Firehall Fact #8 – Art!

The lobby in the Firehall is a great place to relax, have a drink and chat with people before and after a show.  It’s also a great place to view art by local Vancouver artists!

The lobby space has frequently had exhibits grace its walls, and last year Ilze Bebris, one of our dedicated Board Members, came on as the gallery curator.

Ilze has done an amazing job of creating a welcoming space and has invited some very gifted artists to exhibit with us.  She is an extremely talented curator that chooses exhibits that work well in the space as well as fit the Firehall’s personality.  Thank you Ilze!

Currently, we have printmaker Susan Gransby in the space, with beautiful mixed media prints.  Her series speaks to the architectural transformations of Vancouver and Hong Kong, and when I got the chance to take a close look at her work,  it blew me away.

I’m a fool for mixed media and collage work, and the detail and mediums used make for a fantastic show.  She uses hand-made paper, photography and rubber stamps among other techniques to create her work.

Below is a print from the exhibit entitled Heaven/Hell? 


Susan’s work is on now until April 28th. My favourites from the exhibit are her images of the Port of Vancouver, one of my most beloved locations in the city.

If you’re a local artist and are interested in exhibiting in the Firehall Gallery, we are currently accepting submissions for the 2012-13 Season.

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