Nov 22, 2010

print series

Recent prints from Urban Crow and Haida Gwaii series of woodcuts and linocuts.
My prints can be seen at Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, Granville Island, Celia Duthie's Woodworks Gallery, Saltspring island, and Effusion Gallery, Invermere, BC.

Eastside Culture Crawl 2010

Eastside Culture Crawl invites the public to visit studios in east Vancouver for the weekend of November 26th, 27th and 28th. (Friday 5-10 pm, Sat and Sun from 11-6 pm) Our studio is located in the heart of Strathcona, at 800 Keefer street. Entrance on Hawks avenue, look for the yellow balloons, the yellow door and the crow mosaic on the door!
This year i am showing a range of recent wood and linocuts (images for some here) as well as small paintings on Mylar from a recent trip to Italy. Esther is featuring recent C-prints from a series on Migrations as well as some double-exposed prints from Celestun, Yucatan. Please come and visit.

Oct 2, 2010

Launch, Through the Eye of the Raven Mural

Images of the ceremony to inaugurate the mural, September 2010.
For a panorama of this mural, view the dramatic photos at:
or follow the links at to
'Through the Eye of the Raven' panorama

Aug 20, 2010

Through the Eye of the Raven, 2010

Muralists: Jerry Whitehead, Richard Shorty, Haisla Collins, Sharifa Marsden and Richard Tetrault, with image of 'Looking Forward Looking back' (circle image) by Eric Parnell, poetry by Nicola Campbell

Aug 14, 2010

Orwell Mural Launch this week

Invitation to Mural Launch Thursday August 19th at 10:30 AM

Richard Shorty

Sharifah Marsden

Through the Eye of the Raven mural will be launched in a traditional native ceremony this week. Including dance, a blessing of the wall by Latash (Maurice Nahanee), a reading by poet Nicola Campbell , and a chance to meet the mural artists, this event will launch this landmark mural on Hastings Street.
The Orwell Hotel's art gallery, coordinated by Vancouver Native Housing Society, will also be open during the event, profiling studio works by the mural artists.

Aug 9, 2010

Through the Eye of the Raven mural

Through the Eye of the Raven, a mural for the west-facing wall of the renovated Orwell Hotel on Hastings Street, covers close to 8000 square feet, and is likely the largest mural in Western Canada. The collaborative mural is visible from various locations in Vancouver. Attached are some updated photos of the work in progress.

Mural artists:
Jerry Whitehead, Richard Shorty, Sharifa Marsden, Haisla Collins, with assistance by Brendan Rausenberg.
project coordinator, Richard Tetrault.

The alley view, work in progress

detail, hummingbird and pattern motifs

A mural launch, which is open to the public, will take place on August 19th at 10:30 am at 456 East Hastings. Follow the signs to the event.
This event will also profile the new gallery space that will be set up on the main floor of the Orwell Hotel, to showcase urban aboriginal artists working in Vancouver.

Jun 27, 2010

update, Orwell mural project 2010

A collaborative mural designed with urban aboriginal artists based in Vancouver Canada, this mural will be more than 7500 square feet. Located at 456 East Hastings, it will cover six stories of the west-facing wall. Painting begins soon.

Jun 23, 2010

Orwell Mural In Planning

The building is prepared and ready to go as well as the mural art itself.

Detail from the master art.

May 6, 2010

Opening, Merida Mexico

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Artists Gerald Pedros, Richard Tetrault, Esther Rausenberg, May Tilan, Director of Visual Arts, Yucatan, Mexico
Check out the newspaper website for more information on the gallery.

Exhibit, Rooms #3, #4

installed, Peon Contreras Gallery , Mexico

Installation of Idea of North-Visual Variations exhibit in Merida, Mexico March - April 2010. The 80 meter series of 13 mixed media works on Mylar were installed at the Galeria Peon Contreras in Merida, Mexico. It will next be shown in Ontario, Canada.

Studio shot, Idea of North

Updates, 2010

‘What’s New’

In 2009, I coordinated Eastside Mural Projects, a series of four large-scale public murals commemorating aspects of Vancouver’s multicultural communities. Covering over 8000 square feet, the murals were painted by more than fifty participants over a 4-month period in the spring and summer to mark the 100th anniversary of Britannia High School. The murals are located in various locations in East Vancouver. This includes the Russian Hall, at 600 Campbell Avenue in Strathcona, on the Adanac Bike route, at 2nd Ave. and Commercial Drive (Fratelli Bakery) and at Britannia Community Centre. More background information can be found at

This year, I am overseeing another large mural collaboration in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Located on the west wall of the refurbished Orwell Hotel on Hastings, this 7,000 square foot mural will reflect the Urban Aboriginal community. Updates on this project soon.

Exhibitions, 2010:

‘Idea of North- Visual Variations’ (‘Norte-Un Concepto-Variaciones Visuales’) was inaugurated at the Peon Contreras Gallery in Merida, Yucatan in the spring of 2010. An 80-meter multimedia frieze, this traveling exhibit is by seven artists from La Raza Artists Canada. It integrates painting, drawing, printmaking, text and photography on Mylar ground, reflecting the collective artists’ perspectives on the north. This is the fourth Mexican project that i have participated in, continuing the focus on collaborating on large projects with an international scope.Photos from the opening and the works in this exhibition are attached.