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AHA MEDIA to exhibit a video at ‘Life Size” – PHS LifeSkills Centre Art show – Aug 10 – 30 2011 in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

August 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Opening Night Wednesday Aug 10, 2011 6pm – 8pm at InterUrban Art Gallery  1 West Hastings in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

AHA MEDIA is very proud to have their first experimental art video of Life in the Downtown Eastside at this showing! Many thanks to Colin Askey for mentoring us in artful editing!!

Below are some stills from our video

We hope to see everyone at the show!

Panel Discussion on the art work of James Cummings – noted Vancouver DTES artist 1943-2011

July 2, 2011 Leave a comment

“Your Story, My Story, Our Story”

A Panel Discussion on James Cummings lifelong art work today Saturday July 2, 1-3pm at Vancouver Public Library in Alma Vandusen and Peter Kaye rooms

Exhibition of his masterwork, “The Banner” July 1-15, Vancouver Public Library

James Douglas Cummings

1943 – 2011 Artist, in every sense of the word Survived by son, Jesse, brother David (Lonnie), partner-in-spirit Sandra Jean, good buddy Alexis and numerous friends in the DTES community. Predeceased by brothers, Lawrence and Robert.

Hook, an artist in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside

August 6, 2010 8 comments

AHA MEDIA meets Hook, an artist in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside

Hook says…

If  anyone interested in my art work and would like to contact me

You can reach me at 604-687-0005 and leave me a message.

 

AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile films people’s thoughts of Story Box projects at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

August 6, 2010 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile films people’s thoughts of Story Box projects at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

At the heart of the City’s Great Beginnings Initiative is the desire to go back to its roots and give each of the founding neighborhoods something to talk about. In one such community, the DTES Story Box Project highlights its rich and storied cultural diversity through oral and written tradition. Unique object/artifact boxes illustrate stories from various voices which are intermingled to create a new and visceral experience.

The Storybox Project at the Surge Festival is the sensational finish to a process that involved over eighty members of DTES community based writing groups who developed their individual stories utilizing personal artifacts as inspiration and illustration. The manifold stories held common threads bound to universal themes. StoryBox at Storyeum presents five such themes as representative of the powerfully spoken words by the most demo-diverse voices working in concert with some of Vancouver’s brightest lights in media arts.

In this video, Irwin Oostindie, Stephen Lytton and Councillor Heather Deal speak on Story Box Project in Surge Festival at W2 Storyeum

In this video, Hendrik Beune and Anne Marie Slater view projections at Story Box Project in W2 Storyeum

In this video, Hendrik Beune is a featured interview in a movie at Story Box project at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver DTES

Below is a photo of Clyde Wright and Holly Boyd standing in front of Story Box description on the wall

Below is a photo of Jorge Campos, Quest Kabuki, Clyde Wright and Holly Boyd in front of W2 Storyeum

In this video, Erin de Zwart shares her thoughts on Story Box project at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

In this video,  Clyde Wright and Holly Boyd shares their  thoughts on Story Box project at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

In this video, Sid Tan shares his thoughts on Story Box project at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

 
In this video, Sean Cranbury shares his thoughts on Story Box project at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)
 
 
In this video, Hendrik Beune shares his thoughts on Story Box project at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)
 
 
In this video, J-Hock shares his thoughts on Story Box project at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)
 
 
Below is a photo of  Hendrik Beune, Clyde Wright and J-Hock in front of W2 Storyeum
 
 
In this video, Irwin Oostindie of W2 Community Media Arts speaks about Story Box project  at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)
 
 
Below is a photo of Sid Tan sharing a laugh with Irwin Oostindie
 
Below are Story Boxes from Story Box project
 
 
Below is our Fearless City and W2 Story Box!
 

Angel “Molly” Gaeta and her artwork in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

August 5, 2010 2 comments

Angel “Molly” Gaeta shows her artwork and describe her creative process to Hendrik Beune of AHA MEDIA in her temporary art giftshop at Interurban Gallery in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

The Cheaper Show at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver, 200 Artists – 400 pieces of art, each $200!

June 25, 2010 1 comment

Time: June 26, 2010 all day
Location: W2 Storyeum
Street: 151 W. Cordova Street
City/Town: Vancouver
Website or Map: http://www.thecheapershow.com
Event Type: exhibitionart
Organized By: The Cheaper Show

Event Description

The Show

The Cheaper Show returns once again.

In June of 2010, the ninth installment of The Cheaper Show will take place in Vancouver, BC

The concept of The Cheaper Show is very simple: 200 multi-disciplined international artists presenting 400 pieces of art, each priced at $200 for one night only. Far from being an ‘art sale,’ each exhibiting artist consciously makes a sacrifice by selling their work for less than its potential value. This creates united support for the event, the arts community, and an opportunity for this show to take place in an environment that is accessible to everyone. In turn, many walk away with sales, exposure, commissions and gallery representation, as well as having an opportunity to connect with peers on an even playing field.

Visitors are drawn to the show, discovering a rare display of exceptionally diverse talent where someone from almost any financial background may own a piece of art. These people include the curious, the first time buyer, and the well-seasoned collector.

The Cheaper Show is a salon style exhibition that focuses on quality and diversity rather than category. Works of art, regardless of medium, are displayed so as to activate one another; oil paintings and illustrations hang next to contemporary photographs with content that ranges from the urban to the academic.


The Cheaper Show has never been a profit-based event. Admission is free and the artists receive 75% of the sale with the remainder going to offset the production costs. The focus of the show is to create a greater observance of talent with both established and underexposed artists.

This year’s artists:
http://thecheapershow.com/artists/no9-artists/

Twitter/Art + Social Media at Diane Farris Gallery Call for Artists via Raincoaster Media

March 4, 2010 Leave a comment


The following post is from AHA MEDIA’s great friend and mentor – Raincoaster Media

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The gallery looks forward to hearing from artists who work independently from the commercial gallery system and who use social media for the inspiration, production or presentation of their artwork, including websites, blogging, instant messenger, rss feeds, social bookmarking, Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, deviantART, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Skype and podcasts. Submissions may include such traditional art forms as painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and three-dimensional art as well as computer-based art, video and performance formats.

On the submission form, you will provide contact information, a short statement about your work and use of social media, and images of up to three artworks with captions. All contemporary artists who are able to deliver their work to the gallery are eligible to apply. You must be an independent artist and not represented by a gallery or any other agent that will prohibit your submission to this show.

Fill out the submission form online at the Diane Farris site. And remember to check your email and spam file for the verification email. It’s a two-part process to apply.

Some more deets:

Technical
Size of each work: No larger than 22 x 22 x 22 inches (total size of the piece, including frame when applicable)
Price: Equal or under $1,000 CDN

Selection

We are looking for 20 to 40 artists to be represented by 1-3 works each. Works will be chosen by a selection committee considering both the quality of the work and the statement.

Artist must be an active user of social media and be interested in the theme of the show. We will be generating forums and other online communications on the topic of “art and social media”.

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