ART HEALS: my father-daughter exhibit at The Rubble Gallery, Vancouver BC Jan 21-Feb 7

ART HEALS

Featuring dual art show/fundraiser of therapeutic works by father and daughter: Roar and Katarina Thorsen

January 21- Feb 7, 2012 at the Rubble Gallery!

Closing event (with an interactive art corner) date TBA!!!!!!

Cash bar, snacks, music, art.

As life-long artists, my father and I use art to dialogue, support each other and to process and grieve difficult life events such as divorce, illness, loss of independence, death.
The show is a collection of our individual and mutual work:
1. Two diaries:
Roar’s “Paris on  250 BMW 1952” journal and my 1977 diary will be on display.
Examples from my series on grief and divorce (china marker on masonite board). [will be on sale]
3. Portraits: 
Roar’s current series of therapeutic post-stroke drawings, created in his long term care facility (pencil and felt pen on small foam boards).  [will be on sale].
4. Molly: 
Preview of my illustrations for my graphic novel in progress (china marker on newsprint). [NFS]
preview of Roar’s post-stroke illustrations and quotes to his book of drawings and wisdoms (pencil crayon on paper).
TO SEE SOME OF ROAR’s FIRST DRAWINGS AFTER THE STROKE GO TO: MY FATHER’s STROKE OF LUCK
6. Raffle:
My painting “Morfar’s Klass” (28″ x 40″) (acrylic on canvas) will be raffled.

Tickets and donations to go towards self-publishing costs of Molly and The Old Apple Tree.

1 ticket $20

3 tickets $40

10 tickets $100

Raffle draw extended to closing event.  You can purchase a ticket at the gallery by giving them your name and address and they will forward that to me.

7. Interactive Art Piece:
Art was started by me and is added to by participants and gallery visitors.  The piece can be added to by gallery visitors for the remainder of the exhibit and will be donated to the Rubble Gallery.
See examples of my interactive art at: http://bit.ly/ofOWDe
To arrange a visit to the gallery, make an appointment through the gallery!

Poetry Readings + Life Drawing + Concerts + Intimate Gatherings + Dance + Theatre + Drag + Burlesque + Make-up + Pop-up Retail + Art + Music + Book Launch

The Rubble Gallery is a community flex space intent on breaking down the barriers between the arts and increasing circulation and accessibility in the local arts scene in Vancouver. Bringing together artists, entertainers, patrons and audiences, their goal is to highlight high quality projects and bodies of work from local and international sources. Together with more affordable spaces, fund-raising events, and upcoming grants and scholarships, their aim is to make an impact in artist’s lives at a critical stage in their career and have a memorable time in the process. In order to expand ideas of space and function Rubble is using a flex concept to morph to the will of its inhabitants, incorporating production, exhibition, retail, entertainment, and other dynamic uses.

They encourage you to consider them for your fund-raising event space, exhibitions, launch parties, production space, and special events in the lower east side of Vancouver.

Check out their BLOG and Facebook site!

Contact info:

1879 Powell Street, Vancouver BC V5L 1H8

ART CURATOR: ARI rubblegallery@gmail.com

COORDINATOR for PARTIES, EVENTS, SPACE LEASING, PROMOTIONS, OPENING GALAS: QUINN 604 724 8074

See also:

DAD FACES A NEW CHALLENGE

PARIS 1952

IN A SMALL CORNER

MORFAR’S KLASS

Check out some photos from the opening art event Jan 21:

Jocelyn Louise, my model for Molly, at Jan 21 art event at the Rubble Gallery.

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