Lulu Series: Richard Tetrault
The Lulu Series: Richard Tetrault
From the Ground Up:
The Making of Murals
Using murals to explore cultural identity and origins and as an expression of personal dignity and strength, artist Richard Tetrault’s public art projects typically involve youth mentorship, community activism, extensive planning and outreach.
From the two-block long mosaic wall that involved more than 300 people from beginning to end, to the wall mural a city block long and six stories high, his projects reflect a process of engagement with the Downtown Eastside community in which he lives.
For several decades, Richard has undertaken large-scale projects including Walls of Change (1989), Community Walls/Community Voices (2003), Eastside Mural Project (2009), and Through the Eye of the Raven (2010.) He has also worked as an artist-in-residence in every school district in the Lower Mainland.
Richard is a recipient of the City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award. He is also a founding member of Creative Cultural Collaborations Society, Arts in Action and the Eastside Culture Crawl. With the Canada-wide group La Raza Artists, he has initiated projects in various parts of Canada, Mexico, Argentina and Cuba. As well as working as a muralist, he is a painter and printmaker who has shown his work locally and internationally in more than 50 exhibitions.
More at richard-tetrault.ca.
This talk will be preceded by a short performance by Killer Apps, a group that plays original music using musical apps on iPads, iPods and iPhones. Killer Apps have been performing and recording since early 2011. They currently have 37 distinct “albums.” The membership of Killer Apps ranges from its core trio to as many as six.