Vancouver Art Hop

Getting involved in your local art scene is easy.  How easy?

On May 29th The Canadian Art Foundation in partnership with the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver present the Canadian Art Gallery Hop!

May 29th will be a day full of art — starting with a booklaunch and panel discussion, followed by an afternoon of gallery tours and visits, capped off by the screening of a brilliant new film.

I’ve come to know about the Gallery Hop in particular as, since joining CASV earlier this year, I’ve been invited to assist in planning this great event. It is not one to miss!  Canadian Art Gallery Hop - May 29

The day starts at 11am at the Vancity Theatre with the curators Kitty Scott and Douglas Fogle and artists Lisa Anne Auerbach and Althea Thauberger for their North American launch of Creamier: Contemporary Art in Culture.

Scott and Fogle are two of the curators contributing to Creamier, which focuses on a hot topic — the global recession and how it has impacted art marketsand artist creativity. Auerbach and Thauberger are two of the artists featured in the new book, with practices that range from collaborative performance to community activism.

From 1:30 until 5:00, cruise the city’s hippest galleries on FREE guided tours led by Vancouver’s own Miss Guides, as well as members of the CASV board. CASV will have the full schedule available on their website starting May 5th.

From 6:00 until 7:30 enjoy a special screening of Tamra Davis’ feature documentary Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child. Though Basquiat started out in graffiti, he quickly rose to fame in 1980s New York, creating distinctive paintings and befriending icons such as Andy Warhol and Deborah Harry. However, trouble soon took hold, and the artist died suddenly at 27. In this definitive documentary distributed by New York’s Arthouse Films, Davis pays tribute to her friend Basquiat while acknowledging his difficulties. Afterwards, enjoy a reception with fellow art lovers.

Tickets are available from www.casv.ca as of May 1st on a sliding scale.

Hope to see you there!

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