by Artist Jay Lyonns October 3rd to 31st
Opening Reception Thursday October 5th 5 to 8pm
Local band Rogue Crows join Vancouver-based artist Jay Lyonns for Forgotten City: an exhibition of original works and live music, Thursday October 5th, from 5 to 8PM. The Forgotten City Exhibition is steeped in the colours, stories, and history of the Lower Mainland. From woodcuts featuring boats and trains, to works that honour some of Vancouver’s sadly-disappearing neon signs, to pieces that slyly bring our city’s forgotten corners and secrets to life, this is art with a strong sense of place.
A motorcycle roars into life, fleeing an advancing steam train. A cheeky crow caws announcements about an up-and-coming local band. A neon sign glows in the ever-present rain…but is it real, or just a whisper of the past brought to life by a cappuccino-fuelled imagination?
Vancouver-based artist Jay Lyonns was born in New Westminster, and raised near the Rodeo Grounds in Innisfail, Alberta. After 5 years of study in Visual Communications and Animation at the Alberta College of Art and Design, Jay fled the harsh prairie winters and returned to B.C. once again to work as a illustrator, graphic designer, and creative director on video games and product placements. After running an art gallery for 8 years, he felt it was time to put some of his own artwork on the walls.
Fittingly, the exhibition will be where it all began for him: In New Westminster. The show will run at the Plaskett Gallery in Massey Theatre through October.
The Plaskett Gallery is part of the Massey Theatre complex and is open 1 to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday and during Theatre Productions or by appointment
735 Eighth Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3M 2R2
For more information please contact the Massey Theatre by phone, 604-517-5900 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org