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Culture Days will return September 22 – October 15, 2023.
Richmond Cultural Centre Murals and Artist Tours
Date and time
Richmond Cultural Centre
Offered in English.
Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.
Join Mayor Malcolm Brodie and artists Richard Tetrault, Jerry Whitehead and Keely O’Brien in officially unveiling the recently completed public art murals at the Richmond Cultural Centre. 30-minute artist talks and tours of both murals will follow the presentation in the plaza. Open to all ages, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Richard Tetrault and Jerry Whitehead have completed large-scale mural projects and numerous artist-initiated community engagement processes in the Lower Mainland. They have worked extensively as Artists-In-Residence with the Vancouver School Board, ArtStarts in schools and other organizations.
Keely O’Brien is an interdisciplinary artist based in Richmond. Her art practice incorporates intricately handmade objects with immersive, innovative theatre creation. Keely is interested in making handmade puppets and other playful creations while interacting with diverse audiences of all ages. Keely is also Co-Artistic Director of the experimental theatre company, Popcorn Galaxies.
City of Richmond
The Public Art Program sparks community participation in the building of our public spaces; offers public access to ideas generated by contemporary art; encourages citizens to take pride in public cultural expression; and creates a forum to address relevant themes and issues. The benefits of public art are numerous. It has the power to energize our public spaces, arouse our thinking and transform the places where we live, work, and play into more welcoming and beautiful environments that invite interaction. Public art can make strangers talk, children ask questions and calm a hurried life. Beyond its enriching personal benefits, public art is a true symbol of a city’s maturity.
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Richmond's Minoru Precinct is located in the heart of Richmond, BC and includes numerous civic facilities, including the Richmond Cultural Centre and Plaza, Minoru Centre for Active Living, Gateway Theatre and Minoru Chapel. All facilities...