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Public Art Artist Calls, Workshops, Events and More
Are you interested in finding out about future Public Art Artist Calls, workshops and events? Simply email email@example.com to be added to the Public Art list to receive future communications.
Engaging Artists in Community Program Update
Victory Gardens for Diversity
Lori Weidenhammer, Artist-In-Residence at Terra Nova Rural Park
The Gardens in Our Lives: Past, Present and Future
Tuesday, May 19, 7:00 pm
Online presentation hosted by the Richmond Public Art Program.
To register please email Elisa.Yon@richmond.ca
Four gardeners from the Victory Gardens for Diversity artist residency at Terra Nova Rural Park will describe the intimate ways gardens have shaped their lives. Lori Snyder, Catherine Shapiro, Lois Klassen and Lori Weidenhammer will talk about gardens in their past that have inspired them, how their present gardens are being informed by the COVID-19 pandemic and share their dreams for gardens of the future. Follow the artists at victorygardensfordiversity.blogspot.com.
Thompson Community Centre Mural Project
Commissioned artists Popo and Lola (April dela Noche Milne and Dawn Lo) will be engaging community members and users of the Thompson Community Centre through the spring to inform a mural artwork that will be installed near the North entrance of the centre. The artists plan to work on-site during the summer months, so you may be delightfully surprised the next time you visit or are in the neighbourhood at Thompson Community Centre. Follow the artists progress @popoandlola on Instagram and popoandlola.art.blog
Sandi Liang, Artist-In-Residence at West Richmond Community Centre
The “Hello!” project aims to activate the community centre's outdoor spaces as a learning and sharing platform to connect culturally diverse and multi-generational community members through art and storytelling. Follow the Hello! Project @hellowrcc on Instagram and learn about upcoming events on hellowrcc.wixsite.com.
Art Wrap Program Update
New Traffic Art Wrap Artworks!
Public Art, Transportation and Fire Services are pleased to bring some colour to Richmond's streets with the recent installation of six art wraps on Traffic utility boxes.
Fire Hall No. 1
Gilbert Road and Granville Ave
Andrew Briggs has commemorated the history of Fire Services in Richmond and Fire Hall No. 1 using archival photos and has interpreted Richmond's heritage into modern pop artworks.
No. 2 Road and Moncton St.
Laara Cerman's intricate wave patterns of native plant species indigenous to Garry Point Park and the Steveston area. The photograph of Canada Goldenrod and Reed Canary grasses reference both the environments of land and sea.
Steveston Highway and Mortfield Rd.
Richmond photographer, Nora Montiel complements the Buddhist Temple in her response to the site on Steveston Highway. The artwork allows those passing by a glimpse behind the walls and into the inner sanctuary of the temple.
2020 Capture Photography Festival
Richmond Public Art in partnership with Richmond Art Gallery presents photo-based works for the Capture Photography Festival. Each installation evokes personal, historical, and spiritual intimacies that connect us to each other and our communities. The temporary works are currently on view until September 1, 2020.
Lansdowne Canada Line Station
Growing up on the Canadian Prairies, a descendant of Mennonites, Emily Neufeld’s interest lies in the relationships between the environment and the people who inhabit it. Over the last two years Neufeld has visited and photographed a dozen of these empty houses, where the work takes on a performative aspect. Once in the structures, she considers the history of the inhabitants, the building with its contents, and performs interventions – creating sculptures from the various materials found within the homes and yards.
Self portrait with mended flesh
Manuel Axel Strain
Aberdeen Canada Line Station
Self portrait with mended flesh by two-spirit artist Manuel Axel Strain is a diptych depicting the artist’s connection to their Grandmother. The work is born out of the artist’s internalized struggle to accept their own identity. Wrapped in their grandmother’s scarf, the artist’s arms metaphorically carry a spiritual connection and kinship to their ancestors. With such gestures of guidance and care by the older generation, the artist reflects on the traumatic times of their life, expressed in terms of vulnerability and resilience in reference to current and historical forms of colonial violence.
Artist Instagram Takeovers @howartworks
Stay tuned for artist Instagram takeovers @howartworks. For the month of April, Public Art will be featuring this year's commissioned artists from the Engaging Artists in Community Program including @beespeaker, @hellowrcc and @popoandlola. Artists will be presenting fun and interactive art activities you can do in the comfort of your own home. Follow @howartworks and explore your creative expression.
Art at Work: Applying to Public Art Opportunities
Saturday, May 30, 2020
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
Learn best practices in preparing applications for Public Art opportunities. This workshop will use example artist calls as the basis for a hands-on session led by staff from the Richmond Public Art Program. Through group exercises, participants will be provided with guidance in preparing applications for Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Qualifications (RFQs).
Four Seasons of Movement
The enclosing fence for the Clement Track is created from the architectural fabric LaceFence, using varying pattern densities of chain link to replicate an image. The fence design is composed of four repeating panels representing each season at the track and around Minoru Park, as well as two panels of abstract designs derived from the elements of the track itself. The repeating pattern cycles counter-clockwise from inside the fence to work with the track users’ motion, or can be read more traditionally left-to-right from the exterior of the track.