PHOTO FEST: The city’s inaugural Capture photography festival launched at the Museum of Vancouver (MOV). More than 50 events have been programmed for the six-week run dedicated to celebrating local and international photography and lens-based art. Founded by Kim Spencer Nairn and Julie Lee, Capture features exhibitions, public installations and a series of community-based photo workshops, artist talks and panel discussions. Lee, along with co-curator Katie Huisman, kicked things off with an evolutionary look into street photography, now showing at MOV.
FAMOUS FOODS: Named enRoute Magazine’s Canadian Bartender of the Year and most imaginative barkeep by GQ Magazine, Jay Jones, Donnelly Group’s master mixologist, was inducted into the B.C. Restaurant Hall of Fame. Jones, along with his boss, Jeff Donnelly, and nine others were feted at an awards dinner held at the Italian Cultural Centre.
MOVERS & SHAPERS: The Museum of Vancouver hosted its second Legacy Dinner & City Shaper Awards. Nearly 200 guests gathered for the tribute dinner honouring individuals and businesses who have significantly contributed and shaped our fun city. Feted were architect and planner Ray Spaxman, Vancity CEO Tamara Vrooman and Mountain Equipment Co-op. Organizers hope to surpass 2012’s $50,000 haul benefitting the local museum.
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