A day with the artist Elvira DS who will talk about the Mayan signs as an instrumental way of understanding our true purpose. The audience will work in groups to create their own Mayan sign based on their date of birth.
Using recycled materials like carton packages as a canvas, the resulting signs will be showcased on the exhibition wall.
Being a painter for more than 25 years, Elvira Monteforte obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Product Design from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, in 1980.
Art installation at Leigh Square Community Arts Village, the artist-in-residence for the city of Port Coquitlam. The “PoCo Pop Tree” is the first public showing for the Mexican native and PoCo resident, who used the city’s Parks and Recreation logo as her inspiration for the eco-project. She is now working on her second environmental creation, due out at the end of June, as part of her HOT or Highly Ornamented Trash series.
She was commissioned to paint a salmon designed by the Squamish Nation artist Jody Broomfield to celebrate the city of Coquitlam.
“I am enchanted by the idea of working with unwanted items,” says Elvira DS in her artist statement. Using pigments, tar, and varnish, the artist has created what she calls “highly ornamented trash”. Guests are welcome to play these pianos while they are on display at Art Works Gallery as part of the Culture Days Festival featuring pianist Ricardo Trevino.
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