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Exhibit: Think-It-Over

October 29, 2020 – December 13, 2020 all-day America/Vancouver Timezone
Maury Young Arts Centre
4335 Blackcomb Way
Arts Whistler


  • Date: October 29 – December 13, 2020 | Check out for our weekly hours.
  • Venue: The Gallery at the Maury Young Arts Centre
  • Age restrictions: All Ages
  • Additional information: Free Entry 

We have all responded to the events of 2020 differently and in many cases these events have changed the way we each look at, and respond to the world around us. We can ALL provide a visual representation and reflection on our own personal experience and that is what Think-It-Over is all about!

Think-It-Over showcases the talented artists of the Sea to Sky and the creations that the following six key words inspire;

Potential | Resilience | Justice | Intimacy | Humility | Learning

Using their preferred artistic methods and mediums, this group of local artists will reflect on the universal experience and what these six words mean to them personally. 

Think-It-Over showcases the work of four feature artists, with contributions from many other local creatives in the Sea to Sky corridor.

So, how did this group of key words come to be?

Our community was asked the question, “2020 has been quite the year, and it’s not over yet! What inspires you to evolve and move forward”, and the submissions helped form this group of six key words that inspire the new, reflective creations for this exhibit. 


Kylie T Millar

Kylie T Millar was born in British Columbia and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at UBC Okanagan. While studying, she explored as many mediums as she could but her creative process became clear when she fell in love with the qualities of encaustic wax. Millar currently lives in Pemberton, BC – the most beautiful place she has ever explored and gravitates to the blues and the greens of the ocean, the trees and the mountains within her work. Encaustic Wax is a meltable, mixable and malleable medium that easily captures the textures you find in this magical part of the world. 

Millar’s second passion is teaching and she encourages her students to banish the all too common saying, “I can’t even draw a stick man!” Everyone has an inner artist that only needs to be given the opportunity to play! She frequently teaches in Kelowna as well as throughout the Sea to Sky corridor.

kylietmillar.com | @kylietmillar | facebook.com/kylietmillarT


Jessica Soparlo

Jessica Soparlo is an illustrator and designer based in Squamish, BC. She started Would Be Nude Not To in the winter of 2018 as a passion project and a way to express herself creatively. Her illustrations are inspired by her love of the mountains, the ocean and the female form. Jessica is lucky enough to be surrounded by some amazingly passionate women who share her appreciation for the outdoors and they are often showcased in her work.

jessicasoparlo.com | Would Be Nude Not To | @jessicasoparlo


Catherine Mitchell Roy

Cat’s favourite weapons of mass creativity are pen and ink but she also works in acrylic, watercolor and pyrography. Restrictions force you to be creative – you can’t make mistakes with ink, you just have to work with whatever mark you make and in the end your piece has evolved into something you never imagined at the start. 

Cat grew up in the Eastern Townships of rural Quebec and drew inspiration from the ubiquitous catholic church motifs, graphic novels, nature, music and magic. A road trip brought her to British Columbia where the mystical energy of the Coast Mountains captivated her. What was meant to be a two week adventure has now been ongoing since 2009. She holds two Bachelor Degrees in Environmental Studies and Education, and spends her days outdoors, making art and teaching young earthlings in Whistler schools.



Alli van Gruen

Alli van Gruen is a contemporary Canadian artist who is intrigued by the notion of memory. Referencing old family slides, she takes her viewer back in time to their own childhood memories. The common ground of childhood creates a personal relationship between her artwork and the audience and evokes a feeling of intimacy and nostalgia. Using intricate brushwork and an expansive colour palette, Alli works to express her connections with her subject matter to tell a story. Alli lives in Whistler, BC with her family and dog Bea. Her work can be found at Art Junction Gallery, Whistler and in many private collections in Canada and Europe.

allisonvangruen.ca | @allivangruen


Particpating artists:

Ali Gordon-Collins
Alyssa Bruijns (Snowline Art)
Anette Effe
Anna Lynch
Aurora Moore
Ben Poechman
Dayley Lim
Feral Nifty
Gavin Orpen
Jennifer Barr
Kassandra Turmel
Kaylen McConnell
Laura Antonelli
Lydia Schwartz
Marcelle Armatage
Michaela Ivancova (Machi Mela)
Nina Moore
Rachel Curtis
Sherry Klassen
Stacey Bodnaruk
Stella Schwartz
Tonnja Kopp
Vanessa Stark