Art & Soul at the WAG, Feb 25 2012

Birchwood BMW, Art & Soul 2012: Après Ski

Art & Soul is back and better than ever in 2012 with Après Ski!
Held February 25, 2012 at the WAG, Art & Soul: Après Ski will bring the best of Swiss Alps prestige and glamour to life in Winnipeg. Art & Soul: Après Ski promises to be the sexiest winter event of the year! Expect the unexpected with engaging exhibits, themed ski attire, and all things Après Ski.
Live DJs on each floor, gallery tours, and winter beverages are only the beginning. Euro themed decor, mountain chalets, cozy fireplaces, and ski lifts will adorn the WAG and serve to attract Winnipeg’s most influential crowd. Engaging costume contests, tantalizing aperitifs, and exquisite gourmet hors d’oeuvres are among the many returning features highly anticipated by Art & Soul enthusiasts.

Birchwood BMW and EQ3 are the major sponsors.

The two feet of powder and blue bird skies were epic but it’s Saturday night now and Après Ski is about to take over.
You walk into the chalet where the band and beer steins are already bump’n. From Munich with love, it’s Hannah and Lena all dolled up in dirndl,

and Donald is taking more cowbell to a whole new level on the dance floor!
You walk over to the cozy fireplace and see poor Steve with his propped up leg cast. Maybe that double black diamond run wasn’t a good idea after all, but nothing a good Après Ski can’t fix.
You stroll over to the piano lounge where Ingrid and martini is the Après Ski. This crowd is fur sure high roll’n tonight.
A crew of ski bunnies convinces you to come over to the bar for some Après style cocktails. It’s finally their first ski trip without the parents and it’s probably not the altitude getting to their head this time. There’s more cowboy boots than ski boots at this bar, and the outfits are almost as over-the-top as the bank accounts. This is one of the best ski resorts in the world and you have to be either dumb or dumber to pass up this place.
Big Air Jeremy blinds you with his one piece neon, telling you about his totally rad run and the next thing you know you’re at the best club in the village. You recognize that girl from the slopes! Her turns were tight but her ski suit is even tighter! This Après party is hitting a peak with a DJ taking over a dance floor that’s about to set off an avalanche if it gets any bigger.
You haven’t been to an Après Ski this amazing since Lake Tahoe in ’96 … or was that Whistler … maybe St. Moritz?!

The Winnipeg Art Gallery


EQ3 makes nice furniture! Winnipeg Art Gallery


Cool art by Pat Lazo


High Tea Bakery made some nice cookies!


Close up of an EQ3 string sphere lamp





Cute girls are folding the paper cabins!


The Art & Soul 2012 Committee




Gords ski and cycle was there too!


Stephen and Hazel Borys, looking cool at the party


Lennard Taylor paints some custom t shirts



Constance Popp makes good chocolate, sometimes for the Oscars, but for now, she's relaxing at the party!




The BMW's were popular with the girls











Bit of a skiing accident


Mami Flaca Flame







Ali King and Erin Beau






The LED lights made things look neat!


Oh So Popular featuring Justin Séguin



The EQ3 lounge is always a big hit, Winnipeg Art Gallery






Cookies were the mode in the VIP room








The Jägermeister Shot Ski (I remember drinking Jag back in the 90's when nobody thought it was cool)


Party girls!


















Robot at the party, Winnipeg Art Gallery







The bar was packed, Winnipeg Art Gallery












Don't point that camera at me when I'm dancing!





Blackout City Kids








The biggest furry hat I have ever seen




Crazy pant leg stocking long john thingers


Ron Cantiveros, Winnipeg photographer, says thumbs up to the party





Sarah Zaharia busts a move with Eric




Pose for the photo booth!









The Alpine Search and Rescue team, not really




The Winnipeg Art Gallery, and Art & Soul, have very good taste in Gin. Hendrick's Gin is amazing!




sunglasses from the 80's


Get your picture taken with Norman Rockwell!







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