DEFINITELY SUPERIOR ART GALLERY-29TH ANNIVERSARY GALA BIRTHDAY + APPRECIATION PARTY FEATURING 3 NEW EXHIBITIONS AND 100+ ARTISTS-/MUSIC/ART/REFRESHMENTS
Definitely Superior Art Gallery presents:
29th Anniversary Show Gala Reception & Supporters Appreciation Party!
~ Featuring Three New Exhibitions with 100+ Artists
and the exquisite sounds by DJ Miss Temperance
Three New Exhibitions:
• 29th ANNIVERSARY DEFSUP & DIE ACTIVE MEMBERS SHOW
This diverse annual exhibition always draws out the best and most vibrant electic/experimental art, by 100+ new generation, emerging and established professional artists.
• Akwa-JENEEN FREI NJOOTLI -Vancouver-(multimedia/sound performance/installation)
• Four Faces Of The Moon + Mia-AMANDA STRONG -Vancouver(film)
Two award-winning solo exhibitions by Vancouver-based internationally known artists, who draw from both their Indigenous heritage and contemporary art ideas/techniques. Jeneen will also be giving a sound performance and talk at the Gala Opening.
We’re having a Birthday P.arty…and everyone is invited! Come out and help us celebrate Definitely Superior Art Gallery’s 29 year history of artistic excellence and support to over 19,500 contemporary artists in that time.
Join us for our Glittery Gala Opening Reception and 29th Birthday/ Appreciation Party for our beloved Volunteers, Musicians, Performers, Artists, Business Partners and Supporters ~ that means YOU! ♥
Featuring ferocity of art, chill groovy musical dj vibes by Miss Temperance, lots of exquisite birthday CAKES and catered summery refreshments bySushi Bowl, The Sovereign Room, Sweet Escape Cake Cafe & Bakery andChocoLitts.
~ Special Features starting at 7:30pm:
> 29th DefSup B-Day Cake presentation and Thank You to the hundreds of people who make DefSup REAL ... we are endlessly Grateful to all of you!
> Visiting Artist Talk by Jeneen Frei Njootli (Vancouver-based Indigenous artist). Jeneen will also be doing an experimental sound/multimedia Performance following the presentations.
> Exciting *Volunteer Appreciation Draws* for Musicians and Performance Artists, who have Generously Donated their time and talents to our Fundraisers in the past year. ... *Prizes Generously Sponsored by:
Brittany Mota, Thai Massage Practitioner,
New Day Records & Accessories,
LU Radio - CILU 102.7 FM
& DefinitelySuperior ArtGallery.
JENEEN FREI NJOOTLI
Performance and Installation
national/international – multimedia performance & installation
Jeneen Frei Njootli is a Vuntut Gwitchin artist, Grunt Gallery board of directors member and co-creator of the ReMatriate Collective.
Based between the Yukon and unceded Coast Salish territories in Vancouver, Frei Njootli works primarily in sound-based/multimedia performances. Frequently giving free workshops, her community-engaged practice focuses on visual Indigenous sovereignty and relationships with land. She speaks about Bushed Theories in the 2016 Spring issue of American Indian Culture and Research Journal.
Frei Njootli has presented internationally on her work and has exhibited recently at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Southern Manitoba and has been long listed for the Sobey Award, holding an MFA from Emily Carr as well recipient of many awards and grants. She is currently being mentored by Lorraine Netro to advocate for the permanent protection of the Porcupine Caribou Herd.
Four Faces of the Moon
stop motion animation film installation
Amanda Strong is an Indigenous (Michif) filmmaker, media/stop motion artist currently based in unceded Coast Salish territory, also known as Vancouver.
She studied photography and illustration at Sheridan Institute and extended those mediums into creations in media arts. Amanda’s work looks into lndigenous lineage, language and unconventional methods of story-telling. Each film is a collaborative process with a multi-layered approach to aspects of animation and the sonic spectrum.
Her films have screened across the globe, most notably at Cannes, TIFF, VIFF, and Ottawa International Animation Festival. Amanda has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, BC Arts Council and the NFB. In 2013, Amanda was the recipient K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Film and Video. Most recently she was selected by renowned filmmaker Alanis Obamsawin to receive $50,000 in post-services through the Clyde Gilmour Technicolour Award.
29th ANNIVERSARY MEMBERS SHOW
Come out and help us celebrate Definitely Superior Art Gallery’s 29 year history of artistic excellence and support to over 19,500 contemporary artists in that time.
The Annual DefSup & Die Active Members Exhibition offers the opportunity for both emerging and established professional artists to share exhibition space and is designed to encourage eclectic and experimental works in the region. This diverse annual exhibition always draws out the best and most vibrant of art and audiences, anything can happen!
It all happens – Friday July 14th @ 7:00PM-10PM. Show runs until August 12th. ~ Engage Art!
All ages welcome/admission by donation.
Definitely Superior Art Gallery is located at 250 Park Ave, Suite 101, Lower Level.
For more INFO on DefSup's upcoming exhibitions & events, please visit our website:http://www.definitelysuperior.com/