This is My City

Tip Your Hat fundraiser 2011

Tip Your Hat held a celebrity hat-making workshop at Art Central on June 29th:

Think — Exciting. Energized. Fun! Creative!

Now, match those words up with Cowboy Hat and you will have an idea of the energy level and the creative sparks that were flying at TMC’s Tip Your Hat Celebrity Hat Painting event on Wednesday, June 29!

From a 3 (almost 4) year-old artist named Rachel, to Junior Hockey Player Brodie O’Keefe and his team from the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship, Wednesday’s event had a little bit of something for everyone including glitter and glitz. Glue guns and paint brushes were wielded with creative verve as over 15 hats were glammed up with jewels and fabric, feathers and rhinestones, miniature farm animals and a whole lot of laughter.

It was community building around the brim of a hat. It was fantastic!

Big thanks to guest artists, Johan and Tharrie Zietsmann, Jean Grand Maitre, Colin Menzies, Sharon Watkins, Faith, Reid and Michael Frisby, Myron Krause, Jenne Karpoff, Brodie O’Keefe, Chris Reynolds, Rachel and June Mo, Emily Lis and Liseanne McDonald. Great paintin’. Great creativity. Great spirit of the west!

Thank you DI Singers. You kept the energy high, the music flowing and our spirits bright! And to Nasha Wong and the DI kitchen – your special treats kept our energy fuelled!

Amanda Meador and Art Central have been great supporters of Tip Your Hat in the past and present – Thank you too!

And for those who couldn’t be there, y’all got the opportunity to oooh and ahhh over the creative outcomes by comin’ on down to Art Central, beginning July 4 until the Tip Your Hat auction, on Steven Avenue Walk, July 13, High Noon (on the corner by the ATB). Until July 13, the hats will be hanging in Art Central as well as viewable online.

So, c’mon down and have a gawk and get your greenbacks ready to bid on your favourite hat!  ‘Cause pardner, we’ve got a mighty good lookin’ batch of hats on the block this year!

  Chris, Brodie and Jenne from Team Canada Junior Hockey.

  TMC artist-mentor Eveline working on her hat.

Go to the page for more images: Tip Your Hat 2011

Hats installed at Art Central until Wednesday, July 13th!


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