Secrets And Surprises in Stanley Park
Space is limited. FREE but you must register by phoning 604.323.5322. Quote Course No. 60905. If space is full please ask to be put on a wait list. If enough people are interested, we may repeat the program at another time.
Date: Sat. June 19, 2010
Over the past several years, six artists have worked with the Park Board, Stanley Park Ecology Society and CACV to design, create and share environmental art created in situ around the park.
Six short videos (from 4-10 minutes each) will introduce you to the work, then we will dialogue about environmental and community art and walk with other participants to discover some of the “surprises and secrets” that have taken up residence in the park, noticing how nature and human interaction have affected the works.
See vancouver.ca/spea for more information
Understand key elements of creating environmental art
Enhance knowledge of the ways in which professional arts can work with a community
Gain an appreciation for ephemeral and semi-permanent works of art in outdoor locations
1:30-2:00 – Introduction to community and environmental arts and introduction to the project (Susan Gordon) Some of the artists may be present.
2:00-3:30pm – Each short film will be introduced and discussed
3:30-3:45pm – Break
3:45 pm – on– Take a tour of some of the Stanley Park Environmental Art Project semi-permanent works. Click here for a link to a self-guided walk map and descriptions.
Susan Gordon has a long and strong background in the community and environmental arts in Vancouver. She currently is on the CACV board and the board rep for environmental arts. (See more at cacv.ca)
Derek Irland is the chair of the CACV Community Arts Activities Committee.
Mary Bennett is the administrator for the Community Arts Council of Vancouver, is a visual artist and interested in community and environment issues through various organizations.
Location: Heron Room, Stanley Park Ecology Society (upstairs of the Stanley Park Dining Pavilion).