Monday, October 25, 2010
The Bing Crosby story is pivotal to the construction of the original Sunset Memorial Community Centre. Commuity members will come to know how the first president of the Sunset Association, Stan Thomas, called Bing's agent to request a concert from this popular singer to raise the seed money for the construction. Bing obliged and raised $36, 000.00 from one concert at the Vancouver Forum. The tickets sold for $1.00 per person!
This images is derived from a photo taken during one of the community workshops. South Asian women were asked to bring significant 'cultural objects' that they brought with them when they immigrated to Canada and to tell us why. The hands are undoing a containor of KHOL which the senior, as a young woman, applied around her eyes as a beauty application and cultural tradition.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
This panel depicts a historical tram ticket that travelled on Fraser street.
Here the images tells the story of exchange: in the early 1900's fishermen would exchange fish caught in the Fraser River for fresh vegetable raised on the sunny slopes in South Vancouver.
In early September, Pat entered the studio at the Moberly Arts & Cultural centre with the community art work created and collected over the past 5 months. She is transposing the work onto birch plywood through projection and paint. These panels will be part of the final artwork at the Sunset Community Centre, Sunset Rink and The Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre