ART/CRAFT XL / Lux, Live Auction, Local Fare
Celebrating 40 Years of Art + Ideas
Saturday / March 24
Art Party at 6:30 pm / Live Auction at 8 pm
Tickets $125 each / 4 for $400
Indulge in an evening of splendor at ART/CRAFT XL—sip and sample exquisite local fare; lose yourself in larger-than-life digital installations by contemporary media artists; and experience an exciting live auction of 32 artworks by acclaimed Canadian artists.
Launching the gallery’s 40th anniversary celebrations, ART/CRAFT is the cornerstone of the gallery’s fundraising activities and is unique in its celebration of the powerful intersection of art and craft. This event raises essential funds for the gallery’s artistic programming and educational opportunities. AGG staff and volunteers, with the support of contributing artists, donors, and sponsors, have created an exceptional presentation of contemporary art for this year’s event. Tickets are $125 each or 4 for $400. Buy your tickets online, in person at the AGG, and by phone at 519-837-0010 ext. 2.
Party-goers will enjoy champagne, wine, and exquisite local fare prepared by the chefs and sommeliers of the University of Guelph, and craft beer by Four Fathers Brewing, while immersed in Lux – a special exhibition of digital installations featuring the work of Blaine Campbell and Megan Wilson (Vancouver), Alex McLeod (Toronto), and Bran_cuzi (Cologne).
The evening culminates in an exciting live auction of 32 contemporary artworks hosted by Stephen Ranger of Waddington’s, featuring: Irene Avaalaaqiaq, Shary Boyle, Simon Brascoupé, Michael Davey, Susan Dobson, Heather Goodchild, John Hartman, Chris Hierlihy, Barbara Hobot, Siassie Kenneally, John Kissick, Stephen Livick, Eileen MacArthur, Jessica Masters, Jason McLean, Shelley Niro, Stu Oxley, Martin Pearce, Michelle Purchase, Don Russell, Tony Scherman, Walter Scott, Seth, Ron Shuebrook, Karin Silverstone, Naomi Smith, Stephen Snake, Takao Tanabe, Tony Urquhart, Lorne Wagman, and P. Watson.
For proxy bidding, please contact Andrew Hunter, Senior Curator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-837-0010 ext. 5.
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Banner image: Blaine Campbell & Megan Wilson, Chase, 2011, digital projection. Chase is a site-specific installation, a lavish rendering of the ornate thousand-pound Czechoslovakian crystal chandelier within Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre. The chandelier’s lights slowly progress through an endless on-off cycle, a glowing apparition with a multitude of crystal facets catching and refracting light in ever-changing patterns.