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Call for Submissions: Mount Pleasant Community Arts Screen (MPCAS, Vancouver)

“We accept submissions on an ongoing basis.
To be considered for the Fall/ Winter 2020 program, submissions must be received by July 31st, 2020 at 4pm.
Submissions received after this date will be considered at a later time

Background:
The MPCAS is a 7×4 metre outdoor community and media arts LED screen, located on unceded Coast Salish territories at Kingsway and Broadway in Mount Pleasant. Broadcasting from 9am to 10pm most days, it is programmed by grunt gallery, an artist-run centre that has been in the neighbourhood since 1984. For more information please visit mpcas.ca

*please note the screen does not have audio capabilities, therefore all submitted content is currently limited to image and captioning only.

PLACE:
The current programming theme of the MPCAS is PLACE, which looks at a changing Mount Pleasant and Vancouver through works by artists, curators, and residents who live here or are connected to the area, exploring its past, current, and future vitality.

Mount Pleasant was one of Vancouver’s earliest neighborhoods, built along a large salmon and trout creek that ran from the swampy higher grounds down to the ocean — the same path as what is now Main Street. The area became a focus of colonial settlement in the mid-19th century and local Indigenous communities were forced out to make way for businesses that grew into a bustling destination neighbourhood. By 1910, business moved west with Shaughnessy becoming the preferred neighbourhood, and Mount Pleasant fell into economic decline for almost 100 years. With working-class roots, abundant rental housing, and transient tenants, it was the poorest neighbourhood outside of the Downtown Eastside. A community of immigrants, urban poor, and artists created the conditions from which much of Vancouver’s early modern cultural life grew.

Beginning in the 1990s, Mount Pleasant’s gentrification started to take hold, initially through the live/work studio condos that gradually began to appear in the area. In 2010, with the development in the Olympic Village area, aggressive upzoning began, and many residents were evicted from their long-held homes as rents doubled and tripled within a few years. Mount Pleasant’s gritty characteristics suddenly became its new selling points. Developer marketing highlighted its arts community and heritage buildings—although ironically both became early targets in the gentrification process. Mount Pleasant quickly transformed from one of Vancouver’s cheapest neighbourhoods to one of its most expensive, ground zero for the increasing unaffordability of the city.

The MPCAS engages with this complex and, at times, tense history of displacement, creativity, expansion and grit

Participate:
Our vision is to provide an urban screen with content received from and responsive to its viewers, in contrast to the advertising/consumer paradigm that is the rule with most highly visible screens in a public space.  

As we build a program that reflects, engages with and enriches the complex cultural history of Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, our call for submissions welcomes contributions from artists, collectives, curators and other community members, organizations and community festivals. Topics could include (but are not limited to) identity, language, housing, city streets, food, neighbourhoods, landmarks, loss, memories, narratives of the past, and potential futures.

The racialized, immigrant and working class communities that have been the backbone of Mount Pleasant have also been disproportionately impacted by the economic swings and recent gentrification of the area. Without a doubt, the history of this unique neighbourhood is entwined with colonial legacies and systemic inequities, and we invite submissions that explore the idea of place from the angle of disPLACEment, too.

Generally speaking, submitted works should be ten minutes or less in length and could include (but are not limited to) still images, time-based media, animations, performance works, archival video, interactive pieces, GIFs, experimental video, event proposals, and curatorial/screening proposals.”

For more information and submission details, please see grunt gallery’s newsletter.

-from grunt gallery
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Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen (Vancouver)

“The MPCAS is an outdoor urban screen located on unceded Coast Salish territories, in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Launched in December 2019, the MPCAS reflects its neighbourhood through artwork by local and commissioned artists, with a special focus on works exploring the area’s history, its current vitality and its future. This art-specific urban screen brings new digital technology to Mount Pleasant and the City of Vancouver with an inaugural year of non-commercial programming around the theme of PLACE, presenting a diverse range of visual and media art by over fifty artists, community members, and community festivals reflecting on what it is to live in a changing Mount Pleasant neighbourhood.

The screen is programmed by grunt gallery on an ongoing basis, via open calls for submissions, community-based outreach, collaborations and curated programs.

Location: Intersection of Broadway & Kingsway, Vancouver, on the side of the Independent Building.

Autumn / Winter Hours (01 October to 31 March)
Sunday to Thursday: 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 AM to 10:30 PM

Spring / Summer Hours (01 April to 30 September)
Sunday to Thursday: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM”

For more information, please visit: https://www.mpcas.ca/

-from grunt gallery
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Digital Stories Workshops (grunt gallery & EastVan Digital Stories)

Become part of the new Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen!

“This Fall, grunt gallery and EastVan Digital Stories join forces once again with Mount Pleasant and Vancouver residents who wish to create short videos around the theme of PLACE. Artists Lorna Boschman and Sebnem Ozpeta will host a series of five, free, weekly workshops at grunt gallery that walk participants through the process of digital story making!

Through the digital stories group process, you will be able to create and share your own authentic story by combining digital photos and/or video. Selected videos from the workshops will be shown on grunt gallery’s Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen and on digitalstories.ca.

Upcoming Fall Workshops, 2019
Sunday, October 27, 1-5PM
Sunday, November 17, 1-5PM
Sunday, November 24, 1-5PM

Location: grunt gallery, #116 – 350 East 2 Avenue, Vancouver, BC

To sign up, please choose one day (from the dates listed above), include one alternative date in case your first choice of the workshop is filled.

Send an email to Lorna Boschman: lorna (at) digitalstories (dot) ca

In the email include your name, email address, phone/text number, and whether you live in Mount Pleasant or Vancouver. Please include one, or two, sentences about why you would like to create a short digital story. Lorna will send you a list of things you must bring to the workshop including several photos (from your phone or camera) and/or video that directly relates to your story’s theme.

Workshops fill up quickly, and a maximum of four people can register per weekly workshop!

Special thanks to the Vancouver Foundation who made this project possible.”

-from grunt gallery
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#callresponse – to support the work of Indigenous North American women and artists (Oct 28 – Dec 10, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver)

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“grunt gallery presents a new exhibition titled #callresponse featuring a remarkable lineup of artists, performers, and curators.

OPENING RECEPTION: October 28, 7 PM – 10 PM
EXHIBITION: October 29 – December 10, 2016
LOCATION: grunt gallery #116 – 350 East 2 Avenue, Vancouver BC

ARTISTS
Christi Belcourt | Maria Hupfield | Ursula Johnson | Tania Willard | Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory

GUEST RESPONDENTS
Isaac Murdoch | Esther Neff & IV Castellanos | Cheryl L’Hirondelle | Marcia Crosby | Tanya Tagaq

ORGANIZERS
Tarah Hogue | Maria Hupfield | Tania Willard
in partnership with grunt gallery

LIVE PERFORMANCES: OCTOBER 28, 2016

1 – 4 PM: Maria Hupfield, IV Castellanos and Esther Neff
Location: Motion Capture Studio, ECUAD (Room 285e, 1399 Johnston St, Granville Island)

4 – 7 PM: Ursula Johnson with Charlene Aleck, Audrey Siegl and Cease Wyss
Location: community park behind grunt gallery (E 5th Ave @ Brunswick)

8:30 PM: Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory and Tanya Tagaq
Location: Native Education College (285 E 5th Ave @ Scotia)

CALL/
To support the work of Indigenous North American women and artists through local art commissions that incite dialogue and catalyze action between individuals, communities, territories and institutions. To stand together across sovereign territories as accomplices in awakened solidarity with all our relations both human and non.

/RESPONSE
To ground art in responsible action, value lived experience, and demonstrate ongoing commitment to accountability and community building. To respond to re/conciliation as a present day negotiation and the reconstruction of communities in the aftermath of colonial trauma.

ABOUT #callresponse

Strategically centering Indigenous women as vital presences across multiple platforms, #callresponse is a multifaceted project that includes a website, social media platform, touring exhibition and catalogue (forthcoming in 2017).

Five site-specific art commissions have been taking place across Canada and into the United States throughout 2016 in dialogue with various publics. The exhibition will include selected representations of each project. Each artist has invited a guest to respond to their work and these contributions will also be included in the exhibition.

Moving between specific sites, online space and grunt gallery, #callresponse focuses on forms of performance, process and translation. An online platform utilizing the hashtag #callresponse on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) connects the geographically diverse sites and provides opportunities for networked exchanges.

A dedicated project website includes artist statements, documentation, contributions from guest respondents, and integrated social media, including a series of interviews with the lead artists and their respondents on the Broken Boxes Podcast.

Use the hashtag #callresponse to get involved in the conversation!

FUNDING AND PARTNERSHIP ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

#callresponse is produced in partnership with grunt gallery and generously supported by the {Re}conciliation initiative of the Canada Council for the Arts, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Additional funding support from the British Columbia Arts Council. Presentation partners include BUSH Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, FADO Performance Art Centre, Kamloops Art Gallery, OFFTA live art festival, the National Arts Centre, and the Native Education College.

LINKS
-For more information and Artist bios, please visit http://grunt.ca
-RSVP to the Facebook event here.
-Watch a video teaser here.”

-from grunt gallery press release
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Community Mural Painting Party (Native Education College & grunt gallery, Vancouver)

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“grunt gallery and the Native Education College (NEC) have partnered together to create two new large-scale, full colour murals in celebration of the NEC’s 30th anniversary at their location in Mount Pleasant.

Mural #1 – Where the People Are Welcome, led by artist Marissa Nahanee (Squamish & Nisga’a) with Jerry Whitehead (Cree), will be painted on the west wall of the NEC’s Longhouse.

Mural #2 – Past and Presence, led by artists Corey Bulpitt (Haida), Sharifah Marsden (Anishinaabe) and Jerry Whitehead (Cree), will be painted on the east wall of the Tsimilano Building, an administrative building located next door to the NEC’s Longhouse.

Both murals recognize the history of the Native Education College and its location on unceded Coast Salish territories. The educational institution has become a meeting place where many First Nations, Inuit, and MĂ©tis as well as settler and immigrant students come together for sharing and learning that is grounded in Indigenous cultural knowledges. We honour the land that we call home, the people who have lived here for generations and this rich diversity of contemporary Indigenous existence in Vancouver and the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood.

We’d like to invite YOU THE COMMUNITY to put on your painting clothes and come join us on Saturday, August 6 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm to GET PAINTING! No experience necessary.  Families and kids of all ages are welcome.

EVENT:               Community Mural Painting Party #1
DATE
:                 Saturday, August 6
TIME:                 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LOCATION:       Native Education College, 285 East 5th Ave, Vancouver, V5T 1H2

FREE EVENT. Open to the public. Drinking water will be provided.

Drop by the NEC weekdays between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm to watch the artists at work as they prepare the walls for the big community painting party.

And stay tuned for information about Community Mural Painting Party #2 which will be held on August 20 in conjunction with the upcoming Vancouver Mural Festival.

ARTIST BIOS:
Corey Bulpitt: aakeit Aaya or “Gifted Carver” Haida of the Naikun Raven clan was born in Prince Rupert BC in 1978. He is a great-great grandson of the famed Charles Edenshaw and Louis Collison. He is an avid painter, jeweler, wood and argillite carver who enjoys exploring different mediums such as spray paint, which he has used to create large-scale paintings involving urban youth in Vancouver. Through his study Corey creates functional pieces that can be used in the traditional context of song and dance.

Sharifah Marsden is an Anishnaabe artist from Mississauga’s of Scugog Island First Nation. Sharifah draws from her Anishnaabe roots and her knowledge of Woodlands art to create works that include everything from acrylic paintings, murals to beadwork and engraving. She graduated from the Native Education College, Northwest Coast Jeweller Arts program under established Haida/Kwakwaka’wakw artist, Dan Wallace. She has been focusing on her own career as an artist, creating jewellery and designing murals for a number of Vancouver’s non-profit organizations.

Marissa Nahanee is a Squamish and Nisga’a seminal visual artist and public speaker. Since childhood she has seen her father Latash paint and create space where people feel welcomed. Her first public mural is located at the Firehall Arts Centre called “Radius” and another with Greenpeace called “Perseverance.” A graduate of NEC’s Northwest Coast Art Jewellery Program, Nahanee is working with the United States Consulate on another mural project in Vancouver.

Jerry Whitehead is of Cree heritage from the James Smith First Nation in Saskatchewan. Art has been his lifelong passion. Today Jerry resides in Vancouver and he continues to paint within his community and abroad. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree – Indian Art (S.I.F.C) from the University of Regina in 1983. He then went on to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1987. You may view Jerry’s artistic projects at jerrywhitehead.com and see the various projects he has been involved with.

More info here: http://grunt.ca/mural-project/
Link to Vancouver Mural Festival: http://www.burrardarts.org/project/vancouver-mural-festival-year-one/
Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/571521106352958/

-from grunt gallery press release
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Love Line: Youth Art Exhibition w/LOVE BC & grunt gallery (July 5-9, Vancouver)

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Leave Out Violence (LOVE BC) is an organization working with all youth, with a strong emphasis on supporting youth who experience multiple social and systemic barriers. LOVE brings together youth from different backgrounds and experiences and offers them creative tools to tell their stories, promote non-violence and practice healthy self-expression.

LOVE LINE showcases a collection of LOVE youth’s work and stories through photography, poetry, short films and mixed media. Through this work, LOVE youth are able to share their experiences with each other and form a strong, healthy peer community. The youth team named this exhibit LOVE LINES in recognition of the long-term connections that they built at LOVE.”

– from the grunt gallery newsletter (June 2016)
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Call for Participants: Native Education College’s Community Mural Project, Past & Presence (Vancouver)

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“Please join us for the second meeting of the Native Education College’s Community Mural Project, Past & Presence, on Saturday, January 23rd from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.
Location: Native Education College, 285 E 5th Ave.

We are excited to announce that participants will have the opportunity for a studio visit with world-renowned Coast Salish artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun.

Join us on Facebook to be part of the discussion and receive updates about the progress of the mural

As a reminder, The Native Education College (NEC) and grunt gallery are partnering with three Vancouver-based First Nations artists: Corey Bulpitt, Sharifah Marsden and Jerry Whitehead to create a mural that celebrates NEC’s 30th Anniversary at their location in Mount Pleasant.

We’d like to invite YOU to participate! Especially if you are a youth (age 15-18), NEC student, or anyone interested in learning about contemporary Indigenous art practices, Indigenous-led education, the history of Mount Pleasant, and working together to plan and paint a large-scale mural.

The mural will be created on the east wall of the Tsimilano Building, an administrative building located next door to the Longhouse on East 5th Avenue at Main Street, a busy urban area in East Vancouver.

We will meet on a monthly basis to plan the mural. Painting will take place in April 2016 followed by a big launch party!”

-from grunt gallery media release
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Call for participants!: Native Education College 30th Anniversary Mural (Vancouver)

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NEC 30th Anniversary Mural – Call for participants!
DATE: Wednesday, December 9
TIME: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
PLACE: NEC Longhouse (285 East 5th Avenue)

(Vancouver, BC) The Native Education College (NEC) and grunt gallery are partnering with three Vancouver-based First Nations artists: Corey Bulpitt, Sharifah Marsden and Jerry Whitehead to create a large-scale mural that celebrates the NEC’s 30th Anniversary at their location in Mount Pleasant.

We’d like to invite YOU to participate! Especially if you are a youth (age 15-18), NEC student, or any other community member interested in learning about contemporary Indigenous art practices, Indigenous-led education, the history of Mount Pleasant, and working together with your community to plan and paint a mural!

The mural will be created on the east wall of the Tsimilano Building, an administrative building located next door to the Longhouse on East 5th Ave at Main Street, a busy urban area in East Vancouver.

Food and refreshments will be served at the planning meeting.

Participants will continue to meet on a monthly basis to plan the mural. Painting will take place in April 2016 and will be publicly revealed in a big launch party! Stay tuned for the announcement of our next meeting in January.

ARTIST BIO’s:

Corey Bulpitt: aakeit Aaya or “Gifted Carver” Haida of the Naikun Raven clan was born in Prince Rupert BC in 1978. He is a great-great grandson of the famed Charles Edenshaw and Louis Collison. He is an avid painter, jeweler, wood and argillite carver who enjoys exploring different mediums such as spray paint, which he has used to create large-scale paintings involving urban youth in Vancouver. Through his study Corey creates functional pieces that can be used in the traditional context of song and dance.

Sharifah Marsden: Sharifah is an Anishnaabe artist from Mississauga’s of Scugog Island First Nation. Sharifah draws from her Anishnaabe roots and her knowledge of Woodlands art to create works that include everything from acrylic paintings, murals to beadwork and engraving. She graduated from the Native Education College, Northwest Coast Jeweller Arts program under established Haida / Kwakwaka’wakw artist, Dan Wallace. She has been focusing on her own career as an artist, creating jewellery and designing murals for a number of Vancouver’s non-profit organizations.

Jerry Whitehead: Jerry is of Cree heritage from the James Smith First Nation in Saskatchewan. Art has been his lifelong passion. Today Jerry resides in Vancouver and he continues to paint within his community and abroad. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree – Indian Art (S.I.F.C) from the University of Regina in 1983. He then went on to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1987. You may view Jerry’s artistic projects at jerrywhitehead.com and see the various projects he has been involved with.

For more information, please contact Tarah Hogue, Aboriginal Curatorial Resident at grunt gallery:
tarah@grunt.ca
778-235-6928
grunt.ca/mural

-from grunt gallery media release
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grunt gallery: Indigenous City Gathering, Nov. 7 (Vancouver)

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“(Vancouver, BC) – Join SFU Public Square, Rain City Chronicles and grunt gallery for a stirring evening featuring extraordinary Indigenous leaders, artists and community members exploring the theme of “city building”. From storytelling to live painting, traditional foods to memorable performances, the first inaugural Indigenous City Gathering will spark conversations and connections.

Hosted by Renae Morrisseau, the evening includes:

  • FREE Community Market from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM in the atrium. Come see what Vancouver’s Indigenous makers have to offer!
  • Presentations and performances by: Gabriel George Sr. and the Children of Takaya Coast Salish Dance Group, Cecilia Point, Ginger Gosnell-Myers, Karen Joseph, Senaqwila Wyss, Kamala Todd and more.
  • Film screening of Mia’ by Amanda Strong and Bracken Hanuse Corlett.
  • Live painting by AKOS (Corey Bulpitt)
  • Musical performance by SEE Monsters (DJ and visual art duo)

A limited number of tickets are for sale on Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/indigenous-city-gathering-tickets-19093101982

We also have a few community tickets available, contact tarah@grunt.ca for more information.

Artwork by Dean Hunt / Bracken Hanuse Corlett. Design by Colin Cej.”

Posted with permission from Kari Gundersen & Tarah Hogue
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grunt gallery’s 30th Anniversary Kick-off Party! Aug. 28 (Vancouver)

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“You’re invited to grunt gallery on Thursday, August 28th for a cake-cutting event that will kick off grunt’s year-long 30th Anniversary celebrations!

The event will take place from 6:30-8:30pm at grunt gallery and in the adjoining Amenity Space. We will cut the cake at 7:15pm.

Please join us for a slice of cake and a glass of wine or iced tea. We will have refreshments for children and the party is dog friendly. Stop by to check out a slideshow of past and present art exhibitions; meet our board and staff; or take a break to socialize with your neighbors.

Artist Sola Fiedler will have her Vancouver tapestry on view in the Amenity Space. Sola produced this work in her studio at Main Space over the past few years. This monumental work is truly spectacular and representative of the important work that happens regularly in our building.

Whether you’re an old friend of grunt or a new one, we want to celebrate this momentous time with you.

There is no need to RSVP. Come one, come all, and invite your friends.

We hope to see you on August 28th as we raise a glass to 30 years of supporting Vancouver’s artist communities!”

grunt gallery | 350 E 2nd Ave – Unit 116, Vancouver, BC

Posted with permission from Karlene Harvey, grunt gallery
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