Following the success of #DinnerPartyYVR Cressey Development Group was excited to continue to share their open space at their Meccanica Presentation Centre in the heart of South East False Creek. The location and size made it ideal for events, the possibilities were endless, but their main focus was to support the budding arts culture as well as involving local charities. We enlisted Community & Social Impact Creator Annika Reinhardt from Sociabites designed a series of events titled Revolving Door.
Revolving Door is a series of intimate events, aimed at cultivating culture and fostering a deeper sense of community within the Southeast False Creek neighbourhood. From inspired art showings, to sustainable dining, to pet-friendly photo-shoots, the events have been curated by local connectors with a goal of telling their unique stories to the larger community.
The result was five exciting and successful events with two more to come, here’s a snapshot of the highlights!
Initiated by up-and-coming artist Jamie Smith, ROVE was a gallery crawl that promoted local artists around Main Street. Drawing on response from the community, Smith’s exhibit, ‘Words to live by,’ used visual art to depict the mantras that inspire their daily lives. Attendees were encouraged to start at one of eight galleries and pick up a map and then “rove” around Main Street viewing local art at each space.
Slide-Rule to Sci-Fi
The Slide-rule to Sci-Fi was hosted by Farrell Segall one of the founders of MakerMobile, a travelling classroom, hackspace, art studio and lab in Vancouver. The event featured working displays of numerous personal computing systems dating from the 1970’s to current state-of-the-art virtual reality devices. This was a hands-on exhibit that even included a scientific slide-rule, the type that was used on Apollo missions!
Phantoms In The Front Yard
Friday, November 7th, 2014 12:00pm – 6:00pm- Viewing 7:00pm – 10:00pm- Reception Party Entry: FREE
Phantoms in the Front Yard is a Vancouver-based figurative artist collective focusing on elevating the human figure’s role as muse in the Canadian contemporary art scene. A collection of artists will touch on folk tales and personal family legends with their show “Public Dreams, Private Myths”. The exhibit present dynamic paintings and sculptures, which will challenge the viewer to ask: who are the gods and archetypes of our time? The opening reception will feature food, drink, live entertainment and an array of 2D and 3D artwork.
Revolving Door Grand Finale Party
Friday, November 21st, 2014 5:00pm – 7:00pm Entry: FREE
Refuel on Good to Do-More-Awesome! Over the past months Meccanica has been the home to amazing Vancouverites connecting the community and raising funds for causes that matter to them. Now it’s time to celebrate and refuel because we can only give back to the community if our own batteries are own fully charged. The Revolving Door curator, Annika Reinhardt, would like to treat you to an after-work extravaganza that will rejuvenate, regenerate, and relax you!