Monday, May 4, 2015

ART WORLD EXPO 2015 - Original Art, Body Painting, Dance - Gallery of Delights.

A Fairyland Fantasy theme for Art World Expo 2015 prompted us to dress accordingly so I went as a Mad Hatter and Dianna was costumed in an emerald green ball gown, with intricate black jewellery and a clutch (for camera and keys) from Vegas.  And there was certainly a Vegas vibe, especially with the largest Body Painting Competition in North America, ( and lots of music courtesy of DJ Dustin Sparks.  Early in the evening, OMNIKA IN MOTION, got us moving towards the dance floor.

A huge auction included original paintings, gift baskets, Aboriginal Masks, jewelry, crafts and much more, was open all night, with proceeds going to Make &Break Foundation, for kids' summer camps and Art Education and Art Programs.  More at: MAB Ventures Inc. and MAB ART STUDIO AND BOUTIQUE GALLERY, Spring and Summer 2015

We were invited into this, the 5th Anniversary of ART WORLD EXPO, down a flower strewn path, towards a wall of fame and professional photographs.  The first booth, I saw, grabbed my attention for its wonderful display of fascinators and hats from OVER THE TOP Creations by Ilona, and further along, I met Enterprising Women Making Art(EWMA), a program of Atira Women's Resource Society. More EWMA store and

I really wanted to toss the jewellery I was wearing, in favor of anything designed by Carolyn Bruce. It is described as "Steampunk wearable art jewellery and as you can see in the photos, it is all," one of a kind pieces, made of antique silver and bronze, with lead free base metals and found objects."  Find her at or  Have a look into jewellery that will definitely make your eye travel.  Her jewellery will be featured at the arts centre, port moody, in a show: A Space in Tme - June 25-July 16, 2015.

Stopped at the marvelous displays of clothing (FESVEDY) and paintings.  Marita Mamuchashvili and Kakha Beri's artistry was featured on our blog (reference) as I interviewed them at Vancouver Eco Fashion Week, just last week.  They are everywhere.

ART WORLD EXPO is a moving Art Gallery, an opportunity to wear your own 'wearable art' and see what local artists create by doing so greatly enhance  our community.  Although this is a grand showcase, their studios do this work, year round.  Congratulations all, and thank you!  And Monika Blichar, it wouldn't be, without you!

Colleen and Photographer Dianna

 I love the real world but Fairy Tale Worlds appeal, too!

Carolyn Bruce's Designs go dancing!

The jewellery of Carolyn Bruce Designs, up close

Carolyn Bruce models her fabulous earrings 
and necklace (Carolyn Bruce Designs)

The staircase is graced!

Art World comes to Science World, Vancouver

Below photos by Dianna Drahanchuk

Jewellery by Carolyn Bruce Designs

Colleen and Dianna

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