Modern Fuel's 35 Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate 35 years of great Canadian contemporary art with Modern Fuel on October 13, 2012.

What: Modern Fuel’s 35th Anniversary Celebration
When: October 13 (Saturday) from 12:30 to 4pm
Where: The Outdoor Centre, Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area
Admission: $35 before Oct. 6, 2012, $40 after Oct. 6, 2012

Please join Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre in celebrating its 35th anniversary being held at the Outdoor Centre at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area. Come spend a lovely afternoon with us at a picturesque site to enjoy live music, wine tastings, light food and refreshments, giveaways, and a raffle for great prizes donated by our many generous sponsors. The Downtown Trio with James Wannamaker will be playing a mix of jazz standards and originals. James Wannamaker plays alto, tenor, and soprano sax, and the trio is Sean Jensen, drums, Sean Fritz, guitar, and Noah St. Amand, bass. Wine tastings will be provided by Prince Edward County’s Casa-Dea Estates Winery. The winery has based their wine and services on a simple philosophy: "Good wine, good food, good friends, and a great location!" That‘s exactly what we have in mind for our celebration! A video installation by New Media Workspace Coordinator Matt Kyba will give a dynamic view of the accomplishments of the gallery over the past 35 years.

One highlight of the event will be a group photo with past, present and future Modern Fuel members. Incorporated on Oct. 12th, 1977 as the Kingston Artist’s Association, Modern Fuel has been a catalyst for cultural activity in the region for over three decades. When everyone involved with the organization gets together for this photograph, fireworks are guaranteed. The group will gather for their photo around Bill Vazan's "Two Tattoos," an outdoor sculpture close to the Outdoor Centre that was commissioned by Modern Fuel in 2000 to cap off its "Art For Earth's Sake" Millenium Project in the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area. We will be unveiling a commemorative plaque about the project at the event.

Modern Fuel is proud to have been a showcase for the work of some of Kingston’s and Canada’s finest artists, and we are grateful for the continued support from the Kingston community over the years. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards Modern Fuel’s programming costs and costs associated with its upcoming move to the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning.

Attend this event to celebrate a significant achievement and support Modern Fuel at the time of its 35th anniversary! Tickets to the event are $35 before Oct. 6th and are available at Modern Fuel (21 Queen St.). After Oct. 6th, the tickets will be sold for $40 at Modern Fuel. They will also be available at the door on the day of the event for $40.

Modern Fuel thanks our generous sponsors for contributing to what will be a memorable event:
Agent 99, American Apparel, Camera Kingston, Casa-Dea Estates Winery, Made You Blush, Minotaur, Pan Chancho, Steamwhistle, Ten Thousand Villages, Three Boutique, and The Works.

For further information, contact:
Michael Davidge or Denise Love
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
21 Queen St, Kingston, ON,
K7K 1A1 (613) 548-4883