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October 22, 2016 - 7:00 PM

LOOK2016

Fundraiser // Centennial Planetarium / 701 - 11 St SW

PRESENTED BY NATIONAL BANK, HOLT RENFREW, CITY OF CALGARY

 

Your next LOOK...

LOOK2016 will take place October 22 in the soon-to-be-transformed Centennial Planetarium. We invite you to come together with other cultural revolutionaries for an evening of artistically-infused celebration featuring a rousing, exclusive live art auction, installations by some of Calgary's most inspired artists, and headlining appearances by special guests Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker and legendary performer, writer and art champion Steve Martin.

  • EXPLORE the Centennial Planetarium, as you've never experienced it before: in progress, dressed to the nines, and filled to the brim with pop up art installations.

  • ENJOY a rare conversation with special guests Steve Martin and Adam Gopnik on the art of our times, and other exciting live entertainment.
  • FIND something you love at Canada's biggest contemporary live and silent art auction.
  • TASTE artfully inspired creations from invited chefs.
  • SEE and be seen at the party of the year. 

All funds raised will support the establishment of Calgary's first significant public destination for modern and contemporary art; programming and the ongoing transformation of the Centennial Planetarium. 

LIVE & SILENT AUCTION 

The live and silent auctions at LOOK2016 feature artwork by more than fifty local, national, and international artists. In addition to outstanding works of art, the auctions will feature special experiences. Stay tuned for more information on the auction items and how to start bidding!

The live and silent auction items are now available for bidding! Register and bid now!

LOOK2016 TICKETS

 

AFTER-PARTY: THE FACTORY PARTY TICKETS (10:00 PM START) $25*

  • Complimentary coat check.
  • Cash bar.
  • Access to silent auction until 11:00 PM.
  • Guest DJs and live bands.
  • Interact with LOOK2016 art installtions curated by Contemporary Calgary and The Factory Party.
*Tickets will also be available at the door. $30, cash only. Limited quantity available, restrictions apply. ID required upon check in. 

UNDER AGE 35 TICKETS (7:30 PM START) $95* - SOLD OUT

  • Complimentary parking and coat check.
  • Enjoy live music, host bar and passed refreshments until 8:30 PM while browsing LOOK2016’s silent art auction and experiencing dynamic pop-up installations.
  • Standing cocktail to take in LOOK2016’s feature entertainment: a conversation with Steve Martin and Adam Gopnik and exclusive live art auction.
  • Party at the after-party with live musical guests. 
*Very limited quantities. ID required upon check in. 


PREMIUM (7:30 PM START) $250*

  • Complimentary parking and coat check.
  • Enjoy live music, host bar and passed refreshments until 8:30 PM while browsing LOOK2016’s silent art auction and experiencing dynamic pop-up installations.
  • General seating to take in LOOK2016’s feature entertainment: a conversation with Steve Martin and Adam Gopnik and exclusive live art auction.
  • Party at the after-party with live musical guests. 
*The maximum allowable tax receipt according to CRA guidelines will be provided.

VIP TICKETS (7PM START) $500* 

  • Complimentary parking and coat check.
  • Enjoy live music, host bar and passed refreshments until 8:30 PM while browsing LOOK2016’s silent art auction and experiencing dynamic pop-up installations.
  • Theatre seats to take in LOOK2016’s feature entertainment: a conversation with Steve Martin and Adam Gopnik and exclusive live art auction.
  • Party at the after-party with live musical guests. 
*The maximum allowable tax receipt according to CRA guidelines will be provided.

VIP + KEYNOTE DINNER TICKETS (6PM START) $2,000*

  • Complimentary parking and coat check.
  • Enjoy live music, host bar and refreshments in private pre-dinner reception.
  • Seated three-course meal prepared by invited guest chef.
  • Exclusive keynote presentation by renowned cultural writer Adam Gopnik (The New Yorker).
  • Front section seats to take in LOOK2016’s feature entertainment: a conversation with Steve Martin and Adam Gopnik and exclusive live art auction.
  • Party at the after-party with live musical guests. 
*Limited quantities. The maximum allowable tax receipt according to CRA guidelines will be provided.

SPECIAL GUESTS 

ADAM GOPNIK

Adam Gopnik, a staff writer, has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1986. During his tenure at the magazine, he has written fiction, humor, book reviews, profiles, and reported pieces from abroad. He was the magazine’s art critic from 1987-1995, and the Paris correspondent from 1995-2000. From 2000 to 2005, he wrote a journal about New York life. His books, ranging from essay collections about Paris and food to children’s novels, include “Paris to the Moon”, “The King in the Window”, “Through the Children’s Gate: A Home in New York”, “Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life”, “The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food”, and “Winter: Five Windows on the Season”. Gopnik has three National Magazine awards, for essays and for criticism, and also the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. In March of 2013, Gopnik was awarded the medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters. He lectures widely, and, in 2011, delivered the CBC’s Massey Lectures.

 

STEVE MARTIN

Steve Martin is one of the most well-known and pervasive talents in entertainment. His work has earned him an Academy Award®, five Grammy® awards, an Emmy®, the Mark Twain Award, and the Kennedy Center Honor.

Martin began his career on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967-1969), for which he earned his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music in 1969. In the mid-1970s, Martin shone as a stand-up on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Martin’s films are widely popular successes and are the kind of movies that are viewed again and again: The Jerk (1979), Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), Roxanne (1987), Parenthood (1989), L.A. Story (1991), Father of the Bride (1991), and Bowfinger (1999).

As an author, Martin’s work includes the novel An Object of Beauty, the play Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel, a bestselling novella, Shopgirl, and his memoir Born Standing Up. His writing often appears in The New Yorker.

Steve Martin is also an accomplished Grammy Award-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and composer. In 2013, Steve Martin released his third full-length album called Love Has Come For You, a unique collaboration with songwriter Edie Brickell. Love Has Come For You, won a Grammy® for “Best American Roots Song” for the title track and inspired their new musical Bright Star, which is currently on Broadway at The Cort Theatre and was nominated for five 2016 Tony Awards including “Best Musical” and “Best Original Score.” Bright Star also won the Drama Desk Award for “Outstanding Music” and the Outer Critics Circle Award for “Outstanding New Broadway Musical”.

Martin and Brickell’s second album together So Familiar was released on Rounder Records in October. The album features 12 remarkable new songs that bring the acclaimed duo’s musical collaboration into fresh creative territory.

Personally, Martin has been an obsessive art collector since his early 20’s. He first exhibited his collection at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001. He has since grown that collection, and co-curated “The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris”, which featured 30 pieces from iconic Canadian landscape artist Lawren Harris. The exhibit debuted at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles before travelling to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Art Gallery of Ontario, where it is currently exhibiting until September 18, 2016. 
 

LAINEY LUI

Lainey Lui is the woman thousands of Canadian pop culture afcionados wake up to each morning. As our Host for LOOK2016, she is sure to provide some entertaining commentary. Lainey is an etalk Senior Correspondent, currently one of the leadings ladies on CTV's The Social, and scribe of the immensely popular celebrity gossip blog, Lainey Gossip.



BRETT MCDERMOTT

Brett McDermott can usually be found at Our Daily Brett, but on October 22, he will join us as Executive Chef at the LOOK2016 pop up restaurant for VIP + DINNER​ ticket holders, and to prepare Warhol-inspired bites for our after party: THE FACTORY PARTY, curated by The Modern Leisure. Brett will draw inspiration from the LOOK2016 table concept design developed by his friend Steve Smee, who he has collaborated with on many occasions. Not only is Brett an extraordinary chef, he shares our passion for contemporary art and the communities that create and support it. 

BOLD VISION. MAJOR IMPACT. 

Let's make a bold move to establish a significant destination for modern and contemporary art for Calgary.
 

LOOK2016 SPONSORS

For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact us: 
403-770-1350
INFO@CONTEMPORARYCALGARY.COM





               


              



        


        



Artwork Credit: Tia Halliday

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