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Location: Vancouver, BC
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Latest Activity: Jun 10, 2012

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Traffic Circle Music

Started by Mary Bennett Jun 10, 2012. 0 Replies

I loved reading about music playing at St. George & 10th traffic circle. Any time you'd like to play at 6th & Trafalgar, let meune know.Especially hoping for some musicians for our Kits Car…Continue

Tags: public space, roundabout, music

Bees & Art - Kitsilano Bee Line

Started by Mary Bennett. Last reply by Mary Bennett Jun 10, 2012. 2 Replies

I'm coordinating the 3rd bee walk in kits - come visit mason bee houses and a bee hive at the community garden. Each bee walk is a little different - depending on who comes. We have a growing…Continue

Tags: celebration, art, bees

VIVARIUM I - First Ecoart Incubator Residency (at Kelowna) - Public partcipation

Started by Beth Carruthers Jun 1, 2012. 0 Replies

VIVARIUM I is the first residency of UBC OKanagan's Ecoart Incubator. We have been working to build in innovative and significant community participation models. VIVARIUM brings artists, community…Continue

Emerging Eco-Artists wanted - please respond or forward to others

Started by Community Arts Apr 4, 2012. 0 Replies

Calling all Emerging Eco Artists!March 29, 2012 – 1:11 pmThe Community Arts…Continue

Tags: eco-art

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Comment by Janet on March 29, 2012 at 2:48pm

Hello fellow arts enthusiasts,
I have taken up the mantle to get 1000 cranes folded to hand out at the Earth Day Parade in support of making ecocide illegal internationally. (See below for more info.)

As with many projects, there are multiple directions that this one can expand into! I would love to have you join me in this endeavor in whatever way your celebratory and artistic self calls out to. Here are some possibilities for ways to play:

* Come fold cranes with me in Kits on April 4th - rsvp on the events page. Lots of fun. Instruction provided. Good for the brain cells.
* If there is enough interest (~18 people need to train) we have the opportunity to collectively operate/dance/fly a 30' (yes!) heron puppet - beautiful, fun, enhances the crane message and a great experience of collaboration!
* Host a crane folding potluck. I'd love to do one in each village as a way to spread the word about this bill.
* Take a stack of the crane papers and teach your own group/class/club/family.
* Help me design gorgeous, inexpensive, functional carrying containers for the cranes (we'll need 15-20, ~ 5 gal. capacity).
* Of course, come walk in the parade! Dress as a winged, finned or whiskered, teach us all a song or chant to sing, or?
* Arrange face painting for the young and young at heart before the parade.
* Other creative ideas?

For more on the bill look at EradicatingEcocide.com. Essentially, it would add ecocide to the 4 existing Crimes Against Peace, tried in International Criminal Court. It would make CEOs, heads of state and bank presidents personally criminally libel for the environmental destruction that results from their decisions. Since laws are the rules of the game, this would be a game changer!

The Earth Day Parade is Sunday, April 22 at 11, on Commercial, from Broadway to Grandview Park where there will be music, activities, etc. It's being billed as the most fun you ever have saving the planet! http://www.vancouveryouth.ca/node/592

Contact me, Janet, at earthdaycranes@gmail.com or through the VV website events. Hope to meet you all soon!

ps. At the risk of duplication, I will also send this as a message, to avoid the more grave risk of not connecting with you! Thanks for your indulgence and patience here. :-)

Comment by Derek Irland on April 6, 2011 at 11:21pm

CRAB Park Canoe

Sunday, April 10, 2011, 1-4pm

CRAB Park at Portside (northern end of Main St. by the water on Burrard Inlet)- meet at the park pavilion and dress for the weather!

 

Under the guidance of Downtown Eastside environmental artist Sharon Kallis, community members will use natural materials to create a new boat shaped sculpture that will provide shelter for birds in the duck pond at CRAB Park.  This event is part of BC Arts and Culture Week and is a follow up to last year’s successful Nest project.

Comment by Derek Irland on March 29, 2011 at 12:57pm

Green Streets COMMUNITY ART GARDEN Corners of 8th & Trimble

 

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR ART MAKING & GARDENING!

We are looking for people with a passion for arts, gardening and/or community building. All are welcome. No experience necessary. 

 

Join us this month to tend the corner gardens at the intersection of 8th & Trimble and begin decorating the space with 

small art pieces, short stories & interactive poetry to include in the greenery. 

 

UPCOMING APRIL DATES  

THROUGH ART MAKING & POETRY WE’LL BE INVESTIGATING THE THEME OF GROWTH & WHAT WE’D LIKE TO CULTIVATE IN OUR LIVES.

 

Saturday, April 2 @ 4 - 6pm 

Saturday, April 16 @ 3:30 - 5:30pm

Saturday, April 30 @ 3:30 - 5:30pm

 

Meet @ the Corner of Trimble & West 8th street 

( 99 Bus - UBC. Get off at Sasamat )

 

**Come dressed for the weather and please bring garden tools if you have them.

We start off outside and then depending on the activity we’ll move indoors, to the park or a cafe. Call 604 762 8112 if you’re running late. ***

 

 

About...

 

We meet every other Saturday. Each meetup will include gardening plus a range of different activities including creative brainstorming, outdoor poetry making, creating a five senses garden, collaborating with youth, walks down to Jericho beach for inspiration, community building, conversation and more. 

 

Multidisciplinary artist and educator, Ella Cooper has recently gained four of the City of Vancouver's Green Street plots and would like to turn them into a veritable eco-arts gallery and space for community engagement. Collaborating with the Community Arts Council’s Eco Arts Salon, gardeners, guerilla knitters, creative minds, poets and interested members of the community we will be working to create a happy blend of community gardening and eco arts projects that creates an interactive green space that will evolve as the plants grow. 

 

If you can't make it to this meeting but would like to be actively involved in the gardening and eco-arts making, please contact Ella at ella@eapnetwork.ca - 604-762-8112.

Comment by Derek Irland on March 22, 2011 at 1:43pm

Arts & Celebration Network Gathering

Wednesday March 23, 6-8:30pm

Grace MacInnis Housing Co-op, near Commercial and Venables

 

See the event listing here for address, detailed directions, full event info, and to RSVP.

 

Come out to enjoy a fun and hands-on meeting/potluck/creative jam session.  We'll be working with fabric to explore the potential of "transition flags", a visual way to record and express hopes, goals, significant events, and other things that are important to Village Vancouver participants.  We'll also be discussing opportunities for celebration during Langara's Summer School on Building Community coming up in June.

Comment by Derek Irland on March 17, 2011 at 4:20pm

Green Streets Eco Arts Project

Creative play & Gardening this weekend!

 

Saturday March 19, 2011

3 - 5:00 pm 

 

Meet @ the Corner of Trimble & West 8th street ( 99 Bus - UBC. Get off at Sasamat )

 

Join us for a community art gardening session to develop an original outdoor eco arts project as part of Vancouver's Green Streets program. 

 

Multidisciplinary artist and educator, Ella Cooper has recently gained four outdoor Green Street plots and would like to turn them into a veritable eco-arts gallery and space for community engagement. Collaborating with the Eco Arts Salon, gardeners, guerilla knitters, creative minds, poets and interested members of the community we will be working to create a happy blend of community gardening and eco arts projects that creates an interactive green space that will evolve as the plants grow. 

 

Each weekend will always include gardening plus a range of different activities including creative brainstorming, outdoor poetry making, creating a five senses garden, collaborating with youth, walks down to Jericho beach for inspiration, community building, conversation and more. 

 

We are looking for people with a passion for arts, gardening and/or community. All are welcome. No experience necessary. 

 

Come dressed for the weather and please bring garden tools if you have them.

 

This Weekend's Breakdown

 

3pm Meet at the Corner of Trimble & West 8th street -  Gardening & Pruning

 

3:45 Creative play and eco art garden design  (at a local coffee shop)


5:00 End

 

 

If you can't make it to this meeting but would like to be actively involved in the gardening and eco-arts making, please contact Ella at ella@eapnetwork.ca - 604 762 8112
Comment by Derek Irland on March 4, 2011 at 2:11pm

Green Streets Eco Art Salon

Saturday March 5 from 2pm to 4:30pm

meet at the corner of W 8th Ave. & Trimble St. (near Jericho Beach)

 

This will be a brainstorming session for a hands-on neighbourhood intersection small-scale public art project.  Open to all!  Full details in the event listing here.

Comment by Ross Moster on February 10, 2011 at 12:15pm
From: "Ross Moster rmoster@flash.net" <rmoster@flash.net>
To: VV volunteers
Cc: Mary Adkins <maryradkins@yahoo.com>
Sent: Wed, February 9, 2011 12:24:47 PM
Subject: One more volunteer needed for VV table at World Community Film Fest on Saturday

Looking for one last volunteer!...Don't forget you get to see a free movie or two...


Hi all,

Outreach is looking for one more volunteer to be at the Village Vancouver table for Saturday during the day for this film festival. If anyone could volunteer either for the first or the latter part of the day on Saturday (not including evening), please let either Mary or Ross know (maryradkins@yahoo.com or rmoster@flash.net) asap. We appreciate it!


Mary

(for VV Outreach Team)
Comment by Community Arts on November 15, 2010 at 8:27am
Several VV folk are involved with Community Arts Council of Vancouver. We're having an eco-arts salon this Thursday, November 18 to create a winter solstice lantern from natural materials. 7-9pm @ Stanley Park Nature House and our AGM is next Thursday, Nov 25 7-9pm @ Chapel Arts (near Oppenheimer park). Would the A&C group of VV be interested in having some info there? both events free.
Comment by Community Arts on June 2, 2010 at 8:37pm
I'm interested in the possibility of an arts & celebration activity at the Main Street carfree day. We're having a community arts council committee meeting on Monday, June 7 - let me know what may/could/will happen and I can see how we might support it. Post here or (better) send to mary@cacv.ca
 

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