday, July 15th @ 2:00 pm.  Working with an array of mixed media methods, Henrickson work awakens emotion and expression from the subject by utilizing intense colours and vibrant passages his pieces emphasize modernity, light and energy.  Acrylics, inks and found paper are layered throughout to reveal the inner life of a subject, while heavier opaques sheath surface to the forms.  This combination is meant to model the harmony between the outer veneer and the inner life below.  See Henrickson work on a hands on demonstration and artists talk.



Park’s Edge Paint Off – Battle Theme: DiverCity

3-2-1…. and paint. 

The final words one often hears when entering the colour massacres of live painting competitions. Usually a short amount of time, a palette of colours, brush in hand and an audience of eager onlookers excited about what creations lay in store from the competitors. Vancouver has seen a plethora of new live painting events pop up in recent years; from Art Battle, Golden Brush’s Battle of the Brush, SNAG, Vancouver Art Attack and others they have all become a unique way for art lovers and creators to come together and  get closer to the creative process. 

Many people have never seen how paintings are created and it is an exciting spectacle to get a glimpse of what the creative process looks like first hand. Mingle that with an emphasis on speed and the chance for prizes and recognition and it’s a recipe for a fun engaging event with thrills, excitement and culture. Audience voting determine the winners of the events, and silent auction for the real prize of those who will get to walk home with a one-of-a-kind piece of art.

We are very pleased to have our local Canadian owned DeSerres on site supplying the artists with their high quality paint and to answer your questions about their products.


Please join us at the Deer Lake Gallery for the OPENING EVENT of DiverCity on Saturday, July 8 from 10 am to 4 pm. The Park’s Edge Paint Off: Live International Paint Tournament is on Saturday, July 8th from 1 to 3 pm, with the bidding closing at 4:00 pm.


SAVE THE DATE!  It is not an event you want to miss!


The Deer Lake Gallery is located near the beautiful Deer Lake Park 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC.  604-298-7322 info@burnabyarscouncil.org   Gallery Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday 12 to 4 pm  www.burnabyartscouncil.org, FREE admission & parking.