Written by Karina Eva – Published by Hello Vancity – May 28, 2016 – See original article here
Featuring reputable galleries and artists from across Canada and around the world, Art! Vancouver 2016 is been held under the Sails, at the Vancouver Convention Centre East – a real stunning and inspirational setting.
Last Friday, I had the opportunity to attend the Art! Vancouver opening night gala which was extremely inspiring and refreshing.
Artists, galleries, dealers, collectors, connoisseurs and art-lovers from around the world were in attendance.
The experience began right before arriving to the venue. From multifaceted self taught to academically trained artists, I met and had conversations with many of the exhibitors, I saw passion and dedication as well as creativity and hard work.
Many of the artists shared their personal heartfelt stories and inspiration as well as their creative process with me.
Using multiple mediums, techniques and materials and influenced by family’s heritage and nature as well as life experiences, most of the artists really impressed the crowd. You have to be there to experience the color, movement and diversity of paintings on canvas and wood, conceptual and three dimensional art, sculptures and fine art photography, definitively high level talent and creativity is on display.
All-inclusive, it was a very enjoyable evening and more than a few of the guests took pleasure in having themselves photographed with many of the creative minds [and their creations] around the floor.
You can almost experience and acquire every form of art at Art! Vancouver as everything from classic, contemporary, figurative and modern art plus engaging and interactive art pieces are on display and looking for a a new home.