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In Your Dreams Exhibit

IN YOUR DREAMS EXHIBIT AT SCOTIA CREEK GALLERY

For immediate release: Friday, October 28, 2011

Whistler, B.C. – The Whistler Arts Council presents the In Your Dreams surrealist exhibit at Scotia Creek Gallery from Monday, November 7 to Thursday, December 15 with an ART NIGHT slated for Thursday, November 17.

Like many great projects, this one began with a dream. The dream was to encourage local artists to create artwork for a joint show themed - In Your Dreams – anything goes.

Participating artists come from greatly differing art disciplines, encompassing painting, sculpture, drift wood creations, glass blown jelly fish and a sky of clouds all transforming Millennium Place for the one night event to evoke a feeling of being caught inside a surrealist dream world.

The Whistler Arts Council received dozens of applications and chose the following artists’ work for the exhibit:  Alexie Villaseca, Amber Butler, Andy Anissimoff, Chantelle Pellerin, Chili Thom Dave Petko, Jocelyn Harris, Julie Edwards, Kevin Su, Kris Kupskay, Lani Imre, Larissa Blokhuis, Laurel Terlesky, Lisa Geddes, Luke Pollard, Michelle Chatham, Taka Sudo, Vanessa Stark and Wayne and Miyuki.

On, Thursday, November 17th during ART NIGHT at the revolutionized Millennium Place, guests will have the opportunity to have their picture taken in a colouring book style display where they themselves are the colour and can improvise with a variety of black and white props. A separate display entitled “Colour Outside the Lines” offers party goers the chance to colour in large scale drawings on canvas of local artists and community members.  Additionally, Paintertainment will wow party goers with their walking works of art and Stab Me Pretty will creatively pierce her clients' back over 20 times to emulate the appearance of the lace binding found on the high fashion 1920’s corset. These live art displays encourage attendees to get involved and help bring solitary art to the masses.

ART NIGHT will also feature music by the infamous local D.J and Artist Chili Thom weaving electronic funk, eclectic and uplifting beats in ways guaranteed to move your body and soul.

Entry to ART NIGHT is by donation and includes a complimentary beverage with all proceeds supporting local artists and the community through the Whistler Arts Council’s exhibitions and community programming. Entry to view the month long exhibit at the Scotia Creek Gallery is free of charge.

For more information please visit artswhistler.com or call 604.935.8410

About the Whistler Arts Council

The Whistler Arts Council (WAC) has been integrating the arts into the daily life of Canada’s premier resort community since 1982. A respected community stakeholder, WAC is a registered charity that leverages strategic government and business partnerships to increase cultural tourism and community engagement by producing unique arts initiatives that foster audience, artist and economic opportunities.

WAC produces dynamic events year-round while operating Millennium Place, Whistler's home for arts and culture featuring a 250-seat theatre, gallery and meeting space.

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