"The Colour of Light" with Terminal City Glass Co-op

April 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021

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1-1666 Johnston Street, Granville Island
Vancouver, British Columbia




The interplay between light and glass is a fascinating phenomenon that makes glass unique as an artistic medium. In no other art form can you experience the play of light on the surface, through the depths, and venture all the way to the other side of the artwork.

With the relationship forged through the nature of glasswork, featured artists of “The Colour of Light” exhibition challenge the way light can dance, refract, and splash into its vivid rainbow hues. The coexistent movement of light creates the beautiful shine, glitter, and glow from within. Glass is also a vehicle for colour, with its pure warm or cool tones delivering an emotional impact to their viewers. Moving colour is one of the most satisfying aspects of working within this medium.

Glass changes the light, and the light changes the glass.

This exhibition showcases the work of nine glass artists who are members of Terminal City Glass Co-op in Vancouver. Working with heat and gravity, each artist coaxes glass into shapes, colours, and finishes that express their personal aesthetic. For these artists, glass offers an endless supply of inspiration and fascination.

Circle Craft Co-operative is proud to present featured artists in collaboration with Terminal City Glass Co-op: Cathy Beaumont (Beau Glass Works), Maria Keating, Sonya Labrie, Scott McDougall, Elisabeth Lokke Owre (Elowredesigns), Tara Pawson (Tara Blown Glass), Minori Takagi, Naoko Takenouchi, Mona Ungar.

Circle Craft Co-operative is on the ancestral lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. We are a unique BC Artist Cooperative dedicated to providing opportunities for emerging and established craftspeople alike to connect with the community. Encompassing traditional, contemporary, one-of-kind, and production works, Circle Craft supports and promotes our artists as well as excellence in BC craft. Our shop and gallery is located on Granville Island and has become a Vancouver tradition for locals and visitors alike.

Terminal City Glass Co-op (TCGC) is Canada’s first cooperative glass art studio. TCGC was founded in 2012 by a group of glass artists who saw the potential for a non-profit organization that could offer shared access to equipment and studio space. Today TCGC has over 200 members and (in non-pandemic times) welcomes over 500 members of the community each year to our courses, private lessons, and special events.

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April 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021


Monday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Cost - free



Shanna Cheng

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Circle Craft Co-op

March 27, 2021