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An AVA Group Art Exhibition with a Retro-Future Episodic Cabaret
Havana Gallery and Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Exhibition from April 25th to May 7th, 2013

This steampunk-themed exhibition was curated by Famous Empty Sky, with co-curators Trish Mitchell and Dominique Norville. Guests at the opening were encouraged to wear steampunk attire, and a cabaret was presented in the theatre adjacent to the gallery that featured musicians, robotic belly dancers, burlesque artists, a magician, a poetry performance, Queen Victoria, and a Steampunk Fashion Parade coordinated by Kat Fernyhough of Vancouver Alternative Fashion.

Featured Artists:

Solange Belleforte
Carrie Campbell
Famous Empty Sky
Harry Grunsky
Jim Heshedahl
Erin Johnson
David Maclean
Trish Mitchell
Dominique Norville
Heather Renney
Helen Spaxman
Jenn Strom
Ed Varney
Diane Wood

Retro-Future Episodic Cabaret Musicians and Performers:

One-Crazy-Frenchman Jacques Lalonde, Master of Ceremonies
Music by Hi-Rise Dex & Billy Butler
Salmon Avalanche on Accordion
Burlesque by Lexi Von Vonderful
More music by “The Time Hoppers” (Barrie Gorden & Jim Heshedahl)
Her Majesty Queen Victoria
Poetry written and performed by Eva Waldauf
Magical illusions by Aleister Crane
More Burlesque by Ruby Slickeur
Robot Belly Dance by Dream Team Citrine
VALT Streampunk Fashion Parade coordinated by Kat Ferneyhough

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