InPrint: Kelowna Art Gallery ready to Go Party!

Gabor SzilasiThe Kelowna Art Gallery is proud to host their 5th Go Party! Fundraiser on Friday, May 13th, 2011. The evening will be based around the theme “Elegance and Eloquence” – a throwback to the elegance of 1960’s Hollywood as well as a throw to the launch of their latest exhibition by highly acclaimed photographer Gabor Szilasi titled “The Eloquence of Everyday”.

The exhibition is a remarkable selection of the artist’s images from the past five decades, taken in three locations: Hungary, rural Quebec, and Montreal. Gabor Szilasi: The Eloquence of the Everyday is organized by the Musée d’art de Joliette and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, and is accompanied by a major publication by curator David Harris.

One look at Szilasi’s work will immediately capture you and bring you into his world – even though his work is based around day-to-day life. There is something about his vivid, black and white pictures that makes them unforgettable. At once haunting, a display of a ghostly past, and at the same time full of beauty and elegance of the simple things in life that jaded eyes can sometimes miss.

Prior to the fundraiser and official launch of the exhibition, the public is invited to the Kelowna Art Gallery from 6-6:30pm for a free guided tour in the gallery and discussion of the works with the artist, Gabor Szilasi, along with guest curator David Harris. Following the free tour will be the “Elegance and Eloquence” fundraiser; a dazzling reception featuring door prizes, a silent auction, complimentary refreshments, cash bar, photo studio, and musical entertainment by local jazz singer Anna Jacyszyn.

Guests can expect a fashionable and entertaining evening, kicking off their weekend in style reminiscent of old Hollywood. Attendees are reminded to dress to impress – think Hepburn, Dunaway or Connery. All galleries will be open, with all four current exhibitions available for viewing.Gabor Szilasi

The evening is proudly sponsored by Meiklejohn Architects, and graciously supported by Tree Brewing Co. and Urban Distilleries.

Tickets for GO Party! 5: Elegance & Eloquence are $15 for members, $20 for non-members, and can be purchased at the Gallery, at Mosaic Books, online at, or by calling 250-762-2226. The free tour will run from 6:00pm – 6:30pm and will then be followed by the reception from 7:00pm – 10:00pm.

To read the full article pick up a copy of today’s (May 11th, 2011) Kelowna Capital News.

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