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FUSE at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Thursday, June 16th, 2011 — 9:47am PDT
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The Vancouver Art Gallery is hosting their signature nighttime art, music, and performance event, FUSE, this Friday June 17th from 8:00pm to 1:00am.

Since its inception in July 2005, thousands of Fuse-goers have converged at the Gallery for this unique adult event. Live performances in the Gallery spaces, DJs, eclectic Gallery tours and unexpected surprises have made Fuse Vancouver’s favourite see-and-be-seen event.

Friday’s FUSE will kick off the summer season with a surrealism theme, “so trade in that iPhone for a lobster, and leave expectations at the door.” Performers include House of La Douche dance troupe, MOVE the company that creates surreal spectacle and movement in the gallery, The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, Neworld Theatre mash-up of surrealist manifestoes, poetry, drama and contemporary “found text”, and baritone singer & performance artist Joel Klein will sing Surreal opera in the Rotunda, accompanied by Karen Lee Morlang on piano.

Our city is known for its arts and culture, including this very unique event (that I hear everyone rave about each year). After last night’s despicable display downtown let’s try to get back to normal in Vancouver and celebrate what we do have – and what a group of unruly criminals cannot take away.

Vancouver Art Gallery
Photo credit: Clayton Perry Photoworks on Flickr

Admission for FUSE is $22.50 and if you would like to experience one of summer’s best night time events, I have two pairs of tickets and a special gift shop prize to give away. As surrealism is the theme, the Vancouver Art Gallery store is also giving each winner a Dali clock (that has “dripping clocks” on it). Here’s how you can enter to win one of these packages for FUSE tomorrow night:

  • Leave a comment on this post naming your favourite artist (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • I entered to win passes to FUSE @VanArtGallery from @Miss604

    I will draw two winners (who will each get a pair of tickets and the Dali clock) at 10:00am tomorrow, Friday June 17, 2011. This event is 19+. Please enjoy responsibly and plan a safe trip home.

    Update The winners are @tkwan23 & Judy Bishop!


    1. Kelli says:

      Any artist? I’d have to say my fiance Jason Campbell.

    2. Andrew says:

      I know it’s not the theme for this year but I love the work of Tom Thompson.

    3. amfriesen says:

      This sounds cool, special prize is even better as in-laws just busted clock – entered on twitter as well

    4. cant wait for this event! my favourite artist is Salvador Dali! Love all of his work!

    5. oana says:

      Favourite artist from BC – E.J. Hughes!

    6. Vanessa Tam says:

      A while ago I went to the Ken Lum exhibit that was at the VAG. It was amazing. He is defiantly my favourite artist right now!

    7. Rodney Graham, as he played an integral part in Vancouvers Art history.

    8. Debra says:

      I love Edvard Munch and Salvador Dali which is why the clock would be great!

    9. Anne says:

      My favourite artist is Henri Rousseau. Got to see The Sleeping Gypsy at MOMA last year!

    10. Ana says:

      RenΓ© Magritte is my favourite ever.

    11. Tracy says:

      sounds like an awesome favourite artist is monet

    12. Christine says:

      My favourite artist is Guiseppe Penone in terms of installation. I love his pieces since they emphasize the connection between man and nature through the use of both natural and man-made elements. Even though Penone is an Italian artist, I feel that his works are relevant to the sociocultural environment that we have here in British Columbia.

    13. Tara says:

      One of my favourite artists is Emily Carr…she was a fiesty ol’ gal πŸ™‚ Also like Dali, Van Gogh and Picasso

    14. Iris says:

      Dali, Dali, Dali.

    15. Scott says:

      Marcel Duchamp!

    16. Caroline says:

      Marcel Duchamp! And Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko and Gustav Klimt and, and, and…. πŸ™‚

    17. Nick says:

      I want to go

    18. Tracy says:

      Van Gogh. This sounds like a fun event πŸ˜€

    19. Jeff says:

      My favourite artist, though not Canadian, is the well known Leonardo Da Vinci. not because of his paintings but because of his inventions and his discoveries. I went to the Da Vinci exhibit when it was here during the Olympics. It was incredible.

    20. chenoa says:

      Gustave Caillebotte

    21. Cindy Sherman photographer.

    22. Luc says:

      Goya is sublime!

    23. Al says:

      Yes, Yes, Yes!!! Love the “Art Gallery”

    24. Janet says:


    25. Judy Bishop says:

      Monet, definitely !

    26. Julie says:

      Sam Taylor-Wood

    27. Gabriel says:

      Monet all the way!

    28. Alv says:

      The Group of Seven

    29. Rafaela says:

      Dali πŸ™‚

    30. Louise says:

      Georgia O’Keefe!

    31. Jenn says:

      Jeff Wall. Vancouver for the win!

    32. Leah P says:

      Love Dali’s work! Would be thrilled to be able to attend this.

    33. Cindy says:

      Just realized you probably can’t see entries from people with protected tweets. I entered from @VanCindy. As for here, I have way to many artists that take my breath away to pick a fave.

    34. Mariella says:

      My favourites are Antoni Gaudi and Wassily Kandinsky!

    35. Jessica R.F says:

      Ooh, that’s hard. I tend to have favourite artists for each era. But, if I had to choose, it would be Salvador Dali. I once stumbled across the Dali Museum in Montmartre and exploring it was one of the loveliest experiences of my life!

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