Gastown Shop Hop and Sans Soucie

The Gastown Christmas Shop Hop is this Thursday, Dec. 3rd from 5 – 9pm.  Bring a friend!  It is a festive evening of sales and sips. URBANITY will be offering yummy hot gløgg and special prices on Sans Soucie designs.

For this week only, we have an exhibition of Katherine Soucie’s newest work.  The Christmas window looks fabulous!

VANITAS by Katherine Soucie

The recent collection Vanitas, produced by Vancouver based clothing and textile designer Katherine Soucie, is a new series of garments created in response to investigation into the concept of modest indulgence and what that has come to represent in today’s society.

This new body of work was initiated through the support of the Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grant Program and Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Soucie who was selected as a recipient of this grant this past summer was inspired to create this new work after being donated an obsolete industrial embroidery machine in conjunction with experiementations with a digital embroidery machine recently acquired by Emily Carr University. This funding not only encouraged the development of new work with this equipment but also has also enabled for other artists and designers in the community to have access to such equipment for research and development purposes.

Soucie was selected among 10 other artists who live and work in the DTES of Vancouver as a recipient of this grant which is a new program designed to help artists and designers produce a new body of work that will allow their practice to be taken to the next level in their career.

Yuletide* at URBANITY

Sunday, November 29th–please come by!

We are starting our Christmas season at URBANITY traditionally, by lighting the first candle on the advent ring, serving glogg, making a decoration (if you wish), being entertained by Anne-Elise Keefer from 1 – 2.30pm, and Pat Ernst from 3 – 5pm. You will be able to make a $5 donation to the Union Gospel Mission who offer meals to our less fortunate neighbours.
*In Denmark this event is called a Julestue  (yool eh stoo)- literally translated as a “Christmas Room”.