New West 7
from August 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Van Dop Gallery presents the New West 7
Angela Au Hemphill
Jim Walsh ( aka J.Charles)
NEW WESTMINSTER, BC - August 2017 This August long weekend New Westminster’s streets are crawling with the culturally curious during the 15th Annual New Westminster Cultural Crawl. During the crawl, unique and artsy venues around the city feature the work of resident artists. During the month of August, the Van Dop Gallery presents the New West7 - a group of artists who live and work in the City OF New Westminster. Gallery owner and founder of the New West Cultural Crawl Trudy Van Dop curates the group with a nod to Canada’s original group of seven, highlighting the work and achievements of New West’s own acclaimed local artists.
Gabor Gasztonyi is New Westminster’s own fine art and street photographer. His 2010 publication “A Room in the City” is a critically acclaimed work exhibiting the lives of many of Vancouver’s downtown East Side residents.
Jerry Maclaughlin is an established local artist whose career spans over two decades and many solo exhibitions.
Leslie Poole, a famed New Westminster local, is one of Canada’s most celebrated and exhibited artists with over one hundred solo exhibitions in Canada and the US during his active forty-year career.
Angela Au Hemphill is a local painter belonging to the Federation of Canadian Artists with international recognition, winning the 2010 Spilsbury Gold Medal award.
Jim Walsh (painting under the alias J. Charles) is a local photographer, painter and teacher a vibrant artist whose career began in New York. His work has been exhibited across Canada and the US.
JG Freedman, or as his friends call him, Greg, is an internationally juried artist with an extensive exhibition history. His work can be found in collections throughout North America.
Lanta Meng shares her home studio with her photographer husband. An Emily Carr graduate, her paintings exude the stuff of dreams and memory. Flowing Carr-esque landscapes are imbued with Meng's rich cultural identity.
The Van Dop Gallery is a unique home gallery and garden dedicated to the Art of Living. The gallery features the works of over 80 Canadian artists in the context of home.