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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Calling All Makers+Crafters! Free The Nipple

Inspired in part by artist Micol Hebron’s amazing answer to nipple censorship on social media and your hilarious, impromptu dress-up of the past, this is an open invitation to participate in this wearable art FUN-STALLATION – Free The Nipple!

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knit a boob or adorn yourself and your friends with earnings, barrettes, berets, brooches and more! Whatever media or form inspires you just make ’em and wear ’em! Free The Nipple! 

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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

Events!

We have events! Events are happening!

Here are two of the events 🙂

 

LGBTQ Town Hall! Exploring Issues Facing LGBTQ in Rural Areas (like Powell River — this will have a specific focus on what’s working and what’s needed here!)

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We are proud to welcome Robert Beringer, BGS, MA., experienced facilitator and researcher, to Powell River to host this LGBTQ community town hall event focusing specifically on issues facing LGBTQ communities living in rural or isolated areas such as ours. All ages are welcome to attend and the town hall format will provide a forum to share thoughts about community services (social and otherwise), health, wellness, aging, intergenerational connectedness, and diversity.

->>> Members of neighbouring communities are also encouraged to join <<<-

This is a free community event made possible by The Old Courthouse Inn and the Powell River Pride Society. We will be collecting donations from those who are able. No pressure. 100% of the donations will be going to Robert’s travel and accommodations.

During the evening Robert will present findings from his research into issues facing LGBTQ communities in rural areas in Canada and engage discussion regarding the specific needs and concerns within Powell River.

Click here to RSVP! (RSVP is not at all mandatory but appreciated.)

Click here for more about Robert Beringer.

 

Did someone say “theatre workshop with Kat Single-Dain?” We have one of those, too!16195426_1349833651741018_1008823122693698643_n

The Play is the Thing! 
Saturday, March 18, 12-2pm
Tickets $20.00 per participant

‘The Play is the Thing: Using Playfulness in Theater Performance’ is a two hour master class in the art of having fun on stage. From a background in clown training, Kat Single-Dain will give you tools for presence and improvisation that can be applied to any live performance art.

We’re thrilled to welcom Kat Single-Dain, Artistic Director at the Dusty Flowerpot Cabarte Society and member of the The Myrtle Family Band to Powell Riviera to indulge us in a good ol’ fashioned theatre workshop.

Click here for tickets!
Click here for more about Kat Single-Dain.

Coming event announcements? We will soon be releasing the details of our new VIP dinner, Provocative Refections! Also coming soon, the main exhibition in all it’s glory!