Newt inspires artist's series at Richmond park

Visitors to Richmond Nature Park will be able to explore the this nature reserve through their senses, guided by artist-in-residence Wen Wen (Cherry) Lu.

The Interpreter Project is a series of public events and workshops, taking place between May and October, that looks at interpretation through stories, nature and culture.

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Lu is inspired by the newt, a native amphibious creature that is vulnerable because it can neither see nor hear very well.

The public is invited to meet the artist at The Interpreter Project launch event on Sunday, May 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Hwy. There will be a drawing and painting activity for visitors to explore the senses of sight and touch. Tea and small treats will be provided.

Additional events will be held on June 2, June 22 and June 23.

Lu is a multimedia artist interested in installation, sculpture and painting. She thinks of her practice as a conceptual dance where each movement requires its own set of research and material choice. Lu often gravitates to exploring the hidden, the small and the in-between. Using the metaphor of dance, she finds the possibility between one movement and another more intriguing than the arrival of a finale.

This project is presented in partnership with the Richmond Nature Park Society and is part of the 2019 Engaging Artists in Community program presented by Richmond Public Art.

The Engaging Artists in Community program encourages a wide variety of art forms for artists working within communities.

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