Gallery Gachet E-letter March 2014
Colin Beiers, Gallery Gachet


Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre

JOB POSTING:  Programming Coordinator

Monthly E-vents

Gachet Art School


Our Funders


front door: 5 feet width
front door step: 6 inch height (but we have a ramp)
ramp: 34 inch width

washroom door: 33 inch width
toilet: 10 inch clearance on left side
14" inch clearance in front to sink

In order to create a space where folks with multiple chemical sensitivities can participate, please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes or other scented products (including essential oils) and smoke far away from the entrance to the space.
For info on how to support people with multiple chemical sensitivities, visit:

March 2014 SCHEDULE

Sun March 2nd
Last day of 365 Days Exhibition

Mon March 3rd
Pottery Workshop  10.30 -12.30pm
Expressive Arts     1 - 3pm

Tue March 4th

The P.L.A.G. Workshop 3 - 5pm

Sun March 9th - Thu March 20th


Mon March 10th
Pottery Workshop  10.30 -12.30pm
Expressive Arts    1 - 3pm

Mon March 17th
Pottery Workshop    NO CLASS
Expressive Arts       NO CLASS

Tue March 18th

The P.L.A.G. Workshop  NO CLASS

March 19th - March 30th
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre
This Stays in the Room

Mon March 24th
Pottery Workshop  10.30 -12.30pm
Expressive Arts     1 - 3pm

Mon March 31st

Pottery Workshop  10.30 -12.30pm
Expressive Arts     1 - 3pm

Gallery Gachet presents

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre


This Stays in the Room

A Play Based on True Stories of Shame and Forgiveness

March 19th – 30th, 2014

(Tuesday – Sunday)

March 19 – 21, 23, 25 – 27, 30 at 8:00pm

March 22, 28 – 29 at 7:00pm and 10:00pm

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre presents the world premiere of an innovative, multi-media dramatic work This Stays in the Room. From the company that brought you Except in the Unlikely Event of War, Re:Union, and Palace of the End, this collective creation brings together several of Vancouver’s finest theatre artists in a provocative and intimate experience which will propel the audience on a theatrical journey that asks: why do you shame and how do you forgive? Come enter a vulnerable and exposed environment where the stories you will hear are the actual lived-experiences of the performers onstage. This Stays in the Room will engage the audience through text, song, original sound and video composition, choreographed movement, and photographic portraiture.
For more info, visit www.horseshoesandhandgrenades.

Ticketing Info:
Tickets are $20 (plus GST and fees) and will be on sale as of will be on sale February 10th at


Gallery Closure - March - Theater Rehearsals

There will be some periods of time during the month of March when there will be no entry to the gallery. Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, a local theater company, has rented the gallery to hold a theater show in the evenings and open the gallery as an interactive installation during our regular gallery hours.

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades WILL HAVE EXCLUSIVE USE of the space on the following days.

March 11th - 16th 10.00am - 6.00pm
March 19th 10.00am - 10.00 pm
March 20th 4.00pm - 10.00pm
March 21th - 23th 6.00pm - 10.00 pm
March 25th - 29th 6.00pm - 10.00 pm
March 30th 10.00 am - midnight

There WILL BE LIMITED USE by Gallery Gachet of the gallery on the following days.

March 9th   6.00pm - 11.00pm
March 10th  3.00pm - 11.00pm
March 11th - 16th  6.00pm - 11.00pm
March 17th 10.00am - 10.00pm
March 18th 10.00am - 10.00pm
March 20th 10.00am - 4.00pm
March 21st and 22nd 12.00pm - 4.00pm

If you have any questions get in touch with Anthony Meza-Wilson, Volunteer and Facility Manager Gallery Gachet,
email   or phone: 604.687.2468


"This Doesn't Leave the Window"


Artworks by d. June Conley. Zola Uriel, and Murray Huehn.

Installation runs March 10th - 30th, 2014

A window installation curated by Murray Huehn.

Gachet artists respond to the themes of shame and forgiveness as part of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades' run of This Stays in the Room.


Now Hiring - Programming Coordinator

JOB POSTING:  Programming Coordinator

Gallery Gachet is seeking a motivated, creative and organized individual who will work collaboratively with the staff/Collective team to develop, support and implement the delivery of cultural services and operations related to Gallery Gachet’s mandate, while contributing to the financial health of the gallery.

Gallery Gachet is a dynamic collectively-run arts production, education and presentation space located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) built to empower participants as artists, administrators and curators. We strive to provide a focal point for dialogue amongst outsider/dissident artists. Through artistic means, we aim to demystify and challenge issues related to mental health, disability issues and social marginalization in order to educate the public and promote social and economic justice. We see a time and place where people who have experienced marginalization feel fully supported in their struggle for a creative life and career, including access to adequate housing, studio space and economic security. We believe that the expression and practice of art and active participation in culture-building is a human right, and that art and culture are critical elements of a healthy society.

Please visit our website for more details



Pottery Workshop
with Sue Griese
Every Monday
10.30 - 12.30pm 


Come and explore various clay hand-building methods. All levels welcome and students are encouraged to explore either functional or sculptural forms. Clay and glazes are provided, but we urge participants to pay what they can on a suggested scale from $5 – $15 per class. Help us to ensure that as many have access to the program as possible!




Expressive Arts

with Michael Levin

Every Monday, 1.00 - 3.00pm

The Expressive Arts Group is a program of the West Coast Mental Health Network.  There are about 30 members, men and women, who meet (on a drop-in basis) every Monday afternoon to play with paint, make collages, use mark-making tools, do print-making and/or sculpting. No previous art experience is necessary is participate in the group.  We operate on the belief that engaging in creative activities is physically and emotionally healing.  We provide art materials, instruction (if needed and desired) and support in a creative and safe atmosphere.  Free.

If you are interested in attending, please call 604-733-5570.


The P.L.A.G. with Quin Martins

(1st and 3rd Tue) from 3.00 - 5.00 pm

The P.L.A.G. (Peer-Led Artist Group) is for artists who self-identify as having a mental illness. At the group we meet to support each others’ art practices in several ways; we share calls for submissions, we give feedback towards improving each others’ individual bios and CV’s, we share ideas around improving artistic technique. As well, there is opportunity to give and receive critique of each others’ artwork. Artists are encouraged to attend on an ongoing basis and are encouraged (but are not required) to bring a piece of artwork to share with the group. There is no cost to attend. Snacks are provided.


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