Call for Participants: Native Education College’s Community Mural Project, Past & Presence (Vancouver)

May 13, 2016 by  Uncategorized /

Saturday, January 23rd
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Native Education College
285 E 5th Ave, Vancouver BC
Event website:

This blog is an excerpt from, originally posted on January 14, 2016, read more.

"We are excited to announce that participants will have the opportunity for a studio visit with world-renowned Coast Salish artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun.

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As a reminder, The Native Education College (NEC) and grunt gallery are partnering with three Vancouver-based First Nations artists: Corey Bulpitt, Sharifah Marsden and Jerry Whitehead to create a mural that celebrates NEC’s 30th Anniversary at their location in Mount Pleasant.

We’d like to invite YOU to participate! Especially if you are a youth (age 15-18), NEC student, or anyone interested in learning about contemporary Indigenous art practices, Indigenous-led education, the history of Mount Pleasant, and working together to plan and paint a large-scale mural.

The mural will be created on the east wall of the Tsimilano Building, an administrative building located next door to the Longhouse on East 5th Avenue at Main Street, a busy urban area in East Vancouver.

We will meet on a monthly basis to plan the mural. Painting will take place in April 2016 followed by a big launch party!”

From grunt gallery media release. Read grunt gallery's profile on ArtBridges' Community-Engaged Arts directory and map.

ArtBridges is a Canada-wide hub for community-engaged arts initiatives that connects people interested or active in community-engaged arts across Canada.



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