|Artist Janet Echelman display in Vancouver|
Hello Friends! Many of you know that Skookum’s Little Free Library was funded through Kickstarter in 2013. Since our campaign, I have been following this crowdfunding site and the many projects that the platform supports. Recently I came across an article and video on artist Janet Echelman’s goal to display one of her pieces at the TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) conference in Vancouver:
I was thrilled to hear that her work was successfully installed and headed into the city to view it in person:
As I stood underneath this handwoven net, I thought of one of my favourite childhood books Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. While watching the fabric move with the wind, I imagined this massive strainer dangling in the sky ready to snatch spaghetti, syrup drenched pancakes, hotdogs garnished with mustard, and tomato and basil pizza. I caught this flying flatbread at Tableau Bar & Bistro:
Good news though! TED is being streamed live throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland for free! For more information on TED and to view it live, visit here. I also visited the Vancouver Art Gallery’s exhibit of Lawren Stewart Harris. I was introduced to his work at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. Harris is a member of Canada’s Group of Seven and his breathtaking landscapes are a reminder of the natural beauty that surrounds us:
On Sundays, children 12 and under are free to attend the Vancouver Art Gallery. The gallery also hosts a variety of family activities and events during the weekends. Check it out if you are in town! After a full day, I arrived home and noticed this wonderful comment left in Skookum’s Guest Book:
You're very welcome! I’m so glad to hear that you are enjoying Skookum’s book selection!