Heritage Vancouver - Bulletin

Upcoming Events: Art Deco & AGM

International Art Deco Lecture Series
Shanghai and Miami - The Exotic World of Art Deco

Thursday, October 9, 2008 | 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Location: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 578 Carrall Street
Admission: $20 for members; $25 for non-members

Join Heritage Vancouver, the Canadian Art Deco Society and the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden for an unprecedented event, when we welcome three international experts on Art Deco to kick off a series of talks and events leading up to the Tenth World Art Deco Congress in Montreal in 2009.

Shanghai Art Deco, presented by Tess Johnston: author of "Art Deco in Shanghai and Miami Beach."
Miami Art Deco, presented by Michael Kinerk and Dennis Wilhelm, co-authors of "Rediscovering Art Deco U.S.A.: A Nationwide Tour of Architectural Delights."

Our international experts will guide us through the surprising parallels and cross-cultural connections between these two major cities during the early and mid-twentieth century.

Tess Johnston is uniquely qualified to present China's old Western architecture. Her academic background includes a M.A. from the University of Virginia; she has lived abroad for over 45 years, including seven in Germany (both east and west), and over 30 in Asia, including 25 in Shanghai and seven in Vietnam (1967-74). With co-author, Shanghai photographer Deke Erh (Erh Dongqiang), she has published fifteen books, including ten volumes on Western architecture and the expatriate experience in old China. Early on, Shanghai became a city of Western emigrants, and Ms. Johnston gives a short anecdotal history of each wave of foreigners who came to Shanghai, explains their contributions to the growth of the city, and what they left behind for posterity. Reviewers say: "She is lively, engaging, often irreverent, and leaves her audience gasping for breath after her lively romp through a century of Shanghai's colorful history."

This will be the first presentation in Canada by Michael Kinerk and Dennis Wilhelm. They were founding directors of the Miami Design Preservation League in 1977, and are the authors of three books and many articles on Art Deco architecture and movie palace history. Michael has been with The Miami Herald for thirty-two years, and has appeared on many television programs, including NBC’s Today Show. Dennis is archivist for the renowned firm Arquitectonica International, a worldwide architecture and design firm headquartered in Miami, Florida. From 1984-1993 he was Collection Manager and Associate Registrar at the Wolfsonian Foundation. They have jointly lectured in London, Shanghai and all across the USA.

And be sure to mark the date for our next event: "The Exotic World of Bombay Art Deco" presented by author Navin Ramani, on February 19, 2009.

For tickets, call: 604 662 3207 ext. 205 or purchase online using Paypal (no account required).

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Annual General Meeting & Reception
Thursday, October 16, 2008 | 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Location: Joyce Walley Centre, Vancouver Museum, 1100 Chestnut Street

You are invited to attend Heritage Vancouver’s annual General Meeting and Reception in the Joyce Walley Centre at the Vancouver Museum. Following the election of officers, current President Donald Luxton will introduce special guests and exciting new initiatives for the upcoming year.

Our guest speaker this year is Bill Turner, Executive Director of TLC, The Land Conservancy. Bill will speak about the TLC’s mandate, their interest in pursuing projects in Vancouver and opportunities for the TLC and Heritage Vancouver to work together.

The evening is an occasion to mix and mingle with old friends and colleagues while enjoying a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception. Please feel free to invite guests interested in finding out about Heritage Vancouver.


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