“Every city needs art and art has to be in the middle of the people.” OSGEMEOS
November has come and the glittering Christmas lights have made a grand appearance and can be seen from my window overlooking the Vancouver skyline. I’ve been away from blogging for a few months engaged in many small adventures of daily life. It is time to return for we have entered the rainy season on our side of the world, which means that hearth and home, a good book, music and a cup of tea are welcome company after a brisk walk around the Vancouver Seawall. I am especially eager to share all of my ChasingART journeys. And what better place to start than with the Vancouver Biennalle, Open Air Museum, a non-profit charitable organization that exhibits great art in public spaces. Their motto: “Great Art where people live, work, play and transit” allows everyone to participate and be inspired to explore their personal creativity.
Granville Island, which is situated in False Creek, was first known as a fishing area, before it turned industrial. Now, it is a tourist haven with over 250 businesses including a marvelous marketplace, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Arts Club Theatre, trendy restaurants and a boutique hotel. Ocean Concrete remains as a reminder of the industrial legacy, but not as you would imagine. This company has a creative flair with its concrete trucks that look like strawberries and asparagus. Now, Ocean Concrete is the home of Giants. And they are magnificent!