LocoMotoArt artists, Laura Lee Coles & Rob Scharein are excited to introduce their community engaged art project Moments of Happiness (2015-2016).
Motivated with the intent to offset the negative feelings people receive from the
onslaught of news reports of global violence, hardship and tragedy, the artists will ask
members of the Vancouver community to think of what makes them happy and place their moments of happiness in a database. Starting in October, the artists will assemble all the contributions and create a final artwork that will be displayed at the participating community centre on March 20, 2016 IN CELEBRATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS.
Participant’s can contribute in one or all three ways listed below:
1. Email the artists a photo from their cell phone which reminds them of a moment
of happiness (email@example.com)
2. Write down a single word that represents happiness to them
3. Write down a short sentence that describes a memory of a happy time.
SUNSET COMMUNITY CENTRE LOBBY -
OFFICIAL LAUNCH -
MARCH 20, 2015 2:30 - 4:00 P.M.
KERRISDALE COMMUNITY CENTRE
2:00 PM -5:00 PM
APRIL 21 (SENIOR CENTRE)
MAY 26 (LOBBY)
JUNE 19 (SENIOR CENTRE)
DUNBAR COMMUNITY CENTRE
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
RICHMOND WORLD FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 5 - 7:00 - 9:00
GLOBAL VILLAGE - MINORU PARK
TO BE ANNOUNCED
May 16, 2014 was clean up day for the grounds around LMA McBride Field House Studio. Artists being artists, Laura Lee Coles, Rob Scharein and Bobbi Kozinuk decided to turn what may seem a mundane activity to some, into a fun photo and video project!
Enjoying the current wonderful weather, Coles photographed the plant life around McBride and Scharein created a creative time lapse video, with custom software!
There will be an upcoming show at the end of May, where LMA artists will be tabling their upcoming residency workshops.
Video: Rob Scharein
Photography: Laura Lee Coles
Laura Lee Coles & Rob Scharein's Moments of Happiness Blog