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!

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

 

 

 

Role Call: Caitlin Bryant

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Expose Yourself Founder and Producer Caitlin Bryant spent the first years of her life growing up in the studios and artist run galleries of East Vancouver with her mom, a visual artist and her Dad, a woodworking bookworm.

In her early teens her family ripped her from the comforts of city life (so dramatic!) and moved herself and her wolf-dog Amadeus to the fishing village of Lund, BC, where, for the next decade and a half, they communed with the Cedars, skinny-dipped in the phosphorescence and danced to live bands in the forests and orchards of the Sunshine Coast. As it turns out, bush life ain’t so bad.

After procreation, it became clear to Caitlin that she would need a “job” in order to sufficiently provide for her family so, naturally, she decided to pursue a career in the arts. After another decade of getting educated and working really, really hard at getting a “job” in the arts, Caitlin is proud to report that not only can she pay her own rent but, she puts pants (or skirts) on everyday and goes to an actual office where she helps brilliant people create vibrant communities through arts and culture.

She has a wide range of arts administration and programming experience including visual arts, theatre, film festivals, music and community radio (fuck yeah). She likes beach fires, road trips, puns, colourful alleys, amateur photography and weird art.

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Role Call: Adam Cramb

Welcome, Adam to the 2017 Jury Team! 
Adam Cramb is a Powell River based Visual Artist. His photography and mixed media work is fresh and bold and has been exhibited in Los Angeles, the U.K. and Canada. He has written for and been published in The of Eye of Photography and you can follow him via his art blog, DesWestCoast (Its Kinda Cool) or SAATCHI ART.  
Adam’s a man of few words and a million art thoughtz so, we will let the work speak for itself. 

Tickled to be working with ya, Adam! Looking forward to all that fresh and bold you’ll bring to the table.
xox,
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