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Boxing Week Specials! 

 
Boxing Week is here!

Enjoy 10% off everything in our online store as well as extended offers on our 12 Days of Christmas Special offers! Use promo code “12DAYS” at check out! Visit our online store: http://mabartstudio.com/store.php

MAB Ventures Inc.-An Arts & Entertainment Agency, 1335 Pemberton Avenue, North Vancouver BC 

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Art World Expo Christmas Fair! 

Tomorrow we invite you all to our Christmas Fair at 4015 Fraser Street in Vancouver, BC. 

Over 50 participating Artisans, vendors, and designers who are selling a variety of goods and services! Art, fashion, jewellery, home decor, knitting, make up, skin care, health and wellness, desserts, and so much more! Finish all your shopping, support local and even enjoy lunch with us! Best part is that we invite all ages and it’s free to attend! We have 100 swag bags for the first 100 people too-great items inside include essential oil from SPOIL YOURSELF, Art by Elizabeth Hill, a copy of Fresh Magazine, one free art class at MAB Art Studio & Boutique Gallery and an It Works drink sample to keep you healthy!


Learn more on our Facebook event page Here

Our event auction, Christmas earrings and coffee sales are supporting two causes. The first is to help fund our new creative arts and wellness centre opening in North Vancouver in the Spring. The second is to support a member of our Art World community with cancer. Please be sure to buy a coffee, bid on items in the auction and purchase a pair of these earrings by Monika Colmorgen for $7! ​if you can’t make it and you’d like a pair of these earrings, please email us at artists@theartworldexpo.com or call 6049996177. 

ART WORLD EXPO-CALL FOR ARTISTS-VANCOUVER, TORONTO, & EDMONTON

CALL FOR ARTISTS!

We are excited for another installment of Art World Expo in our home base of Vancouver but also two events in Toronto and Edmonton in 2017 and 2018! We are looking for artists who want to be part of the action and showcase their work, products, services and talent!

Sign up today! 

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MARCH MADNESS IS HERE! 

We love to share the Art World with you! Whether it is sharing new artists on our site or at our events, we think art is pretty special. Art has the ability to connect, inspire and create new ideas. Through art, we feel emotion, learn about cultures, and become in tune with ourselves. 


Until March 31, enjoy our special price for Art World Expo tickets to our 7th annual gala. Featuring over 100 artists each year, we are excited to see you there! 


This year, we have some special features including a Hat Show by West Coast Hatters, live dance performances by Mira Dance Company, a body painting competition with judges Kathleen Fowlstone; the 2016 Art World Expo Champ, and  Natalie Fletcher; the 2014 Skin Wars winner! We have live music and live demonstrations by amazing artists from North America and Europe. Lots of fabulous vendors showing and selling a ton of amazing art, fashion, jewellery, accessories and beauty products including natural cosmetics, skin care and make up. Just in time for Mother’s Day! We also have beer and wine, a live and silent auction, plus goodies will love Gypsytrunk Vegan Food Cart & Catering who will be on site just for our patrons! Samples from Hot Arusha Healthy & Spicy as well as treats from our supporters at Jenny Craig too!

Enter promo code MARCHMADNESS at the ticket check out and receive 2 for 1 tickets for general admission. 

Tickets Here

See you on May 12! 

Media register at artists@theartworldexpo.com 

A Canvas in Motion-An Interview with Kinsey Deakin

By Alyssa Laube

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About: Kinsey Deakin is a Vancouver-based artist working primarily in paint and mixed media. Her vibrantly coloured works use surrealist imagery to create dreamlike worlds where the animal and human form intertwine. Kinsey will be body painting and exhibiting work at this year’s expo.

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You have many artistic interests other than body painting, which you will be doing at the expo. Can you name a few of these and how you got started in them?

Yes, I definitely have many interests, and at times it can be overwhelming! I’m a painter, mixed media artist, jewellery maker, hula hoop performer, and most recently, body painter! Hoop dance came only a few years ago, along with jewellery making, which were both mainly inspired by festivals and travelling. As for body painting, I see the human body as a canvas in motion, which makes things even more challenging and exciting! I can also make my own head pieces and accessories for my models costumes.

Why is creating art important to you?

Creating art is important to me because it allows me to express myself. I can be a story teller and share the gift of my imagination, hoping that others are inspired to share theirs.

Your work is very colourful and geometric. How do you like to use colour and shapes in your work?

I use colours and shapes to break apart the canvas. I like the idea of using them to quickly change the direction or mood a painting is going in. I need to feel that my work is balanced before I can see it as complete. Shapes, lines and colours are my tools.

Which cultures or trends inspire you?

I recently taught English in Korea and was inspired by the architecture of their temples. They were very colourful, childlike and detailed. I then traveled most of South East Asia and spent quite a lot of time in Indonesia. I guess you could say that I’ve been deeply influenced by the patterns, people, and nature of Asian culture. The current tropical themes in my work are coming from the nostalgia I feel towards my past travels.

The naked body, particularly womens bodies, is a reoccurring image in many of your pieces. What about the female form is fascinating to you as an artist?

For me, the female body is just so obviously beautiful and elegant. A lot of my work revolves around nature, and the female form seems to organically occur without me having to think twice about it.

How would you like to explore or develop your art in the future?

That’s a good question. I would like to set up more of my own photo shoots or installation works. I would paint and style the model, build a surreal backdrop (I am greatly inspired by surrealism), then take a photograph of the finished work. The photograph would be the complete art piece. I am greatly inspired by the work of Jee Young Lee, a Korea-based artist.

What will you be showcasing at this year’s expo?

I will be showcasing my body art in the body painting competition as well as putting a couple of mixed media pieces into the art auction. I’m very excited to be a part of this competition!

You can find more of Kinseys work at:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Artistic-Bones/186013598258254

ART WORLD EXPO 2015 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Can you believe that our 5th anniversary is coming up in just 10 short months?

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We are so excited about the event and we cannot wait until our special edition event on May 1, 2015!

As always, we are looking for amazing artist exhibitors, body painting competitors, fashion designers, and entertainers to join our event! Applications for artists, body painters, and arts related business exhibitors are ready and can be downloaded at the application on our site: Exhibitor Information

Waffle Gone Wild at Art World Expo!

We are very excited to have our first ever Food Lounge at Art World Expo this year! Debuting as our first restaurant partner, we welcome Waffle Gone Wild to our show!

Art World Expo & 360 Replays

ART WORLD EXPO TM is pleased to present this amazing video of a one of a kind body art installation featuring the creative process in a unique way captured by 360 Replays.

360 Replays develops interactive technology for Internet TV. Their mission is to make interactive TV the regular TV on the planet. In addition, 360 produces camera systems that can be used to capture interactive content delivered over Internet television.

For more information about 360, visit:
https://www.360replays.com
https://www.facebook.com/360Replays

Art World Expo is an annual large scale art show and fundraiser featuring over 100 artist exhibitors, fashion shows, a body painting competition and live demonstrations. The fourth annual event will take place on May 2, 2014. The event is produced by MAB Ventures Inc., An Arts & Entertainment Agency with proceeds benefiting Make and Break Arts Foundation. The event takes place at Telus World of Science in Vancouver,BC, Canada and features artists from around the world.

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, please visit:
https://artworldexpo.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ArtWorldExpo?ref=br_tf

Order tickets by phone 604 999 6177

Body Painting Artist: Cory Keys

Hair & Face Make Up: Monika Blichar
http://www.monikablichar.com

Model: Emily Blackwell, Red Goddess Talent
http://www.redgoddesstalent.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Emily-Blackwells-Fan-Page/187599184648341

Thank you to the Art World Expo TM 2014 Platinum Sponsors:

Twin Peaks Construction
http://www.twinpeaksconstruction.com

Fresh Vancouver Magazine
http://www.freshvancouver.com