Cover girl stages signature show 

Art Briefs

What: Josee St-Amour Art Show

Where: Savage Beagle

When: Sunday, July 18

Longtime local lass Josee St-Amour, who coincidentally is this week’s Pique cover artist, is staging a one-night exhibit of her phantasy and animorphic themed acrylic paintings and sculptures at the Savage Beagle this Sunday night.

St-Amour will be leaving Whistler this fall to attend the renowned Vancouver-based Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design and will be directing proceeds from the show’s $5 cover charge toward her tuition costs.

Normally closed on Sundays except on long weekends, the Beagle is opening specially to support St-Amour’s show.

The Beagle’s bar and dance floor will be operational during the show. The club will close at midnight.

Gallery Scene

Return of the Tusk ...Bill MacGillivray’s Black Tusk Gallery specializing in Northwest Coastal native artwork is the last of the three lobby level galleries from the Whistler Village Resort to relocate during ongoing renovations. The Black Tusk has a new temporary home on the main level of the same Resort and reopens officially on Saturday, July 17.

Saturday evening, the VISEYE Photo Gallery which makes use of space on the walls of cozy BBK’s pub in the Upper Village (Blackcomb Benchlands) unveils new exhibit Double Take , a collection of photos and photo illustrations by Bruce Rowles and Mike Barry.

The VISEYE will host an opening reception for the exhibit from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The party is open to the public.

Also, if you’re close to Mount Currie on Saturday make sure and stop by Toya’s Gallery , a brand new addition to the area’s growing art scene. The gallery features namesake Toya Harris’ Ab-Originals – native art with a contemporary twist – along with soapstone sculpture by Mike Tyler, organic furniture creations by Martin Sam and appliqué garments by Karl Harris.

Saturday’s opening celebrations will feature artists in attendance and live acoustic music.

For more information call the gallery at 604-894-9460.

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