From May to October 2019, I am doing an artist-in-residence at Richmond Nature Park called The Interpreter Project, a series of public events and workshops exploring the process of interpretation through stories, nature and culture.
The newt is an inspiration of the project; a native amphibious creature that is vulnerable because it cannot see nor hear well. Taking the creature’s limitations as a form of wisdom, the project provides an opportunity for participants to explore the park through the senses.
The public is invited to meet the artist at The Interpreter Project launch event on Sunday, May 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Highway. There will be a drawing and painting activity for visitors to explore the senses of sight and touch. Tea and small treats will be provided. Additional workshops and events will be held throughout the year. Find out more at www.richmond/publicart or www.theinterpreterproject.weebly.com.
This project is presented in partnership with the Richmond Nature Park Society and is part of the 2019 Engaging Artists in Community Program presented by Richmond Public Art. The Engaging Artists in Community Program aims to support artists with socially-oriented practices and encourages the development of a wide variety of art forms for artists working within communities.