FUSE at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Comments 35 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 http://ow.ly/5jrLh

    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!

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    1. KelliThursday, June 16th, 2011 — 10:05am PDT

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

    2. AndrewThursday, June 16th, 2011 — 10:06am PDT

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

    3. amfriesenThursday, June 16th, 2011 — 10:17am PDT

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

    4. Samantha PereiraThursday, June 16th, 2011 — 10:24am PDT

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

    5. oanaThursday, June 16th, 2011 — 10:33am PDT

      Favourite artist from BC – E.J. Hughes!

    6. Vanessa TamThursday, June 16th, 2011 — 10:36am PDT

      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. Dan McGeachanThursday, June 16th, 2011 — 10:38am PDT

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

    8. DebraThursday, June 16th, 2011 — 11:06am PDT

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

    9. AnneThursday, June 16th, 2011 — 11:16am PDT

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

    10. AnaThursday, June 16th, 2011 — 12:02pm PDT

      René Magritte is my favourite ever.

    11. TracyThursday, June 16th, 2011 — 12:35pm PDT

      sounds like an awesome event..my favourite artist is monet

    12. ChristineThursday, June 16th, 2011 — 12:40pm PDT

      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. TaraThursday, June 16th, 2011 — 1:04pm PDT

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

    14. IrisThursday, June 16th, 2011 — 1:37pm PDT

      Dali, Dali, Dali.

    15. ScottThursday, June 16th, 2011 — 1:39pm PDT

      Marcel Duchamp!

    16. CarolineThursday, June 16th, 2011 — 2:11pm PDT

      Marcel Duchamp! And Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko and Gustav Klimt and, and, and…. 🙂

    17. NickThursday, June 16th, 2011 — 2:44pm PDT

      I want to go

    18. TracyThursday, June 16th, 2011 — 9:17pm PDT

      Van Gogh. This sounds like a fun event 😀

    19. JeffThursday, June 16th, 2011 — 9:44pm PDT

      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. chenoaThursday, June 16th, 2011 — 10:47pm PDT

      Gustave Caillebotte

    21. Jamie griffithsThursday, June 16th, 2011 — 11:32pm PDT

      Cindy Sherman photographer.

    22. LucFriday, June 17th, 2011 — 12:20am PDT

      Goya is sublime!

    23. AlFriday, June 17th, 2011 — 7:52am PDT

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

    24. JanetFriday, June 17th, 2011 — 7:52am PDT


    25. Judy BishopFriday, June 17th, 2011 — 9:06am PDT

      Monet, definitely !

    26. JulieFriday, June 17th, 2011 — 9:11am PDT

      Sam Taylor-Wood

    27. GabrielFriday, June 17th, 2011 — 9:15am PDT

      Monet all the way!

    28. AlvFriday, June 17th, 2011 — 9:20am PDT

      The Group of Seven

    29. RafaelaFriday, June 17th, 2011 — 9:28am PDT

      Dali 🙂

    30. LouiseFriday, June 17th, 2011 — 9:49am PDT

      Georgia O’Keefe!

    31. JennFriday, June 17th, 2011 — 9:49am PDT

      Jeff Wall. Vancouver for the win!

    32. Leah PFriday, June 17th, 2011 — 9:52am PDT

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

    33. CindyFriday, June 17th, 2011 — 9:55am PDT

      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. MariellaFriday, June 17th, 2011 — 10:00am PDT

      My favourites are Antoni Gaudi and Wassily Kandinsky!

    35. Jessica R.FFriday, June 17th, 2011 — 10:40am PDT

      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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