Stills, video of Port Moody Arts Centre transformed

The expansion of the Port Moody Arts Centre to include the Appleyard House (pictured) is documented in a new photo exhibit at PMAC, opening Sept. 4.  - PMAC
The expansion of the Port Moody Arts Centre to include the Appleyard House (pictured) is documented in a new photo exhibit at PMAC, opening Sept. 4.
— image credit: PMAC

The mega-move of a Port Moody heritage home — and how it was linked to another historic house a few blocks away — has been documented in a new photo exhibit.

Making the Connection opens next month at the Port Moody Arts Centre, timed to coincide with the grand opening of the atrium that will join the Appleyard House with PMAC.

The photo display will include some 150 images snapped by PMAC employees.

Curator Janice Cotter said staff, including executive director Bruce Campbell, used high-quality cameras, iPads and even a point-and-shoot to capture the transformation with stills and video; the Appleyard family also lent 10 old pictures of their home for the show.

Cotter said the $200,000 expansion project has been “amazing” to witness and staff are excited about the new digs, which will allow for more programming at the city arts hub.

In terms of the space re-allocation, the glass atrium will become the new reception while the existing main gallery/lobby will turn into the Canadian Pacific Gallery — big enough to accommodate 3D works, Cotter said.

The Blackberry gift shop will move to the other side of the floor while that corner space will become a future music room.

As well, the main area of the Appleyard House will be christened the “Appleyard Parlour” to host special events and feature more gallery art pieces.

• Making the Connection will run from Sept. 4 to 14 at the Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. John’s St.). To learn more about the expansion project or to donate, visit pomoarts.ca.





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