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Wind Flowers to blossom at prominent Richmond gateway

By Don Fennell

Published 4:00 PDT, Tue May 21, 2019

The Gilbert Road Greenway, linking River and Gilbert roads, is destined to become a landmark.

A new public artwork, Wind Flowers,by artists Atelier Anonymous and Michael Seymour, will soon be installed to serve as an important visual gateway for the city. The piece, expected to be completed in the fall of 2019, will feature 17 undulating wind-catchers, placed on beds of native plant species.

The public is invited to meet the artists at a unique community event and presentation Thursday, May 23 at the Richmond Cultural Centre that will also include guest speakers Coun. Harold Steves, journalist Chris Cheung, landscape architect Hanako Amaya, photographic artist Gerry Boretta, architect Eric Fiss, entrepreneur Caroline Boquist, photographer Janis Nicolay, historian Isaac Vanderhorst, designer Javier Campos, retired city Coun. Linda Barnes and Indigenous youth leader Mary Point-Shaw. The event is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate.

Anonymous is a collective of internationally established and award-winning designers, educators and researchers who explore the intersections of landscape architecture and art. Seymour is a Vancouver-based instillation artist who work uses chance and found narratives as a means to explore sites and landscapes.

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