Come out to the City of Richmond’s first official PechaKucha Night.
I will be one of nine professionals who will be presenting on the theme of heritage in Richmond.
Friday, May 3
7:30 to 9:30 p.m
3900 Moncton Street, Steveston
This event is free so come early to get a seat
PechaKucha draws its name from the Japanese term for the sound of chit chat, the PechaKucha presentation format is simple – invited speakers present 20 pictures in 20 seconds while speaking quickly about the photos as they advance.
Doors Open 2013 is Richmond’s 6th annual arts, culture and heritage festival. Coordinated by the Richmond Museum Society and Doors Open Steering Committee, this free event allows visitors of all ages to explore Richmond’s arts, culture and heritage at forty-nine partner sites this year.
I am pleased to announce that I have been commissioned to create the public art for The Austin: a new development by Beedie Living in Coquitlam. My large stainless steel hydrangea petal will be installed in the spring of 2014.
The hydrangea can be seen as a metaphor for the vision of Coquitlam’s Citywide Official Community Plan (CWOCP). Each hydrangea petal is like a “compact, complete community” that connects to other communities. Each neighbourhood is unique, yet shares a base structure of interconnected streets. One can think of each neighbourhood as a petal that connects to other petals and then to whole clusters of flowers. The plant veins are a transportation network for the lifeblood of the plant just as streets are a transportation network for the lifeblood of the community.
To find out why I combined art and technology read my latest Newsletter.
The manufacturing process of a Corian® table: a component of a public art project by Mia Weinberg for the Hamilton Community Centre in Richmond BC. The table tells the story of the Veterans’ Land Act subdivision in Hamilton, a community in Richmond BC. Music by Craig Addy (www.UnderThePiano.ca)
I have been shortlisted for new public art project and will be going for a site visit this evening.
There is an open house from 1 to 7pm on Monday May 30th at the new Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre in Surrey, 9750 140th Street. Go and see all the beautiful new art by local artists: Andrea Sirois, Paul Colangelo, Marion Webber, Doris MacDougall, Enda Bardell, Cheryl Fortier, Mary Chernoff and me.
My latest public art project reflecting the history of Hamilton BC, will be unveiled on the afternoon of Saturday, May 28 at the grand opening of the new wing of the Hamilton Community Centre, 5111 Smith Dr, Richmond, BC. Details of the schedule for the day will follow nearer the date. The work is made from thermoformed Corian backlit with LED light panels. This project could not have been created without the skills of Richard Phillip Marmion of RPM Design/Fabrication and Scott Coats of Fusion Woodwork.
My public art installation You Are Here has been getting lots of positive responses. You can see it at The Brighouse Station of the Canada Line (street level) only until the end of May. Please use the comments field to give me feedback.
My public art piece “You Are Here” has been installed at Canada Line, Brighouse Station, No. 3 Road, Richmond BC. It will be there until May 2011.
My passion as an artist is to create images that astonish and enthrall the imagination of the viewer by presenting the ordinary in an extraordinary way. We’ve all had the experience of being commuters focused on our destination and our plans for the day ahead—focused on everything but the present moment. Placing my work right in the midst of a busy pedestrian urban thoroughfare exercises its full potential to counter the inattention of distracted minds with imagery that exudes the delight, wonder, and mystery of life on our planet earth. One recent viewer of my work commented: “I love to be reminded that the world holds myriad of beauty in unexpected places.” His statement captures the essence of what I aim to achieve with my art. With “You Are Here” I visually link the specific locale of the Brighouse Station by juxtaposing images of leaf skeletons—found in Brighouse Park—with the network of streets surrounding the station. The maps and leaf skeletons show surprising similarities and the maps also look like electronic circuit boards that are used by so many companies in Richmond.