February 14, 2013
What: Snake woven from green willow / Snake lantern from lunaria plant and recycled materials with lead artists Alastair Heseltine and Jacquie Rolston
When: Spring Festival: Sunday, February 17, 2013 Parade starts 11am
Where: Parade starts at Millennium Gate; goes to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
In celebration of the Year of the Snake (2013) Community Arts Vancouver created two snake art pieces.
Willow: a snake sculpture created with artist Alastair Heseltine and over 30 volunteers over an 8-day period is installed in Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. This green willow snake (about 40’) will sprout in April /May and will then be removed.
Lunaria: a 15-foot snake lantern was made by participants of our Eco-Arts Salon (approx. 25 people) for Winter Solstice with lantern artist Jacquie Rolston.
Lunaria will walk in the Chinatown parade, accompanied by the Harmony of Nations drum group. We will be accompanied by the Uberdrop project of large blue water drops led by artist Zack Embree and coordinator AJ Klein.
The two snakes will meet each other for the first time after the parade. You are invited to meet Willow and Lunaria in the Garden (by donation on Feb. 17).
More photos and information: http://www.cacv.ca/tag/snake
The Community Arts Council of Vancouver greatly appreciates the support of community partners, Firehall Arts Centre and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Funders include: City of Vancouver, BC Arts Council of Vancouver, Province of BC/Embrace BC. We appreciate the support of our members, volunteers and individual donors.
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