Fierce beauty: Cassandra and Shokra of @TFDPresents #portrait #streetart

Shokra (china marker, dry pastel, acrylic on newsprint)

Shokra’s portrait is on it way to Los Angeles

Cassandra (china marker, acrylic on newsprint)

Cassandra will be pasted in our streetart next blitz!

Shokra (china marker, acrylic on newsprint)

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Read The Social Life‘s posts about Cassandra and Shokra:

Check out another delicious video for TFD Presents by Dreaming in the Rain:

AUCTION UPDATE! June 23 Art Event heroes with heART! Auction night of the event!

This piece (11" x 17" on acid-free bristol board) will be up for auction June 23!

KEN BOESEM!

***UPDATE! We’ve decided to auction off ALL 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, like the one featured here, will also be auctioned off during the evening, with part of proceeds benefiting Intersections Media as well as my youth at-risk art therapy program!

Teaser #2 for June 23 interactive art event “heroes with heART.” Poster features @annatfabulous

The original pencil drawing of Anna T Fabulous (11″ x 17″ on acid-free bristol board ) will be raffled off at the event!

The interactive part of the evening will feature portraits of heroes with heART- I start the portraits, you finish them with the subject!  The finished portraits will be donated to Vancouver Friends For Life!  There will also be 3-5 finished portraits in the lobby that will go up for auction!  Part of proceeds go to Intersection Media Film Program for At-Risk Youth!

***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!

The list of portrait subjects includes Tommy-D, Rebecca Rawlinson, Joan-EJonny Staub, Tracey Bell, Linda Fillmore, Barb Snelgrove, Velvet Steele, Fred Lee, Charmaine Crooks, Ryan Steele, Peter Breeze, Adam Dreaddy, Mia More, Jocelyn Louise, Jay Fisher and MORE!  OMG!

For more info go to:

Evolution of two portraits which you will finish June 23! Featuring @traceybelldivas and @jonnystaub

***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!

My list of subjects in attendance is looking amazing!  This will be one hell of a group art therapy session!!!

Here’s a preview of two fantastic people I have the honor of drawing and celebrating for the work they do!

TRACEY BELL:

      

40″ x 60″

 

Tracey Bell is best known for her energetic and hilarious interactive show where she quick-changes into a dozen celebrity divas.  She sang to Pierre Trudeau as Marilyn Monroe and guest-starred on The X-Files as Cher.  In 2005 , Tracey was honored by the Canadian Special Event Industry with the “Entertainer of the Year” award . In 2009 she was presented with another “Entertainer of the Year” trophy at the BC Event Industry Awards.  She has joyfully donated performances to dozens of charities for more than 20 years, sponsors an orphanage in Cambodia and has painted 40,000 pink and sparkly noses for peace.

JONNY STAUB:

      

How will you finish these pieces? Well, that's up to you!

 40″ x 60″

“Hi! My name is Jonny Staub, I’m a successful daytime radio DJ in Vancouver, Canada. I’ve also been striving to make a mark online, with content that I hope you find amusing, random and every once and a while informative. You can catch me weekdays, 10am-2pm (PST) on A LOCAL RADIO STATION. I’m not allowed to say which one here for legal purposes (LOL), but if you google “Jonny Staub” it’ll pop up.”

June 23rd art event:

Model: Rebecca Rawlinson

At my June 23 Art Event “heroes with heART” you will finish this interpretive portrait of @TommyD!

***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!

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

Evolution of a study of @TommyD (40″ x 60″):

Tommy D is a local event producer and promoter. He is the current owner and creative director of the Rapture Pride Vancouver events. His events are some of the best attended and produced every year. He regularly showcases top notch international, national and local talent, DJs and personalities and presents cutting edge entertainment, music and visuals. Tommy has has contributed many hours to helping local charities through donations and event production. 

 

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!



Teaser #1 for June 23 interactive art event “heroes with heART.” Poster features @RebeccaRaw

 Model: Rebecca Rawlinson

 

In partnership with INTERSECTIONS MEDIA, in collaboration with VANCOUVER FRIENDS FOR LIFE , I introduce my June 23 interactive art event: heroes with heART at District 319!

THURSDAY June 23, 2011 8 PM- 11PM, DISTRICT 319

319 Main Street, Vancouver BC. 

More details in post links below!

Hosted by Rebecca Rawlinson and Tommy D, featuring Vancouver activist icons as both portrait subjects and special guests including Joan-E!
This event, at the elegant District 319, is an interactive, therapeutic art night to celebrate iconic heroes in the LGBT activist community.

We are commemorating the anniversary of Stonewall, as it represents to me the power of the human voice to speak loud and be proud!  The subjects at my art event are all incredible individuals who embrace the beauty and variety of the human spirit.  And YOU get to meet them, work with them, celebrate them!

WATCH the entire film STONEWALL UPRISING on PBS online.

$15 Early bird! $20 after 9 PM per participant!

At the event, the subjects (about 15 of them) will be in attendance. In the main workshop room, the portraits will line the walls and art supplies will be on tables in the centre.  The attendees will finish the portraits during the event as part of a large interactive art therapy session celebrating freedom of expression!!!

MORE INFO!  See POSTS:

ADD TO THIS PORTRAIT OF JOAN-E

ADD TO THIS PORTRAIT OF TOMMY-D

ADD TO THESE PORTRAITS OF TRACEY BELL AND JONNY STAUB

TEASER #2 FEATURING ANNA T FABULOUS

GROUP ART THERAPY FEATURING REBECCA RAWLINSON AND RYAN STEELE

WIN THIS DRAWING OF JOCELYN LOUISE

LINDA FILLMORE

BARB SNELGROVE AND CHARMAINE CROOKS

TEASER #3 KEN BOESEM

FRED LEE!

VELVET STEELE!

PETER, SYREN, MIA AND TEASER #4 WITH TRACEY BELL

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE INSIDE AND OUT- JAY, JOCELYN, TRACEY, TIKO, LADY GAGA

REBECCA AND TOMMY AS FRIDA AND DIEGO

JULIA KOZLOV/ INSIDE OUT PROJECT

In the main lobby there will be a full cash bar, lots of treats and community connections.  There will also be youth art on display by four of my art therapy students- Maryellen, Alicia, Emily and Miko.

Alicia
Maryellen
Miko
Emily

In the theatre, there will be looping videos and a lounge for attendees.

At the event, I will do a live portrait and body painting on a model.

***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!

The entire process will be documented on film by INTERSECTIONS MEDIA, and photographed by Julia Kozlov!

Recall my March 10 art event that started it all!

Let’s talk portraits this Saturday! Holt Renfrew #Vancouver 2-6 PM! See this piece live!

Anna T Fabulous and Syren (china marker, acrylic on foam board)

On Saturday March 26 I will be doing a live art event at Holt Renfrew Vancouver between 2 and 6 PM!  I will be displaying some of my original arts and crafts.  I will also be doing live portraits of Anna T Fabulous and Jocelyn Louise as well as body painting on Jocelyn!  See the piece above (of Anna and Syren) in person!

A HUGE THANK YOU to HOLT RENFREW, Kimberly Newton, Scott Mckeown, and REBECCA RAWLINSON for this opportunity!