March 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - April 7, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
* Deerlake Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday from 12pm - 4pm / Fridays - 12 - 6pm
On March 17th, 2018 at 7:00 pm, Burnaby will come alive for the opening exhibition of Luminescence III. This is a family friendly event. However, there is an age restriction on the installation of “MELT”. Luminescence III celebrates its 3rd year as a diverse and unique cultural experience. We invite you to the Deer Lake Art Gallery to experience artworks by 20+ notable artists from varying disciplines. These artists present the many ways this brilliant natural phenomenon– the essence of light or Luminescence– has inspired them. Luminescence III is hosted and organized by the Burnaby Arts Council. We welcome you to Luminescence III’s opening event held on Saturday, March 17th at 7:00 pm. This exhibition will run until Saturday, April 7th at 7:00 pm with an exciting closing event planned. VIP pass holders will have early access and the opportunity to attend a private performance by ACROfire Entertainment. Limited tickets are available on Eventbrite.com
We are very pleased to have Prime Image Group, a locally owned Business Technology Solutions provider, as a major sponsor for this event. The Prime Image Group specializes in Document Solutions and Service as well as IT Solutions and Support.
Luminescence III marks the March equinox which occurs on March 20th at 10:29 UTC. On this day, the Sun will shine directly on the equator and there will be nearly equal amounts of day and night throughout the world. This is also the first day of spring (vernal equinox) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of fall (autumnal equinox) in the Southern Hemisphere. From the latin: “Lumen” meaning light and the old English addition “essence” or spirit of the word Luminescence emerged.
We have amazing entertainment to keep you regaled throughout the OPENING EVENT of Luminescence III. Disc Jockey, BJAMS, serves up the toasts and spreads the jams while also tearing up the countryside of your mind. He will be able to work the wax in your eardrums to create an epic audio roller coaster ride through space and time. Your experience will be comprised of Funk, Soul, Boom-bap and Electro-pop of monumental proportions. We are excited to have DJ BJAMS on site to provide us with his musical mix to keep the party rocking!
VR4U will be dazzling you at Luminescence III this year with state-of-the-art Virtual Reality technology. You will be the artist as you paint in 3D space with VR! Unleash your creativity with three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire. The room is your canvas and your palette is your imagination. VR4U will be on-site on the opening night as well as every Saturday during the Luminescence III exhibition from 12 – 4 pm.
You won’t want to miss the performance at 7:30pm by AcroFire Entertainment featuring Lukas Knab. AcroFire Entertainment is a contemporary performance group that specializes in spectacular shows involving fire and acrobatics. So just sit back and feel the heat as Lukas lights up the night at Luminescence III!
We are thrilled to welcome Ron Simmer who will be presenting a new original gallery installation “MELT” in our BAC studio space. “MELT” is an interactive infinity mirror installation simulating a female sexual orgasm. The work will consist of “Neon” LED rope embedded in a large triangular light sculpture. Ron inspiration for creating “MELT” was from Suzy Kellems Dominik’s recent exhibition at the Seattle Erotic Art Festival last spring. Ron has a history of working in art as a peak experience, mostly in Burning Man festival venues. The Burning Man art esthetic insists that art be climbable, interactive and engaging. *Age restriction on entry into the installation room of “MELT” *
Our 2017 VIP EVENT PASSES QUICKLY SOLD OUT last year! The VIP Event Pass is only $25/person and includes early access to the event at 6:00 pm. An exclusive performance by ACROfire at 6:30 pm will be complimented by a featured martini “LUMIN”. There are ONLY 80 passes available for sale so reserve early on EVENTBRITE.COM.
In addition to the opening event, installations and live performances at the Deer Lake Gallery, we will be hosting an artist talk featuring Ron Simmer on Saturday, March 24th @ 2:00 pm.