Memorial for George Riste (1920-2010)

2-3PM, Thursday, December 2, 2010, 2010

Our current exhibition will be closed from 2 – 3 PM on Thursday, December 2nd in order to hold a memorial reception for George Riste, the great friend of affordable housing and arts, who passed away the evening of November 24th.

Over the course of almost a decade, Mr. Riste resisted persistent pressure and attempts to purchase his building at 553/555 Hamilton Street to make way for the new corporate headquarters of BC Hydro. Instead, he stood by the tenants of his building and continued to provide rooms and a gallery space at rates well below market rent.

George Riste’s vision and independent spirit was remarkable and stands as an example for others. We encourage you to come and pay tribute to his life and ideals.

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Or Gallery

555 Hamilton St.
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6B 2R1

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Gallery hours 12 - 5PM
Tuesday - Saturday

Free Admission