With the winter months now behind us we are looking forward to hopping into spring with some fantastic events in April and May. More on these soon, but first a quick thank you to the folks who made our two events in March a great success.

Thanks to the Rosewood Hotel Georgia and Todd Towers from Farmboy Fine Arts for the tour of the Hotel Georgia’s Art Collection.

Hotel Georgia Development Limited worked with Farmboy Fine Arts to create a modern art collection as a way to reassert the hotel’s present-day splendor in the context of the reverence for the hotel’s iconic past. Farmboy Fine Art’s president Todd Towers stayed true to the Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s mantra to create “A sense of place.” In order to do that, Towers selected and commissioned works by modern Canadian artists, focusing on West Coast artists in particular. Because the building interior is sombre in its sophistication, Towers chose pieces that would boldly stand out, placing pieces of art throughout the hotel from lobby, to spa, and  upper levels. (http://www.insidevancouver.ca/2011/10/06/rosewood-hotel-georgia-debuts-collection-of-modern-canadian-art/)

CASV Members got an insider perspective on how the collection was selected and created. The Rosewood Hotel Georgia is one of a small selection of hotels that have a unique contemporary Canadian art collection. The other hotel that springs to mind instantly would be the Gladstone in Toronto, they have 37 hotel rooms designed by different Canadian artists. Next time you are in Toronto, you should check it out.

The Gladstone Hotel is not only the oldest continuously operating hotel in Toronto, it’s also one of Canada’s favourite Boutique Art Hotels. Blending historical Victorian architecture with contemporary luxury, downtown culture and whole lot of art, the Gladstone Hotel is a hub for locals and international travellers alike. 37 hotel rooms each designed by different Canadian artists, 2 restaurants, 4 event venue spaces and 3 art exhibition spaces. 

We also would like to thanks Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Kim Dorland for helping us to host a fascinating artist talk. The talk was open to the public as well as the membership and it was incredibly well attended. It was hosted on campus at Emily Carr.  Kim Dorland gave an extensive and insightful talk on the history and evolution of his artistic practice. Thanks Kim!

For More info on Kim Visit Here: http://www.canadianart.ca/features/2013/05/10/kim-dorland-beautiful-stuff/

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