Artwork design for the exterior mosaic, Vancity Centre, Vancouver, BC
Artists Sarita Baker, Rob Martin and Shane Point, proud Musqueam band member, came together through a shared belief that cultural collaboration is an effective path to Reconciliation. Their team, GreenLight, sees themselves as a microcosm of a greater social movement- coming together to heal and share this essential process as a community through diversity, creativity and learning from each other. Their selected design called 'We are One' features celestial and earthly forms embraced by diverse cultures, working together as guides towards a new place of healing, unification and understanding.
New Westminster community branch (61), New Westminster, B
Pilar Mehlis and Sonya Iwasiuk’s artist team, Heads and Tales create collaborative installations reflecting on communities; their history, ideals, aspirations and hopes. Their multimedia commission for the New Westminster community branch will incorporate paper, acrylic media, wood, lighting and upcycled materials to share a transformative story crossing timelines and geography, acknowledging New Westminster’s Indigenous peoples, landmarks, diversity and growth.
North Vancouver community branch (21)
Artist and photographer, Sharon Tenenbaum creates multimedia artworks using recycled materials and innovative imagery to portray nature, urban landmarks and community leisure. Sharon’s commission for the North Vancouver community branch will playfully explore life and activities amongst the North Shore mountains.
Fraser Street community branch (7)
Artist team Concealed Studio creates artwork that speak to the layers and diversity that form a strong Fraser Street community. Using light, print design and geometric shapes, Concealed Studio’s work will also pay homage to the neighbourhood theatre that once stood in the building where the Fraser Street community branch now stands.
Marpole community branch (14), Vancouver, BC
GreenLight is a multi-cultural artist team that collaborates on projects that support reconciliation and the betterment of community. Using indigenous wood, imagery and organic shapes, GreenLight’s commission will pay tribute to the life and importance of the Fraser River, the Musqueam people who were its first settlers and the diverse cultures that presently create the vibrant community of Marpole.