catherine barr

<< --- Return to Gallery Page


Canadian Art Foundation's Gallery Hop Vancouver Bash

Apr 21, 2006

By Catherine Barr


The fifth annual Canadian Art Gallery Hop Vancouver event took place last weekend and featured free art talks and gallery discussions, at various venues, all in celebration of Vancouver's visual arts. The big Friday night gala kicked off the weekend and took place in Gastown at the new Inform Interiors space which was tranformed by Hadley + Maxwell into a groovy, mod party palace. "Art and Language" was this year's theme and funds raised from the $75 gala go to support Vancouver's artist-run Artspeak centres which itself is celebrating its 20th year. Special gala hosts from the Canadian Art Foundation and the United States Consulate General were also in attendance.

Catherine Barr, Vancouver's celebrity events reporter and photographer, is supported online by CLR Communications Ltd, , and

Vancouver's best events and celebrity functions are all archived here. Vancouver pubs, clubs, nightclubs, gala events and fundraisers are included. Thanks for viewing.

Due to server capacity, you will not be able to access or click through to the larger photographs. With over 250,000 unique visits each month, our site would quickly exceed the amount of memory needed.

If you would like to receive a copy of a photograph, then please send an email and enclose the details of the event, the date, the name, the photo number and the names of the people in the photograph. Also, for security reasons, I prefer not to email copies of pictures to anyone other than the people who are actually in the photo. Thanks.

Gallery Hop Vancouver Bash promoter Shannon Heth and her artist/boyfriend Geroge Vergette were among the VIPs at the kickoff gala in Gastown.
At the Gallery Hop Gala: Canadian Art Foundation's executive director Melony Ward (left) and Canadian Art Foundation associate director Ann Webb mixed and mingled with guests like men's clothing entrepreneur Campbell McDougall whose roving Komakino store moves location, and changes "personality", every 12 months.
Gallery Hop gala guests Kathleen and Pat Olekshy (left) are self-described art lovers. They checked out the scene alongside BMO Financial wealth consultant Judy Summers' whose company was pleased to co-sponsor the event.



homevancouver event photosvideosvancouver newsfamous facesvancouver linksjoin catherine barrabout catherine barr

© Catherine Barr 1998-2006, All Right Reserved, Site by CLR Communications Ltd.

No part of this website or its content, photos, news stories or data may be reproduced without the express written permission
of Catherine Barr or CLR Communication Ltd.