This past weekend, my friend Matt and I made the drive up north to British Columbia to attend Denise Jaden's LOSING FAITH book launch party. The event was held at The Reach Gallery and upon entry, I spotted this:
Why, yes, those are four Andy Warhol pieces on the wall behind the podium that I snapped from a far away distance while I was testing out my camera with and without flash in preparation for the event. As you might know, I have an inexplicable thing for Andy Warhol's art and it fills me with joy every time I have the opportunity to see new-to-me pieces. So no matter what was going to happen for the rest of the afternoon, this trip was already awesome in my eyes.
It only got better and better, though! Denise put together a very personalized program with a lot of variety and fun. She had live Polynesian music and dancers from her dance troupe:
Her friend Jerrica Santos performed a song she wrote for Denise about LOSING FAITH:
In addition, Denise spoke about why she wrote LOSING FAITH, read a short except, did a Q&A, and performed her own dance. I didn't get pics of the dance itself, but here's Denise in costume. Yes, with Andy Warhols behind her.
Oh, and look! Here's a completely gratuitous shot of FREEFALL, Andy Warhols, and me: