Week in Review: November 17
Vancouver’s Eastside Culture Crawl Enters 18th Season
The 18th annual Eastside Culture Crawl sees visual artists from East Vancouver’s vibrant arts and culture scene open their studios to the public from November 20-23. Originally created in 1997 in three studio buildings, the festival now includes over 400 artists and craftspeople ranging from painters to glassblowers and everything in between.
Emily Molnar Named Artistic Director of Dance at The Banff Centre
The Banff Centre has appointed Emily Molnar as sessional artistic director of dance this week. The internationally respected and acclaimed director, choreographer, and dance artist continues in an artistic director role which she has held at Ballet BC since 2009.
Fuse ODG Turns Down Band Aid
English musician, Fuse ODG made headlines for turning down Bob Geldof’s offer to join Band Aid 30 raising money for Ebola relief efforts in Africa. Although the effort has a noble cause, the British-Ghanaian rapper took issue with the lyrics after he felt that it portrayed Africa in a negative way to the West.
Nadia Myre Wins 2014 Sobey Art Award
Nadia Myre took home the prestigious Sobey Art Award at a ceremony held in the Winnipeg Art Gallery on November 19. The award and its $50,000 prize money is given to the top contemporary artist in Canada under 40 that has held a public exhibition within the past 18 months.
Artist Searches for Needle in a Haystack
A unique piece of performance art made the news this week, as Italian artist Sven Sachsalber spent 48 hours literally searching for a needle in a haystack. The exhibit held in Paris’ Palais de Tokyo was just the latest in Sachsalber’s exhibits which has also seen him eat a poisonous mushroom, and cut down a tree by hand all in the name of art.