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ALLERGIC TO LABELS for 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Friday November 2, 2012

Visual Arts
ALLERGIC TO LABELS Artisan Retrospective
Opening Reception: Friday November 2, 9pm – 10pm
W2 Media Café, 111 W. Hastings
Exhibition November 2 to 18
Karenza t. Wall of Chindi Nation displays a selection of her work
that explores art as a revolutionary act. Joining the exhibition are
works from friends and fellow artists Debbie Blair, Haisla Collins
and Helen Spaxman. In hindi dialect “chindi” means scraps or rags,
and rags is the traditional name for clothing. Exploring concerns
about the sustainability of the clothing industry, Karenza is a
culturally ingrained artisan leading renewed vigour in mending,
darning, bunting and reclaimed clothing. The Festival is pleased
to partner with Chindi Nation and W2 on this exhibition and
opening reception. Free

This event was on Day 10 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

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

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 Twitter   @AHAMEDIA  @AprilFilms  

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

 

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