IN PICTURES: Art Ability Exhibition showcases stunning pieces

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Marnie Draper and Heather MacKenzie.
Camera IconMarnie Draper and Heather MacKenzie. Credit: Sarah Makse/ Albany Advertiser

Vancouver Arts Centre was bursting with colour on Friday afternoon when eight weeks of hard work and creativity were celebrated at the opening of The Art Ability Exhibition.

Friends and family stopped by to support the artists, who showed off their painting, photography and sculpture works.

The exhibition was the culmination of the Community Living Association and Vancouver Arts Centre Art Ability program, in which people of all ages and abilities learnt new techniques, made new friends, and explored their creative passions.

Ace Camera Club’s Bob Symons, potter Gail Gates and artist Tracey Margetts were on hand to celebrate with their students after sharing their skills at the workshops and helping participants capture their favourite things.

Community Living Association chief executive Russell Nelson said everyone was invited to enjoy and support the exhibition at Vancouver Arts Centre until Friday.

“The exhibition will showcase the art produced as part of the workshops which depicts life from the perspective of people living with disability,” he said.

Verna and Nathan Pearce with Pauline Gladwin.
Camera IconVerna and Nathan Pearce with Pauline Gladwin. Credit: Sarah Makse/ Albany Advertiser
Abbey Benson, Ashleigh Anannadale and Freya Kellow-Andersson.
Camera IconAbbey Benson, Ashleigh Anannadale and Freya Kellow-Andersson. Credit: Sarah Makse/ Albany Advertiser/Sarah Makse
Ashley Wallrodt and Russell Nelson.
Camera IconAshley Wallrodt and Russell Nelson. Credit: Sarah Makse/ Albany Advertiser
Teresa Ayres, with Kelly and Dianne Madden.
Camera IconTeresa Ayres, with Kelly and Dianne Madden. Credit: Sarah Makse/ Albany Advertiser
Arshitha Shaik, 12, Sparrow Qwinnett, 12, and Trevor Hilder.
Camera IconArshitha Shaik, 12, Sparrow Qwinnett, 12, and Trevor Hilder. Credit: Sarah Makse/ Albany Advertiser
Sherree Kelly and Kaleisha Bass.
Camera IconSherree Kelly and Kaleisha Bass. Credit: Sarah Makse/ Albany Advertiser
Peter Brenton and Claudia Simpson.
Camera IconPeter Brenton and Claudia Simpson. Credit: Sarah Makse/ Albany Advertiser
Andrew Lemon and Wendy Rowlands.
Camera IconAndrew Lemon and Wendy Rowlands. Credit: Sarah Makse/ Albany Advertiser
Photographs on display at the Art Ability Exhibition.
Camera IconPhotographs on display at the Art Ability Exhibition. Credit: Sarah Makse/ Albany Advertiser
Sculptures on display in the exhibition.
Camera IconSculptures on display in the exhibition. Credit: Sarah Makse/ Albany Advertiser
Painting, photography and sculpture feature.
Camera IconPainting, photography and sculpture feature. Credit: Sarah Makse/ Albany Advertiser
Part of the Vancouver Arts Centre display.
Camera IconPart of the Vancouver Arts Centre display. Credit: Sarah Makse/ Albany Advertiser

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