A Survey of Significant Artists from the Community

On November 24, 2021, join the Kay Meek Arts Centre with the West Vancouver Art Museum for a talk exploring the many important Canadian artists and creatives that have lived and worked in West Vancouver. West Vancouver in the 1960s was home to important Canadian artists such as Gordon Smith, B.C. Binning, and Alistair Bell, among many others. These artists sought to celebrate the community’s stunning natural landscape and the intersections occurring between art and design. These earlier generations of modernist artists have encouraged and taught younger generations of artists, some of whom continue to call West Vancouver home.  Our community of artists has been amplified further by those who have moved here, some from other parts of Canada and even internationally. In this talk, we will explore the ways in which these multiple generations of artists have shaped West Vancouver.

Meet the Speaker

Hilary Letwin is Museum Administrator/Curator at the West Vancouver Art Museum. She holds a PhD in Art History from Johns Hopkins University. Letwin has held curatorial fellowships at the Baltimore Museum of Art and the British Museum, and has worked at the Burnaby Art Gallery, the Richmond Art Gallery, and the Seymour Art Gallery. Recent exhibitions that she has curated include Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Genius Loci (2021); Saints, Sinners and Souvenirs: Italian Masterworks on Paper (2019) and Talk of the Town: Molly Lamb Bobak (2018).

B.C. Binning, Untitled (Sketch for Night Regatta), c. 1953-5, oil on board, 55.5 x 45.5 cm.
Collection of West Vancouver Art Museum. Gift of the Estate of Jesse Binning.

Event Details

The Artists of West Vancouver: A Survey of Significant Artists from the Community
November 24, 2021 – 7:30pm to 8:30pm PST
Kay Meek Arts Centre, Grosvenor Theatre
1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver
Presented by the Kay Meek Arts Centre
in partnership with the West Vancouver Art Museum

In-person and livestream options available.

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