In keeping with Liquidity Winery’s three pillars of wine, food and art to captivate you and create a comprehensive wine cultural experience, the Liquidity Artist Lecture Series is presented this fall. President Ian MacDonald explains, “The lectures are arranged to inform and inspire you about various forms of art whether your passion leads you to be an artist or you enjoy art as a patron.” If you’ve visited the winery, you already know that it is an architectural masterpiece from its stylistic concrete-and-metal gateway through its artistic installations, lily pond, gardens, and sleek visitors’ building that is garnished inside and out with amazing art. With a flow through the tasting room and bistro to the outside patio that is seamless, even the infinity pool is artfully placed to draw you to the majestic vista of vineyards and cliffs. Ian has carefully curated all design aspects from Liquidity’s stately structure, art installations on the grounds, and paintings and photographs indoors.
The Artist Lecture Series launches 3 pm, September 12th with Tania Gleave of Vancouver. Winner of the British Columbia Creative Achievement Award for Applied Arts 2014, Tania’s art and jewellery design is described as “bold, sculptural and elegant”. September 19th at 11 am, Brent Comber of North Vancouver – Western Living’s 2013 Designer of the Year – is featured. Brent reassembles wood into sculpture from old-growth trees fallen in a fateful Stanley Park storm. The “Shattered Sphere” that adorns Liquidity’s front entry is an example of this transformative art. Later on September 19th at 3 pm, Vancouver’s Philip Jarmain, the Luerzers Archive Top 200 Ad Photographers Worldwide 2014 will hold court. On September 26th at 3 pm, Vancouver’s Jeff Burgess, a practicing visual artist and illustrator with over 25 years experience will be on site.
Each lecture is $20 plus tax and includes a complimentary beverage. With a 40-seat maximum capacity in the farm building where the lectures are staged, you’ll want to scoop up tickets soon from the tasting room or online liquiditywines.com. Says Ian, “It’s an amazing opportunity to have dialogue with the artists and for them to share current work and discuss their style, techniques and influences.”
After growing and selling award-winning grapes for 20 years, Liquidity started making its own fine wines. Allow time during your visit to experience these wines and consider reserving a meal at the Liquidity Bistro for a modern urban take on classic Canadian wine country cuisine.
~ Roslyne Buchanan