Three art shows, winter boutiques set to open

Place des Arts marks 30th anniversary of Positively Petite art

New collections of watercolour paintings, digital art and tiny artworks will be unveiled at a Coquitlam arts venue next Friday.

The opening reception for the three new art shows at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave.) starts at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15, with the exhibiting artists in attendance.

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The biggest display, in the Atrium Gallery, is for Positively Petite — a show of 2D and 3D miniature pieces that marks its 30th anniversary. Among the works for sale are little paintings, ceramics, fibre arts, sculptures, etchings and drawings from more 30 artists and artisans.

In the Leonore Peyton Salon is the digital art series by Ian Bateson called Reflections, in which the artist combined his scanned acrylic paintings with photography and painting techniques in the Procreate app to make multi-layered images.

And in the Mezzanine Gallery is Margaret Park’s Staycation watercolours, showing quiet moments by a stay-a-home mom.

The three shows are open until Dec. 19.

In Place des Arts’ gift shop is its annual Christmas Boutique, which will also see its official opening Friday night. Open until Dec. 21, the boutique includes Christmas decorations and ornaments, gift cards, soaps, jewellery, handmade baskets, fibre figures, hand-knit accessories, hats, toques and quilts.

Meanwhile, Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. Johns St.) also has its Winter Treasures boutique on until Dec. 18, with its opening next Thursday (Nov. 14) from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. 

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