Welcome to Explore & Create
Our Explore & Create program is on hiatus until 2019 while we revamp the program. Please check this webpage for updates.
Welcome to Classics @ the Smith
Welcome to Jazz @ the Smith
The Artists for Kids Winter Exhibition “Transformations” is now installed.
Welcome to our Docent-led Gallery Tours
If you would like to book an informative tour of the gallery’s Transformations 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!