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.