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Arabic and Farsi-speaking Richmond residents invited to join community art project

Free 10-week project to share stories of home, culture and community
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The “Stories at Home – Past and Present” art project is part of the 2021 Engaging Artists in Community Program.

Richmond residents who speak the Arabic and Farsi languages are invited to join a free 10-week long collaborative art project.

Visual artist Jean Bradbury is leading the project titled “Stories at Home – Past and Present,” through a series of workshops based on what participants miss from their past home and what they love about their current life in Richmond.

The weekly workshops will be held every Saturday from August 7 to October 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. where participants will share their stories about their home, culture and community.

They will then create simple comic-book-style drawings through a combination of painting and drawing. A final art piece will be created and presented at the end of October.

Workshops will take place outdoors in small groups at Brighouse or Minoru parks due to COVID-19 safety protocols.

Residents of all ages are welcome to join and language translators will also be present at nine of the 11 workshops.

The project, which is part of the 2021 Engaging Artists in Community Program for Richmond Public Art, is presented by the City of Richmond in partnership with Richmond Multicultural Community Services.

For more information, visit or call 604-279-7160