If you love the West Coast, don’t miss the IDEA program’s Reflections: Colours of the Coast art show April 24 to 30 at the Buckland Southerst Gallery in West Vancouver. The program’s talented student designers and illustrators celebrate the spirit of the city in this collection of paintings inspired by the vibrant and iconic landscapes of Canada’s West Coast. Scenes include everything from Vancouver cityscapes and downtown alleys to coastal marinas and beaches.
The entire initiative is designed, produced, promoted and managed by 30 second-year students who are keen to raise funds for their gradshow and other cultural activities. Opening night is on April 24 from 6 to 8 p.m., but the show runs from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. until April 30. The original paintings are available for purchase. You can also support the students by buying a wall calendar or set of greeting cards based on the paintings. Visit the Reflections 2015 website for details.
Did you know that Capilano University’s IDEA diploma program is becoming a degree this September? The Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication degree will retain all the best parts of the IDEA program, such as the dual curriculum in design and illustration, studio environment, one-on-one mentoring from instructors, and dedicated workstations with laptops and drawing tablets that students keep when they graduate. What’s new is greater depth, a three-month work practicum in fourth-year and the option to specialize in branding, illustration or interactive design—something students were asking for. The new program will accept 30 students each year.
For more information visit our website at www.yourdailycap.ca/art-show-reflects-colours-of-the-coast or call John Lau at 604-986-1911