Each Port Moody Regular Council meeting begins with a featured art presentation. Local performers and artists can request to showcase their art through the Art at Council program. This gives artists an opportunity to share their work with the public and educates Council on the cultural projects taking place throughout our city. Previous presentations have included paintings, sculptures, photography, film, music, sketches, artifacts, dance, and a variety of other forms of artistic expression.


Melanie Ellery, alive and kicking, acrylic on canvas

January 11, 2022
Melanie Ellery | alive and kicking

We are starting off this year’s Art at Council with a colourful acrylic on canvas by local artist Melanie Ellery. The piece is titled alive and kicking.

Melanie is a painter, creating bold, lively, expressive abstract works. She worked as a graphic designer and art director before fully shifting her focus to painting. Melanie can be found painting her vibrant contemporary pieces here in Port Moody at the 2709 Esplanade Artist Studios. She is a founding member of the artist collective “13 feet off the ground” and has participated in art residencies in Italy, the United States and Mexico.

More of Melanie's work can be seen at her upcoming exhibition titled Coming Together taking place at PoMoArts January 13 thru February 16.  In addition a Virtual Artist Talk & Tour will be held on Facebook Live on Thursday, January 20 at 7:15pm.

The Council video archive can be viewed here. Art at Council begins at the 2 minute 30 second mark.

Past Schedule

In 2021, there were a total of 18 Art at Council presentations and can be viewed here.

In 2020, there were a total of 17 Art at Council presentations and can be viewed here.