A Tri-City group that celebrates Polish culture launched its annual art show at Port Moody city hall yesterday (July 4).
The grand opening for the seventh Polish–Canadian Art Fusion Exhibition is set for Saturday (July 10) and will showcase works from 27 Polish artists now living in B.C.
One of the pieces is a giant painting from the Whistler Mountain Gallery by Dominik Modlinski.
Hana and Tony Kostka of the Polonez Tri-City Polish Association said many of the exhibiting artists also took part in the Polish Artists for Ukraine art auction, held during the BC Polish Festival in Port Coquitlam in May.
The cheque from that fundraiser, which brought in more than $6,000 for humanitarian relief in Ukraine, will be presented at the grand opening that runs from 2 to 5 p.m.
The art show closes July 15 at Port Moody city hall — located at 100 Newport Dr.
Meanwhile, after the grand opening, the association will host a concert called The Art of Music in the Inlet Theatre starting at 4:30 p.m.
The Vancouver Folk Ensemble will perform "Oy u luzi chervona kalyna" — a song that’s also known as Ukraine’s second national anthem.
Admission is $30 and interested attendees can book tickets by visiting The Art of Music's page on Brown Paper Tickets, or by calling 604-380-3805.
For more details on the art exhibition, you can go to the Polonez Tri-City Polish Association's website.