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16

Aug
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Calder Community Mosaic: art glass tiles are ready for assembly!

On 16, Aug 2017 | In Make, News, Place, Project, Space | By Admin

 

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We’re excited to have received the custom-cut stained glass tiles for the community room mosaic at the new Calder Branch Library in Edmonton.  There are 10 different colours of art glass tiles that closely match the coloured tiles that everybody used at the Calder community workshops we held last year.  Over the next couple of months we’ll be fabricating the mosaic in our studio in preparation for the final installation at the end of this year when the Calder Branch Library construction is completed.

Stay tuned for updates…

 

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29

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TTC Public Art Program – June 5 Open House

On 29, May 2017 | In infrastructure, News, Project | By Admin

Hello Toronto friends,
Rebecca will be in town for a visit on Monday June 5th, to be present at an open house for a new project that we are working on.

If you’re nearby, come say hello! She’ll be at:

Toronto Reference Library
Epic Hall and Prologue
2nd Floor
789 Yonge Street
Toronto
Date: Monday, June 5, 2017
Time: 4 – 8 pm

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Calder Community Mosaic Patterns

On 27, Feb 2017 | In Make, News, Project | By Admin

We’re excited that the design for the new Calder Branch Library community mosaic mural is coming together nicely.  We are making preparations to begin fabrication soon.

Here is an updated animation of all of the digitized patterns created from the great designs gathered last year at the Calder Community pattern workshops.

Stay tuned…

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16

Aug
2016

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Calder Community Pattern Making Workshops

On 16, Aug 2016 | In Inspiration, Make, News, Project, Research | By Admin

 

Post-Workshops Update:

11×17 tile photo documentation – compilation of 137 Calder Community Patterns
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01

Jul
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Calder Community Mosaic: Neighbourhood Pattern Workshops

On 01, Jul 2016 | In Make, Place, Project | By Admin

In June 2016 we had the pleasure of spending time in the Calder neighbourhood of Edmonton, part of Treaty Six territories in Alberta.  We met with community members through pattern-making workshops, generating ideas for a large mosaic which will be installed at the new Calder Branch of the Edmonton Public Library.  Ultimately, a wide variety of different repeating patterns will be artfully meshed together into one whole.

The free pattern-making workshops focused on using a triangular base.  Triangles have been used in patterns across cultures for millennia.  Geometrically, equilateral triangles have many shape and pattern possibilities; they create both linear and radial patterns, and can be arranged into hexagons, stars, diamonds, zig-zags, curves, and other shapes.

We had the honour of conducting these playful, open-ended workshops at the North West Seniors Society, the Edmonton Aboriginal Seniors Society, the Africa Centre, the Al Rashid Mosque, Calder School, and the existing Calder Branch. We sincerely thank all of the incredible participants – we are so grateful for the beautiful, diverse, and intriguing contributions.

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Special thanks to Robert Harpin from the Edmonton Arts Council, Julie Woods and Raquel (Rocky) Mann from Calder Branch, and Cathie Bush from Calder School.  We certainly felt welcome during our stay in Edmonton, and it was great to learn about Calder through visiting vibrant neighbourhood nodes.

Stay tuned for more over the coming months!

Photos taken with permission by: Raquel Mann, Calder Branch staff, David Gregory, Rebecca Bayer

This project is made possible through the Edmonton Arts Council.

Rebecca Bayer (artist) & David Gregory (photographer)

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19

Sep
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‘Motif of One and Many’ is Open!

On 19, Sep 2015 | In News, Place, Project | By Admin

We were very proud to attend today’s Opening Ceremony of Richmond’s City Centre Community Centre and the official unveiling of ‘Motif of One and Many’.

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Mayor Malcolm Brodie opened his welcoming speech by giving special thanks to Rebecca for her very popular floor installation.

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The opening ceremony was open to the public and was well attended by people from across the community.  The City Centre Community Centre offered celebratory cupcakes.

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City Centre Community Centre is located at 5900 Minoru Blvd. in Richmond and is open seven days a week.  ‘Motif of One and Many’ is located in the 2nd floor lobby.
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09

Jul
2015

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Inspiration for Calder Community Patterns

On 09, Jul 2015 | In Inspiration, Project, Research | By Admin

We’re excited about the new Calder Library mosaic project.  The mosaic will be inspired by some of the patterns from the different groups of people who make up this Edmonton community.  Census data shows that the people of Calder originate from countries and cultures from all over the world, and that there is a large Aboriginal population.

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Plains First Nations

Ukraine_pattern

Ukraine

England_pattern

England

Fillipino_pattern

Fillipino

Mexico_pattern

Mexico

China_pattern

China

arabic_pattern

Middle East

Ndebele Artwork on Wall of a House

Africa

 

 

 

 

 

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15

Jun
2015

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Tessellation Patterns

On 15, Jun 2015 | In Inspiration, Research | By Admin

Tessellations form a class of patterns found in nature. The arrays of hexagonal cells in a honeycomb or the diamond-shaped scales that pattern snake skin are natural examples of tessellation patterns. Distinct shapes are formed from several geometric units (tiles) that all fit together with no gaps or overlaps to form an interesting and united pattern.  Tessellating patterns are abstract and non-representational which makes their interpretation open to the imagination of all people.

Tessellation Patterns in Nature

Honeycomb

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Snake Skin

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Flower

Leaf_pattern

Leaf

Cracked Mud

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Sunflower

 

Tidal_pattern

Tidal

 

 

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01

May
2015

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MOTIF OF ONE AND MANY – installation nearly complete

On 01, May 2015 | In Make, News, Project | By Admin

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Installation of Motif of One and Many at the Richmond City Centre Community Centre.

Motif of One And Many is nearing final completion at the Richmond City Community Centre. Many thanks to everyone involved – the floor looks amazing!  The City Centre Community Centre in Richmond, BC. is due to open in September 2015.

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