Osgemeos paint a monster mural in Vancouver


Artist duo Osgemeos painting a very large mural on Granville Island.
(Photo: Ric Ernst / The Province)

Did you know? “Monster” has several meanings, including: a) something large; b) a strange animal

Vancouver is going to have new public art soon.

Osgemeos is an artist duo from Brazil.
Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo are twins.
Together they paint giant murals
and public art.

They are going to paint six concrete silos on Granville Island.
It is going to be a 23,500-foot monster-mural.

The artists chose the silos for their project.
They want to create the largest mural ever.
It will be famous!

The mural will be revealed on September 7th
at Ocean Concrete on Granville Island.

(Source: The Province)

Survivors Totem Pole

Tim Vo Totem poles undergoing carving and on display

An example of totem poles being carved
(Photo: Tim Vo / CC, Flickr)

Level 3

Skundaal is a carver. She is Haida and Coast Salish.

She is carving a special totem pole. The log is 980 years old.
It will honour survivors from the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.
A survivor is someone who has had a difficult life but has remained strong.

The totem pole will be raised in Fall 2014. There will be a great ceremony.
It will be a symbol for community and strength.

Money is being raised for the project. People can donate money to help.
You can watch the video about the totem pole on this website.
You can also donate on the website.

Canada Post honours C.D. Hoy

C.D. Hoy's gallery in Quesnel, B.C. (Photo:  Nila Gopaul)

C.D. Hoy’s gallery in Quesnel, B.C.
(Photo: Nila Gopaul)

Level 3

Canada Post has seven new stamps.
A famous Canadian photographer
is on each stamp. See the stamps here.

C.D. Hoy is on one of these stamps.
Hoy was a famous photographer.
He lived in Quesnel, B.C.

B.C. road trip
The Westcoast Reader
 editor and Nancy Carson
drove to Quesnel, B.C. in 2012. It was summer.
They went to the Quesnel and District Museum and Archives.
The museum has a C.D. Hoy exhibit all year.
Later, they met his daughter.
They learned many things about Hoy.

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