Welcome to Explore & Create
The fall 2018 Explore & Create series will provide families the opportunity to interact with the new Artists for Kids (AfK) exhibition through gallery activities and art workshops. With each class divided into two segments, explore and create, families will first enter the gallery to learn about the artists, their perspectives and voices through organized activities. Afterwards, families will create a piece of art inspired by the exhibition.
Recommended $5 donation per child. Explore & Create classes require active parental participation.
Welcome to Classics @ the Smith
Welcome to Jazz @ the Smith
Join librarians of the North Vancouver City Library for a storybook-reading session in the gallery as they respond to the current exhibition 13 Ways to Summon Ghosts by reading aloud some beloved children’s books about friendly ghosts. All ages and listening abilities welcome! Registration is required!
Welcome to our Docent Tours
If you would like to book an informative tour of the gallery’s 13 Way to Summon Ghosts exhibition. Registration is required.
The Smith Foundation is honoured to be the proud new owner of a 100 year old Steinway & Sons baby grand piano. Donated by Kathryn Allison in memory of her mother Barbara Allison, a friend and student of Gordon Smith.
The donation of the Steinway piano is in memory of my mother, Barbara Allison. She trained as an opera singer, but when she became a single parent, she went back to school to become a teacher. She met Gordon Smith when she took his Fine Arts Teaching Methods course at UBC. They became great pals and he encouraged her to nurture every child’s creativity, not just the prodigies. Gordon Smith inspired my mother’s teaching practice, and made it possible for me to paint murals all over my bedroom walls. She relented, only because he approved!