Wilson Centre students to showcase artwork this month
Artwork by members of Port Coquitlam’s Wilson Centre, a recreational facility for people aged over 50, will be on display this month at the city’s Leigh Square Community Arts Village.
The exhibit, called Natural Talent, showcases the skills of the centre’s carvers and painters whose theme for their annual show was inspired by their travels.
The art students are led by instructor Clyde Nakashima, a PoCo resident who learned wood carving and carpentry from his grandfather while growing up in his native Hawaii.
Today, he plies his craft with old fallen wood and driftwood picked up in the Fraser Valley and surrounding areas.
Four pieces of his work, including Elephant and Blue Heron, are in his students’ exhibit as well as pieces from student/juror Lorraine Urquhart.
• Natural Talent runs until Nov. 27 at arts village (1100-2253 Leigh Sq., next to PoCo city hall). The show is open every day, except on Remembrance Day. Admission is free.