3rd annual ASIAN CANADIAN ARTIST SHOWCASE & ART AUCTION
Showcase: April 9-30, 2011, open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, by donation
Silent Auction: SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 6:30-9:00PM | TICKETS $40
TICKETS 604 777 7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A SILENT ART AUCTION FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT THE NATIONAL NIKKEI MUSEUM & HERITAGE CENTRE
* artwork by 50 emerging & established artists *
* artful finger food*
* live entertainment *
* MC Tetsuro Shigematsu *
The Japanese Canadian National Museum will be hosting an art exhibition and auction to raise funds and awareness about the Museum and Centre, and to promote Asian Canadian artists in the community. This showcase of Asian Canadian artists is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser, featuring gorgeous pieces by a diverse group of contemporary and traditional artists and artisans who have generously donated work in all media, including painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, jewelry, and much more.
Tickets to the silent auction on April 30th are only $40. A creative finger food dinner will be provided by Open Sesame, the NNM&HC Auxiliary, Yumi Matsuda and others. Performances by Mark Takeshi McGregor and Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa – Tiresias Duo (flute/piano), dance by Colleen Lanki of Tomoe Arts, and DJ music will enliven the gorgeous Ellipse Lobby. The evening will be MCed by actor and radio personality Tetsuro Shigematsu.
Bring your wallets and be prepared for fantastic, high quality art at amazing deals, delicious and creative food, live performances and fabulous company – a chance to hob-nob with good taste!
CONFIRMED ARTISTS as of April 7:
Tak Tanabe | Roy Kiyooka | Tomoyo Ihaya | Mas Funo | Yvonne Wakabayashi | Arleigh Wood | Yukiko Onley | Sascha Yamashita | Ted Colyer | Roy Hamaguchi | Camilla D’Errico | Robert Shiozaki | Mary Anne Tateishi | Miyuki Shinkai | Shirley Inouye | Junichiro Iwase | Motoko | Michiko Suzuki | Twinkets | Mas Yano | Aki Mimoto | Shig Kuwabara | Connie Sabo | Kathy Shimizu | Masako Hori | Ban Wei | Carlie Wong | In Element Designs | Jeremy Isao Speier | Keiko Kiyota | Katsumi Kimoto | Cindy Mochizuki | Trevan Wong | Linda Ohama | Lotus Miyashita | Katsumi Sugita | Setsuko Kaneda | Naoko Takenouchi | Sara Genn | Joseph Wu | Terry Sasaki | Yoriko Gillard| The Vert Jewellery | Him Creations | Tomoyo Ihaya | Mari Yasuda | Tad Yesaki | Ming-Whe Liou | Koichi Saito
DONORS: Ed Kargl, Select Wines, Hapa Izakaya, Chado Tea House, Master Framers, City Opera, Miku Restaurant, Arts Club Theatre, Open Sesame, Grouse Mountain, Eatery