Category Archives: INVITATIONS

Autumn News

Successful Auckland Exhibition

Catalogue for “Four Seasons”
I am excited to share with you the online version of this handsome catalog printed by my Auckland gallery, International Art Center, in conjunction with my very successful solo show “Four Seasons.” For those of you who might want to gain further insight into my floral work, this catalog includes writings which provide an overview of some common, historical and universal themes I continue to explore in the genre.

Please consider supporting SPLASH Art Auction for the benefit of young creators
I’m thrilled to have my work included in a strong roster of artists in support of Arts Umbrella’s excellent art programs for children at the Splash Art Auction which takes place October 13/ 2018 at Vancouver’s Fairmont Hotel. I have been contributing for a dozen years and each time look forward to witnessing the amazing performances these young artists gift us on the night. The training and the love they receive from the fantastic instructors and administrators at Arts Umbrella is unaccountably valuable. I am proud to be a supporter.

Tickets are sold out, which is great news, but there is a waitlist being taken and it’s possible to make absentee bids.

“Passionate Chorus” at Splash Art Auction



Finally and importantly, I am excited to invite you to view a new collection of paintings!

Please join us on Thursday, October 18th from 5-8pm to celebrate the launch of work by Gabryel Harrison. There will be live jazz and cocktails.

Owned and exquisitely curated by Bonnie Wilson, Gild &Co is a welcoming new environment to showcase my florals and landscapes.

Summer Salon and Sale

Dear friends

as mentioned in my “letter from the studio” sent out in December of 2017, I am following up with an invitation to join me at a Summer Salon and sale June 23rd, 2-6pm.

The studio of artist and friend Christian Nicolay will also be open for viewing. As a thank you to all those who support me in myriad different ways to bring my work to the world, I look forward to hosting you and your guest/s  for an afternoon of food, drink, and live jazz in my studio environment. To acknowledge this deep appreciation of you and the gift of this support, my work will be available for sale at a “friends and family” cost for this day.

I will be giving a portion of all proceeds to my newly created bursary: “EdgeStates Gift”. It will be awarded annually to a person experiencing a challenge, life crisis or an opportunity to take a creative leap who would benefit from a financial gift. In the joy of giving and in the gratitude for all I have received, EdgeStates Gift is meant to benefit one other as I have so many times been gifted in the course of life’s journey.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the fabulous talent of Vancouver musicians Dave Mergens on sax with Max Zipursky, (“one of Vancouver’s edgiest pianists”). They, with friends, will play unique takes on old jazz standards, hip-hop, and soul as well as original material. Please see videos below.

Please RSVP on my follow up evite

warmly, Gabryel

Winter Sale and Open Studio

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Sunday December 4th, 2-6pm 7520 Balaclava St. Vancouver B.C.

My open studio event has become an exciting winter holiday tradition. Each year I open for a few hours to celebrate my friends, family and supporters with a small exhibition of eclectic work curated from the year’s studies, experiments and explorations.

I welcome this opportunity to present works in a very different scale and to play with poetic texts and collage as well as my more well known floral motifs. I conceive these paintings as petite meditations, bringing surprises to the color palette and continuing to introduce small studies of the landscape inspired by my riverside location. For a modest cost, I am also offering you the chance to purchase a limited edition woodblock print.

You will be treated to amazing live jazz with the Max Zipursky Trio,  inspired food, wine and the pleasures of meeting and mingling with great people in the warmth of a room heated by a wood fire.

This year I am delighted to share that I am pledging 10% of all sales to support Rebecca Bligh in her igolu Global Leadership journey to Ethiopia. This is an amazing initiative of leadership development and will be a fully facilitated training for 325 government officials, community leaders and teachers in communities throughout Ethiopia to empower and elevate the education system. Rebecca will be in attendance to answer your questions, or you can go to www.igolu.com/rebecca-bligh for more information.

I look forward to seeing you

warmly, Gabryel

For those of you who cannot attend, I wish you a great holiday with your friends and family. May it be peaceful and reflect brightly, the values of oneness and harmony.

Happy Holidays, You are invited

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The holiday season is fast approaching. This means StudioG is in creative chaos as I prepare for my annual studio sale. You are invited. Please come and join us in a small celebration. There will be live jazz with the fabulous Max Zipursky Trio, (not to be missed), great food and drink and a selection of small artworks created and curated especially for the day. I love this opportunity to play in a very different scale, florals conceived as petite meditations, mixing up the color palette and continuing to introduce small studies of the landscape inspired by my riverside location. It is an afternoon to say thank you to all of you out there in my community who have been of support and inspiration and just generally to have a little fun.

For those of you who cannot attend, I wish you a great holiday with your friends and family. May it be peaceful and reflect brightly, the values of oneness and harmony.

Coming up, look for an interview i did for Christine Dovey and her blog in the section Art Fair Fridays

and finally, if the season has lost a little of its lustre recently, a few words of quiet inspiration

The Peace of Wild Things

BY WENDELL BERRY
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.


Wendell Berry, “The Peace of Wild Things” from The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry. Copyright © 1998. Published and reprinted by arrangement with Counterpoint Press.