Opening Reception: March 20, 2021


Light meets art

To see light, you need a little bit of darkness. Light and shadow engage in a never ending waltz to create the shapes, colors, forms and feelings. In the same way light and shadow interact physically, it can influence our emotional states. While one uplifts us, the other can weigh heavily on our mind and spirits.

Moments of light shine through despite the thick fog of darkness over these last several months. These moments take an unexpected form; from evening applause for frontline workers, to major social transformation, and more.

In this group exhibition, various artists spark conversations about our relationship to the living world, and tell stories through light-based artwork. Luminescence asks us to search for light and darkness in our relationships with ourselves, community and the world around us.

Our annual light-based exhibition is back, and what a fitting way to re-open the newly renovated Deer Lake Art Gallery!

We’re back!

It’s been one year since we postponed the 2020 Luminescence exhibition and 4 months since we temporarily closed the gallery for major renovations. So, our return is two-fold. The opening of Luminescence 2021 will celebrate the show that didn’t happen, while welcoming you all into our brand new gallery space! We hope you’ll join us and enjoy the new year, with a new space, and new exhibition.

Participating Artists

Virtual Opening Reception – March 20

We invite you to our VIRTUAL opening reception on March 20th via Facebook live, for a virtual tour of the exhibition. The gallery will be open to the public from 12 pm to 4 pm, and the virtual reception will run online at 6:00 pm. Our host will introduce the exhibition, there will be a live music performance, and a video tour of the exhibition. You can tune in through our website via the stream below!

Book your visit

While the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives, gallery visits will be by appointment only. To allow for proper physical distance between individual visitors and groups, the space is currently limited to 6 individuals at a time with masks mandatory. A full outline of our Covid-19 guidelines can be found here.

Bookings can be made below using the scheduling tool. If you have trouble using the calendar below, access the schedule here. You can also email us at or call ahead at 604-298-7322.

We’re located at Deer Lake Park!

Artist Panel Talk

Has Luminescence sparked your curiosity for art? Tune into this 2.5 hour virtual artist panel talk to learn more about some of the featured artworks, from the artists who made them. Four talented artists across various disciplines will take you on a brief journey through their artistic practice and the journey to illuminating their creations. The talk will be followed by an open Q&A where you can ask them your burning questions.

The virtual artist panel will take place over Zoom, for a comfortable and engaging conversation between artists and audience. Bring your household, and some snacks, and settle in for an enlightening 2.5 hours!

When: March 27, 2021 from 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Where: Online via Zoom (Register at the link below)

Cost: Free! Donations are always welcome to help fund these events!

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