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October 01, 2016 / 10:00 AM
Seniors Day

Join us in celebrating National Seniors Day.

The Museum of Vancouver is proud to pay tribute to the seniors who have helped build our city and country, and continue to make valuable contributions to our community and society. National Seniors Day, which coincides with the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, is an occasion for Canadians to celebrate and appreciate seniors.

All day on October 1, Seniors can enjoy a reduced admission to the Museum of Vancouver. $5.00 gets you in to see our history galleries and our current feature exhibition: ALL together NOW.

We'll also be serving FREE coffee and cookies free from 10am - 1pm!

 

Fun facts:

  • Today, one in seven Canadians is aged 65 or over. By 2036, nearly one in four Canadians will be a senior.
  • In 2011, Canadians lived an average of 81.7 years, an increase of almost 25 years since 1921.
  • Although seniors volunteer at a lower rate than the population as a whole, those seniors who do volunteer give many more hours on average than other age groups.
October 06, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Me and My Collection: Between The Bumpers
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Join us for a high scoring Q&A session with local pinball collector Kyle Seller and International Pinball Tournament Champion Robert Gagno - two of the most recognized pinball enthusiasts of the Lower Mainland.

Moderated by special guest: Tommy Floyd. 

Local arcade machines collector Kyle Seller, and international pinball tournament champion Robert Gagno, will discuss the local pinball scene, their individual pinball obsessions, and the role pinball has played in developing their friendship. Kyle and Robert's friendship dates back to the late 1990s when Kyle sold the Gagno's their first pinball machine. At this time, Robert was 10 years old; to say this machine made an impression on him and his interests would be an understatement.   
 
 
Date: Thursday, October 6
 
Time: 7:00pm 
 
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.
 
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
 

 
Contributors
 
All Together Now exhibition contributor Kyle Seller purchased his first pinball machine when he was 16 years old. He has since amassed 60 pinball machines in his personal collection. His passion for pinball now extends to restoring machines and developing pop up pinball arcades throughout Vancouver. Kyle has an adoration for the art and music that certain machines evoke: clowns, “carnies” and "circus freak" art is the iconography that attracts Kyle to the machines and pinball culture. Kyle coordinates the Stacked Pinball League and other tournaments throughout Vancouver, embracing the pinball community as a central social network in his life.  
 
Robert Gagno is the current World Pinball Champion! Born in Vancouver, raised in the lower mainland, Robert has been ranked the top pinball player in Canada and one of the top ten in the world for the past five years. Robert loves hockey, most sports, and playing board games with friends. His memory for numbers and statistics is superb. Robert is also an avid gymnast who enjoys the trampoline and practicing back flips. 
 
Tommy Floyd is a mainstay of the local and national pinball scenes. In 2011, he launched Flipper Freaks Pinball Club and he is the owner of Nitro Amusements - a Mission, BC based pinball repair and sales company. Tommy is the director of Fraser Valley Flipout - Canada's largest pinball tournament - which Robert Gagno is a former champion. You might also recognize Tommy as the former lead vocalist of the now defunct 1980s Vancouver rock band Pretty Boy Floyd. Informed and charismatic, Tommy's professional and personal affiliation with both Kyle and Robert will serve as an entertaining facet of this public discussion.  www.flipperfreaks.com   www.nitropinpall.com
 

 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver.Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others.
 

 

Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

 
October 13, 2016 / 6:00 PM
Happy Hour: TILT! Public Pinball Tournament.
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Local pinball collector, All Together Now exhibition contributor and Stacked Pinball League coordinator Kyle Seller, hosts a pinball tournament for the general public.

Square off against amateur opponents in a triple elimination tournament. Play up to 8 coveted machines from the pinball stratosphere including Funhouse (1988), Cyclone (1988) and Jack-Bot (1995). Scores will be updated live on the internet for players to follow as they anticipate their next game. Prizes, drink bar and enthusiasts abound. A fun environment for casual pinball players and those who have dreamed of becoming a wizard. 

Date: Thursday, October 13
 
Time: 6:00pm 
 
Tickets: 
 
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.
 
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver. Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. To have your collection included in this exhibition, share it on social media with #mycollectionatMOV.
 

 
Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.
 

 

Official Wine Partner

October 20, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Curator Talk and Tour with Kate Bird

Join us for inside look at Vancouver Sun photojournalism from Vancouver in the Seventies exhibition guest curator, Kate Bird.  

In the 1970s staff photographers at The Vancouver Sun shot over 4,000 photo assignments every year. They covered news, politics, business, sports and entertainment, in addition to whatever caught their eye. Kate will discuss photojournalism at the Sun, the vast collection she worked amidst for twenty-five years as Research Librarian at Pacific Newspaper Group, and the focus of her book Vancouver in the Seventies: Photos from the Decade that Changed the City.

The author of Vancouver in the Seventies: Photos from the Decade that Changed the City, Kate Bird has been the researcher for books, including Making Headlines: 100 Years at The Vancouver Sun, which won the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award at the 2013 BC Book Prizes, and Lilies and Fireweed: Frontier Women of British Columbia.

Date: Thursday, October 20
 
Time: 7:00pm
 
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.
 
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
October 22, 2016 / 1:00 PM
Mobilizing the Arts for Community Connection and Change

Carmen Papalia. Blind Field Shuttle. 2012. Perceptual tour; dimensions variable. Photo courtesy of Jordan Reznick.

This one-day summit will explore art as a catalyst for sparking community imagination around belonging, trust, and social resiliency in urban centres.

Some of Vancouver’s most dynamic artists and designers will share their ideas, projects, and initiatives in a series of rapid-fire presentations. Audience members will then take the lead in imagining how the arts can be used in interactive ways to advance these themes across Metro Vancouver through a series of workshops facilitated by the presenters. The summit will wrap up with a peer-to-peer granting session, where some of those solutions and interventions could potentially be funded up to $1500. The summit will help to share big imaginations and best practices for using art as a catalyst for making change in our communities.
 
Date: Saturday, October 22
 
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm 
 
*FREE* - REGISTRATION
 

Mobilizing the Arts for Community Connection and Change is organized by Justin Langlois, Assistant Professor of Social Practice in the Facultyof Culture + Community at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and supported by the Vancouver Foundation, posAbilities and the Museum of Vancouver.

 

 

Participants

Corey Bulpitt
Taakeit Aaya or "Gifted Carver" Haida of the Naikun Raven clan was born in Prince Rupert BC in 1978. He is a great-great grandson of the famed Charles Edenshaw and Louis Collison. Corey graduated from the Langley Fine Arts School in 1996. In 2001 he apprenticed under Master Carver Christian White for three years, learning design and wood carving in Haida Gwaii. He is an avid painter, jeweler, wood and argillite carver who enjoys exploring different mediums such as spray paint which he has used to create large-scale paintings involving urban youth in Vancouver. 
 
Alex Grünenfelder 
Alex Grünenfelder is an artist and designer based in Vancouver. Grünenfelder’s art practice spans several media including sculpture, audio, video and ‘air tasting’. His work has been exhibited recently as part of Showroom at Centre A and Cube Living at 221A in Vancouver. He is the co-founder of Green Building Audio Tours, a production enterprise that creates audio tours for green buildings and a co-founder of the Vancouver Design Nerds Society - an organization dedicated to facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration between designers, artists and the general public. He completed a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Art History, Fine Art (1997) at McGill University and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (1999). http://www.castlegrunenfelderingram.space
 
Zoe Kreye 
Zoe Kreye creates inter-disciplinary art projects that explore transformation, collective experience and negotiations of public. Her work looks to engage the public in relations and aesthetics, with the goal of building inclusive, bottom-up associations that have the potential to be small catalysts for change within dominant social systems. Often looking outside the realm of art, her projects take the form of workshops, rituals, clubs, dialogues and journeys. Her focus encourages people towards self-reflection and a deeper engagement with themselves and society. Recent projects include Our Missing Body (Western Front, KAG), FutureLoss (grunt gallery), Unlearning Practices (Goethe Satellite Vancouver, <rotor> Graz and Haus der Kultur der Welt Berlin). She completed a Masters in Public Art at the Bauhaus University Weimar, and co-founded the Berlin artist collective Process Institute. She currently teaches Social Practice at Emily Carr University, Vancouver. http://zoekreye.com
 
Carmen Papalia
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1981, Carmen Papalia is a Social Practice artist who makes participatory projects on the topic of access as it relates to public space, the Art institution and visual culture. His work has been featured as part of exhibitions and programming at: The Whitney Museum of American Art, the L.A Craft and Folk Art Museum, the Grand Central Art Center, the Canter Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College, the Portland Art Museum, the Columbus Museum of Art and the Vancouver Art Gallery. In 2011, he was awarded a residency at Mildred’s Lane, where he developed a site-specific rendition of the Blind Field Shuttle that traversed the sonically stunning natural landscapes of Beach Lake, Pennsylvania. In 2012, he served as the Mellon Tri-College Creative Resident and offered a series of improvisational Blind Field Shuttle walks for students and staff at Haverford and Bryn Mawr College. https://carmenpapalia.com
 
Holly Schmidt 
Holly Schmidt is a Vancouver artist with a research-based practice that engages processes of collaborative research and informal pedagogy. Moving across disciplinary boundaries, she explores the relationships between practices of making, knowledge creation and the formation of temporary communities. Her recent exhibitions and residency projects include Pollen Index at the Charles H. Scott Gallery (2016), Till with the Santa Fe Art Institute Food Justice Residency (2014/15), Mess Hall as part of the residency Society Is A Workshop at the Banff Centre (2013), Moveable Feast at the Burnaby Art Gallery (2012), and Grow with Other Sights for Artists’ Projects (2011). She is adjunct faculty at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and the Assistant Curator, Learning at the Contemporary Art Gallery. http://hollyschmidt.ca

 

AYOTZI 68                                                                                                                                                                                    AYOTZI 68 is a collective of artists and activists that focuses on artistic creation, popular education and supporting the food sovereignty movement. The name of the collective emerges from the social movement that intensified after the Mexican army forcibly disappeared 43 students from the Isidro Burgos Teacher’s College in Ayotzinapa, Mexico in September 2014. AYOTZI 68 also collects the histories of the global student movements of 1968, for instance when thousands of students were killed by the Mexican army in Tlatelolco. These events, in turn, are directly linked to the indigenous Zapatista struggle and a global indigenous resistance. One of the objectives of the collective is to advance artistic creation and education through anti-capitalist practices, linking indigenous resistance and anti-colonial struggles happening simultaneously around the world. http://ayotzi68.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 23, 2016 / 2:00 PM
Me and My Collection: Ocularist, Marie Allen

Take a closer look at glass eyes and their history, with collector Marie Allen.

Ocularist Marie Allen is as much historian as she is an artificial eye designer. Her presentation will highlight the evolution of artificial eye design, locating its roots in ancient Egypt. Allen will illustrate the scientific and design developments of the glass eye and explain modern-day North American fitting techniques. Marie will also discuss fabrication details including the hand painting and veining process, and answer audience questions.
 
Marie Allen has been working as an ocularist for 30 years, helping patients with her hand-painted and hand-carved glass eyes. Marie started collecting eyes while training in England; her instructor offered Marie his prized collection of vintage glass eyes. Touched by his generous gift, Marie quickly became enamored with the historical significance of oculus developments. Marie does not actively seek items for her collection, rather, they seem to find her. She donates most of her glass eyes to ophthalmologists and oculists working abroad, ultimately passed on to patients in developing nations.
 
Date: Sunday, October 23
 
Time: 2:00pm
 
Registration coming soon.
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver.Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others.
 

 

Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

 
November 04, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Why I Design 2016

Designers! Drinks! Discussion!

Designers talk about what they do
and why they’re doing it in Vancouver.

You are invited to explore and celebrate innovation in action. Dozens of designers, stationed throughout the museum, discuss their work with you during this special evening. There’s a lot to explore as you navigate a party that’s dense with designers.

Discover the stories behind the development of everyday technologies and cool things you’ve never seen before. Ask the designers—ranging from those launching their careers to innovators in international corporations—what motivates them, how they do what they do, and why Vancouver inspires them to keep doing it. + Cash bar!

Date: 

Friday, November 4. 

Tickets:

Adults: $ 18.00 in advance, $ 20.00 at the door;

Members/Students: $15.00 in advance, $17.00 at the door. 

Registration: coming soon.

 

*Are you a designer who is interested in presenting? Email: whyidesign@museumofvancouver.ca

 


 

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