Release: Emily Carr University of Art + Design – Spring 2012 Walking Tours

Join independent curator and vice-chair of Vancouver’s Public Art Committee, Rachel Rosenfeld Lafo, for a lively exploration of art in public spaces in selected Vancouver neighbourhoods and Richmond on three different Saturday mornings. We will visit art on transit, art commissioned through the City of Vancouver’s Public Art Program – including both civic and private development projects and projects sponsored by organizations such as Other Sites for Artists Projects – and sculptures brought to the city by Vancouver Biennale. Discussions will focus on varied definitions of public art, how projects are selected and funded, and public reaction and involvement. Each week, we will break for refreshments and an opportunity to discuss what we’ve seen. Sign up for one, two or all three dates.

WALKING TOUR: ART IN PUBLIC SPACES – COAL HARBOUR
$45/ Class Limit 16 / Prerequisite None

Explore public art in downtown Vancouver and Coal Harbour, including stops at the Convention Centre, the Seawall and Vancouver Biennale sculptures sited throughout. Artworks include Inges Indee’s The Drop, Douglas Coupland’s Digital Orca, Liz Magor’s LightShed, and the latest installation at Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite, among others.

WALKING TOUR: ART IN PUBLIC SPACES – YALETOWN
$45 / Class Limit 16 / Prerequisite None

Explore public art in Yaletown and North False Creek neighbourhoods, including projects coordinated by Other Sites for Artists’ Projects, the CBC wall, and the City of Vancouver’s Public Art Program. Artworks include Alan Storey’s The Cooper Mews, Jerry Pethick’s Time Top Project, and Noel Best and Chris Dikeakos’ Lookout, among others.

WALKING TOUR: ART IN PUBLIC SPACES – RICHMOND
$45 / Class Limit 16 / Prerequisite None

Take the Canada Line to Richmond, on the way to viewing artworks created specifically for transit stations. Explore public art in the City of Richmond, including works sited thorough the Vancouver Biennale and those commissioned as part of Vancouver 2010, with Public Art Planner Eric Fiss. Artworks include Buster Simpson’s Iceblade, Janet Echelman’s Water Sky Garden, Susan Point’s Buttress Runnels, and many others. Class will end in Richmond and you will be responsible for returning home on your own.

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