“BODY LANGUAGE” Art Exhibit Bridges Artists and Industry with Community

8 Jul

VANCOUVER, 7 JULY 2008 – Raw Talent Entertainment presents Body Language, the art exhibit and performance series at the Interurban Gallery, #1 East Hastings, open July 16th to August 8th.

Raw Talent Entertainment Management has collected work from more than seventeen visual artists to reflect on the inspirations, discipline and drive that produces athletic and artistic performers of the highest caliber. Mixed media including canvas, photography and video will set the backdrop for a number of events at the Downtown East Side gallery this month, including the public opening on July 16th, and Raw Wednesday on July 23rd.

Reel Athletes Talent Agency, who represents special skills performers for film and television, uses the gallery as the venue for the launch party for the new actors division, Crux Talent, on Thursday July 17th. The event invites Vancouver entertainment industry executives for a performance showcase including hip-hop artist Moka Only, diva DJ Betti Forde and Dj Ariel, and choreographer Heather Laura Gray among several other dancers, martial artists and musicians.

Proceeds from the industry event will go towards Raw Wednesday, a weekly performing arts showcase for the community, partially funded by Canadian Heritage, at the Interurban in July. Breakdancers, DJs, martial artists, and multicultural dancers will open the gallery to the street for an upbeat and colourful celebration of diversity. The gallery space will also be available for a Vancouver yoga studio to offer community classes.

Events and the exhibit itself attracts community residents, industry executives and artists alike, and those who have a stake in the quickly changing and developing Downtown East Side. Situated across from Pigeon Park at Vancouver’s notorious intersection of Carrall and Hastings, Body Language at the Portland Hotel Society’s Interurban Gallery will shed some light on the strengths of the community and the importance of public space for the arts.

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One Response to ““BODY LANGUAGE” Art Exhibit Bridges Artists and Industry with Community”

  1. Alan Yu July 13, 2008 at 3:15 am #

    This sounds like an interesting idea to learn more about various art forms in our community. I wonder how certain martial artists would react to this as I often talk to people who debate over how they feel martial arts is becoming more showcase oriented as opposed to focusing on self defense. I know XMA has stirred that debate a lot.

    All about self growth in my view though. Nice to see that the art building will be used more which may help to revitalize that area.

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