Part of my vision for #TreasuringStrathcona has been to have a diverse team of artists, people who are all fierce in overlapping ways — fiercely intellectual, fiercely protective, fiercely inuitive, fiercely activist. With Anna Heywood-Jones and Jennifer Brant, their fierceness is under cover of ‘mild-mannered’. They’re thoughtful and attentive and don’t really draw too much attention to themselves; but with the chance to talk with them and see their work, the breadth and depth of their practical knowledge and intellectual power reveal themselves.
These three walks will explore the land of Strathcona and colours from the plants, beginning on May 10 with Himalayan Blackberry, and then St.John’s Wort on June 22. Participants will join Anna and Jennifer in dyeing fibres that may be used in a collaborative tapestry or collage project, to be made in the fall (sessions not yet scheduled)
Please sign up for the JULY 20 walk at Eventbrite below. Meet out front of Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer St. Vancouver. Dress appropriately for the weather, with comfortable walking shoes. The walk will end at Trillium North Park, Malkin Ave @ Thornton, approx 1km from the Community Centre starting place.
See a gallery of the June 22 Walk HERE :
Strathcona neighbourhood is a place of extremes, of fierceness — fierce struggle, despair, suffering; and fierce compassion, fealty, beauty and commitment. I’m looking forward to seeing how these artists resonate with this neighbourood, to the conversations, insights and work may arise during the walks this spring and summer.