For the past two months, since April, I’ve been working hard with a group of artists to have a show in New Westminster that merges art and heritage. I was delighted to apply and be one of nine artists accepted for such a wonderful opportunity. The project is for youth artists, aged 17-24 and is being led by the wonderful Cindy Mochizuki. Each artist has been working to create their own work that is influenced by the City of Westminster’s Archives and Collections.
The opening is tomorrow evening, June 23rd, from 6-8pm and all the artists who were a part of the Living Archive Project will be present. Each artist will be giving a small talk on the breadth of their work within this project.
The show will be on until Sunday, August 21st, 2016. Please be sure to go and check it out! The art is between three sites: the New Westminster Museum (at the Anvil Centre), the Samson V, and Irving House. I’ll include the exact addresses at the end of the post.
Those with an interest can follow the artists’ journeys through our blog at www.livingarchives2016.tumblr.com and are welcome to attend a panel discussion with the artists on Thursday, June 30 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM at Anvil Centre.
Furthermore, as a final point of interest, a few artists are also going to be hosting workshops. I'll be hosting a ceramics workshop in New Westminster with my dear friend and colleague, Jordan Price on July 14th. Registration is required and you can follow this link for more information: www.emilyofthearts.com/calendar/2016/7/14/living-archive-workshop