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2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
AIR Studio will host an afternoon program of discussion in conjunction with the exhibition on Saturday April 18 from 2 to 5 pm. Join Downtown Eastside (DTES) artist Shirley Wiebe, local resident and third generation building owner Eric Siu, along with writer Lori Bamber, and AIR Studio Public Relations manager Paula Martinez Rubia, as they speak about this project and the possibilities of transforming a historic district into a contemporary neighbourhood. The scheduled program will run between 3–4:30 pm, however people are welcome to come and go throughout the afternoon.
Shirley will talk about how her architectural photo-based works evolve and transform through the use of mixed media. Self-published photography books of her work will be on display. A new book entitled 229 ½ Main is an augment to the exhibition. It includes an essay by Lori Bamber who met and interviewed Eric Siu in 2019. She will present a reading of her essay during the event. Signed copies are available for purchase.
AIR Studio at 529 Carrall Street is the venue for a weekend exhibition entitled 229 ½ Main. Photo-based work depicts the gutted interior of a 1907 building that is several blocks away in Vancouver’s DTES.