Wednesday 05th, June 2013 / 20:21

arteries_june_imageOMG Art Bar Launch Party
On Main Gallery – 1965 Main St.
Saturday, June 1
10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.

This party welcomes and celebrates Arrival Agency – the latest agency brought to you by Waldorf Production’s Ernesto Gomez, Tom Anselmi, and Danny Fazio and The Narrow/Rumpus Romo’s David Duprey. Arrival Agency will be undertaking a variety of exciting projects over the next year, including taking over The Fox Theatre on Main Street as well as Khatsalano! Festival. This party also kicks off the first of a series of Saturday nights during the summer which will feature guest artists, video projections, and of course, dancing into the night.

Vancouver x Tokyo
Saturday, June 8
9 p.m. – late
El Kartel
1007 Granville St.

This internationally-scoping art show features artwork by artists from both Vancouver and Tokyo. Ten artists from Vancouver and ten artists from Tokyo are creating two 24”x24” artworks each; on June 8, one of those works will be displayed in Vancouver, and on June 9, one of those works will be displayed in Tokyo. Vancouver artists include Ben Tour, Luke Ramsey, Pablo Zamudio, and Peter Riqc.

House Advantage
221A Gallery
100 – 221 East Georgia St.
June 22 – July 27
Work by Fabiola Carranza, Yuriko Iga, Arvo Leo and Peggy & Karen Ngan
Curated by Dennis Ha

This show focuses on ideas of play, chance, and commerce in contemporary art, discussed from the unique perspective of gambling and games. Each artist in the show has come up with a gaming scheme of some sort to engage the audience in a discussion about the value of art and our current means of valuing and exchanging currency. It also draws specific connections between the survival of the artist in Vancouver and BC’s investment into gambling culture. The show aims to bring together diverse groups to trigger a larger conversation about the intricacies of gambling in society and what a “healthy” gambling environment may look like.

By Team BeatRoute

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