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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 firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the Public Art list to receive future communications.
2021 Community Mural Program
Six new murals will be painted as part of the 2021 Community Mural Program. The murals provide opportunities to add vibrancy to highly visible public spaces, foster community dialogue and cross-cultural exchange, and engage diverse and multi-generational communities.
Lehigh Hanson by Karen Yurkovich and Tristesse Seeliger
McMath Secondary School by Dean and Christina Lauzé
Thompson Elementary School by Fiona Tang
Tomekichi Homma Elementary School by Atheana Picha
Westwind Elementary School by Dawn Lo and April dela Noche Milne
Gateway Theatre by Carmen Chan
Image credit: Saturday Morning Kind of Love by Carmen Chan
2021 Engaging Artists in Community Program
This year’s Engaging Artists in Community projects are in partnership with the Richmond Public Library, Richmond School District 38 and Richmond Multicultural Community Services. For more information, please visit the project website links below for current updates and free public program offerings.
By J Peachy, supported by Pat Calihou, Melissa West Morrison, Yolanda Weeks and Tiffany Yang.
This project is currently underway and offers grade 4 and 5 students at William Cook Elementary (8600 Cook Road) the opportunity to activate outdoor spaces in their school yard through a series of virtual and outdoor in-person art activities and workshops incorporating Indigenous carving, puppetry and eco-arts. Once complete, the legacy artwork will be installed on the school grounds by June 2022 to be enjoyed by park visitors and neighbourhood residents alike.
For more information about this project, visit: cookcreativecafe.wordpress.com
Exploring Ecology Through Place
By Rachel Rozanski
Exploring Ecology Through Place is presented in partnership with the Richmond Public Library and invites community members to make art inspired by Richmond’s natural heritage and unique ecological network. From May through October, Ms. Rozanski will present free art and ecology-based workshops including, Gyotaku printmaking, printing with ocean life, field book creation and drawing, and Cyanotype printing. All activities will comply with the latest COVID-19 Provincial Health Orders and will be presented in a safe and controlled way. The project will conclude in November with a celebration of the collaboration with community participants and the presentation of the final legacy project to be unveiled for public display at a Richmond Public Library branch.
For more information about this project, visit: exploringecology.wixsite.com.
Stories of Home: Past and Present
By Jean Bradbury
What do you miss from home? What do you love about your new home? Newcomers who speak Arabic and Farsi are invited to join artist Jean Bradbury in a community-based public art project. The artist will lead a small cohort of participants in a series of art workshops to create simple comic book style drawings, combining painting and drawing. Participants will be invited to share their stories of home, culture and community. A final legacy artwork will be produced and presented in collaboration with project participants. The workshops will be held every Saturday, beginning August 7 to October 9, 2021 from 10 am to noon at Richmond Multicultural Community Services, #210-7000 Minoru Blvd. All ages welcome. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. These workshops will take place outdoors at Brighouse Park or Minoru Park in small groups. A COVID-19 safety plan will be in place to ensure the safety of all participants, volunteers and staff. Language translators will be present during the workshops. To register for the project, visit rmcs.bc.ca.
For more information about this project, visit: www.storiesofhome-pastandpresent.blogspot.com.
2021 No. 3 Road Art Columns Exhibition 15, Part I
The current exhibition showcases the work of Richmond artists Glen Anderson, Fanny Bok Yin Tang and Keely O’Brien who have created work in response to the theme of Hope, Resilience and Strength. This exhibition is on display until August 14 and is part of the #RichmondHasHeart campaign, an initiative that aims to bring the community, residents and businesses together to show their support for those working to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and to explore new and meaningful ways to find connection while maintaining physical distancing protocols. For more information visit: No. 3 Road Art Columns
Image credit: Keely O’Brien, "Dearest", 2021. Courtesy of the Artist.
Art at Work
How We Make Art
This recorded discussion panel from February 21, 2021 featured presentations by artists Germaine Koh, Sara Graham and Alyssa Schwann who have recently completed large-scale public artworks for the City of Richmond. The virtual presentation focused on how they started their public art practice and how they produce, administer and manage large-scale public art projects. This session is ideal for emerging or mid-career artists who are interested in expanding their art practice into the public realm. Youtube Video Link: Art At Work: How We Make Art
For more information on upcoming Art at Work programs visit: Richmond Art Gallery - Art at Work