CO*LAB: Connecting, Creating, Collaborating
For those who have not yet had the opportunity to connect with the Quarters Arts Society (QAS), their new CO*LAB space and exhibitions are reasons to make the walk, bike, or drive. The Boyle Street non-profit recently opened a vibrant space at 9641 102A Avenue to encourage artistic expression and engage people with inclusive, accessible, citizen-led projects honouring the heritage and diversity of our community.
The first art exhibit opened just days after final touches were made to the new building. Titled “Riding Horses with White Men,” artist Jae Sterling was chosen to show at the gallery from October 2nd to October 7th. The exhibit was a cross-cultural, multimedia body of work examining race, sexuality, violence, and art’s ability to retell and heal histories.
If you missed the first show, we encourage you to look at upcoming shows, performances, and programming, on the QAS events page at quartersarts.org/events or on social media: @colabyeg on Instagram and Facebook. The citizen-led, community-run CO*LAB facility connects our community, offers an opportunity to share knowledge and ideas, and is a space to collaborate, create, and celebrate in Boyle Street.
Jonathan Lawrence (Twitter:@Jonathanlaw_) is a Boyle Street Community Member and serves on the BSCL Executive Team.