Strathcona Elders were interviewed by students from Strathcona Elementary School's as part of a Best B4 Collective community project.
Participating students on this interview assignment are from Annie Simard and Cristina Fogale's grade 4/5 class. They interviewed George Chow, Hilda Ho, Peggy Lee, Beverly Nann, Leander Szeto, Joe Wai, Bill Wong, Bing Wong and Larry Wong.
Telling Stories-a visual art exhibition presents stories by nine visual artists working in photography, fibre, painting, sculpture and installation is an exhibition designed to invite viewers into the gallery space to tell their own stories. Strathcona students had the opportunity to explore the visual stories as well as listen to stories from elders who grew up in the community presenting the exhibition.
The students interviewing elders and listening to their stories have woven connections across generations and cultures. They have heard details about long, interesting lives that help students learn community history. Most of the elders attended Strathcona Elementary School, and in their interviews, students learned about what has changed and what remains the same. These interviews will be published on a future blog and displayed in the foyer of the Vancouver School Board in the New Year.
BestB4 Collective is a Vancouver-based collaborative artist collective. The focus of their collaboration is an ongoing inquiry into themes of the natural and built environments, the use of public space by the private individual, contemporary dance as an art form and as public performance. Artists exhibiting in the forthcoming exhibition include Jim Friesen, Daphne Harwood, Alison Keenan, Sophi Liang, Colette Lisoway, Edward Peck, Phyllis Schwartz, Debra Sloan, and June Yun.
Story courtesy of bestb4collective. View the original post HERE
Photos courtesy of the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver.
The Telling Stories Project is presented by the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver with partial funding from the City of Vancouver.