After a flurry of submissions, we are excited to announce that our artist presenters for the 2012 Eco-Arts Salons have now been selected. Our diverse line up for the season will include:
Bruce Voyce, A Sculptor of Public Artworks who incorporates plant matter and recycled materials into his large objects. He has participated in the Burnaby Eco-Sculptures;
Behind Open Doors Art Collective, A group of Performance Artists & scholars of public space who confront the separation of wilderness and the urban environment through direct physical engagements;
Cornelia Hoogland, Poet & Professor at the University of Western Ontario. She incorporates an understanding of place and wild places into her work;
Chloe Bennett, A Landscape Architecture student who focuses on “Habit-art”, sculptural habitat for pollinators;
J Peachy, A socially-engaged painter who has recently been named Artist-in-Residence for the Burrard Inlet Marine enhancement Society;
Eco-Arts Salons are events that bring those active in creating environmental art together with interested community members, representatives of environmental/community groups interested in using art to advance their social or environmental goals. These events serve as a venue for dialogue and for people from a variety of backgrounds to connect professionally & socially. The salons will be scheduled on the 4th Wednesday of each month, from February- June.
To register for these free events please go here.
Thank you to the Roundhouse for partnering with us for this project.
Thank you to the City of Vancouver and the BC Arts Council for funding for our Environmental Arts Program.