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AGNS Fundraising Gala takes Carnivale to India

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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Annual Fundraising Gala Takes Carnivale to India

MAY 28, 2013 – HALIFAX, NS – From Halifax to Bombay, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will stage an Indian inspired affair this year for its fourth annual fundraising gala. Carnivale AGNS: India will take place on Friday June 7, 2013. Presented by Scotiabank, the evening begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Scotiabank main branch with the main event to follow in the Ondaatje Courtyard of the Gallery at 1723 Hollis Street.

Guests will arrive at a big top tent transformed into the elegance of a Maharaja’s palace and experience incredible India at an exotic red-carpet evening that brings together artists, benefactors, art lovers and fun-seekers in support of the Gallery’s important place in our cultural landscape.

Carnivale AGNS: India will feature a fusion of Indian inspired circus, music and cuisine. There will be lively and infectious Indian rhythms, Bollywood style dancing, along with sumptuous food and an amazing array of opulent live auction items up for grabs.

To celebrate Carnivale AGNS: India the Gallery is also selling raffle tickets on an amazing 9 day/8 night luxury trip to India, courtesy of Maritime Travel and Scotiabank. Tour highlights include a fully guided tour of the historic city of Delhi; a visit to Jaipur that includes an elephant ride up to Amber Fort and an incredible sunrise stopover at the majestic Taj Mahal. Tickets are $100 with only 250 tickets being sold.

Funds raised from the gala and the raffle will help the Gallery continue to build exhibitions and deliver ambitious educational and public programs bringing art and people together in Nova Scotia.

 “On behalf of all of the volunteers of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Carnivale organizing committee is delighted to present an extraordinary evening benefiting the visual arts in Halifax and for all of Nova Scotia,” said Rob Sobey, Chair of this year’s Carnivale Gala Committee.

Other committee members are: John Volcko, Jane Machum, Jill Murray, Mark Bursey, Atima Kamra, and Bernard Doucet.

Additional sponsors for Carnivale AGNS: India include: Great Masters: Sobeys and Stewart McKelvey; in the Art Lovers category: Tartan Interiors, Advocate, PCL, Atlantic Business Interiors, MHPM Project Managers, Brigus Gold and DHX Media; Luminaries include: John Risley, Rob Sobey, Farhad Vladi, John Volcko and Bernard Doucet and Painters and Sculptors include Sweet Spot Chocolate, Bishops Cellar, Innovative Beverages and Untitled Eats.

To purchase gala and raffle tickets please visit www.carnivaleindia.eventbrite.com Tickets are also available directly from committee members or by calling Krista Wadman at 902-424-4862. Dress is South Asian circus formal or evening attire.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada with a mission to engage people with art. With locations in downtown Halifax and Yarmouth, the Gallery houses the Province’s art collection and offers a range of exceptional exhibitions, education and public programming. For information: www.artgalleryofnovascotia.ca

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For information contact: Donna Wellard | Marketing and Communications | Art Gallery of Nova Scotia | Phone 902-424-2903 | Cell 902-483-2019 | gov.ns.ca






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