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  • Holly Schmidt

    Artist

    Holly Schmidt (Canadian, b. 1976) is an artist, curator and educator engaging in embodied research, collaboration and informal pedagogy. She creates site-specific public projects that lead to experiments with materials in her studio. As the core of her work, Schmidt explores the multiplicity of human relations with the natural world. During her residency with the Belkin’s Outdoor Art Program, Schmidt has utilized spaces between campus buildings through a process of collective knowledge production. These artistic and ecological interventions foster relationships with plants in a manner that is both distinct from the formal, university landscape design as well as from standard notions of gallery space. Schmidt has been involved in exhibitions, projects and residencies at the Belkin Outdoor Art Program; the Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver; AKA Gallery, Saskatoon; Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver; the Santa Fe Art Institute; Burnaby Art Gallery; and Other Sights for Artists’ Projects, Vancouver.

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  • Chrystal Sparrow

    Artist

    Chrystal Sparrow is a xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Coast Salish artist and female carver who was traditionally mentored by her late father Irving Sparrow. Sparrow is a traditional and contemporary Coast Salish artist who uses feminine designs to express her culture, history and personal experiences. Her public work can seen at the YVR International Airport, Vancouver School Board, Starbucks Canada, BC Children’s Hospital and other new locations. She believes her art is a living Coast Salish art language that encompasses her identity and culture.

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