Public Art Unveiling
Saturday, September 26, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Visit the ponds in Minoru Park for the unveiling of a new public art installation created by nine Richmond youth as part of the Richmond Art Gallery’s Youth Summer Art Intensive program.
Students worked with lead artist instructor Emily Neufeld, guest artists Holly Schmidt and Laara Cerman, and herbalist Lori Snyder over the course of three weeks this summer to work on various art projects that explored their local natural environment. The culmination of their art experiences was for each student to create a panoramic image of a Richmond landscape that was made into a stand-alone lantern.
All nine lanterns are to be installed in the ponds at Minoru Park, and will be on display until October 25, 2020, as part of Culture Days Celebrations. The unveiling will be an opportunity for the public to meet the young artists as they view this new public art installation.
Participating Artists: Byron Huang, Ethan Liu, Samantha Lu, Rachel Marliss, Nicole Villalon, Gabby Yan, Emily Yuan, Shirley Zhang, Julienne Zhao.
Location: Ponds at Minoru Park, 7191 Granville Avenue. North of Granville Avenue between Minoru Blvd and Gilbert Road.
Note, social distancing protocols will be in place. This event will take place outdoors, rain or shine.
Parking is available beside the Richmond Lawn Bowling Club (7321 Westminster Highway), and the ponds are a short walk from this parking lot. The artworks will be installed at various locations in the ponds.