A Celebration of Sculpture: The Sculptors’ Society of BC in Honour of Charles Marega 150

September 24 - December 20

MON to FRI, OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC – 10:00am to 6:00pm

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Charles Marega 150th Anniversary


Artists: Atefeh Ankami, Kathi Bond, Viven Chiu, Parvaneh Roudgar, Sylvia Escobedo, Lorenzo De Francesco, James Fletcher, Alen Fox, Claudine Gevry, Anyuta Gusakova, Ralph Heading , Georgina Lohan, June Matheson, Cat Mudryk, Goetz Schuerholz, Ron Simmer, Bill Thomson, David Walker, Louise Solecki Weir, Angelo Cavagnero, Veronica Wachter Danes, Suzy Birstein

Curated by Angela Clarke

with the Sculptors’ Society of BC

 

Charles Marega (1871-1939) served as the first instructor of sculpture at the Vancouver College of Art (renamed Emily Carr University of Art and Design).  Marega, who was classically trained in sculpture and design in Italy utilizing the media of marble and stucco work brought European training and sensibilities to Vancouver when he emigrated in 1909.

A Celebration of Sculpture: The Sculptors’ Society of BC in Honour of Charles Marega 150

The Italian Cultural Centre Gallery partners with the Sculptors’ Society of BC for a juried exhibition which features the best of BC Sculpture. This exhibition features 22 artists, showcasing exemplary work in the media of metal, stone carving, ceramic and bronze. The exhibition includes both indoor and outdoor installations which is reminiscent of Marega’s own dual career where he achieved technical mastery in both small scale interior decoration and large-scale monumental sculpture.
Please join us for the Best in BC sculpture. The event opens on September 24th, Marega’s 150th birthday with the celebration beginning at 7 pm. All are welcome. Join us in celebration of BC sculpture and Marega’s indelible impact on the sculptural form in this province.

Included artists are: Atefeh Ankami, Kathi Bond, Viven Chiu, Parvaneh Roudgar, Sylvia Escobedo, Lorenzo De Francesco, James Fletcher, Alen Fox, Claudine Gevry, Anyuta Gusakova, Ralph Heading , Georgina Lohan, June Matheson, Cat Mudryk, Goetz Schuerholz, Ron Simmer, Bill Thomson, David Walker, Louise Solecki Weir, Angelo Cavagnero, Veronica Wachter Danes, Suzy Birstein

This exhibition has been generously supported by BC Multiculturalism, Canadian Heritage, and MetroVancouver.