That’s right friends….the hubby and I got Schmancy at the Glenbow Museum Saturday evening. Schmancy is the annual fancy fundraiser spearheaded by the Glenbow’s young-minded philanthropist club, Pivot Glenbow. We received last-minute VIP tickets from work, as our company was one of the main sponsors of the event, and one of the other leadership team members could not attend. As we are always up for an adventure, we agreed to attend – and had a blast getting all dressed up and wandering around the museum with co-workers.
Keeping it Schmancy!
The air was swirling with great flurries of snowflakes as the hubby and I stepped out of our taxi at the Glenbow Museum. It was a perfect outside setting to encourage a schmancy evening inside! We saw everything from long fancy gowns, to whimsical flapper dresses, to perfect little black dresses! Men were donning elegant suits, tuxedos, kilts, and even funky colorful jackets! It was an art gallery gathering, for sure! Wine was freely passed around and hors d’oeuvres included Thai chicken kabobs and mini bruschetta bites, and the air tingled with anticipation over the evening’s array of guests.
Exposed by Bryan Adams!
Premier Redford made an appearance and gave a short speech about her interactions and passion for the museum. And yes, I learned that a Premier is the head of government of a province or territory!
The best part of the evening was the Q&A style presentation with Bryan Adams – the iconic Canadian rocker – who wasn’t there to sing, but to show off his portraits. We heard some incredible stories from Adams’ photography career. He had us chuckling about his inspirations (close friends Amy Winehouse and Ben Kingsley) and adventures with the Queen (Are those boots in the picture?), Pink (I think that t-shirt isn’t quite right…maybe you should remove it?), and Kate Moss (My kitchen will never be the same!). Adams was sincere, passionate, and quite funny throughout the talk. Adams currently has three books of his works published: Wounded: The Legacy of War, Exposed and American Women. The Exposed exhibit features portraits of his friends in the entertainment industry; the other half of his exhibit, Wounded, included images of young British soldiers who have suffered life-changing injuries.
I hope you have enjoyed the show!