Featured Event: Public Art in Vancouver – the City Approach
Out next VPSN monthly meet-up focuses on public art, and in particular, the programs and approaches taken by the City of Vancouver. Public art plays an important role in enriching and enlivening our public spaces, and this session will aim to explore some the many ways that this takes place in neighbourhoods around the city.
The event takes place:
Monday, November 19
Location: Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer Street
We’ll be joined by Eric Fredericksen, head of Public Art in Vancouver. Eric will provide a short presentation, which will be followed by an open discussion. In addition to looking at the City’s efforts with public art, we’d like to use this opportunity to review previous VPSN initiatives around public art and street art, and talk about potential placemaking, research, and advocacy projects that we can focus on over the next little while.
The event is FREE. To help us with our planning, please let us know if you’re joining us. Email info@vancouverpublicspace to reserve a space.
About the Speaker
Eric Fredericksen is Head of Public Art at the City of Vancouver, BC. He was formerly the Waterfront Public Art Program Manager for the City of Seattle, and the director of Western Bridge, an art exhibition space and collection in Seattle. As an independent curator he has organized exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Or Gallery, and Artspeak, all in Vancouver; the Noorderzon Festival, Groningen, The Netherlands; the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; and Open Satellite, Bellevue, Wash.
Headline photo: Dustin Quasar, Creative Commons