Sunday, May 3, 2009

COZY The Stanley Park Environmental Art Project

Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre (MACC Studio Theatre) utilizes a variety of approcahes in fullfilling its mandate. Some programs and projects engage the local neighbourhood community and some attract communities of interest from across the city. The centre establishes relationships with individual artists and arts groups from a variety of disciplines and cultural backgrounds who has an interest in working with community members.
In this regard, MACC recently provided the opportunity for 2 grade seven classrooms from a local school to work with the artist Shirley Wiebe who is working on the Stanley Park Environmental Art Project. This project was born out of a desire to respond creatively to the windstorm that devastated the park on December 15, 2006. http://vancouver.ca/parks/arts/spea/overview.htm
COZY is an ephemeral art-piece created in a collaborative effort by community members. The artist has been workshopping this project acroos Vancouver, for the past 6 months working with a diverse range of ages, neighbourhoods and cultural backgrounds. She is leading them in constructing a fitted cozy for a storm aflicted tree stump. Her goal is to have COZY completed and installed onto the site specific stump, by July 30, 2009.

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