Ivy, I.V., Eye Vee

Yes, I have been remiss.  Again.

In recompense I will be posting not once, but three times today…my desperate attempt to catch up to present-tense-musing.
Dear friend ‘n’ fellow creator Sharon Kallis has sent me info on The Ivy Project.

As promised, here’s the skinny:

The Ivy Project

Please join me this Saturday, January 31 for the first of 11 workshops in Stanley Park.
This weekend kicks off with exploring bird colonies and nests, weaving forms that will eventually be hung on site in the forest, hopefully for later occupation by various forest critters…

Think “Biomimicry in sculpture”, think “ecological relational aesthetics”, or don’t think at all, and just enjoy working with your hands… hope to see you.

Dress warmly – we will be outside under a tent unless the weather is truly miserable- in which case we will be inside the nature house, see the poster attached for a lovely map to assist your finding us.

Saturday: 10am -12pm & 1-4pm

The Ivy Project
The Stanley Park Ecology Society and artist Sharon Kallis are inviting the public to work together on a site-specific environmental art installation.

Since 2004, Ivy Busters has removed over 3.95 hectares of invasive plant material from Stanley Park.

Now the public can participate in exploring English Ivy as an art material; re-purposing this invasive weed into sculptures that will be returned to the forest as artificial nurse logs, bird habitats and crocheted anti-erosion bio-netting.

Free, drop-in sessions last Saturday of every month , all ages welcome.

Stanley Park Nature House, N/W foot of Alberni on the S/E banks of Lost Lagoon.  Workshop will be outdoors if possible, dress weather appropriate. For more information about this project email: programs@stanleyparkecology.ca or Phone: 604-718-6522.

I’ll be heading to the Lagoon for the morning part of the workshop – hope to see you there!

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