Cultural Roundtable

February 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us on February 21, 5-7pm in the Michael Wright Art Gallery in the Gathering Place for the next Cultural Roundtable. This meeting is open to everyone interested in arts, culture and heritage in PoCo.

During the first hour of the roundtable the City will present an update on the Cultural Plan and then facilitate the Cultural Roundtable, where participants will have an opportunity to share information and resources, as well as network with the community. Refreshments will be served.

At 6:00pm, artist Evann Siebens, whose artwork will be featured on the 2019 Street Banner Project, will present Dancers, Buildings and Old Cars: making media with the moving body in the landscape and beyond.

Evann Siebens will talk about her films and photographs through the lens of her history as a former dancer, documentary filmmaker and now visual artist. She will also talk about her present Street Banner project, entitled W-E-L-C-O-M-E to PoCo, along with her other public art projects; a large-scale projection mapping project on the exterior of the Vancouver Art Gallery and a Billboard project on the streets of Vancouver.

Evann Siebens’ films, photos and installation works have been shown in many countries including Russia, Greece, India, Italy, Brazil, China, The Netherlands, Germany and Mexico, while her documentaries have been screened at the Museum of Modern Art and on PBS. A former dancer with the National Ballet of Canada and the Bonn Ballet in Germany, she studied film and graduated from New York University. Now based in Vancouver, she recently screened a film at Lincoln Centre in New York City, exhibited a geodesic dome with a 360 projection at the Belkin Gallery in Vancouver, and won the ‘Outstanding Overall Work’ prize at the Light Moves Festival in Limerick, Ireland.

For more information on arts, culture, and heritage programs offered at Leigh Square, call 604-927-8441 or visit portcoquitlam.ca/leighsquare.

Upcoming Cultural Roundtable

April 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

More information will be provided in the coming weeks.

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