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Art Card grace-gallery is pleased to present the new exhibition of works by Stacy Sakai entitled Spaced Out.

Featuring huge scale paintings of the various nebulae and galaxies in our universe. The work is both abstract and yet specific. Sakai paints from images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Sakai’s work demonstrates the majesty of our skies, and reminds us how impressive it is that a telescope can be pointed at an area in the sky that is infinitely dark to our eyes, but that is revealed to be replete with stars and galaxies. The farther we look out into the universe, the farther back we are looking in time. This brings back those feelings of awe and curiosity that we often lose as an adult.

Please join us:
This Thursday September 17th
Opening Reception 7pm – 11pm

Musical selection by Dani Vachon
Event photography by
Catering by Narrow Artists Lounge
Wine selection by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

grace-gallery is proud to present Spaced Out in honor of the International Year of Astronomy 2009

The International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) is a global celebration of astronomy and its contributions to society and culture and marks the 400th anniversary of the first use of an astronomical telescope by Galileo Galilei.  The aim of the Year is to stimulate worldwide interest, especially among young people, in astronomy and science under the central theme “The Universe, Yours to Discover”.

IYA2009 events and activities will promote a greater appreciation of the inspirational aspects of astronomy that embody an invaluable shared resource for all nations. Go to for more information on this and other IYA2009 events.

grace-gallery and Stacy Sakai would like to thank Matthew Walker Timmons, Craig Breckenridge, Vanessa Leigh and Laurie Gould for their help and support.

An interdisciplinary exhibition & performance space. grace-gallery offers a lab like setting assisting artists in the development and presentation of new visual, performing, literary and media art. Artists are encouraged to take risks, cross boundaries, ask questions and develop the culture of Vancouver’s art community. grace-gallery aims to facilitate the education, understanding and appreciation of contemporary art by hosting exhibitions, workshops, lectures, performances and screenings as well as by publishing and disseminating materials relevant toward this aim. grace-gallery will strive to present an exciting schedule of contemporary art while also allowing space for community based events.

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