Panel discussion with Sarah Leavitt, Jason Turner and Colin Upton: Sunday October 20, 2 - 3 p.m.
Reception: Sunday October 20, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Bio/Graphic: Autobiography in Comics will examine the craft of telling personal stories through comics by showcasing the work of six Metro Vancouver artists. The artists featured in the exhibition – Sean Karemaker, Sarah Leavitt, Miriam Libicki, Megan Speers, Jason Turner and Colin Upton – come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and this diversity is reflected in the different themes, techniques and artistic styles evident in the original artwork on display in the gallery. This exhibition was co-curated by Seymour Gallery curator Sarah Cavanaugh and guest curator Luke Krienke. Cavanaugh is excited about bringing this talented and eclectic group of local artists together for the exhibition and programs. "Comics are a uniquely accessible medium for readers because you can’t help but be drawn into the narrative through the artwork”, she notes. Cavanaugh hopes that the exhibition will “inspire visitors to embrace the ‘do-it-yourself’ nature of comics and start to record their own stories”.