Thursday, January 15, 2015

Glenbow's SCHMANCY 2015 - What's Coming

Glenbow's SCHMANCY 2015
What's Coming
Calgary’s Glenbow Museum is hosting its 4th annual fundraiser gala, SCHMANCY, on February 7th 2015. By now, most Calgarians who have been to SCHMANCY would agree that Glenbow sure knows how to throw a party.

For those who have yet to experience, as per Maclean’sMagazine, one of Canada’s most amazing fundraiser parties, SCHMANCY is an exhilarating event that brings together people from all disciplines to feel inspired by the presented many forms of arts, music performances, and diverse cultures. 

Each year, the event begins with key note speakers who have exerted influence to the Canadian society, and contributed fascinating thoughts of the past, the current and the future of art culture in Canada. In 2015, Glenbow wants to celebrate the innovative ideas and achievement of Canadian artists and arts – You can expect to be taken from laughter to heartbreak to euphoria by the striking, powerful and unforgettable performances of their feature presenters this year.  These performers are the new generation of Canadian icons, they represent the best of their genres, and together they will create a thrilling opening to SCHAMNCY. 

This year’s winner of the prestigious Polaris Prize, Tanya Tagaq possesses an other-worldly voice and makes music that feels like a force of nature. Melding pop hooks and punk riffs with traditional Inuit throat singing, Tanya’s passionate stage presence will spark your imagination and have you dancing in your seat.

You probably remember him from his performance at the 2010 Olympics, where he moved the world with his powerful words. At once gentle and fierce, funny and dangerous, Shane Koyzan’s raw truths and ribald tales will grab your heart and refuse to let you go.

Canada’s pop culture sweetheart is busy taking over television AND the internet. The host of Canada’s Smartest Person is becoming a sought-after cultural commentator and arbiter of style on TV, in print and on social media. A comedic whirlwind, Jessi’s quick wit and sharp tongue will leave you breathless.

In addition to these special opening performances, the night will continue with networking opportunity over delicious delicacies, wine, and music beats. You will also have the chance to get a full glance of the current art exhibits showcased at the Glenbow. 

SCHMANCY is a key element of the museum's efforts to engage Calgarians with an ever-evolving approach to presenting art and culture that is accessible, innovative and exciting. It is the expression of everything Glenbow aspires to be – spectacular, creative, and evocative. 

Feel artsy, be fancy and have fun - Support Glenbow and Click here to order your tickets today.

You can also read my previous post to get a sense of SCHMANCY from 2014 :)

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