Free Squamish art reception on Nov. 3

Arvid Wangen exhibition opening and workshop at the Squamish Academy of Music

Music fills the air and art brightens the walls at Squamish Academy of Music.

 A free reception and Q and A will be held for the showing of abstract experimental artist Arvid Wangen on Nov. 3 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the academy on Second Ave.

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Winnipeg-born Wangen has family in Squamish so spends plenty of time here and has been influenced by our surroundings, according to a news release.

 Wangen has exhibited his paintings in galleries across Canada as well as internationally.

Submitted photo.      Systemic (e)scape - of fate and whim by Arvid-Wangen.

His work "examines the methods by which we observe our environments, our attempts to focus on a narrative or image, and the failure of our senses in filtering out noise," the release states.

"His paintings start with detail, and then build upon the idea that our view doesn't begin nor end on one focal point, but extends outwards, taking in all the minutia and structures around us."

Wangen will also be hosting a sketchbook process workshop at the academy on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.

There is a fee for the workshop. For more information go to, the Squamish Academy of Music Facebook page.

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