Do you have a memory to share about Minoru Arenas?
13 March 2018
A community engaged public art project is set to launch in March at Minoru Arenas and the Richmond Ice Centre with Vancouver-based artist Faith Moosang. The artist project will aim to acknowledge the history of the Minoru Arenas, honour past contributions of community members and create an inclusive opportunity for the public to inform the artwork. The final digital artworks will be reproduced and installed as a series of art wraps onto the large concrete pillars inside Minoru Arenas.
The artist will be hosting a series of public engagement events at Minoru Arenas and the Richmond Ice Centre on the following dates:
- Saturday, March 17, 12:00-8:00 p.m. at Minoru Arenas, 7551 Minoru Gate
- Tuesday, March 27, 4:00-10:00 p.m. at Richmond Ice Centre, 14140 Triangle Rd
- Sunday, April 8, 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. at Minoru Arenas, 7551 Minoru Gate
- Sunday, April 15, 1:00-8:00 p.m. at Richmond Ice Centre, 14140 Triangle Rd
- Monday, April 21, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at Minoru Arenas, 7551 Minoru Gate
Come and meet the artist, share stories, photographs, video, film and any other memorabilia related to sporting events or other activities that took place at Minoru Arenas. A dedicated artist blog will document the process and outcome of the project.
This project is presented by the Richmond Public Art Program in partnership with the Richmond Arenas Community Association. The Engaging Artists in Communities Program supports artists with socially-oriented practices and encourages the development of a wide variety of collaborative opportunities for artists working within communities.
Faith Moosang is a multimedia artist, curator, writer and researcher. Her work centres around inquiry into spectacle culture, media, mediated imagery and the mechanically reproduced image. She has an MFA from the School for Contemporary Art at Simon Fraser University.
For more information and to learn how you can participate, visit www.communitypillars.wordpress.com.