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West Vancouver Silk Purse Gallery 40th Anniversary

July 8, 2008

By Catherine "Cat" Barr

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The sun was shining down on the little gallery-by-the-sea as the West Vancouver Community Arts Council and Silk Purse Gallery held a special 40th anniversary party this past Tuesday. The evening gathering, which featured food, cake and lots of memories, also did double duty as guests celebrated the opening of "The Purse-suit of Hattiness" exhibit . The show, which runs from July 8-20 features specially designed hats and purses by local artists and is a must see for everyone who has a special memory to share with art lovers all across the North Shore. Congrats to everyone.


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silkpurse40th-5463 Silk Purse volunteers Dolly Lade, left, and Marge Fisher help celebrate 40 years.
silkpurse40th-5464 Artist Bonnie Adie poses with her purse creation entitled From the Tulip Garden.
silkpurse40th-5465 Made entirely of leaves, bark, flowers and twigs from her garden and the beach, artist Irena Eacott appropriately calls her design Mother Nature's Purse.
silkpurse40th-5467 Past, present and future. Former executive director Page Sami-Hill and husband David, left, chat with current Silk Purse executive director Cheryl Karchut.
silkpurse40th-5468 A Purple Planter Purse is filled with flowers and creativity thanks to artist Ruth Casselman.
silkpurse40th-5469 Music man Peter Vanderhorst, left, past president Linda Humphries and current president David Schreck join in the festivities.
silkpurse40th-5470 Jewellery artist Carole Chanin, left, came down to see the works of artist like Judy Oke and Carolyn Thorpe.



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