Have you always wanted to purchase artwork without having to pay cold, hard cash for it? Now here’s your chance to “buy” artwork using volunteer hours as the currency! The third annual Vancouver Timeraiser (at the Roundhouse Community Center in Yaletown) is part volunteer fair, part silent art auction and part night on the town. Throughout the evening meet with different organization (“agencies”) and match your skills to their needs. Once you’ve chosen the appropriate agency, start bidding … in volunteer hours!! You have 12 months to fulfill your pledge to the agency … only then can you bring your artwork home as a reminder of your goodwill. I’ll be at the Timeraiser media event next week so stay tuned for more information about the Timeraiser organization, the contributing artists and their artwork, the agencies, and the volunteers involved who make this happen! In the meantime, entrance tickets for $20 can be purchased here for Timeraiser 2010.
Vancouver-based Adhesif Clothing Company is known for its reclaimed vintage designs. Join designer Melissa Ferreira as her fashion line debuts at its first solo catwalk show at Jacana Contemporary Art (2435 Granville Street) on October 1st. According to Melissa, “Jacana is bright, beautiful and minimal – perfect for showcasing my own creations of art”. Look forward to seeing Adhesif’s fall collection of 30s-inspired gems, ranging from drapy gowns made of reclaimed vintage silk scarves, to stretched wool suiting with leather appliqué detailing.
Attendees can look forward to sipping on wine, taking in a special musical performance by Jackee Guillou, and reveling in Adhesif’s fantastic new fall collection. So make sure to get your name on the guest list now and RSVP by emailing here. For more information, see invitation details below.
The Hidden Gem Soiree is a series of fun filled evenings taking place in Vancouver’s neatest cafes, wine bars, galleries and studios. each evening highlights works of a small group of talented local designers in fashion, jewellery, accessories and home decor. The next event takes place at Raw Canvas (1046 Hamilton Street) in Yaletown on Thursday July 8th from 5pm to 8pm. The featured designers include:
Filou Designs – handcrafted sterling silver and 24K gold vermeil jewelry
Rosy Designs – sweet cards and prints
L’arbre Love – original wood jewelry
Sip some wine, have tapas, paint on a Communal Canvas or paint one of your own!
Don’t be fooled by the violent title – with stars like Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl, the feel of the movie reminded me of Mr. and Mrs. Smith crossed with the suburban feel of Desperate Housewives.
Exploring Purple is a fresh and fiery take on an old debate – what are the different roles between men and women in the workplace. Are the stereotypes, obstacles and conventions that attribute to gaps in wages, promotions and job security still relevant in our modern work environment? Has equality in the workplace arrived or is it just a myth? Where do we go from here? Young Women in Business, a group of emerging female leaders in Vancouver, want to find out. On May 14 they will be hosting a panel discussing women in business.
“Women make less because they’ll work for less,” said Ghost Ceo founder Chris Flett at the provocative All-Male Panel discussion at YWiB’s Beyond Pink conference in November. He will join some of Vancouver’s savviest and successful men and women including:
· Bob Elton, BC Hydro
· Ken Sim, Nurse Next Door
· Tamara Vrooman, Vancity
· Cybele Negris, Webnames.ca
· Anne Giardini, Weyerhaeuser
The teams of men and women will go head to head in this exclusive panel talk, moderated by Blo Blow Dry Bar Founder, Judy Brooks. This is Exploring Purple, where pink meets blue. The first of its kind, Exploring Purple creates a space to have an honest and collective dialogue involving generations of Vancouver’s business community. This honest and raw panel conversation hopes to empower young women and men to celebrate equality in business. This once in a lifetime experience promises to be provocative, energizing and compelling.
When: May 14th, 2010
Where: UBC Robson Square
Time: 1 – 3:30 PM
Tickets: Get ‘em while they’re hot at www.ywib.ca
If you read Modern Mix Vancouver, you probably read The Style Spy also! The Vancouver-based fashion website is hosting a shopping party at Fine Finds Boutique (1014 Mainland Street) in Yaletown on May 20, 2010 from 5pm to 8pm.