In celebration of the Spring Lantern Festival, Richmond Art Gallery has installed students’ works from the 2020 Youth Summer Art Intensive Program for an off-site exhibition inside the Richmond Cultural Centre. These lantern works will be on view during Cultural Centre hours:
Mondays – Fridays, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Participating artists: Byron Huang, Ethan Liu, Samantha Lu, Rachel Marliss, Nicole Villalon, Gabby Yan, Emily Yuan, Shirley Zhang, Julienne Zhao.
About the Youth Summer Art Intensive:
During the summer of 2020, Richmond Art Gallery and Richmond Public Art Program hosted a 3-week intensive art program for a select group of Richmond artists aged 15-18 years. Participants worked with lead artist instructor Emily Neufeld, guest artists Holly Schmidt and Laara Cerman, and herbalist Lori Snyder to create projects based on explorations of their natural environment. The culmination of their studies led to the development of a photographic lantern for a public art installation in the ponds at Minoru Park during the fall of 2020.
View images from this program beginning from the site selection to the final installation.
View detailed images of the student artworks, artist statements and preparatory studies.
Program supported by the BC Arts Council Youth Engagement Program and Richmond Public Art Program