The Audain Prize and Mayor Gregor Robertson

May 12, 2010 § 1 Comment

British Columbia’s most prestigious annual award for the visual arts, the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts, and VIVA Awards was presented tonight at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The Audain Prize, awarded by the Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts, honoured Haida artist Robert Davidson. The 2010 VIVA Awards, granted annually by The Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation, was given to artists Germaine Koh and Marina Roy. All artists showed their appreciation in heartfelt speeches.

The VAG, for the second time in a week, provided me with the opportunity to meet someone I admire. Last week was Kerry James Marshall and tonight the mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson (photo below).  We had a quick chat about politics in Brazil and Latin American and the importance of awards like tonight’s to express recognition to artists. And yes, he is a very handsome guy with a certain Clark Kent vibe.

 


photo by me

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§ One Response to The Audain Prize and Mayor Gregor Robertson

  • @SFranciscoTweet says:

    Brilliant photo. If ever a photo could be cinematic, edgy and elegant – all at the once – then this is it. I love it.

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