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New public art on Cambie Street may leave you perplexed – urbanYVR

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Hats off to you! Orange you glad you’re a shoe-in?

A new condo development on Cambie Street near Queen Elizabeth Park is reinforcing the old adage, “art is subjective.”

Quirky public art in Vancouver is nothing new — remember the Main Street Poodle, or the (still going strong) A-Maze-ing Laughter at English Bay?

Main Street poodle
Main Street poodle. Credit: City of Vancouver

Now, several new public art pieces outside of a recently completed condo development on Cambie Street are attracting attention.

The art runs the gamut from Converse shoes, to hats, to what looks like a proud grocer’s orange display, and it’s all available for viewing (and critiques) from passersby at the 35 Park West development near Queen Elizabeth Park.

Unfortunately, there are no information plaques or signage yet, so channel your inner art critic, and let’s take a look.

Put your best foot forward

Cambie Street Public Art Vancouver
Cambie Street Public Art Vancouver
Remember your Converse high tops?
Cambie Street Public Art Vancouver
Cambie Street Public Art Vancouver
No word on sizing.
Cambie Street Public Art Vancouver
Cambie Street Public Art Vancouver
Unfortunately the artist is still learning how to tie their shoes.

Orange you glad you came?

Cambie Street Public Art Vancouver
Cambie Street Public Art Vancouver
The Citrus Pyramid of Cambie Street.
Cambie Street Public Art Vancouver
Cambie Street Public Art Vancouver
The artist may have been a produce department manager in a previous life.

Hats off to you.

Cambie Street Public Art Vancouver
Cambie Street Public Art Vancouver
Mind if I hang this here so you can see it every time you walk through your front door?
Cambie Street Public Art Vancouver
Cambie Street Public Art Vancouver
I should have given you a heads up first.
Cambie Street Public Art Vancouver
Cambie Street Public Art Vancouver
How long do you think it will be before the strata decides to remove these?
Cambie Street Public Art Vancouver
Cambie Street Public Art Vancouver
Hats off to the artist.

Bonus round: What on earth is this?

Cambie Street Public Art Vancouver
Cambie Street Public Art Vancouver
A pen for children and/or pets? A home for ants?
Cambie Street Public Art Vancouver
Cambie Street Public Art Vancouver
If you know what this is, please reach out.

It’s not known if the pieces are the developer’s public art contribution for the project, or who the artists are.

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Windsor Public Library wants to show you local art while you ride your bike – CBC.ca

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Windsor Public Library wants to showcase the city’s downtown art. It plans to have two cycling tours to show it off.

Becky Mayer, a librarian at the Windsor Public Library organized the tours. She said the main reason she wanted to do this is because people think there’s nothing to do or see in Windsor.

“I often ride my bike around and I see a lot of cool and weird stuff,” said Mayer. “So, I just thought that maybe a few people would want to join me on a weird stuff tour.”

Mayer said she’ll be bringing Betty the Bookmobile along for the journey. She said the ride will be pretty casual and if someone has a story to tell she’s happy to give them space to share.

“I’m fine with talking as well. If you want to have a silent tour, that’s also cool. Like, it’s very, very casual. Go with the flow. We’ll see what happens,” Mayer said.

The first tour starts at 6 p.m. August 16, the second tour is on August 20 starting at 10 a.m. The tours last about an hour and starts at the library’s Central Branch at the corner of Ouellette Avenue and Pitt Street.

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Youth get creative at summer art camp – Lakeland TODAY

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ST. PAUL – A variety of mediums were used to create unique works of art during a week-long Youth Art Camp held at the St. Paul Visual Arts Centre, last week.

Pam Bohn, the art instructor for the art camp, said the camp gives youth the chance to not only do art but form friendships.  

“We also go outside to play and go to the park, and so it is also a day where they can make friends.”

The art camp included acrylic painting, watercolour painting, mixed media projects, and much more.

“While I facilitate the classes, [the children] are free to create as they please,” she said. “That allows those who like to do art that freedom to have different art mediums and try things that they may be unable to do at home.”

Bohn said the participating youths have enjoyed the art camps, adding, “They all get excited when they come and take their [art] home to show their parents.”

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The Hive celebrates three new exhibitions at Art Gallery of Burlington | inHalton – insauga.com

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Published August 15, 2022 at 2:41 pm

A special event celebrating three new exhibits is being hosted by the Art Gallery of Burlington.

The Hive is happening Saturday, Aug. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. This free, all-ages event incorporates the organization, cooperation and energy of a beehive into an afternoon of art, activity, learning and fun.

The Hive will feature a special workshop led by Toronto’s Clay and Paper Theatre, live arts and crafts demonstrations, a screen-printing presentation, live performance, food and drink.

The event is being held in celebration of the AGB’s three new fall exhibitions:

  • The Future of Work, an exploration into how the pandemic has affected labour markets and our quality of life
  • ਨਜਰ ਨਾ ਲੱਗੇ/Nazar na lage/Knock on wood, a vibrant and meaningful interpretation on the art of rangoli by artist Noni Kaur
  • Know your Place, an exhibit of cartoon-like clay sculpture that reveal the raw emotional experiences of the artist Sami Tsang

Known for work inspired by oral traditions, folk songs, poems and fables, Clay and Paper Theatre will charm participants and audiences with their original multi-disciplinary performance-based production. Guests who wish to participate with Clay and Paper Theatre should arrive early and be ready to create.

Visitors are invited to an interactive, screen-printing demonstration led by artist Jesse Purcell and are encouraged to bring any used clothing to be transformed into a bunting display to be hung in the gallery by the artist collective Works-in-Progress.

Arts Burlington will be opening its doors to guests with arts demonstrations and the Burlington Handweavers and Spinners Guild will guide guests through a natural plant-based dying demonstration, teaching attendees what they need to know to create from home.

The AGB parking lot will be free for the day. For more information, visit the AGB website.


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