Senses That Sin

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Get ready, now…

Senses That Sin, A Multidisciplinary Art Installation by Laura Balducci Art. 

With a special, live performance on Friday  March 17th, Laura Balducci’s latest art installation, Sense That Sin includes three art dolls, one live doll and an accordion player. Her inspiration for this exotic/erotic experience comes from the flowers and their surroundings. A celebration of  all the lush SPRING sensuality our senses can handle — and we need that right, now! Included in this botanical debacle are two very special guests. Allow us introduce you to Namchi Bazar and Del Riveria!
 
Namchi Bazar’s impressive career started with her early training with the Royal Vancouver Ballet Academy, which was followed by years spent with the Arts Umbrella Youth Dance Company. She would then move on to more exciting training at the West Coast Ballet Institute with special tutelage under Crystal Pite. Namchi completed her BFA in Contemporary Dance from Concordia University and pursued a career as an independent choreographer and performer, pioneering some experimental venues and performances, including Piss in the Pool with Sasha Kleinplatz, Andrew Tay and Dana Michel.  Namchi dabbled in the wonders of the circus arts with special performances for Cirque du Soleil. She also spent years studying different types of Classical Indian dances and folk styles from Rajasthan. Namchi developed her love for collaborative projects and continued to forge new pathways in Indo-fusion dance aesthetics, working with diverse artists and mediums including Beats Without Borders, Adam Shaikh, and Tarun Nayar. Namchi has most recently worked with Meinsje Vlaming and the Dream Caravan from Cortes Island, BC who blend elements of flamenco, gypsy and belly dances with theatrical circus arts.
 

Del Riveria is a man of few words but serious talent! He has collaborated with Laura Balducci on various art installations including, The Stuffy Collection and The Other-Side presents That Wall, gracing them with his accordion improv. Del also plays with The Slim Milky Band from Powell River and The Improv Choir… Singer, songwriter, composer, accordionist/pianist, actor, impresario, busker, improviser and (from an early age) parade instigator, Del Riveria is a performance artist extraordinaire!

Saturday Night Sexy Dinner Party !

 

Join us at Edie Rae’s Café for a pre-exhibition, four course meal fit for the gods & goddesses!

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*Limited Seating **Curators In Attendance ***Sillyness Awaits

Provocative Refections Menu (special thank you to Kelly for his mouth-watering cullinary curation)

Appetizer
Antipasta of Eros
(Greek God of erotic love/passion/sex)
Roasted Eggplant vegetarian inspired Antipasta

Salad
Freya Salad
(Norse Goddess of fertility/love/beauty/sex/war)
Arugula Salad with pomegranate and pumpkin seeds with figs and strawberries and an olive oil dressing

Main Course (Veggie option available upon request)
Venus Pork
(Roman Goddess of love)
Pork tenderloin grilled to perfection with a house smoked Okeover Organic large oyster, asparagus spears and drizzled with a leek cream cheese sauce. Served with an oven roasted medley of vegetables and paired with our very own Lofn Brew
(Norse Goddess of forbidden love who blesses illicit love affairs)
(Biere D’hiver added with Cocao Nib, Ancho Peppers, Cinnamon Macau)

Dessert
Cupids Fruit
(Roman God of erotic love)
Fruit salad with Bananas, Cherries, Water melon and apples, served with a pomegranate, honey and Grand Marnier dressing,

Liquor Items
Lofn Brew 16 Oz $5
(Norse Goddess of forbidden love who blesses illicit love affairs)
(Biere D’hiver with added cocao nib, ancho peppers and cinnamon macau)

Mami Wata Martini $9
(African Goddess of fortune/healing/sex/water)
Gin, martin, maraschino cherries, watermelon liquor garnished with frozen watermelon ball

Hymenaios Liquor 5oz $7
(Greek God of marriage ceremonies/inspiring feasts/song)
Pomegranate juice, gin, sparkling wine and garnished with pomegranate kernels

WOW.

Sunday Afternoon Drop-In Life Drawing!

Sunday, March 19 from 1-3pm Powell River’s own Life Drawing Drop-In Group will be hosting a special life drawing drop-in! Bring your sketch book and preferred media and pull up a seat in front of two, alternating live models.

The life drawing group meets every Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30pm at the Academy of Music for $10 drop-in fee towards the cost of the model. Contact royart@telus.net or 604-483-8944 for details or to model.

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Hunker Down?

Coming up from Vancouver? Coming all the way from Lund?! We are all about hunkering down for the weekend which is why we have teamed up with the most comfy and most interesting accommodations in town.

The Old Couthouse Inn and the Rodmay Heritage Hotel want to make this the most comfy, quirky vacation/stay-cation possible so they’re putting it all on the table, making it a sure thing, with 10% discounts at the Old Courthouse and rooms starting at $50 (!!!) at the Rodmay Heritage Hotel!

My god. Book while the bookin’s good! With the plethora of artists and performers alone we’re sure to sell out. In case you’re not getting us… Now is not a time for humming and hawing. Head on down to the Old Courthouse Inn (10% OFF Rooms!) or the Rodmay Heritage Hotel (Rooms starting at $50!)

In case you missed it:

Old Courthouse Inn (Book With: Expose Yourself)

6243 Walnut St, Powell River, BC V8A 4K4
(604) 483-4000

Rodmay Heritage Hotel (Book With: Expose Yourself or EY2017)

6251 Yew St, Powell River, BC V8A 4J9

(604) 483-7715

TBA

There is a lot of anticipation about the return of Expose Yourself this March 16-19 (yeah, I said Mar. 16th… we’ve extended the dates) but there also appears to be downright agitation in regards to the location announcement. We literally got stopped in the street last weekend. Pulled over. Held up! We barley survived and did receive one verbal lashing.

Well, rest your mind, folks. It’s going to be OK. Wait no longer. We can, at this time, 100% confirm… That as of this day forth, until the dawn of time (hopefully), we will most certainly be located in the brave, the beautiful, the orgy-capitol of Powell River… With out further a-due… It’s in PowTown.

Seriously, what more do you need to know at this very moment? Huh? Do you live in Powell River? Awesome, then just stay there. Do you NOT live in Powell River? Awesome, plan a trip there March 16-19, 2017. Two Ferries can’t be wrong! And we all know it’s just the locals who be agitated. Everyone else’s is just happy to be planning a vacation!

One thing you should definitely do, whether you’re currently a resident of the Powell River region or not, is book a hotel room. We’ve teamed up with the Old Courthouse Inn (10% OFF Rooms!) and the Rodmay Heritage Hotel (Rooms starting at $50!) again to make sure this vacation/stay-caction is a attainable life goal. Book while the bookin’s good!

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Expose Yourself 2017

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We would like to take a moment to welcome Brad Collins Art & Illustration into the mix!!! He is one of Powell River’s home grown artistic gems and a driving creative force on the Sunshine Coast. We are thrilled to have him on board for the EY relaunch. It’s the start of a very exciting time at Expose Yourself and it’s talent like Brad’s that’s bringing us home. Imagine what we can accomplish when we work together? A coastal town with brains, braun and beauty!

Stay tuned as Expose Yourself 2017 unfolds a unique art festival, shaped for you, by you. Focusing on ArtHumanity and Humour… what’s not to love?!

Don’t miss the chance to be a part of the 2017 exhibition! Deadline is coming fast and holding strong at Jan 21st!

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Process Driven

We have been receiving some super submission updates on projects in process.

We don’t want to spoil the surprise but, let’s just say that the 2017 exhibition will feature some downright libidinous (look it up, hot-stuff!) installations and community art projects. Remember the monkeys? The teddies? The giant felted penis mounted on a roving rumba? The barbies?!

Yeah… We love that stuff.

Don’t forget, the submission deadline is midnight on Saturday, January 21st. If your piece is still “in process” at that time, that’s alright, just be sure to send us your best representation of the piece (pictures!) and any explanation you think we will need in order to make sure we gotchew. And, if you be afraid of the request for a CV (resume) DON’T BE. This can be a full, professional artists CV, an overview of what you’ve been up to or a drawing of a artist rendering of your butt. It ain’t a contest! It’s research.

In the meantime,  if you’ve got detail images of your installation (a pic of a detail or two on your project — something that won’t blow the surprise), your costume or your non-sanctioned Expose Yourself art-bomb, send ’em in to eyexhibition@gmail.com