Art for life & Friends
celebrating 2 decades of vancouver art
Art For Life is one of Vancouver's most established charitable art auctions. Inspired by the evolution of Vancouver's local art scene. For the past 2 decades, Art For Life has been taking solid footing in the future of Vancouver's artistic communities.
This annual dinner, award show and auction, supports the Vancouver Friends For Life Society, an non- profit organization that enhances the wellness of individuals living with very serious illnesses, by providing complementary and alternative health and support services.
"King of Queen"
Vancouver Friends for Life Society began delivering massage and hot meals to people with HIV/AIDS during the epidemic in the 1990’s. In 1995 Friends for Life opened its doors in the Diamond Centre For Living in Vancouver’s West End where it has provided a warm “home-like” environment and a safe haven to over 2800 people.
Today, Friends For Life is North America’s only comprehensive wellness centre providing complimentary services to people living with different illnesses. Friends For Life recognizes the connection between the mind and body. Nurturing the whole person, rather than just focusing on treating the illness.
Friends For Life offers approximately 50 different therapies, including Naturopathic and Chinese Medicines, individual support and counselling, group and social support, body and energy therapies, nutrition programs and in-home support for individuals in the palliative stages of illness.
All services are provided on a complimentary basis to their clients and are donated by our volunteer team of over 200 health practitioners.
Visit them at -------> www.FriendsForLife.ca
Who is Andrew Young?
Hailing from Victoria BC, Andrew Young is a highly creative, diverse and multi talented human who happens to have his finger on the pulse of Vancouver's Art scene.
A graduate of Capilano University's Illustration and Applied Arts program, Andrew comes armed with a creative skill set that rivals most. He is an internationally recognized, award winning artist and teacher, whose works have been featured in such esteemed creative sites such as, Juxtapoz, Hi- Fructose, Booooooom.com, Supersonicelectronic and BlueCanvas.
When Andrew isn't busy working on commissed art or curating art openings, he's the visual arts curator for TED Talks, the founder and curator of SNAG, a weekly live art show and raffle that features the up and coming hidden gems in the Vancouver art scene. Andrew is also the youngest instructor for the Federation of Canadian Artists and he also teaches Commercial Illustration at Langara College.
Andrew's work is at once emotive and provocative, pushing the boundaries of our comfort level in terms of subject and execution.
He is well on his way to becoming one of the most influential artists Vancouver has to offer.
Visit his site dyoung.ca and take a gander.
Ola Volo's Solo show
Ola Volo is a Canadian illustrator from Kazakhstan and is one of the Vancouver's art scenes rising stars. She has a distinct style drawn from history, multiculturalism and folklore. Her work is intricate bringing animals, people, architecture and nature together.
Her work is widely recognized for its inventiveness and imaginative gesture; every character is full of spirited personality and inhabits a dynamic environment. Ola's work also lends itself often to the public realm with several of her murals helping to shape and beautify outdoor spaces in Vancouver, her style is truly one of a kind.
With a client list that is vast and ever growing including, Hootsuite, Lulu Lemon, Folk Fest, The Vancouver Opera, Translnk and more. Ola is absolutely one to look out for!
She will be showing a collection of her works at MAKE February 5th Doors @7pm!
Check her out-------> www.olavola.com
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VISUAL ART AWARD
4 HOUR PAINTINGS
ART FOR LIFE
FRIENDS FOR LIFE
HOT ART WET CITY
BATTLE OF THE BRUSH
THE ART OF KIKI