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Art World Expo: Artists in Cars-Genesis G80 from Genesis Richmond

by Monika Blichar

A few weeks ago, I went to a great event by Project Her Inc. called “Hacking Success, Her Way”. It featured many different speakers, panelists, vendors and highlighted women doing amazing things in business. Along with some of my favourite artists and associates in my network, we enjoyed sharing a table together and learning from other women in business. One of the best parts was that I won the use of a luxury car from Genesis Richmond for the week!  Anyone who knows me, knows that I always love to do interesting things with promotions for Art World Expo so this week, I’ve started doing interviews with artists involved in the 8th annual Art World Expo in the car! Be sure to follow me on YouTube and check out all the interviews!

Here’s the first in the series with Cristina Petersen who is a linguist, instructor at UBC, artist and author!

Stay tuned for more and be sure to check out Genesis.com and connect with sales representative Jennifer Friesen Genesis Experience Manager on LinkedIn. Get your tickets to the 8th Annual Art World Expo today! Tickets are available online.

October-Keep the Magic Alive!

Hello October! 
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Halloween at the PNE! Fright Nights! 

When we were young, my mom always made sure that we had cool costumes for special events. Early on when we first came to Canada, she sewed for a living and when school plays or music festivals came around, she used to spend time making us costumes for dress up days. I remember we would ask her to make us all sorts of things and she would stay up all night in the games room downstairs in our house in Red Deer and make them for us. Sometimes, she wouldn’t sleep just to get our outfits done! I remember going to “Fright Nights” at the Red Deer Mall every year and all of us would have home made costumes each year.
Today, I remember how fun it was when we were kids and we believed that we could do anything, be anything and really make magic happen. In my work, I take this wonder and imagination and love to bring it to my studio so that others can feel the same glimmers of magic-especially children.
This month, I invite you and your families to join in our festivities and experience some of the magic of the season! We are hosting several events and participating in trade shows where you can get your face painted, make a Halloween themed art activity or get spooked at our 5th Annual Monstars and Beasts Haunted House. If you would like to help make magic happen for others in the community, please get in touch as we are looking for volunteers to help with our Pumpkin Sale, Haunted House and set decor!
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Monstars & Beasts Actor and guest in 2013!
Have a creative month everyone! Make it SPOOK-tacular!
Sincerely,
Monika Blichar, B.A. & B.C.C.T., UVIC
October Studio Events and News:

MAB ART STUDIO & BOUTIQUE GALLERY-1335 Pemberton Avenue, North Vancouver, BC 

NEW ARRIVALS: GEORGIA BELLE SKIN CARE AND LUMBERJAX CUSTOM WOOD JEWELLERY! OVER 15 LOCAL ARTISANS INSIDE! START YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING NOW!

OCTOBER 14-DIWALI FESTIVAL-ROUNDHOUSE, YALETOWN

MONIKA BLICHAR SPEAKING AND GIVING FREE WORKSHOP!

OCTOBER 20-22-WEST COAST WOMEN’S SHOW

ABBOTSFORD TRADEX-MONIKA BLICHAR IS SPEAKING ON STAGE THREE TIMES AND WE WILL HAVE A BOOTH WITH SHOW SPECIALS AND 7 ARTISTS REPRESENTED! COME CHECK IT OUT!

OCTOBER 27, 28 & 31-MONSTARS & BEASTS HAUNTED HOUSE

FRIDAY OCTOBER 27-ADULTS ONLY

SATUDAY OCTOBER 28 AND TUESDAY OCTOBER 31-ALL AGES

GOODY BAG, HOT CHOCOLATE, PHOTOBOOTH, ART ACTIVITY, FACE PAINTING AND LIVE MONSTARS AND BEASTS!

TICKETS: $20/CHILDREN $25/ADULTS

PROCEEDS SUPPORT MAKE AND BREAK ARTS FOUNDATION

OCTOBER STUDIO HOURS

We invite you to check out our boutique with new artisan works arriving each month! Start your holiday shopping and let us help you find one of a kind items made by local artists! If you would like to volunteer to help us with the Haunted House, please email artists@theartworldexpo.com today!

Painting Classes, Local Art & Unique Gift Ideas

THURSDAYS 4-930PM *** FRIDAYS 11-4PM ***SATURDAYS 11-4PM

OR BY APPOINTMENT CALL 604 999 6177 

SHOP ONLINE: WWW.MABARTSTUDIO.COM/STORE