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Bleeding Hearts & Artists 2019
February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$50 – $80
Join us for a night of revelry at our new home in the SUM Gallery. A unique evening of music and art includes a silent and live auction with a new work donated by Paul Wong, door prizes, drinks* and hors d’oeuvres by FRIENDSHIP Catering Services, and an exclusive piano performance by Leslie Uyeda and Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa all included in the price of your ticket! 100% of funds raised support QUEER ARTISTS! Your donations go a long way.*
Rachel and Leslie will perform four hands piano and solo works by Ravel, Sharman and Southam on our new onsite piano “The Panther”, lovingly donated by past Queer Arts Festival contributor Leslie Uyeda, composer of Canada’s first lesbian opera, When the Sun Comes Out.
MCed by the inimitable David C. Jones with a Two-Spirit welcome by Tyler Alan Jacobs, this unique fundraiser is sure to delight!
* Each $80 ticket purchase will receive a $60 tax receipt; $50 ticket purchase will receive a $30 tax receipt. Includes hors d’oeuvres and the first drink of the evening.
We are grateful for the support of Caitlin Press, Vancouver Recital Society, Provence Marinaside, Centro Restaurant, The Cultch, and many more who have donated items for our silent auction.
Get your tickets at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bleeding-hearts-artists-2019-sum-gallery-tickets-53714688078
ACCESS AND ACCESSIBILITY
This location has not yet had an accessibility audit.
The BC Artscape-Sun Wah building is wheelchair-accessible.
– Building entrance is street level with no steps, the front doors of the building are automatic.
– Lobby has a ramp with a handrail, and stairs with a handrail, to reach the elevator.
– The fourth floor has two non-gendered multiple stalls washrooms, including one universal washroom with grab bars and wheelchair clearance. The washroom entrance is 32 inches wide.
– Support animals are welcome. BC Artscape is dog-friendly.
– The front door of our suite is 32 inches wide, swinging inward. The automatic door operator is at 35 inches high.
– Our events are scent-reduced. Please refrain from wearing cologne, perfume, scented personal care products or essential oils. Visitors who wear scented products will be asked to leave.
– The gallery space has no windows.
– The gallery floor is flat, with no internal stairs.
– Chairs are without arms.
– ASL interpretation will be available.
Transportation & Parking:
The address is 268 Keefer St., between Main St. and Gore Ave. The SUM gallery is located on the 4th floor, suite 425.
Skytrain: Main Street-Science World or Stadium-Chinatown; Bus: 22 on Gore; 03, 08, 19 on Main; 14, 16, 20 on Hastings.
There is a paid parkade as part of the building, that unfortunately closes at 7pm. After 7pm, we recommend people to park at EasyPark – Lot 7 and the address is 180 Keefer Street; or street parking.
We respectfully acknowledge that this event will take place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of the wməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. We recognize their sovereignty, as there are no treaties on these lands, and we are dedicated to building a new relationship between our nations based on respect and consent.
We would also like to acknowledge that this event is taking place in Chinatown, which is home to low income and Chinese immigrant communities. We are thankful and consider it a privilege to be able to do our sharing here.
Our licensing requires all attendees at our evening shows to carry membership cards in the Pride in Art Society. Memberships are $5 / $2 (concession) online or at the QAF Box Office at the Roundhouse. Please allow a few extra minutes at your first event to obtain your card.