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In awe of the Guinness Tower
Having fun in front of the recycled wood wall at the Vancouver Convention Center
By the end of camp, each participant designed floor/elevation plans and constructed their dream house.
a mountain side residencial model created by a participant
Finished model houses at the end of the week
Getting lessons from Alfonso Tejada
Inside the B.C. Binning house
Sketches by a camp participant
A dream house model created by a camp participant
The participants had the opportunity to look at iconic photographs from the Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibition, from the National Gallery of Canada.
A camper's sculpture by the Vancouver Biennale exhibition.
Lionel Thomas Summer Farms, oil on canvas, c. 1952
Lionel Thomas (1915-2005), a pioneer of West Coast abstraction and proponent of the modern movement, helped transform the region though his art and practice. Thomas’s extant public artworks include Symbols of the Cuneiforms (c. 1960), an illuminated sculpture on the façade of the former Vancouver Public Library. This exhibition profiles Thomas’s rarely seen non-objective paintings inspired by nature. Thomas lived in West Vancouver and taught at the University of British Columbia from 1950 until 1981.
Participating artists: Shuvinai Ashoona, Shary Boyle, Lutz Braun, Beau Dick, Marcel Dzama, Alexandra Flood, Sandra Meigs, Nick Sikkuark, Corin Sworn, Joseph Tisiga, Howie Tsui and Nicola Tyson.
monster is on view at the West Vancouver Museum until May 8, 2010.
Alistair Bell, Greetings, two colour wood engraving, c. 1970, 11.2 x 7.5 cm,
Courtesy of Elizabeth and Alan Bell
The end of July and August proved to be a busy months for our architecture camps. Due to popular demand and an overflow in registration the museum ran four sessions of the program this summer. The participants visited the B.C. Binning House in West Vancouver and studied a variety of buildings downtown Vancouver including the Marine Building, the Vancouver Convention Center, and Arthur Erickson’s Robson Square and Law Courts while creating floor plans and architectural models to scale of their dream homes. The participants had a chance to develop public speaking skills while they presented the finished model to their peers.Dream house presentations
A group of people standing in front of a lava flow, which flowed from the Garibaldi volcanic centre about 10000 years ago. Note the jointing, which formed as the lava cooled. In the Sea to Sky geology tour, we will make a stop here and see this feature.
Photo by David Cook, 2005