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2009

ornaMENTAL & Xmas Respite Chamber - Apr 23rd @

ornaMENTAL & Xmas Respite Chamber

Sunday Dec. 20th 2009 until Sun. December 20th
Ornaments and cards by artists

Hilarious and offensive handcrafted sentiments by artists instead of forgettable Ferrero Rocher
Enjoy our custom built "Xmas Respite Chamber" Tea House while you shop!

Meet Cultural Sector Leader Ross Macaulay who will be telling fortunes! Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

BUY ART NOW

Sunday Dec. 13th 2009 until Sun. December 13th
The Ministry of Casual Living is a store selling affordable wares including:

rollerskates | oil paints | collages | montages | portfolios from college | handmade knits | vandalism kits | art supplies and solvents | weird ornaments | paintings | clothes | cartoons | tap shoes | a drop dead vintage... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Don't Say the C Word : Allison Blake - Apr 23rd @

Don't Say the C Word : Allison Blake

Saturday Nov. 21st 2009 until Sat. December 5th
Vancouver's Allison Blake turns the Ministry of Casual Living into a giant fractal kaleidoscope.

Using plastic magnifying sheets cut and riveted together, Blake bends and warps the light of a ruby red chandelier.

Video by Exhibit V:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnhVubeKDfQ Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Ready to Rumble : Megan Dickie - Apr 23rd @

Ready to Rumble : Megan Dickie

Thursday Oct. 29th 2009 until Thu. November 19th
Installation by Megan Dickie

Ready to Rumble turns the austerity of architecture into a flaccid opponent. The installation consists of a floor to ceiling interactive sculpture and a continuously looped video. Witness the wrestling match between the artist and the wax brick sculpture as it hovers ... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Thursday Oct. 29th 2009
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Steven Hubert : THIS AND THEN THIS AND THEN THIS BUT NOT THIS OR THIS - Apr 23rd @

Steven Hubert : THIS AND THEN THIS AND THEN THIS BUT NOT THIS OR THIS

Friday Oct. 2nd 2009 until Thu. October 22nd
Installation by Steven Hubert

In the window of Ministry of Casual Living, between the dates October 2nd and 22nd, a new painting for every day of the exhibition This And Then This And Then This But Not This Or This will be brightly lit and visible from the street. The small portrait-oriented canv... Read More
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$40*Art Sale

Wednesday Sep. 30th 2009 until Wed. September 30th
*All works are available for the price of $20 or $40. At least $20 goes to Ministry of Casual Living. If works are purchased for $40, the artist will receive $20. The choice is left to the buyer whether or not the artist is paid for their work.


The fundraiser is September 30 at 8:00pm to 11:00pm. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
The Queen's Eyes : Micheal Drebert - Apr 23rd @ The Ministry of Casual Living

The Queen's Eyes : Micheal Drebert

Thursday Sep. 10th 2009 until Thu. October 1st
Performance and Works by Micheal Drebert Read More
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Thursday Sep. 10th 2009 until Thu. October 1st
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
La Perruque: Hailey Finnigan - Apr 23rd @

La Perruque: Hailey Finnigan

Thursday Jul. 23rd 2009
There will be a Mailing Party on July 31st to finish off the show. As you can see, the drawings fit nicely into envelopes. Bring 54 cents and Hailey will mail one of your choosing to you. Be there or be square!

http://thephart.blogspot.ca/2009/07/hailey-finnigans-la-perruque-at.html Read More
- 2009-07-31
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Barbeque - Apr 23rd @

Barbeque

Sunday Jul. 19th 2009
Okay, it's a clean up barbeque. You clean, then you barbeque. And I'll be the first to say the Ministry is in dire need of a spring cleaning. Bring gloves, and some studly construction gear. Maybe bring a truck if you've got one too. Out with the old and in with the new! Read More
1:00pm - 11:59pm
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
$20 Dollar Art Sale - Apr 23rd @

$20 Dollar Art Sale

Friday Jul. 17th 2009
One night only! Twenty bones will buy you some fun small art. Or if you're really lacking some greenery, consider this a free show!

Let's save some money!

http://thephart.blogspot.ca/2009/07/20-art-sale-at-ministry-of-casual.html Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Our Relative Dramas of Hope and Fear : Sarah Turner

Friday Jun. 26th 2009
Sarah Turner "Our relative dramas of hope and fear"
Opening night Friday June 26th, evening.
Show runs June 26 - July 15, 2009
Ministry of Casual Living, 1442 Haultain Street. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky : Carpet World - Apr 23rd @

Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky : Carpet World

Sunday Jan. 11th 2009
January 11 - 31, 2009

Since 2004, Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky have produced a body of work ranging from Thirty Foot Yawl (collapsible) - a fragile, hollow sailboat built of veneer - to foil casts of automobiles and intimately scaled sculptures of mundane objects such as coffee cups. Their... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Coming Up

Artist Market: Elise Hendrickson, Stefanie Mudry - Apr 23rd @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Artist Market: Elise Hendrickson, Stefanie Mudry

Friday May. 3rd until Sun. May 5th
Artist Market

Ministry of Casual Living,
Devonshire Studio Gallery,
858 Devonshire Road

Friday, May 3, 1-8pm
Saturday, May 4, 11am-5pm
Sunday, May 5, 11am-5pm

Come experience our first ever Artist Market!
Local artists of varied practices will gather, sell and showcase their wares.... Read More
Free
Fri, May 3, 1-8pm, Sat May 4, 11am-5pm, Sun, May 5, 11am-5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Moonlight 2019: Anne-Marie Fortin - Apr 23rd @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Moonlight 2019: Anne-Marie Fortin

Friday Apr. 26th until Sun. April 28th
Anne-Marie Fortin
Moonlight 2019

Moonlight has been created during the Bonnie McComb Kreye Residency. This installation is structured around dialectic movements (opposition and analogies) inviting the viewer to reorganize the meaning of what is there for them to see.

The philosophical disc... Read More
Free
Friday 7-10pm, Sat 12-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living