Contributed by Lezah
SWARM is an exciting arts event that is currently in its sixth year. This year, 16 different galleries all have their openings over the September 8 and 9th.
Thursday showcases galleries in the Mount Pleasant area, including the Video In at 1965 Main, which will be showing a video and installation display; the Western Front at 303 East Eighth is hosting a new group show; the grunt gallery at #116 - 350 East 2nd has a sculptural installation based on the infamous Janet Smith murder which took place in the 1920s in Vancouver; and the Butchershop at 195 East 26th has a show opening that is based on the theme of galleries closing.
On Friday, Lobby Gallery at 210 Abbott Street has a show about yachts, while Artspeak at 233 Carrall is showing Kevin Schmidt's video 'Burning Bush'. There are lots more interesting shows taking place - for more information, go to www.paarc.ca/swarm