[Text by Rick Etkin]
[Photos by Anna Hall]
Vancouver’s Slideluck lll was held as part of the Capture Photography Festival’s month of all things photographic and was co-produced with the tremendous support of CAPIC’s Vancouver Chapter (The Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators). Our chosen theme for this year was “activism”, the perfect concept for a creative and community building evening.
Held at Performance Works, on Vancouver’s iconic Granville Island, the event took place on April 23 to a great crowd of art and food enthusiasts. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to mix and mingle over food and good Brooklyn Beer, with the many artists in attendance. It was an evening of true culinary delights and tasty visuals!
The rules for public events in our city prevent a traditional potluck. Instead, we brought together a great team of volunteers to prepare the dinner in the commercial kitchen of renowned restaurant “Seasons in the Park”, one of Sequoia Group’s fantastic venues. We prepared a great mix of Mediterranean and international food, supplemented with donations from Nesters Market, Les Amis du Fromage, Old World Fudge Company, On the Rocks Ice and Ethical Bean Coffee and District Main and of course Brooklyn Brewery
Our event co-hosts, Slideluck Vancouver director Tina Mohns and CAPIC chapter president Rick Etkin kept the evening flowing. The venue’s cinema standard, projector and sound system meant the work and music were presented in an immersive and captivating way that showed off the work at its best. Our show of 26 artists from Vancouver and around the globe was curated by judges Ian McGuffie, Johnathon Vaughn-Strebly and Avalon Mott.
Support from industry and friends was tremendous; we gave away generous prizes from Beau Photo, Opus Art Supplies, Seasons in the Park Restaurant, Nesters Market, Chaise Lounge and Forbidden Fruit Winery.
Thanks to everyone who helped us to make this lovely event happen. We all thrive from building community. We are already looking forward to next year’s event and hope you are too!