Post-mortem findings after art event: POSITIVE! Here’s a taste!

THE EVENT.  WOW.

Truly an interactive night that included EVERYBODY in the creative process– the artist (me), the youth, the hosts, the helpers, the venue, the staff, the food, the drinks, the photographers, the filmographer AND the subjects and  attendees who all were artists!!!  And of course the beneficiaries!

I want to develop this concept further and make it into a career!  I welcome feedback!!!!!  Love you all!

See also: INTERACTIVE ART EVENTS GALLERY

THE SETUP

  

THE HOSTS

Rebecca Rawlinson and Tommy D

THE YOUTH ART

Photo by Julia Kozlov

THE PROCESS

THE FIRST BRUSHSTROKES!

 

THE LAST BRUSHSTROKE!

THE DOCUMENTATION:

Victor Bearpark (photo by Barb Snelgrove)

THE AUCTION:

We raised about $1800 to Vancouver Friends For Life!

EXAMPLE:

THE EVOLUTION OF TRACEY BELL’S PORTRAIT

Tracey Bell! (Photo by Victor Bearpark)

Photo by Victor Bearpark
Magical result, people!!! (photo by Victor Bearpark)

MAKE SURE to check out Julia Kozlov’s blog post about the event!

Barb Snelgrove and Charmaine Crooks! 2 fantastic heroes with heART! Meet them and paint on their portraits June 23rd!

  Barb Snelgrove

A long time fixture in Vancouver’s LGTB community, Barb Snelgrove has been a Board member  or volunteered for various charitable organizations such as the Vancouver Pride Society, Qmunity & the DMS. She currently sits on the Vancouver City Hall LGTBQ Advisory Committee (Chair of the Sub-committee on Creative Capital) sits on the Vancouver Police Dept. Diversity Advisory Committee and is a member of the Positive Living BC Red Ribbon Advisory Panel and The Diversity Project Advisory Committee.  Barb is the Communications Director for the 2011 Vancouver Outgames and writes a monthly column for LOV Magazine, one of Vancouver’s LGTB publications.  Barb was awarded the 2008 VPS Outstanding Community Member award, the 2010 Citizen of the Year Award from the Rhinestone Charitable Foundation & was the 2010 Vancouver Pride Parade Grand Marshal – Local Hero.  Better known as “megamouthmedia” you know her as the MC of many well known community events such as The Pride Festival stage, Numbers IDOL, Diorama, The annual Gathering Place block party and The Feud. 

What an experiment this portrait night will be!  heroes with heART such as Barb and Charmaine will be in attendance!

 The centre of the workshop room will be filled with art supplies, and all the participants  will interact with the subjects who are in attendance and paint on the unfinished pieces (which are 40″ x 60″) as a big group art session. It’s an experiment. How people finish the pieces is unknown! It’s about letting go and sharing. Finishing with colors, painting on clothes, throwing on glitter, writing words, conversing!

***UPDATE! We’ve decided to auction off the 40″ x 60″ interactive portraits THE NIGHT of heroes with heART: Katarina Thorsen’s Interactive Portrait Event! Proceeds from these pieces go to Vancouver Friends For Life! About 5 of my smaller portraits will also be auctioned off during the evening, with part of proceeds benefiting Intersections Media as well as Kat’s youth at-risk art therapy program!

Charmaine Crooks

 Charmaine is a five-time Olympian and Olympic Silver Medalist (LA ’84, 4X400m Relay) who represented Canada for close to 20 years in Athletics.  Charmaine is president and founder of NGU Consulting, a sports marketing, management and corporate consulting company, which provides strategic counsel and growth strategies to major corporations on a national and global basis.  BUT THERE’S SO MUCH MORE!

To find out more about Charmaine, watch this fabulous video:

The first portrait...
My first portrait of Charmaine is a little too serious! So I added glamour and her spectacular smile for the second one! Both will be available to paint on!

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Win this interpretive drawing of my muse @jocelyn_louise on June 23rd!

Jocelyn Louise. 11" x 17" on acid-free Bristol Board

***UPDATE! We’ve decided to auction off the 40″ x 60″ interactive portraits THE NIGHT of heroes with heART: Katarina Thorsen’s Interactive Portrait Event! Proceeds from these pieces go to Vancouver Friends For Life! About 5 of my smaller portraits will also be auctioned off during the evening, with part of proceeds benefiting Intersections Media as well as Kat’s youth at-risk art therapy program!

At my June 23 Interactive Art Event “heroes with heART” you will add to this portrait of @Joan_E_Drag!

This is what my next two events are all about!  We CELEBRATE incredible people in our community [guest list coming soon] by adding to their portraits.  I start them.  You finish them!  Paint, glitter, graffiti etc!  Fabulous!  Here’s a taste:

ADD TO THIS PIECE! So excited to see how this experiment unfolds! Model: Joan-E. China Marker on Foam Board. 40" x 60"

In partnership with INTERSECTIONS MEDIA, in collaboration with VANCOUVER FRIENDS FOR LIFEJune 23 interactive art eventheroes with heART at District 319!

THURSDAY June 23, 2011 8 PM- 11PM

319 Main Street, Vancouver BC. 

Ticket sales, sponsorship opportunities, event schedule coming soon!

Hosted by Rebecca Rawlinson and Tommy D, featuring Vancouver activist icons as both portrait subjects and special guests including Joan-E!

Joan-E 

***UPDATE! We’ve decided to auction off the 40″ x 60″ interactive portraits THE NIGHT of heroes with heART: Katarina Thorsen’s Interactive Portrait Event! Proceeds from these pieces go to Vancouver Friends For Life! About 5 of my smaller portraits will also be auctioned off during the evening, with part of proceeds benefiting Intersections Media as well as Kat’s youth at-risk art therapy program!