On October 11th, the HiVE is launching our latest pARTnership to foster community engagement and dialogue between local businesses and artists, creating a thriving, creative, and symbiotic relationship. And we’ve found just the gal to help us pull this off; we’ve brought Wendy Sexsmith on as the HiVE’s Art Curator! And we’re in good hands:
An Emily Carr Fine Arts alumni, Wendy Sexsmith has been involved in numerous art projects, festivals, events and collaborations in Vancouver over the past decade. From participating in and curating shows at galleries, to painting murals in public and private spaces, opening her own “Alley Gallery” in Strathcona, getting involved in various festivals such as the Queer Art Festival, Art for Life and the Cultural Crawl, and making art for an array of diverse clients, she is well seasoned in the Vancouver art scene. Wendy is excited to take on the Art Curating role in partnership with the HiVE and continue to support artists and art events in Vancouver through this new outlet.
Cheap Thrills will feature many of Vancouver’s emerging and established artists, providing limited edition art pieces presented on panel at an affordable price (all work will be $100). Come grab a drink, admire the art, and enjoy the eclectic beats of Andrew Bee, Darrel Stables and Deel el Lobo.
Line-Up Includes: Phresha, Ola Volo, Jamie Bizness, Mugwort, Kristian Adams, Michael Hall, Beata Kacy, Suzan Marczak, Jenn Brisson, Deborah Bakos, John Shaw, Lauren Harramen, Amanda Bullick, Wendy Sexsmith.
Saturday October 11 from 8pm til Late. $10 cover after 10pm. Register here.
We hope you had an amazing summer and that you’re all pumped for one heck of a busy autumn season! We have some pretty big news as we’d like to introduce you to a super brand new HiVE Administrative Team:
Melissa Hope, General Manager
Melissa has worked for small organic food businesses for the past thirteen years. Besides a BA in political science, she is also a certified Pound Fit instructor and has both a ham radio license and a novice paragliding license. She actually learned to fly before she got her driver’s license, which she finally got this year at the age of 35.
When not in the air or in the gym, Melissa volunteers for a community non-profit society in various capacities and she works on digitizing public domain books to preserve Canadian culture and make it more accessible. She also enjoys weaving, reading, and walking (even in the rain).
Melissa is looking forward to travelling more, especially within Canada. One of her next goals is to paraglide under the midnight sun on the summer solstice in Dawson City, Yukon. She is also excited to start promoting coworking along with other cooperative values: local businesses, car sharing, and creative commons.
Maya Goodwill, Marketing & Events Coordinator
Maya is passionate about using her marketing and business skills to affect positive social change – that’s what first attracted her to the complex world of social entrepreneurship. Not content with “business as usual”, she has set out to dedicate her to career to support, connect, and build the infrastructure for those who are working to change the world for the better. She has spent time studying and working in Montreal, Barcelona, Toronto, but has a special place in her heart for her hometown – Vancouver.
Maya holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and International Business from McGill University and her past experience ranges from working at the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto, Marketing and Communications work with Tides Canada, and starting #hatch Vancouver; an event where social entrepreneurs can share ideas and get feedback. She’s also been channeling her organizational tendencies into planning events of all kinds for the past decade.
Maya is in her happy place when found dancing (in the “alone in your room” style), learning about and sharing new ideas, and has a bad case of the travel bug. She also loves vegetable gardens, maps and laughing, in no particular order.
Finally, we would also like to say thank you and wish the best of luck to Margarete Hernandez, who is leaving her post as HiVE General Manager this month. Marg has been with the HiVE for three years (from intern to General Manager!) and the HiVE is eternally grateful for everything she has done to help it grow as a community. You may connect with her via LinkedIn or email as she moves on to focus on other creative and community building endeavours.