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September 23, 2005

Source: Trinity Western University:

Fluevog's shoe logs

World renown shoe designer shares expertise at TWU this September

Vancouver based indie shoe designer John Fluevog has spent 35 years creating 'unique soles for unique souls.” The founder of John Fluevog Boots and Shoes has forged an international reputation for flare and fashion-forward footwear that has brought him success in both the business and fashion worlds. On Wednesday, September 28, the public is invited to hear the designer with international clout and celebrity endorsement share “How I turned myself into a brand” at Trinity Western University's first instalment of this year's Art Talks lecture series.

As the evening's featured artist, Fluevog will share some of the business savvy and artful inspiration behind the Fluevog brand. He will also discuss creative processes and style strategies.

“I'm an armchair philosopher, an artist and a style monger—my shoes and my messages are quite simply a part of me,” says Fluevog of his work which began in Vancouver in the 70s.

Over the years Fluevog has steadily won hearts around the world with his use of bright colours and tradition-bending designs. There are Fluevog stores in: Vancouver, Toronto, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Melbourne. Even Madonna and the Scissor Sisters have sported his inventive shoe candy.

Hosted by TWU's art department, the Art Talks lecture series showcases the diverse visual work of arts professionals. Attendees will view work produced by artists committed to developing their visual, critical and creative gifts and who contribute to culture. The Fluevog lecture is one of three Art Talks taking place this fall.

Wednesday, October 26: Suzanne Northcott, “The Spaces Between”

A painter for over twenty years, Northcott has moved from mixed media to photo based work and, most recently, to digital film and installation. Her work explores themes of boundaries and connections, investigating the space between moments and events, people and places and various states of being. Her recent work explores the daily migration of crows and the daily commute of cars in the Vancouver area.

Wednesday, November 23: Maggie Milne, “Frames of Perception: Visual Politics in the Late Medieval Court”

Using St. George and the Dragon from “the Reign of Henry the VII, she will discuss how a religious visual framework becomes a vehicle for cultivating a political mythology.

Event: Art Talks, with John Fluevog

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Northwest Auditorium, Northwest Building, Trinity Western University 7600 Glover Rd, Langley, B.C.

Cost: No charge.

Contact: Cindie Chaise at 604-888-7511 ext. 3275, or email


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