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On September 11, 2013, LocoMotoArt hosted an event to celebrate our award as Artists in Residence with the Vancouver Park Board field park house placement. To thank our volunteers, sponsors and supporters, and to introduce ourselves to Parks Board Commissoners, we prepared a reception, awarded certificates, cut a cake, and had an indoor and outdoor exhibition and performance.

 

Pictured above is a variation of my project Octopus Garden situated in an alcove of the foundation in the rear of Aberthau Mansion to simulate a large underwater tank.

 

Exhibition Artists ::

Graham Brown, Merlyn Chipman, Laura Lee Coles, Bobbi Kozinuk, Sebnem Ozpeta, Wynne Palmer, Rob Scharein, Phil Thomson, Miles Thorogood.

 

Thanks go out to the LocoMotoArt, West Point Grey Community Centre staff and volunteers and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation!


August 18, 2013 Tatlow Park will become an outdoor exhibition space for visual and sound installations, which are positioned specifically in natural setting to embrace the intimacy of “place” and promote the relationship of humans, technology and the indigenous world.

 

I will be showing a new outdoor digital installation called Yew Are Here along with members of LocoMotoArt.

 

Exhibition Artists ::

Merlyn Chipman, Laura Lee Coles, David Leith, Maryam Mobini, Mark Nazemi, Sebnem Ozpeta, Wynne Palmer, Rob Scharein, Sarah Shamash and Miles Thorogood.


LocoMotoArt in Tatlow Park project is supported by a small, but generous grant from the Kitsilano Neighbourhood House through the Neighbourhood Small Grants Greenest City Fund issued by the Vancouver Foundation, in response to the City of Vancouver’s community-led green initiatives mandate.


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After an intensely busy month and a half of preparation as Co-Producer, Marketing Director and exhibiting Artist, the show is now part of both the LocoMotoArt and the QE Park's history. The weather couldn't have been better and the attendance and support of some 400 people, made this a terrific evening!


bg_18431375846286.jpgOpening Ceremony with Russell Wallace and family. Photo: Laura Lee Coles

 

Thank you to Leslie Kennah and Ash Tanasiychuk and VANDOCUMENT for the video.

 

Thank you for the show review: Lucia Misch and VANDOCUMENT



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LocoMotoArt @ Queen Elizabeth Park

I will be installing my outdoor piece Naiad's Gift along with members of LocoMotoArt from 9-11PM on Sunday, July 28, 2013, where we will light up your stroll through one of Vancouver's crown jewels, Queen Elizabeth Park! Celebrating Youth, Technology & Nature, this family-friendly FREE exhibition will include 12 art projections, audio, sound art and interactive new media works in the large quarry, highlighting sustainable practices with technology.

 

LocoMotoArt exhibition artists ::

Merlyn Chipman, Laura Lee Coles, Jamie Griffiths, Bobbi Kozinuk, Dave Leith, Sebnem Ozpeta, Wynne Palmer,  Rob Scharein, Sarah Shamash, Miles Thorogood.

Guest Artists: Maryam Mobini, Mark Nazemi, Russell Wallace

In memorial: Exerpts of Coyote X by First Nations media artist Terry Haines

 

Special Thanks ::

Alliance for the Arts, BC Hydro, Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House, Charqui Grill, CiTR 101.9 FM, Community Neighbourhood Arts Development grant issued by City of Vancouver Cultural Affairs Department, IMAPON, Kitsilano Neighourhood House, Village Vanouver, VIVO Media Arts Centre and William F. White International Inc.


I have a single channel, silent video piece called Octopus Garden being shown in

Digital Carnival at the Richmond International Film & Media Arts Festival 2013

on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Richmond Cultural Centre in Minoru Park. Octopus Garden is a video projection on sand that acts as a screen and ocean floor, where the public can walk on the bottom of the ocean! Digital Carnival is a free outdoor event in the park in front of Richmond Art Gallery.

 

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LocoMotoArt will be doing a Youth, Technology & Nature Workshop Series for FREE!

 

1. Sustainable Systems: An Introduction to Independent Power Systems - FREE

 

2. Sustainable Arts Practice Methods - Digital eco-art - FREE

*I will be teaching at these two workshops at the West Point Community Centre

on July 20, 2013 from 12noon - 3PM and July 21, 2013 from 7 - 10PM.

 

3. New Approaches: Getting out in Nature by GeoPainting the Landscape - FREE

 

To keep up with LocoMotoArt online ::

LMA Website

LMA Facebook

 

Special thanks ::

Vancouver Park Board - Arts, Culture and Environmental Department funded by the Community Neighbourhood Arts Development grant, issued by City of Vancouver Cultural Affairs Department and BC Hydro, Alliance for the Arts, Kitsilano and Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood Houses, VIVO Media Arts Centre and Village Vancouver.


After the announcement of LocoMotoArt being awarded the 2013-2015 artist in residency at Aberthau Mansion in West Point Grey, the City spread the word. Here are a couple of announcements in our local media.

 

Georgia Straight :: Straight.com in Art Notes Link

 
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VanCityBuzz Link


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I've been shooting a lot of video of water for the past couple of years and have been using images of it in one form or another for various projects and productions. Drift is a new piece, designed as a single channel loop video based on the concepts of global warming and desertification on the planet. I shot it with an HTC One cell phone and edited in post production. To see the whole video, go HERE


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