January is an exciting time for us at Art World Expo. It means our annual event is just around the corner and with that, there are many preparations and planning underway! This year, our theme is ‘7 Wonders of the World’ in honor of our 7th annual event in Vancouver, BC, Canada. It has been a delight and journey creating and executing this event annually and we thought that this year, we should honor the wonder and magic of the world at the Art World.
- Great Pyramid of Giza.
- Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
- Statue of Zeus at Olympia.
- Temple of Artemis at Ephesus.
- Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.
- Colossus of Rhodes.
- Lighthouse of Alexandria.
In 2001 an initiative was started by the Swiss corporation New7Wonders Foundation to choose the New7Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments. Twenty-one finalists were announced January 1, 2006. The results were announced on July 7, 2007, in Lisbon, Portugal:
New Wonders of the World:
Great Wall of China; Since 7th century BC-China
Petra; c. 100 BC-Jordan
Christ the Redeemer; Opened October 12, 1931-Brazil
Machu Picchu; c. AD 1450-Peru
Chichen Itza; c. AD 600-Mexico
Colosseum Completed; AD 80-Italy
Taj Mahal Completed; c. AD 1648-India
Great Pyramid of Giza; (Honorary Candidate) Completed c. 2560 BC-Egypt
When we think of art and the Art World today, we must not forget the world in which we live and how it affects our culture, customs and traditions. Our goal for this year’s theme is to highlight the world’s wonders while reminding all of us that we are connected through our humanity.
We do look forward to seeing how our body paint contestants incorporate the theme of the seven wonders and also look forward to featuring international artists and designers this year. Guests can anticipate viewing and acquiring work from artists such as painters, sculptors, designers, jewellers, and mixed media artists. There will also be live painting auctions, stage demonstrations, fashion shows, musical performances, food vendors, bars and a silent auction with proceeds to Make and Break Arts Foundation. MABAF annually supports the production costs of this event as well as helps subsidize a facility rental for arts programs, exhibitions, workshops and meetings in North Vancouver. Additional funds raised throughout the year benefit sponsoring kids arts camps as well as international opportunities for artists wishing to further their practice.
We invite you to become involved if you haven’t yet by either volunteering, donating a product to the auction, registering as a vendor, or sponsoring our event.