Holly Schmidt is a Vancouver artist with a research-based practice that engages processes of collaboration and informal pedagogy. Moving across disciplinary boundaries, she explores the relationships between practices of making, knowledge creation and the formation of temporary communities.
BEAT A PATH invites you to explore West Point Grey Community Centre and surrounding geography in unique and unexpected ways with artist, educator, and curator, Holly Schmidt. This project will explore the social, cultural and historical forces shaping the West Point Grey community of tomorrow through dialogue and exchange. Community members will practice the art of taking notice through a year of events including workshops, walks, momentary exchanges and communal eating as a way to see the urban landscape of our everyday lives anew.
The Artists in Communities Program is based on principles of community cultural development and is funded by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation in partnership with Community Centre Associations. Its purpose is to support artists working with communities on issues of joint interest or concern. For more about these projects go to http://vancouver.ca/people-programs/artists-in-communities-program.aspx
We acknowledge that BEAT A PATH is taking place in Vancouver, BC, on the unceded, ancestral lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tseil-Waututh First Nations.