JUNE 14, 2014 2pm – 4pm Mountain View Cemetery, Celebration Hall | 5455 Fraser Street FREE | No registration required
Working with artist Shirley Wiebe, explore how personal hand gestures and words can be combined to create an image using only handwritten text. Inspired by the diminished practice of printing and writing by hand, this workshop takes texting and emoticons back to their origins. Participants will create word-based drawings by ‘filling in’ a projected enlargement of their own hand gesture on paper. Take away a personal manifesto!
Coinciding guided walking tours (1:15pm – 2:00pm and 2:30pm – 3:15pm) invite people to engage with memory and history, and to observe commemorative sources. How is identity expressed through symbols and typography? Before the Draw Down workshop, get inspired with a 45-minute guided walking tour of Mountain View Cemetery!
Participants of all ages and experience are welcome.
Shirley Wiebe is a Vancouver artist whose focus is human geography as it relates to place, memory and history. A significant aspect of her practice engages community as conceptual collaborators in projects that represent network connections. She has created environmental projects in conjunction with UBC Farm and Stanley Park, and developed public projects locally in Sunset Neighbourhood and the Bentall Five lobby. Shirley has participated in art residencies in the Yukon, Berlin, Turkey and USA, utilizing these opportunities to further her explorations of a sense of place.
Celebration Hall is an elegant and contemporary gathering place on the sweeping grounds of historic Mountain View Cemetery.
Visitors to Celebration Hall can look out over grassy lawns and lush trees to downtown Vancouver and the snow-capped Coast Mountains. The beautifully open design of Celebration Hall allows visitors to connect immediately with the rich history and culture that the cemetery holds. At the same time, the enclosed, peaceful courtyard and the cool, quiet rooms create an atmosphere of calm and comfort and a welcome respite and retreat.
For more information: Mountain View Cemetery Website | 604.325.2646