Friday, November 15, 2013

Art News

Cocktails and Lego

Coupland seeks talent for VAG fundraiser and Towering Ambition Award

Released by Nico Bauman, Jelly Marketing


ouglas Coupland, world renowned artist, sculptor, writer and designer is crowdsourcing his next art project and inviting local talent to participate in support of the Vancouver Art Gallery. 

This unique fundraiser has Douglas Coupland presenting the Towering Ambition Contest, commissioning LEGO works by Vancouver firms to win a place in his Spring 2014 exhibit presented by the Vancouver Art Gallery: Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is  anything is everything.
Teams of architects, engineers, designers, and artists will engage in competitive LEGO play, to showcase their creativity, vision and ambition. Coupland will provide each team with a generous amount of LEGO building supplies, and each group will have exactly one week to complete their tower. The winning entry receives the Towering Ambition Award and presentation within Coupland’s 2014 exhibit at the Fuse Festival.
“Vancouver hosts an incredible amount of talent in the building and design spheres,” says Jelly Marketing Principal Strategist, Darian Kovacs, “This is an amazing opportunity see LEGO creativity in action!” Coupland’s partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery certainly sparks unique exposure for local visionaries, bringing together an innovative, inspiring crowd. “We’re honoured to be working these Canadian gems.”
LEGO creations submitted to the Towering Ambition Contest will be presented as part of CocktailsNLEGO on November 26th: This smooth n' savvy evening of free building will feature these brilliant works, as well as a DJ, open bar, and creative discussion about the moment in creation when LEGO becomes an art supply. More information and to register your team:
Now, crowdsourcing creativity isn’t just for the Pros! Bring the kids to The Brick Lounge at the Vancouver Art Gallery to showcase their LEGO skills at this family-friendly building event presented by Douglas Coupland at Family Fuse on November 23 & 24, 2013. To win tickets for a building slot, visit:
The Vancouver Art Gallery is a not-for-profit organization known for their world-class exhibitions, as well as their accessibility and imaginative educational programs within the community. Contributions allow their invaluable work continue — and the Towering Ambition Contest is a wonderful opportunity to get involved.
"Your commitment to the Vancouver Art Gallery has a powerful impact in bringing alive the beauty and wonder of art for our generation and generations to come," said Kathleen Bartels, Director of the Vancouver Art Gallery in a release on Thursday.
Join Douglas Coupland in exploring creativity and supporting the Vancouver Art Gallery with LEGO, play, art, and creation.

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