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Family Sunday

Drop in to create, explore, and enjoy art with friends and family!

Family Sunday

Location:
Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Ave

Date & Time:
March 18, 2018
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Contact:

604-501-5566
artgallery@surrey.ca

Category:
Arts Kids and Family

Community:
Whalley

Cost:
Free

Presented by:

Surrey Art Gallery and Indian Summer Festival

2018-03-18 11:00:00 2018-03-18 15:00:00 America/Vancouver Family Sunday Drop in to create, explore, and enjoy art with friends and family! Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Ave artgallery@surrey.ca

Drop in and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of artmaking, storytelling, and performances!

Create art with paint, pastels, clay, and chalk inspired by the vibrant paintings in the exhibit Many Visions, Many Versions: Art from Indigenous Communities in India. Interactive musical performances await you at 1pm or 2:30pm. Everyone is welcome at this free event—children must be with an adult.

The media sponsor is Red FM.

Artmaking Activities

Step into a magnificent world of rich colours, patterns, and textures through the larger-than-life paintings in Many Visions, Many Versions. How do you imagine the world? Create a wearable scroll drawn with people and things that matter to you like the long scrolls you see hanging in the Gallery from West Bengal. You’ll also get to draw your own design that a Henna artist will transfer to your hand!

The paintings in the Gallery portray stories with animals, trees, people, and places. Let these pictures inspire you as you draw an animal in oil pastels and watercolours, create a clay slab animal, and add to a large collaborative artwork on the floor like the artists from the Warli region of India! Our art educators will help your ideas and creativity bloom!

Interactive Performance

At 1pm and 2:30pm in the Studio Theatre, join Mohamed Assani and John Oliver as they perform music from around the world on a “Tune Trip.” This musical performance encourages you to interact with the artists and each other as you learn about unique instruments and rhythms that connect us! Pick up your free tickets on arrival to ensure you are a part of the fun!

About the Exhibit

Many Visions, Many Versions: Art from Indigenous Communities in India is on display at Surrey Art Gallery until March 25. This collection of 90 paintings from 24 artists presents a rare opportunity to experience the art of four major indigenous artistic traditions from South Asia: the Gond and Warli communities of central India, the Mithila region of Bihar, and the narrative scroll painters of West Bengal.

Also on view is paintings and drawings by Surrey Elementary School Students.