Visit the ponds in Minoru Park for the unveiling of a new public art installation created by nine Richmond youth as part of the Richmond Art Gallery’s Youth Summer Art Intensive program.
Students worked with lead artist instructor Emily Neufeld, guest artists Holly Schmidt and Laara Cerman, and herbalist Lori Snyder over the course of 3 weeks this summer to work on various art projects that explored their local natural environment. The culmination of their art experiences was for each student to create a panoramic image of a Richmond landscape that was made into a stand-alone lantern.
All 9 lanterns are to be installed in the ponds at Minoru Park, and will be on display until October 25, 2020, as part of Culture Days celebrations. The unveiling will be an opportunity for the public to meet the young artists as they view this new public art installation.
Participating artists: Byron Huang, Ethan Liu, Samantha Lu, Rachel Marliss, Nicole Villalon, Gabby Yan, Emily Yuan, Shirley Zhang, Julienne Zhao.
Visitors are also welcome to visit the nearby Richmond Art Gallery before or after viewing the installation, for the exhibition of teaching artist Emily Neufeld and see how her work inspired the students’ public art pieces.
Note – social distancing protocols will be in place.
This event will take place outdoors, rain or shine.
Parking is available beside the Richmond Lawn Bowling Club (7321 Westminster Highway), and the ponds are a short walk from this parking lot. The artworks will be installed at various places in the ponds.
Project sponsored by the BC Arts Council Youth Engagement Program and City of Richmond Public Art Program.