Forget The Clouds

Artist Name: Amanda Cassidy

Show Dates: August 31st - September 28th


Instagram: @knottedthread



Artists statement:

Drawn lands, patterns, cut paper, meditative animation, skyscapes I try to show what is hiding in plain sight, such calmness in a breeze or a lap of sea. Inspired by the earth, from seed to bloom to subsequent death, the fluidity of existence has me exploring our state of being as and within nature.

Seeds, darkness, growth, and light are present in my work unconsciously through pen, pencil and blade.

Let's see together, look, contemplate, feel.

This sea subtle, that hill-humbled horizon, land expansive.


Amanda Cassidy graduated from Capilano College in 2007 with a degree in Studio Art. She has shown her work locally and internationally and has had her photography and poetry published in the United States. Her first animated short in collaboration with Stephen Lyons, Solitary Skies premiered at VIFF in 2021. She is currently collaborating on an art book with poet Sal Diem that explores the intricacies of gender through an autobiographical account of self-discovery.


Tucked in at the far end of the Tasting Room is Charles Clark. No, he's not a bar regular but our flex gallery space where we host rotating art exhibitions, born of the idea of making art accessible in unexpected places.

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Look Through the Lens

Artist Name: Stephanie Solem

Dates: July 24th - August 30th

Artist Statement:

I see myself now, The lens shows me the truth. I see what others see. My anxiety’s self imposed lens has been removed. If I can see now, maybe I can help others to see. My journey to this point has been lesson after lesson and I want to share my lessons. You are the problem. Your negative self talk, your insecurity. STOP! Accept, Love. Time can’t be stopped, it’s always ticking. What are you waiting for? I want you to see the confidence in my photographs. I want you to see a young girl fighting against crippling anxiety. Against beauty standards. See a young girl who has become a mother of two. See a mother confident in her new body. Accepting the scars of motherhood. Be brave, the children are watching. I was tired of running, tired of fighting so I ended the battle. I chose to accept and unconditionally love. Now I see, do you see? Women created these photographs. We decided what we wanted to do and how we wanted to express it. See the truth, look through the lens.