The Little Mountain Shop on Main Street presents Versatile, a fresh and cleverly-curated gallery event that will pop-up this month and again in December.
Art and Design Show on Main Street
What: Versatile Gallery
Where: The Little Mountain Shop (4386 Main St, Vancouver)
Opening Reception: Friday, November 25th at 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Exhibition: Friday, November 25th to 27th at 11:00am; December 2nd to 4th from 10:00am to 8:00pm
Versatile plays host to both established and emerging artists, designers and makers predominately from the Sea to Sky region. It will be Vancouver’s premiere opportunity to see this as yet un-taped vein of talent who are debuting in the city, as well as select established artists who will be presenting new collections for the event, said Versatile founder and curator Stewart Hughes.
Nine artists and makers will participate in a show including Meghan McCrone (pottery); Vanessa Stark (painter mixed medium); Valerie Nagy (dress maker); Diana Watters (contemporary graphic cross stitch); Lan Yao (painter); Caroline Miller (jeweler); MaryMary (street artist/stencil artist/screen printer) and Amanda Jane Green (jeweler).
“This is an opportunity to get ahead of the curve with some of these artists,” said Squamish-based Hughes, who makes art under the moniker of MaryMary. “There is a momentum amongst this group, that points to a bright future.”
Versatile was born out of the frustration the Welsh native said he felt seeing talent simply not getting a broader platform. “All this great work I was seeing I felt needed to get out into the hands of collectors and people who simply enjoy incredible art and design,” said Hughes.
“There are a lot of talented people bubbling just under the surface with no real exposure. The purpose of their work was falling short, because too few people were seeing it.”
Located in the popular Little Mountain neighbourhood, between Riley Park and Mt. Pleasant at 28th and Main, Little Mountain Pop-Up is a beautiful storefront that can be used for retail, gallery exhibits, yoga classes, and small events. Check out their calendar for upcoming events and pop-ups.