June 20, 2024

Fred Lee’s weekly take a look at the movers and shakers round city

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ARTISTIC IMPRESSION: Vancouver Artwork Gallery’s biannual Summer season Gala soirée lately raised $750,000. Fronted by get together chairs Megan Martin and Rosy Shang, with assist from board chair David Calabrigo and interim director Daina Augaitis, this 12 months’s occasion drew some 400 patrons to the gallery grounds for the outside tented dinner and public sale.

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Noticeably absent was Kathleen Bartels. Director of the VAG for 18 years, Bartels was reportedly punted as the pinnacle of the humanities group she led since 2000. Credited with rising the gallery’s measurement and stature, attracting acclaimed exhibitions to town in addition to producing document attendance throughout her tenure, the still-yet-to-be-realized $350 million Vancouver Artwork Gallery at Georgia and Hamilton, private relations with a number of key arts patrons and up to date labour strife might have led to her sudden dismissal.

Nonetheless the CBC-sponsored gala went on with Calabrigo tipping his hat to Bartels in his welcome remarks. As at all times, a powerful group made the scene; a crowd that included previous occasion chairs Pamela Richardson and Priscilla Lam, artists Ian Wallace, Paul Wong, Robert Davidson and Dana Claxton, and humanities benefactors Bruce Munro Wright, Gerald McGavin, Jane Irwin, Ross Hill, Lisa Turner and Christian Chan, whose household present of $40 million to the VAG this 12 months reignited the stalled marketing campaign for the proposed new artwork gallery.

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Additionally noticed returning to the VAG fold was collector Michael Audain. The philanthropist and Polygon titan and his spouse Yoshi took within the formal fundraiser that included an unique preview of VAG’s latest exhibition, the North American premiere of works by sculptor, painter and designer Alberto Giacometti: A Line By means of Time.

Proceeds from the merrymaker will assist future exhibitions, schooling outreach initiatives and public packages on the Vancouver Artwork Gallery.

With the departure of Kathleen Bartels, interim director Daina Augaitis and board chair David Calabrigo welcomed attendees to the fundraiser that included an exclusive preview of VAG’s newest exhibition, Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time. Photo: Fred Lee.
With the departure of Kathleen Bartels, interim director Daina Augaitis and board chair David Calabrigo welcomed attendees to the fundraiser that included an unique preview of VAG’s latest exhibition, Alberto Giacometti: A Line By means of Time. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
Vancouver Art Gallery vice chair Pamela Richardson and foundation chair Bruce Munro Wright led the fundraising charge for the city’s preeminent gallery. Photo: Fred Lee.
Vancouver Artwork Gallery vice chair Pamela Richardson and basis chair Bruce Munro Wright led the fundraising cost for town’s preeminent gallery. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
CBC evening news anchors Anita Bathe and Mike Killeen emceed the evening’s festivities on the VAG grounds. Photo: Fred Lee.
CBC night information anchors Anita Bathe and Mike Killeen emceed the night’s festivities on the VAG grounds. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
Priscilla Lam and Don Stuart were among the city’s arts patron that made the scene to support artists, the creative economy and the city’s vibrant arts scene. Photo: Fred Lee.
Priscilla Lam and Don Stuart had been among the many metropolis’s arts patron that made the scene to assist artists, the inventive economic system and town’s vibrant arts scene. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
Arts Umbrella CEO Paul Larocque and acclaimed artist Ian Wallace were among the 400 guests that attended the VAG’s marquee summer soiree. Photo: Fred Lee.
Arts Umbrella CEO Paul Larocque and acclaimed artist Ian Wallace had been among the many 400 company that attended the VAG’s marquee summer season soiree. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
Bringing greetings from the city of Vancouver was councilor Sara Kirby Yung, escorted by her husband, VPD Sgt. Terry Yung. The city has already committed the land for the proposed new Vancouver Art Gallery. Photo: Fred Lee.
Bringing greetings from town of Vancouver was councilor Sara Kirby Yung, escorted by her husband, VPD Sgt. Terry Yung. Town has already dedicated the land for the proposed new Vancouver Artwork Gallery. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG

Invoice Reid Gallery Raven’s Feast Gala

SHOW OF HART: The Invoice Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Artwork, one other cultural gem simply down the road from the VAG, hosted its marquee fundraiser. The ambiance was equally celebratory as a capability crowd crammed the Hornby Avenue area for the agency’s sixth annual Raven’s Feast dinner and public sale. Sponsored by the Audain Basis and led as soon as once more by HSBS’s Lisa Seed, the occasion introduced collectively artists, donors, and enterprise and neighborhood leaders who share a love for Indigenous Northwest Coast Artwork and Invoice Reid, the influential Haida artist.

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This 12 months’s fete additionally celebrated one in all Reid’s mentees, Chief James Hart. Named honorary Patron of the Invoice Reid Gallery, Hart was praised for his time, expertise and assets to make the gallery the priceless treasure it’s immediately — the one public gallery devoted to Northwest Coast artwork on the planet. Having the privilege of working alongside Reid, the famend grasp Haida carver now carries on the traditions and vital work.

Hart figured prominently within the night’s fundraising actions led by CBC’s Stephen Quinn and yours really. Hart and his spouse Rosemary served up a Haida Gwaii getaway and studio tour within the stay public sale. He together with fellow arts patrons additionally bid up works by Indigenous artists Cory Bulpitt, Phil Grey, Preston Singletary and Rod Smith. Public sale proceeds together with ticket gross sales and sponsorships would finally contribute to a brand new fundraising customary for the gallery with $168,000 reportedly raised, greater than $68,000 from final 12 months’s record-setting haul.

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Notables noticed included arts patrons Fei Wong, Scott Hean, Marnie Carter, Herb Auerbach, and Jane and George Hungerford; SFU president Andrew Petter; gallery proprietor Douglas Reynolds, Invoice Reid’s spouse Martine Reid, and the gallery’s newly minted govt director Allison Andrachuk.

Bill Reid Gallery Foundation board chair Joanne Gassman and gala chair Lisa Seed were all smiles following a record setting $168,000 raised from their sixth Raven’s Feast fundraising dinner. Photo: Fred Lee.
Invoice Reid Gallery Basis board chair Joanne Gassman and gala chair Lisa Seed had been all smiles following a document setting $168,000 raised from their sixth Raven’s Feast fundraising dinner. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
Bill Reid’s wife Martine Reid welcomed the evening’s guest of honour Chief James Hart to the gallery’s annual fundraiser. Photo: Fred Lee.
Invoice Reid’s spouse Martine Reid welcomed the night’s visitor of honour Chief James Hart to the gallery’s annual fundraiser. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
CBC’s Stephen Quinn and Bill Reid Gallery executive director Allison Andrachuk fronted the annual benefit. Photo: Fred Lee.
CBC’s Stephen Quinn and Invoice Reid Gallery govt director Allison Andrachuk fronted the annual profit. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
Bill Reid Gallery fundraiser Laurence Beauvais and marketer Wayne Louie welcomed interior designer Gina Mae Schubert to the fundraiser for Canada’s only public gallery dedicated to Northwest Coast art in the world. Photo: Fred Lee.
Invoice Reid Gallery fundraiser Laurence Beauvais and marketer Wayne Louie welcomed inside designer Gina Mae Schubert to the fundraiser for Canada’s solely public gallery devoted to Northwest Coast artwork on the planet. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG

Indian Summer season Competition Dinner by Starlight On line casino

GLOBAL ORDER: The Future is Asian creator Parag Khanna headlined the Indian Summer season Competition’s pre-festival fundraiser on the Fairmont Waterfront Lodge. Observing what many attendees already consider, that the world’s largest continent more and more blended into one political, cultural and financial unit is poised to overhaul a waning West, the Singapore-based international technique adviser’s rambling held a captivated viewers as he delivered remarks at ISF’s yearly Dinner by Starlight soirée.

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A number of hundred company — competition supporters and donors — convened to listen to from Khanna and luxuriate in a Vikram Vij-curated dinner whereas supporting creators Sirish Rao and Laura Byspalko’s ever-growing little-cultural-festival-that-could. Luminaries included SFU president Andrew Petter, UBC vice-president Robin Ciceri, Nature’s Path’s Ratana and Arran Stephens and Fasken’s Robin Dhir. They and others would contribute to a $100,000 evening, with proceeds earmarked for the competition’s ninth version, themed Tricksters, Magicians and Oracles, which runs from July 4 to 14.

“What we want greater than ever immediately is a approach out of the tumult that appears to encompass us,” says Rao. “Tricksters play methods with our senses. We give them the suitable to offend, and in alternate they offer us new views. Magicians conjures up, out of nothing, stunning artworks, or new realities to attempt for. Oracles mild the trail towards futures unknown to us, however they’ve already envisioned. We’ve invited an unimaginable vary of artists who’re both tricksters, magicians or oracles in their very own approach, he shared, chatting with supporters within the candlelit ballroom.”

Indian Summer Festival creators Sirish Rao and Laura Byspalko’s ever-growing little-cultural-festival-that-could will go for its 9th cycle July 4-14. Photo: Fred Lee.
Indian Summer season Competition creators Sirish Rao and Laura Byspalko’s ever-growing little-cultural-festival-that-could will go for its ninth cycle July 4-14. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
Poised to surpass a waning West, The Future is Asian author Parag Khanna shared his views in a keynote and In Conversation with Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada CEO Stewart Beck. Photo: Fred Lee.
Poised to surpass a waning West, The Future is Asian creator Parag Khanna shared his views in a keynote and In Dialog with Asia Pacific Basis of Canada CEO Stewart Beck. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
Celebrated chef Vikram Vij and Indian Summer Festival board chair Neeta Soni welcomed supporters to the festival’s flagship fundraiser at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. The event raised $100,000 to support this year’s festival of arts, music, and ideas. Photo: Fred Lee.
Celebrated chef Vikram Vij and Indian Summer season Competition board chair Neeta Soni welcomed supporters to the competition’s flagship fundraiser on the Fairmont Waterfront Lodge. The occasion raised $100,000 to assist this 12 months’s competition of arts, music, and concepts. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
UBC’s Robin Ciceri and SFU’s Andrew Petter took in the Dinner by Starlight fundraising dinner. Both institutions are major sponsors of the Indian Summer Festival. Photo: Fred Lee.
UBC’s Robin Ciceri and SFU’s Andrew Petter took within the Dinner by Starlight fundraising dinner. Each establishments are main sponsors of the Indian Summer season Competition. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
Nature’s Path’s Ratana and Arran Stephens are among Indian Summer Festivals major supporters. Photo: Fred Lee.
Nature’s Path’s Ratana and Arran Stephens are amongst Indian Summer season Festivals main supporters. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG

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