Art and the City: celebrating young Jewish artists
With a love for the arts, I have always found myself attracted to the beauty of an image; the range and mix of colors, the textures of sculptures and the message behind a printed word. Unfortunately my artistic talents are extremely limited and so I often find myself searching for avenues where I am able to expose myself to artist’s point of views and creations. Last year, after talking to some of BIEC’s volunteers, I found that others shared the same love for the arts as I do, and so we took it upon ourselves to create an art exhibit. Our objective was to put together an art vernissage different from all others available in the community; we wanted to provide the opportunity for young Jewish adults from the Montreal Jewish community to showcase their artistic talents, whether they be recreational or professional.
Over 15 excited young adults came together to brainstorm about ways to make this idea a reality. With hard work and creative minds, Art and the City was born. Unsure of the reach this event would get, we decided to have a small scale art exhibit and see the reaction the community would have. With the perfect venue in mind, we reached out to the W Lounge. Centrally located, in the heart of Old Montreal, it was the perfect intimate space we looking for. We were amazed by the turnout, as more than 200 people were in attendance. The young atmosphere, cool crowd, creative artwork and funky drinks resulted in the perfect night out!
With the success of last year’s Art and the City, we decided to revamp the concept and hold the event again this year! BIEC, alongside a group of amazing new volunteers, came together to plan Art and the City II, which will exhibit the artwork of 25 talented young adults from Montreal’s Jewish community. From painters to photographers, fashion designers to writers, this year’s exhibits promises to be an event not to be missed.
To balance the works of these artists we have found the perfect venue; KOKO restaurant + bar, which will add an element of sophistication and modernity.
This night is an expression of artistic talent that is rarely showcased in Montreal. I hope you can all join me and the rest of the team, and discover for yourself the amazing artwork that the Montreal Jewish community has to offer.
I am extremely excited and look forward to making KOKO our very own contemporary art museum!
Art and the City II – Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 8 PM. Tickets are 15$ and provide you with a delicious complementary drink.
Contact Team BIEC at 514-345-6449 for tickets.