Memories in Hues: A Chromatic Journey through the Global South | Exhibition Visit with the artists and Miret Rodriguez

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Memories in Hues: A Chromatic Journey through the Global South | Exhibition Visit with the artists and Miret Rodriguez

April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for an exclusive exhibition visit with the artists and curator Miret Rodriguez on Wednesday, April 3, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.

Presented at Britannia Art Gallery from April 3 to April 27, 2024, “Memories in Hues: A Chromatic Journey through the Global South” is a captivating show that invites visitors to delve into the intricate interplay of memory, belonging, and identity as depicted by three female Latin American artists. Angie Quintanilla Coates, Katy Biele, and Valerie Strom weave a narrative of cultural resonance through their use of colour, textiles, and portraiture. This is a unique opportunity to experience artistry that transcends boundaries and celebrates the essence of cultural heritage.

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: Britannia Art Gallery (inside the Library) – Britannia Community Services Centre – 1661 Napier St, Vancouver, BC V5L 4X4


The visit will be followed by the show opening from 6:00 to 7:30pm.

This is a free event, but registration is required, and donations are appreciated. Please get your ticket at Eventbrite:



Angie Quintanilla (keen-tah-knee-yah) Coates is a visual artist born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, based in Port Moody, Canada. Angie is known for her use of vibrant colours and her relentless sense of optimism. Drawing inspiration from both her Mexican heritage and the natural landscapes of Canada, her work is an exploration of how she feels in her art practice -alive and grateful- and how she wishes to envision the world around her – in community, inclusion and balance.

Angie believes art is a great unifier with the power to connect people, transcend cultural barriers, and convey universal emotions. Through her colourful pieces, she celebrates the connection between artistic expression and joy.


Katy Biele is a Chilean-born multidisciplinary artist based in Victoria, BC, on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen (Lekwungen) people. Biele’s visual language and an insatiable curiosity for transcending conventional boundaries transcend the limitations of mere medium and colour, inviting us into mesmerizing realms of boundless imagination and intuition. Bridging the gap between paint and fibre, she creates a symphony of textures that dance and intertwine on a vibrant South American colour palette.


Valerie Strom is a Vancouver Island-based muralist and oil painter. Valerie creates art inspired by her deep love of people and the human experience. Her paintings evoke emotion and focus on colour, loose brush strokes and warm light.  Growing up in a family with a mother who immigrated from Mexico, she lived between two cultures and frequently travelled to a small village in Mexico that she also called home. Her paintings often feature indigenous women from Mexico hoping to shed light on their strength.

A self-taught artist, Valerie started drawing in elementary school but took up painting in 2019 and fell in love with oil paint. She has participated in several Juried art shows, painted murals in Canada and internationally in Mexico, and has collectors worldwide.


Miret Rodriguez is the creative director of Curated Tastes and is the former VP of VLACC. She holds an MBA in art and culture management from the Superior School of Commerce in Paris and a BA Major in Art History from UBC. Miret relies on art and the artists that make it to navigate through cultural dislocation and hybridity. Since 2020, Miret has been interviewing Latinx artists in Canada about their immigration stories and their ways of expressing their experiences through art. This led her to curate Volver (to return, to become) in 2022 at Cityscape Community Artspace in North Vancouver.




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