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Winner to be announced February first at noon. Good luck!
A Tree Cozy Installation Party was held last Saturday (January 24th 2009) to decorate these tree stumps.
See pictures here!
In the meantime, the street is lined with construction left-overs. If you've wandered through the area recently you'll notice that many of the trees that lined Granville Street between Drake and Cordova Streets are now shoulder-high stumps. The planting of new trees is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2009.
The Tree Cozy Project proposes to cover those tree stumps with decorative installation art.
Everyone, artists and non-artists alike are welcome to participate in this downtown Vancouver project.
The curator, Erin of http://www.florenceann.com/ is using this as part of her course work for her final term of the Textile Arts Program at Capilano College.
Erin will meet people down on Granville this Saturday (January 24th 2009) to decorate and encourage strangers to contribute to decorating these tree stumps.
Cozy Installation Party
WHEN? Saturday, January 24th, 2009 1 pm - 4 pm
WHERE? Granville Street between Smithe and Robson
Bring your cozy, supplies to make and install your cozy or use the supplies that will be on hand
See you there!
Vancouver artist Tanis Alexis Laird participated in the craftivism. These are shots of her work!
Her Tree Cozy is composed of random recycled and upcycled pieces of handmade felt, wool, thread, and yarn.
"I took an assortment of these fabrics and used them to test out my new vintage sewing machine, to test stitches, and if the machine could handle my hefty felts" Tanis comments. "It worked and I found the designs I randomly made worked well as textural components to a bigger piece. We all want to be warm over the winter. Don't the decapitated tree's need warmth too?" she concluded with a wink.
We think so too!
what a week-end!
and still more to come...
we made several items this past few days... and are not finished filling out the consignor's orders...
Soon, we'll give you more details on this, but for now all we can say that we may be available in more stores very soon!
And some new never seen before items will be available too!
Happy Valentines everyone!
Opaline Studio, c'est le projet de Jeannette Pigeon, artiste du vitrail, qui nous offre une boutique, un atelier et une école de métiers d'art tout en un.
250, rue Saint-Zotique Est