Posts filed under: 2020

North Van City Mosaic: Bringing our Community Together in Response to COVID-19 is a community public art project developed by leadership representatives from Family Services, North Shore Neighbourhood House, North Van Arts, North Vancouver School District and United Way, under the umbrella of the Mayor’s Healthiest Small City Social Resiliency Collective.

The project was one of five quick-starts to respond to gaps in the community’s social infrastructure that were illuminated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The North Van City Mosaic will creatively engage our community to create an image of their COVID-19 story. Professional artists work with the community’s images to create a digital mosaic website and physical artworks, programmed in two phases.

The goals of the North Van City Mosaic are to create a legacy for the community to reflect, understand, inspire others, and articulate the impacts of the pandemic through artistic expression, while building resiliency, connection, and hope.

In Phase I, local visual artist Sandrine Pelissier and expressive art therapist Sophie Babeanu employ their original online mosaic concept, developed with the technical help of Relevant Software, to invite members of the public to collaborate in building an online digital mosaic.

Anyone who either lives, works, or plays in the City of North Vancouver can
contribute by submitting an image of a drawing, painting, or photograph, along with an optional description, that represents their experience living in the time of COVID-19.

The online digital mosaic creates a platform to share a ‘common’ thought, invite memory sharing, and experience multi-generational interactions; allowing for a wide audience to participate safely during social distancing.

In Phase II, the images collected through the online digital mosaic will be utilized to create other community public art pieces for people to gather and reflect on this extraordinary period for years to come. Participants of Phase I of the North Van City Mosaic will be notified via email of upcoming announcements for Phase II community public art projects.

Stay in touch for updates!

The Arts in View program is a permanent exhibit on display in the financial spa® branches of BlueShore Financial. It is open to the general public as well as current clients of BlueShore Financial.

I am very happy to have 3 paintings on display in the BlueShore Financial branch at Lonsdale and 15th.

My work has been paired with sculptures by wood artist Federico Méndez Castro (@dalbergia_world) and I really like how the sculptures and the paintings are complementing each other.

The show is curated by Cathy Church (@tartooful) and will be on display until January 2021.

Saturday July 4, 2020

#openstudios #northvancouverart #artisnotcancelled #vancouverartist #northvancouver #yvrart #sandrinepelissier #firstsaturday #northvan #artstudio #bcartists #firstsaturdayopenstudios

I will open my studio for the First Saturday Open Studios from noon to 5 pm on Saturday July 4. Contact me to visit, I will make sure no more than 2 visitors are in the studio at the same time and we will be social distancing .

The city of North Vancouver is handling buckets of hope all other the city.

What’s in them? Sidewalk chalk, temporary tattoos…

So today with the help of Therese Joseph, Sophie Babeanu and Charlotte Pelissier, we painted patterned hearts in front of cityscape so everyone can color in with the chalks.

If you walk up or down Lonsdale, feel free to pick up some chalks and color !

#bucketsofhope #lovemycity #playcnv #sandrinepelissier #northvanarts @thecityofnorthvan.⁠

This year, I will be part of the North Shore Art Crawl in my studio, with a selection of paintings, original linoprints and drawings:

125 Garden Avenue in North Vancouver