Culture

March 20 2017

This Week In Gastown

Artspeak – New Works. Gallery Gachet -New Exhibit. BOME Pop-Up Shop. Celebrating Knauf & Brown. Coco Jafro. Catch A Vibe EP Release Party. LA Jeans. Poppy Barley Pop Up Shop. This Week In Gastown.

ARTSPEAK – New Works.

Come join the art community in celebrating this collection of new work:

Vanessa Grondin, Lexical, Julia Dahee Hong, A Reasonable Request, Alysa Hullett, Tiny Alligator, Keagan Perlette, Prayers and Blasphemies

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 – Doors open at 7:00 pm – Readings at 7:30 pm

What began as a conversation between four emerging writers and visual artists about the problems and pleasures of using language as both a mode of communication and an art medium became a wider exploration of inherited shapes, toward the as-yet-unspeakable, as-yet-unspoken.

Through collaborative creative acts, local gallery visits, workshops with mentors from Vancouver’s art and literary community, and by establishing a commitment to an individual writing practice, these artists have produced new work that addresses Artspeak’s mandate to exhibit contemporary art and encourage a dialogue between visual art and writing.

How to Remember
Gallery Gachet

Opening: March 24th 6-9pm
Exhibition runs: March 24th to May 7th, 2017

Artists present a range of documentation including; journaling, collecting, knitting and quilting that represents their process of finding wellness and learning to thrive. Works from the following artist will be featured: anonymous artist, Mercedes Eng, Taryn Goodwyn, Sima Elizabeth Shefrin, and Sonrisa.

Feel the Earthy vibe
with Wooden Eyewear!

Today until March 27th, Eyeland Framemakers will be hosting a BOME Eyewear Pop-in Shop at their store in Gastown!

Wearable, functional and remarkable. Straight from Portland, Oregon, each frame is a statement of art and impeccable craftsmanship. Classic styles that fuse with natural and different types of wood such as teak, English walnut or rosewood, creating timeless and extraordinary eyewear.

EVENT: Celebrating Knauf and Brown
INFORM INTERIORS

On March 23rd from 5 to 7pm in the 50 Water St showroom, all are welcome to join in for mingling and libations to celebrate the emerging talent of local design studio Knauf and Brown. Recently recognized by the Stockholm Design Week jury as having developed a “mature and sophisticated collection”, taking home the Rising Star award.

Please RSVP by filling out this form.

Coco Jafro
Guilt & Co

Sat. March 25, 2017
Doors 8pm
Show 10pm
Pay-What-You-Can

Coco Jafro is a hard hitting force to be reckoned with, unifying the masses with their electrified, funky global rhythms. They bring together the schools of Funk, Soul, Jazz and Afro-beat providing a unique sound that flows from a foundation of deep set grooves. Moroccan born, lead guitarist Amine Said’s musical roots provide an exclusive sound with the proven power to instantly synchronize your soul forcing the crowd to bend and sway.

Catch A Vibe “Creative Obligations”

EP Release Party
Alexander Gastown

Doors @ 9

Featuring : Panax & KAPOK MUSIC
With performances also by:
The X Presidents
Reflectionz The Ref
Everything Is
Emcee Kavi
Music provided by DJ Maiyah
Hosted by KIDS

LA Jeans – Now Open

#110 – 332 Water St

Unique to Gastown, the neighbourhood welcomes Columbian denim supplier, LA Jeans. The store caters to both men and women, stocking many different styles to make you sizzle with South American flair! Open 7 days a week 9am-7pm.

Poppy Barley Pop Up Shop

@Nicole Bridger

March 23-25
11am-7pm

Come try on the Poppy Barley Spring 2017 Collection in shop at Nicole Bridger.

 

 

For more events in Gastown this week – click here.