Art Field Trip to Vancouver

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - By: Grace L, Allard ‘19

Students from AP Studio Art, along with a few select students from Drawing and Painting, went on a field trip to Vancouver earlier this month. We hopped on the bus very early on the first day of December: ahead of us was a busy day of traveling in the wintry rain. After having breakfast on the ferry, we arrived in Vancouver and thus began our artistic pilgrimage. 

Our first destination was the Museum of Anthropology situated at UBC. It had exhibitions featuring Northwest coast art by contemporary First Nations artists, as well as Salish weaving from the 1800’s.

After spending our morning at this beautiful location, we quickly grabbed some lunch and proceeded to the Vancouver Art Gallery. The paintings that stood out to me were ones belonging to the series “Entangled: Two Views on Contemporary Canadian Painting” done by 31 different artists. There were other wonderful exhibitions such as “The Black Paintings” by Gordon Smith and Carol Sawyer and The Natalie Brettschneider Archive presenting a biographical project reconstructing Natalie’s life.

The AP students continued their art journey and stayed overnight in downtown Vancouver while the Drawing and Painting students (including me) took the 5pm ferry back to Brentwood. 

I can’t imagine a better way to begin the month of December.

Grace L, Allard ‘19

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