Emily Carr University of Art and Design student Shayla Giroux is the winner of the 4th Annual Public Art Competition for Powell Street Festival Society. Giroux is joined by fellow student and collaborator Zenyase Hunsberger for the development and production stages. The team has been awarded a $1000 prize, a production budget, and mentorship from Revery Architecture and Abaton Projects.
Giroux and Hunsberger say, “It is an absolute honour to be creating this year’s public art piece. We hope to engage the community and create a memorable experience for the festival.”
Giroux and Hunsberger will be constructing a set inspired by Japanese Calligraphy, “Shodo”. This set includes giant fudes (Japanese calligraphy brushes) made of traditional materials such as bamboo and horse hair, and a large Hanshi (platform to create on). Titled Ashi Ato, the interactive installation invites festival goers to leave a mark, which is what the art installation is aiming to do at this year’s festival. Ashi Ato is a performative interactive art piece that participants can use one at a time to create a serene and encapsulating experience. The platform is fast drying material that changes color when wet, festival goers will use water instead of ink to paint. The image or words created will fade and another participant will be able to create a mark.
The Design Competition for Powell Street Festival is a partnership between PSFS, Revery Architecture and Abaton Projects and is financially supported by Hapa Collaborative, PFS Studio and Revery Architecture, as well as several private donors. The jury included Brenda Crabtree, Director of Aboriginal Programs at Emily Carr University of Art and Design; Leanne Dunic, Artistic Director of Powell Street Festival; Shinobu Homma, Technical Principal of Revery Architecture; and Gary Smith, Art Fabricator of Abaton Projects.
The design is now in development and will be unveiled at the Opening Ceremony of the 43rd annual Powell Street Festival in Oppenheimer Park at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019. Follow @powellstfest on social media and posts tagged #powellstfest #ashiato to see the production process.
FESTIVAL CREW (3 positions)
Powell Street Festival Society seeks dedicated team players for the position of Festival Crew for the 43rd annual Powell Street Festival.
Deadline: June 7, 2019
Full Time, Temporary from first week of July and ending August 24, 2019
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Location: Vancouver Buddhist Temple, 220 Jackson Street
場所: Vancouver Buddhist Temple(バンクーバー仏教会), 220 Jackson Street
*The gymnasium is on the second floor. Enter from the alley door. Elevator available upon request. Phone PSFS Production Office at (604) 808-0054 and someone will come down to help you.
* 体育館は二階にあります。路地側のドアからお入りください。エレベーターをご希望の方は申し上げください。PSFS Production Office (604)808-0054にお電話いただければスタッフが入り口まで迎えに行きます。
Activities include warm-up exercises, practice matches and a mini-tournament
UZUME TAIKO DRUM WORKSHOPS
Taiko drumming is a fun experience for all ages that will energize, stimulate and excite. Taiko playing requires great energy and teamwork, as well as total integration of one's mind, body and spirit. Participants engage in physical warm-up exercises, martial arts stance, vocal shouts and drum sticking techniques. They learn rhythmic drills and choreography. Student drum gear supplied. The Uzume Taiko members and associates who lead our workshops are all highly trained performers and teachers.
Uzume Taiko Drum Workshop
SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019, 11:00 - 11:45 AM. FAMILY Ages 6+
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SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 PM. FAMILY Ages 10+
COST: CHILDREN & YOUTH FREE / $5. ADULTS per session
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