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New PC artist-in-residence, ECC gallery manager
Two Tri-City residents have taken up prominent roles on the local arts scene.
Port Coquitlam’s Adrian Walker, a painter and photographer, was named last week as the city’s first artist-in-residence at the Leigh Square Community Arts Village.
Walker will create in a studio space at the Gathering Place until December as part of the new program that sees artists-in-residence rotate every three months.
Walker’s work will exhibited from Oct. 30 to Dec. 1, 2014. To see him in action, go to the Gathering Place (behind PoCo city hall) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, except Thursdays (to apply for a residency for next year’s intake, email email@example.com).
Meanwhile, Port Moody resident Gregory Elgstrand is the new visual arts manager at the Evergreen Cultural Centre.
Elgstrand, a Centennial secondary school grad and former arts consultant, will take over from Astrid Heyerdahl, who left the Coquitlam arts hub last month for a job in North Vancouver.
Trained at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, SFU and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Elgstrand was previously a director at YYZ Artists’ Outlet in Toronto and curator at the Art Gallery of Calgary. He was also a director at the Truck Centre for Contemporary Art in Calgary, AB, and co-ordinator at the Struts Gallery in Sackville, N.B.