Flagged For Review Launch & Open Studio and Social Practice Pot Luck

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Can you believe it’s already almost the end of April? We’ve been working out in Vancouver on a new project since January and it’s been an amazing experience, we’ve met so many incredible new friends, we’ve got to dig into our work face to face again, and we’ve got to make a bunch of new work! And so, as we wind down our residency at the Contemporary Art Gallery’s Field House Studio, we have two events to announce, both of which we’d love to see you at…

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We’ll be unveiling the flags we’ve been working on…

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…and our mobile flag beacon, which we’ll parade around (if the weather holds)!

Two Events…

Flagged for Review Launch and Open Studio
Tuesday, April 22, 7-8.30pm

Marking the end of our residency, we’ll open the doors to the Field House for an open studio gathering, as well as the launch of Flagged for Review. Look for these bright and beautiful flags to be temporarily installed in and around the building.

Social Practice Pot Luck
Saturday, April 26, 7-9pm

To celebrate Broken City Lab’s Field House residency we are hosting a pot luck and conversation regarding social practice with special guest artist and Founder/Director of the Art and Social Practice MFA program at Portland State University, Harrell Fletcher. Fletcher is visiting Vancouver as a part of the Working as an Artist workshop series at Purple Thistle. He will be giving an artist talk there on Friday April 25, 7:30pm and leading a workshop the following day, Saturday April 26, 1-4pm, with local artist Carmen Papalia. www.purplethistle.ca

Bring a snack and join in on the conversation.

The Field House Studio Residency Program is generously supported by the Vancouver Park Board and the City of Vancouver.

The Best of Awards

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We know that a city is more than just buildings, roads, political decisions, pools, telephone poles, and parks. We know that it’s all of the little things that make this city great, or better yet, it’s all the little things that so many people we know do for us, knowingly or not, every day that make this city great. We think it’s long overdue that we help celebrate those people and we hope you’ll help us.

We want to have a big awards ceremony…really big actually. So, we’ll make the awards and host the party, all you have to do is find someone to nominate and show up to help us celebrate.

Here’s how it will work: You make a nomination below, we’ll mail you two invitations (one for you and one for the person you nominate), and then you both show up for our awards party on Thursday, May 8th, 2014 at 6:00PM.

**Don’t forget: The nominator is responsible for bringing the nominee to collect their award.


Submissions are now closed. Thank you to everyone who made a nomination for The Best of Awards! We’ll be in touch soon and see you on Thursday, May 8th at 6pm (CIVIC Space – 411 Pelissier Street, Windsor)

Uprisings: Images of Labour, A Print Exhibition by Justseeds Artist Cooperative

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If you haven’t stopped by Civic Space in a while, the last two weeks have consisted of a very substantial labour-inspired print exhibition featuring works from Justseeds Artist Cooperative and a residency with Justseeds member Mary Tremonte. Mary came to stay with us at the beginning of May, just in time to participate in the annual May Day Parade. Besides the public silkscreening event she held at the end of the parade, Mary also led a workshop on May 7th at Civic Space as part of National Youth Arts Week. Mary also coordinated a printmaking exhibition of Justseeds Artist Cooperative works, centered around the issue of labour rights and the ethics surrounding the employer/employee relationship. It was a fantastic showcase of Justseeds’ print works, and we highly recommend checking out the rest of them here.

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The prints were mostly the same size, with a few being a bit smaller and some being in landscape format. Some were silkscreen and some were relief prints, and they represented a variety of styles.

Mary set up her DJ equipment amongst the exhibition with the bandanas printed during her residency adorning the DJ booth.

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The combination of live music, large paper prints, and overhanging fabric prints activated the space in a marvelous way. Thank you to everyone who was able to come out; it really was a celebration.

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Erica, a student completing an internship with us, made these delicious cookies for the dance party with a custom letter-punching kit.

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DJ Mary Mack (Mary Tremonte) brought two turntables, a mixer, and a stack of her favorite records to spin during her dance party / closing reception. It was a blast and we hope we can work with Mary/Justseeds in some capacity again.

DANCE PARTY @ LEBEL!!!!!

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Stencil Demo/BBQ

I am going to do a run-though of stencil making skillz, AKA technique, material, etc for spray paint.

Friday July 11th 2008

4:30pm-?? Michelle’s backyard

BRING:

+an exacto knife and an image you want to make into a stencil

+anyone else who wants to see the demo and enjoy my sweet backyard

+food if you don’t want veggie burgers

EMAIL:

soulliem@uwindsor.ca for the house address

feel free to come out and get your stencil on, hope to see you there! -Michelle.

 


 

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