Several Green Streets volunteers are involved with the Community Arts Council of Vancouver — pushing the envelope for traffic circle and corner bulge gardens. From Chloe Bennett’s Bees Please Bee Habit-Art at 6th & Yew to Julien’s Car Battery at Fremlin and 46th and Ella Cooper’s Art Garden at 8th and Trimble with art activites incluidng poetry-making; clay work and brightly painted signage, art is springing up in public space near you. Mary Bennett has started Bees Please II at 6th & Trafalgar with a community herb garden – please come by and pick some herbs — and then tell the bees to visit too.
We’d like to connect with anyone who’s noticed – or better yet is making – art in the Green Streets plots.
Thanks to funding from the City of Vancouver and BC Arts Council for our Community-engaged Environmental Arts Project “Trans/Forms”, we have hired Sharon Kravitz to conduct interviews and produce a short video about City of Vancouver Green Streets volunteers who are bringing their art, the nearby communities and creativity into their traffic circle or corner bulge gardens.
Gardens that will be featured are Chloe Bennett’s Bee Habit-Art (6th & Yew) and Mary Bennett’s Community Herb Garden (6th & Trafalgar)