Aug 28 - Sept 7, 2020

Susan Viccars

For the entire duration of the festival, Susan Viccars, paintings and weavings are exhibited at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Susan Viccars is a resident of Steveston and a retired Richmond School District Secondary Art teacher. Susan enjoys painting with water colour and acrylics in her detached home studio and plein air painting around Richmond. Susan is an active member of the Canadian Federation of Artists, the Richmond Artists Guild, and Men in Hats. The idea for the show at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery came from pairing water colour paintings with small tapestry weavings. Weaving is a craft that Susan practiced many years ago when she took some art education courses at UBC. During Covid isolation/creative time, weaving and water colour painting have both offered a pleasant escape and meditative response to the curious times we are living through. website instagram

Gulf of Georgia Cannery

Located in the historic fishing village of Steveston, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery built in 1894, was once the largest building of its kind and a leading producer of canned salmon. Now a Parks Canada national historic site, the museum presents the history of Canada's West Coast fishing industry with interactive exhibits which bring to life the industry, its people, and the machines that once churned out millions of cans of salmon. Open Daily 10am-5pm Location: 12138 Fourth Ave, Richmond, BC website