Visual Arts

Canadian Colours Art Show with Judy Villett

On Wednesday, November 29th, Mary Bennett from UCV is organizing a guided tour with Judy Villett. To start, meet at Judy’s studio at 100 Braid Street at 1:00 pm. The tour will continue at Place Des Arts at 2:00 pm. The tour will conclude with refreshments at a local café. Please join us! Canadian Colours Textile Art Show Judy Villett, Unitarian Being born in Canada has always felt like a great blessing. I want to share my passion for this country through my textile art. I was 15 when the Union Jack flag was changed to the Maple Leaf. The clean, simple, graphic lines of the Canadian flag have become my framework forthe changing seasons, landscapes, politics and demographics of Canada. I use very basic piecing techniques with a complex design process, assembling commercially printed fabrics, often cutting them to 2” squares and placing them on a design wall where I can study the value, colour and line before … Continued

John Voth’s Art Show at Enigma Restaurant – Artist Statement

John Voth’s Exposed:  The Inner Beauty of Wood now on exhibit at Enigma Restaurant Around eight years old, in Northern Saskatchewan, came my earliest inspirations:  wind-carved snow sculptures were endlessly fascinating, and Jack Frost painted ever-changing scenes that kept building on our windows.  I had no concept of anything called “art.”  Spring brought further delights, and my imagination had a field day with the myriad forms leaves suggested.  Seasonal changes of clouds and northern lights completed the picture. When I was twelve, we moved from the northern hinterland to the “metropolis” of Lethbridge, Alberta.  I was blown away.  There I saw my first movie:  wow! World War II, work, and survival took over.  Then an exploration trip to Vancouver resulted in my marriage with Lesia:  we have celebrated our 67th anniversary.  By the mid-60s, after I finished my degree in Education, I finally had some time for artistic endeavours. One of … Continued

Art Exhibits – May, June, July 2017

May 14 – July 5  – Water, Water, Everywhere Vancouver Sketch Club We have chosen the theme to reflect on how precious this resource is. Water slakes thirst, nurtures, replenishes. Water can be churned into a storm, harnessed for energy or allowed to float placidly. Flora and fauna need water for survival and enhancement. Water can also be destroyed by careless action. We have a varied selection of paintings which represent this life force. Paintings are for sale If you see a painting you would like to purchase, please contact the artist directly or at the following email: For more information about the club, visit our website at July 5 – 31 –  Through My Eyes Derek Lamarque Digital art prints and lino cuts inspired by figures, faces, colour and the environment.

Visual Art Shows – April and May 2017

The Inner Beauty of Wood Exposed artist: John Voth continued to April 12 Coming Soon! April 14 – May 14 The UCV Childrens’ and Youth Show

Mary Bennett

Mary joined the congregation in 1991 after “just browsing” for two years and has been an active member ever since. She was the Executive Director of the Canadian Unitarian Council from 2000-2008. In 2017, she was given the award of lifetime member. You’ll find her gardening the labyrinth, at circle dance events as well as most Sunday mornings. She co-edits the UCV Events publication with Margo and helps with the website. Mary usually offers at least one worship service each year, sometimes including the annual Fire Communion in late December. She enjoys sacred circle dancing at the church and elsewhere. She’s a graduate of Louise Bunn’s Paganism 101 course and is dreaming up a circle dance cum pagan ritual for the coming year. Our Pagan Committee is not currently active. As chair of the Connect and Engage Membership subcommittee, she loves helping new members get connected with the community both … Continued