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Rocksteady Collective Art Exhibit: John Hopkins, Verse, Sean Behnsen, Amethyst Dance Troupe, Warren Smith,  Stephie Spring, Kim Newns, Eric Holden  (Gourmet Munchies), Laban Pitman-Johnson  (Wolfpack Project), Arielle Houghton,  Steve Kitchen, Travis Charuk, Sean Brookes, Ry Williams, Leah Craig, Rachael Gurevitch @ Odd Fellows Hall Jun 24 2016 - May 19th @ Odd Fellows Hall

Event Archive - Rocksteady Collective Art Exhibit: John Hopkins, Verse, Sean Behnsen, Amethyst Dance Troupe, Warren Smith, Stephie Spring, Kim Newns, Eric Holden (Gourmet Munchies), Laban Pitman-Johnson (Wolfpack Project), Arielle Houghton, Steve Kitchen, Travis Charuk, Sean Brookes, Ry Williams, Leah Craig, Rachael Gurevitch

Fri. June 24th 2016 - Sat. June 25th 2016 Odd Fellows Hall Victoria BC (All Ages)
$10 - $15 (Free Launch - Fri. June 24th from 5pm - 7pm (Showcase Performance 9:30pm - 2am on June 24th and June 25th (19yrs+ on June 24th evening performance** at the door only.
With the 17th annual Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival just over a month away, we are pleased to announce the continuation of the Rocksteady Collective for it's 6th consecutive year. This exhibition is our visual arts component to the festival. This year's Rocksteady Collective will feature many artists, with a variety of mediums. This will be the very first year the Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival will feature culinary arts and metalwork.

New Venue
We are excited to be holding this year's gallery at The Odd Fellows Hall, home of the prestigious Odd Fellows. Completed in 1897, this unique building was designed by the same architect as City Hall, and offers a timeless atmosphere.

Launch Party - FREE admission!
Check out our Rocksteady Collective Launch Party on Friday June 24th from 5-7PM, located at The Odd Fellows Hall at 1315 Douglas Street. Come browse the art, enjoy complimentary culturally significant appetizers with a flare of culinary arts, and watch our video arts presentation from the Wolfpack Project.

Rocksteady Showcase
This year we will be featuring two Rocksteady shows, both held at The Odd Fellows Hall. Friday June 24th we have Compassion Gorilla, w/ Cheko & The Lion Rockers, and Saturday June 25th we have Bousada w/ Buckman Coe and Mr. Fantastik. Tickets only available at door. $10 with Full Fest pass or proof of other ticket purchase, or $15 for those not attending any other festival shows. VIP get in FREE!

Special Mentions:

We are proud to once again welcome back Verse to the Rockteady Collective's list of artists. His murals show a unique blend of portrait street art and wild style graffiti, and are always a festival favourite.

We are excited to welcome back Amethyst Dance Troup who are sure to tantalize our audience with choreographed dance and adult entertainment. A fan favourite from last year!

Your host for the evening will be none other than the festival's Rocksteady Collective Coordinator, Sean "Flynch" Behnsen, our society's big-bearded, band interviewing, slice of pecan pie.

Featured Artists:
John Hopkins
Verse
Sean Behnsen
Amethyst Dance Troupe
Warren Smith
Stephie Spring
Kim Newns
Eric Holden (Gourmet Munchies)
Laban Pitman-Johnson (Wolfpack Project)
Arielle Houghton
Steve Kitchen
Travis Charuk
Sean Brookes

Artists

Verse
dancehall/hip hop from Victoria BC
Sean Behnsen
from Victoria BC
Kim Newns
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Eric Holden (Gourmet Munchies)
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Laban Pitman-Johnson (Wolfpack Project)
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Ry Williams
from Victoria BC
Leah Craig
Colorful from Victoria BC
Rachael Gurevitch
soul, reggae, jazz, hip hop from Victoria BC