Stitching for Social Change

Special Performance Friday night only!

Special guests Sima Elizabeth Shefrin and her husband Bob Bossin from Gabriola Island present a performance — sew a stage story, if you will — of their Embroidered Cancer Comic; an artist’s look at love and prostate cancer. With wry humour, fabric artist Sima Elizabeth Shefrin uses deceptively simple imagery to create awareness and discourse around the taboo topic of prostate cancer and its effects on an intimate relationship. 
Check her out at Stitching for Social Change > http://www.stitchingforsocialchange.ca/home.htm 
Ps, Bob has some “on point” or “topical” folk songs to share. It’s all kind of, not to be missed, if you ask us. 

 

Back To The Grind

2016 was a total jerk, right? We lost so many great artists and gained Donald Trump as President. WTF?! The good news is it’s finally 2017 and with the New Year comes new beginnings. It is time to power through that holiday (or political) hangover and get engaged with something expressive and exciting. Something that let’s your desires, your soul or your amazing sense of humour shine through these dark nights.
At Expose Yourself we are all about creating opportunities for artists and art lovers to let their hair down and be re-invigorated. Try out a medium, delve down to your deepest places or make a satirical statement about the world around you! If there’s an erotic twist and it explores the realms of art, humanity or humour, we want to exhibit it!
The deadline to submit your art to the 2017 Expose Yourself exhibition is Jan 21st!
With a variety of interactive installations and performances set, we are super excited to see the visual art contributions come together, too! Submission details can be found at www.eyexhibition.com. Follow along on the social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.
Rage against the machine and/or hippy blessings to you,

Xox

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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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