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Oral Buffet | Fundraiser

Thu. March 11th 2010 - Thu. March 11th 2010
Oral Buffet - an eclectic night of storytelling and music
Hermann's Jazz Club - 753 View Street
Thursday March 11, 7 – 10pm

Tickets $10 advance or at the door

Joint production of the Ministry of Casual Living and the Slide Room Gallery

On Thursday, March 11th, Hermann's Jazz Club will be hosting Oral Buffet, a spoken word and stage performance night collectively pieced together by various members of Victoria's art community. Members of the public are encouraged to attend this ticketed event taking place during the hours of 7-10pm. Individuals will have an opportunity to support two prominent artist run spaces in Victoria; the Ministry of Casual Living and the Slide Room Gallery. Over a dozen performers will be gracing the stage to share their tales with the public.

In the spirit of the artist run centre, Oral Buffet is pleased to assemble 15+ artists from varying disciplines and at different points in their careers. These individuals are generously contributing their time to support the ongoing development of Victoria's art scene. Whether through spoken word or musical performance, each artist will share a brief snippet of their own personal reality.

Performers include: Kirsten Wright, Slim Sandy, Paul Scrivener, Caleb Speller, Jesse Scott, d.bradley muir, J McLaughlin, John Luna, Rad Juli & guests, Roy Green, Ken Gordon, Hailey Finnigan, Andrea Kavanagh, Marlene Bouchard and last but definitely not least, John G. Boehme.

Due to varying circumstances, artist run spaces in British Columbia have been forced to invent and implement new ways of generating funds in order to continue their programming. The Ministry of Casual Living has been exhibiting contemporary emerging and established artists since 2002. With its window/storefront available to the public 24hrs/day, this venue is open to experimentation. Mostly, the Ministry operates independent of funding from government and is generally run through the support of the exhibiting artists and board of directors. The resident Minister holds this position for approximately one year. The Slide Room Gallery was formed as a society independent of the Vancouver Island School of Art in 2006. It operates in the lower level of the school. The space houses a regular rotation of exhibitions and events, it is s used as a teaching gallery and is maintained by students registered in the curatorial internship program. The Slide Room seeks an eclectic range of artists and independent curators and aims to compliment the school's role as an educational institution with strong ties to the community.

Tickets: $10

Available at: The Ministry of Casual Living, The Slide Room Gallery, Street Level Coffee on Fort Street.

Contact: Marlene Bouchard at:
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
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