THE OPPENHEIMER PARK COMMUNITY ART SHOW for 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Friday October 26, 2012
Opening Reception & Procession
GALLERY GACHET & THE OPPENHEIMER PARK COMMUNITY
ART SHOW (Part of the Art-i-Fact: 88 East Cordova Project)
Opening reception: Friday October 26, 5pm – 10pm
5pm Procession, meet at Oppenheimer Park, 488 Powell
6pm Reception, Gallery Gachet, 88 E. Cordova
In Conjunction with Heart of the City Festival Art Stroll
Exhibition October 26 to November 25
In celebration of Gallery Gachet’s 20 Year Anniversary and the 5th annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show, we proudly present an exhibition from within the historically low-income and creative community of the Downtown Eastside and the “inclusionary zone” of the DEOD (Downtown Eastside Oppenheimer District). Featuring over thirty self-taught, new and emerging local artists, this exhibition offers a unique perspective into history, heart and home. The opening night procession leaves Oppenheimer at 5pm and is led by Brad Muirhead and the Hastings Street Band. At 6pm join Harmony of Nations at Gallery Gachet for a traditional welcome, followed by music with the band SCOW. Free
This event was on Day 3 of the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!
The 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday 24 October to Sunday 4 November, 2012
Over 120 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside
On page 13 of the Festival Program guide, there is a writeup on AHA MEDIA
The Festival is thrilled to partner with the DTES’s AHA Media to provide social media coverage (video/photos/blog) of the Heart of the City Festival. AHA Media gives voice to our local community and provides services for individuals and organizations to share their news and special events on a broader scale through social media. Founded in 2008 by local artists April Smith, Hendrik Beune, and Al Tkatch, AHA Media previously collaborated with Fearless City Media and has an ongoing working relationship with W2Community Media Arts and various other organizations and individuals in the DTES community. The members of AHA Media describe themselves as “definitely not mainstream media”. Based in Vancouver’s DTES, their style is described as non-invasive and unassuming.
Say Hello to AHA Media as they visit the Festival events. They will be happy to chat with you. Stay connected to the festival with AHA’s links – see photos/videos of the festival events you attended; take in a festival event you missed; or follow one festival event while you are attending another!
Follow AHA MEDIA on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Flickr!
AHA MEDIA Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AHAMEDIA
AHA Media YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/AHAFilm
AHA Media Flickr Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/AHAMEDIA/sets