Duke and Duchess at UBCO Sculpture Dedication 2016

PUBLIC ART DEDICATION AND THE ROYAL VISIT

A SPECIAL DAY AT THE OKANAGAN CAMPUS OF UBC TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27th

Instead of meeting at our regular class time, students have the opportunity to be on campus for a visit from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. They also will be able to see the official unveiling and dedication of a sculptural installation that was commissioned to commemorate UBC’s Centennial

This event is a tremendous opportunity to showcase arts, culture, our university, and the Okanagan. The world will be watching on Tuesday! Students are encouraged to participate if they can, or follow the news if you can’t make it to campus.

Here is a link to important updates from the university: The Royal Visit

Classes are not officially cancelled and we do still also need to cover important topics for our course this week, but our timing can be flexible to allow you to make choices.

If you are at the university, hopefully you will have an opportunity to watch the official unveiling and dedication of the sculptural installation in the courtyard.

The Artist

Les Louis is a member of the Lower Similkameen Band of the Okanagan Nation Alliance. This piece is reminiscent of a traditional Syilx summer lodge, built with pine logs. Each logs tells a story with pictograph symbols. The Okanagan territory includes an area that spans over 69,000 kilometers.

ENJOY THE DAY!

The artist Les Louis, meeting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Here are a few photos I took while watching the dedication of this new art installation commemorating the University of British Columbia’s centennial and the 10th anniversary of the Okanagan campus.
Pictographs on pine logs - Sculptural installation at UBC Okanagan Campus - 2016

Link back to ART CLASS INFORMATION for September 27th.

Susan

Canadian painter and mixed-media artist, Susan Neilson is fascinated by natural geometry in micro and macro worlds. Precise realism, calm energy and intuitive abstraction combine in her art. The Pacific Northwest and parks of the British Columbia Interior inspire her current work. She is interested in biomorphic forms and patterns connecting all living systems, as well as the interface between wild and cultivated environments.

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