When Vancouver International Airport (YVR) required a thematic makeover in terms of experience, numerous local artists answered the call. Rita Beiks discusses the concept behind YVR's renewal -- namely "Land Sea Sky" -- and how the installations and exhibits of Aboriginal Canadian art serve to welcome travelers to the city.
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The Great Big Beaver Dam in the Sky
BY DOUG SHEARER
@ VOL 4
ON NOV 29, 2013
Doug Shearer and Nathan Lee have been at the helm of numerous quirky, whimsicla installations projects throughout the greater Vancouver area, and this time they're keen to profess their love for an iconic member of Canada's wildlife: the beaver. Doug and Nathan discuss their plans to construct a giant beaver dam.
Parklets: Regaining Our Public Spaces
BY ÁREA DE INVESTIGACIÓN DAS
@ VOL 31
ON OCT 01, 2013
DAS, Investigation Area: Tania Guerrero and Julien Salabelle present their project Parklets, a project developed with the intention of regaining the street from the automobiles, and to expand the potential of public spaces with the help of sustainable mobile installations. (in Spanish)
Connecting People Through Trails
BY GRETE GANSAUER
@ VOL 1
ON APR 19, 2017
Grete Gansauer shares her experience in helping to coordinate and build a large trail network around Kalispell, Montana. She describes her efforts to coordinate funraising and land purchases for conservation and public access, and inspires us all to get out and volunteer.
The Dreamcatcher & Myths of Authenticity
BY CHRISTY BATTA
@ VOL 7
ON MAY 20, 2016
Dreamcatchers are a strongly tied to Native American culture. Popoular culture has made them a staple of souvenirs and "authentic" memorabilia representative of Native Americans. Christy Batta talks about the reality of authenticty as it is tied to Native American culture and art.
The Huichol and their Peyote
BY KEVIN SIMPSON
@ VOL 1
ON AUG 26, 2017
Art dealer Kevin Simpson talks about the Huichol, Native Americans, living in the Sierra Madre Occidental range in the Mexican states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Zacatecas, and Durango, and their use of peyote, a spineless cactus with psychoactive alkaloids, particularly mescaline.