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Time Continued to Pass by Resident Artist Chris Blades
Date: ongoing Medium: Paintings and Mixed Media
Description: Christopher Blades has been active in the Vancouver area for the last 30 years. Blades' eclectic energies have touched upon video art, music video, sound, lighting, printmaking, painting and three dimensional work. The work has appeared in books, cd covers, television and film. His paintings are in corporate and private collections worldwide. Chris' limited edition prints have been collected by several Canadian Art museums including, the National Gallery in Ottawa, the Permanent Collection at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Maltwood Museum at the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, Camosun College in Naniamo, and the Touro College in New York City. For over three years now Chris has had a studio space in the Ironworks and many of his pieces are on view there on an ongoing basis. www.cblades.com

Art show during Vancouver Jazz Festival

Paintings by Chris Blades and Wes Giesbrecht

Date: June 18-July 1 Medium: Paintings
Time: Daytime by appointment Paintings showing at evening concerts from June 20-29

In 1998 Wes Giesbrecht made his first mosaic wall hanging out of wood. Inspired by the venerable tradition of quilts and quilt-making, Wes used this as a template for some of his early wood mosaics. He no longer uses the quilt as a model but has moved on to more abstract designs. Wes has said "I'm constantly surprised by the new ideas that I want to explore. Where do these ideas come from? I really don't know, but it often seems as tho they come from somewhere outside of myself. My job is to pay attention when they come knocking."

"I'm not big on subtlety. My paintings tend to reach out and poke you in the eye."

While Wes has had considerable success on an international level as a wood artist, he found himself longing for a less rigid form and a less limited colour palette than that medium was affording him. Acrylic paint has been the answer.

Working in a unique style that includes using a specialized easel of his own devise, Wes has been able to bring bold, vividly colourful paintings to life that will enhance their environment with a powerful contemporary statement.


Vancouver Jazz Festival
Date: June 20-29 Medium: concerts
Time: :Doors 7:30-Shows at 8pm and 11 pm Tickets:$18

Shows at the Ironworks

ESQ (East Side Quintet) / June 20, 2008 / 8:00 PM
Strid/ Müller /Houle / June 20, 2008 / 11:00 PM

Benzene / June 21, 2008 / 8:00 PM
Bauer / Robertson / Koch / Muller / van der Schyff / June 21, 2008 / 11:00 PM

Improv Power Play: Canada/Sweden / June 22, 2008 / 8:00 PM
Improv Power Play: Canada/Sweden / June 22, 2008 / 11:00 PM

John Doheny & The Professors of Pleasure / June 23, 2008 / 8:00 PM
Gordon Grdina's Box Cutter with special guest Fredrik Ljungkvist / June 23, 2008 / 11:00 PM

Campbell Ryga Quartet / June 24, 2008 / 8:00 PM
Phil Dwyer's Food for Thought Trio / June 24, 2008 / 11:00 PM

Kate Hammett-Vaughan Quintet / June 25, 2008 / 8:00 PM
Inhabitants / June 25, 2008 / 11:00 PM

Tony Wilson 6tet / June 26, 2008 / 11:00 PM
Oliver Gannon Quartet / June 26, 2008 / 8:00 PM

Karin Plato Ensemble / June 27, 2008 / 8:00 PM
Eisenstadt/Müller/Zubot / June 27, 2008 / 11:00 PM

Saul Berson Quartet / June 28, 2008 / 8:00 PM
Delius/ de Joode / van der Schyff / June 28, 2008 / 11:00 PM

Brad Turner Quartet / June 29, 2008 / 8:00 PM
Tim Berne - Bloodcount / June 29, 2008 / 11:00 PM

$18 General Prices ($2 off for Students,Seniors,Jazz Friends)

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