AHA MEDIA was pleased to attend What about Love?: Out of the Rain Group Exhibition

AHA MEDIA was very pleased to attend the

What About Love? : Out of the Rain Group Exhibition

Opening: Friday June 5th, 2009, 6:00pm-10:00pm.

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June 5th to 28th, 2009

Artists: Sue Blue, Wendy Chew, Bob Fiddler, Angel Gaeta, Ray Grabelle, Victor Jean, Montana King, Priscillia Tait, Garnet Tobacco, Adam Warne, Johnney Watts, and others.

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Artists from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside show new work produced during this fourth annual Out of the Rain program.

Out of the Rain supports artists who face challenges to maintaining regular art practice but who, in spite of these challenges, persevere to make art as a means of survival and self-expression. This year’s twelve artists were provided with art supplies and a street level arts studio to make work for the group exhibition. These artists were selected from over 50 interested and qualified artists.

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This year, Out of the Rain is made possible through financial support from Edgewater Casino’s Social Responsibility Fund (through the City of Vancouver), Direct Access Grant funding, a generous contribution from John Casablanca Institute (via the Community Arts Council of Vancouver), and the provision of subsidized street level work space (Flack Block, 175 W Hastings) thanks to The Salient Group.

We would also like to thank Opus Framing and Arts Supplies for assistance with supplies, and the DTES Community Arts Network for early project support and partnership

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AHA MEDIA wishes to thank

Lianne Payne, Ali Lohan, Quin Martins of Gallery Gachet for leading  the Out of the Rain project  and for such a welcoming opening and reception 🙂

Lani Russwurm of DTES Community Arts Network  for his ongoing support 🙂

Tom Quirk – for documenting the Opening Night 🙂

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