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Accept THIS!

Accept This!
2017 Annual Members Show

Gallery Gachet is an artist–run centre located in the downtown eastside neighbourhood of Vancouver. Providing a creative refuge for culture–building, education and advocacy, we believe social justice and mental health are critical elements of a healthy society. Our practice and participation challenges social marginalization while strengthening wellbeing and community.

The 2017 annual members show will be the first exhibition mounted at our new location at The Beacon, 9 West Hastings Street.
Accept This! – Is our spirited invitation to come and see us in a new light.

The exhibition features personal and political expressions of acceptance from 14 artists engaged in the struggle to keep creativity alive in their lives and communities. The tranquility suggested by the practice of acceptance is rendered starkly against its close but less serene cousin resignation.

Artists: Sharon Burns, Stella Castell, d. June Conley, Edzy Edzed, Lara Fitzgerald, Karen Irving, Pierre Leichner, Mary O’Toole, Heather Pelles, Tchavdar Petkov, Bill Pope, Bruce Ray, Rebecca Slattery, Zola.Curated by Carmen Ostrander.

The idea of acceptance in spirituality, therapy and recovery promises a kind serenity, if you can master ‘letting go’. But for those of us actively engaged in resistance, in hanging on and hanging in, there is another kind of acceptance at work, the kind that doesn’t let go. The kind that welcomes you in and holds you close.

The works featured in this exhibition straddle a precarious time in the gallery’s history where the future loomed uncertain and survival meant change and upheaval. The collective expression of this transition encompasses a spectrum of tension and harmony, centered around a revitalized understanding of our role in this community, our basis of unity and continued commitment to culture building as a human right.

 

Start: November 17, 2017
End: December 22, 2017
Venue: Gallery Gachet
Phone: 604-687-2468
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88 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Expressive Arts with Katherine Somody

EVERY MONDAY (except civic holidays) from 1 – 3pm

The Expressive Arts Group began as a program through the West Coast Mental Health Network. There are about 30 participants, who meet on a drop-in basis every Monday afternoon to paint, make collages, use mark-making tools, do print-making and/or sculpture. No previous art experience is necessary to participate in the group. We operate on the belief that engaging in creative activities is physically and emotionally healing. We provide art materials, instruction (if needed and desired) and support in an inclusive, accessible and safe atmosphere. Free.  If you are interested in attending, please call 604-687-2468.

Start: November 27, 2017 1:00 pm
End: November 27, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: Gallery Gachet
Phone: 604-687-2468
Address:
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88 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Volunteer Orientation Session

Volunteer Orientations/ information sessions take place on the third Tuesday of each month at 3:00 pm.

On these dates, Training Sessions will be held at 4:00pm following the orientation. Training Sessions are intended for all volunteers but especially those who may be interested in becoming a member of the Gallery Gachet Collective. Those who are interested in attending either the Volunteer Orientation and/or the Volunteer Training Sessions are encouraged to contact us at volunteer@gachet.org or at 604.687.2468.

Our Volunteer Membership Program offers access to our facility and programs in exchange for volunteering with us. It also offers a wide range of opportunities for learning at all levels, including communication skills, exhibition coordination, learning about non-profit organization management, professional development skills for artists and arts administration skills. Volunteer Members and Collective Members find that through their experience with Gallery Gachet, they have an opportunity to increase their knowledge on many levels, transferring their new-found skills to other areas of their lives. Examples of some volunteer opportunities include:

– Gallery Hosting (this is central to our volunteer program) – Preparation of the gallery space, exhibitions and assistance with gallery openings
-Administrative support, assistance with publications and communications initiatives

Volunteers:
– attend workshops free of charge
– receive newsletters with information about exhibitions, workshops and other events
– are entitled to access our gallery and computer stations during open hours – are provided with access to supervised open studio times
– have the opportunity to join a committee and participate in the work of the Studio, Communications, Publications, New Media and Programming Committees

Start: December 19, 2017
End: December 19, 2017
Venue: Gallery Gachet
Phone: 604-687-2468
Address:
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88 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

MAD CITY: Legacies of MPA

Jan 12 -Feb 25, 2018
MAD CITY: Legacies of MPA.
A living history exhibit will delve into the MPA (Mental Patients Association), its legacy, and continued relevance as a mental health utopia where the inmates really did run the asylum.

Start: January 12, 2018
End: February 25, 2018
Venue: Gallery Gachet
Phone: 604-687-2468
Address:
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88 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

We- Press Sketchbook Exhibition

We- Press Sketchbook Exhibition

03.09.2018-03.18.2018

Start: March 3, 2018 6:00 pm
End: March 18, 2018 6:00 pm
Venue: Gallery Gachet
Phone: 604-687-2468
Address:
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88 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Pandora’s Box

Pandora’s Box

03.30.2018-05.14.2018

Start: March 30, 2018 6:00 pm
End: May 14, 2018 6:00 pm
Venue: Gallery Gachet
Phone: 604-687-2468
Address:
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88 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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