Starting Monday, May 1, Boomerang Fine Arts has been exhibiting original artworks based around the use of paper as a medium. “Paper—Made, Formed and Simply Used Up” features the works of both amateur and professional artists working with paper media of all types. “All artworks exhibited are based-on paper or where the paper medium is the key element,” says curator Tom Relth. Boomerang will host the artists and the community for a reception First Friday, May 5, from 5 to 9 p.m. with live music and complimentary light refreshments. The exhibit continues through Friday, May 26. For more information about the exhibit, e-mail Relth at email@example.com or visit http://www.boomerangvancouver.com/art/.
Boomerang Generosity Shop & Coffee House is a different type of socially responsible business and nonprofit organization. A staff of volunteers (including the baristas!) operate as an upscale donation and retail center with a unique spin on charitable giving. There’s plenty to see in the store besides top-notch art, from jewelry and home furnishings to smaller décor items and books. Boomerang accepts donations of quality (and tax-deductible) items, then sells the items at reasonable prices in order to raise money for local worthy causes. Since opening in 2015, Boomerang been able to “give back” over $70,000 to the local community. Boomerang is located in downtown Vancouver at 808 Main St. To learn more, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.