Telling Stories — an artist salon
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
555 Columbia Street
BestB4 Collective http://bestb4collective.blogspot.ca/p/events.html
Join the Best B4 Collective Salon for a conversation with Daphne Harwood and Debra Sloan. Daphne Harwood [http://sewdaphne.blogspot.ca] was one of the originators of the Imagination Market, a non-profit organization that promoted the reuse and repurposing of usable industrial discards. Now the building site where the Imagination Market was has been transformed by Vancouver City Council’s approval of a 52-storey tower. Daphne Harwood has been documenting this transition in photography, journaling, quilt-making and assemblage. Debra Sloan [http://vancouver.ca/people-programs/craft-and-design.aspx] is a Vancouver-based ceramic sculptor and 2015 recipient of Mayor’s Design and Craft Award. Her slip cast dogs, horses and baby figures challenge and surprise the viewers’ assumptions and attitudes. Her work has been exhibited locally, across Canada and internationally and most recently awarded the Vancouver Mayor’s Art Award and biannual Hilde Gerson Award by the Craft Council of B.C. Debra Sloan has recently returned from a six-week residency at C.R.E.T.A. in Rome.