12 Jun Highlights from Art!Vancouver [video]
The #iheartlocalart team was invited by Art! Vancouver to represent Open Door Gallery and AIDS Vancouver at the first international art fair in Vancouver in 19 years. We were thrilled to take part on behalf of local artists, and had the pleasure of viewing the stunning collection of paintings on exhibit from at home and around the world. Highlights included Heidi Thomson from Coldstream BC with her massive and vibrant textural canvases, David Tycho from Vancouver who explores the abstract urbanism of Vancouver’s distinctive downtown alleyways, and Marc Baur from the sunshine Coast with his distinctive chigiri-e style. By saturating torn bits of fine papers in acrylic polymer and layering them onto the canvas, Marc creates a stained-glass effect which breaks free of traditional methods while carrying on this deeply ritualized historical Japanese technique. Check out our video highlights below. Open Door Gallery hopes to return next year to exhibit at this incredible event.
Follow Open Door Gallery and tag #iheartlocalart – a new winner will be drawn each week until the end of June. Great prize packs include local art, yoga, and hotel goodies, including winner’s choice of painting from artists Karen Santos or Sean O’Flynn!
Helle Simonsen has won $5o to Open Door Yoga, an AIDS Vancouver t-shirt, and a photoshoot from Benjamin Samson Photography, and Nicol Spinola has won a one night stay at the Executive Hotel LeSoleil and an AIDS Vancouver t-shirt. Our week 5 winner has been notified by email, and will receive a Limited Edition Reproduction of “The Dancer” by Maurice Bouskila, as well an AIDS Vancouver t-shirt.
Local art. Now that’s smart.
The #iheartlocalart campaign will donate half of all card and notebook sales as well of 10% of all artwork to AIDS Vancouver. This fundraising campaign is currently exhibiting at hotels in downtown Vancouver BC, including the Four Seasons and the Pan Pacific.
Open Door Gallery is a contemporary art gallery online specializing in oil and acrylic paintings from painters in Vancouver and BC.
Special thanks to Benjamin Samson Photography.