Artists in Communities 2020/21

About HCC

Upcoming workshops:

Saturday June 19th, 10:30am-12:30pm
Experiential Encounter within Nature
Hastings Sanctuary
Hybrid – 10 people & via Zoom
Free event

Join us in our second visit to Hastings Sanctuary this Spring. We are very excited about witnessing the transformation happening and experiencing some nourishment from the plants living here. We are wondering which flowers are currently in blossom; how much of the salmonberries have ripened; what is happening in the bird nests? 

Saturday, June 26th, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Guest Artist: Bernadette Phan
Creating Art within Nature
Hastings Sanctuary
Hybrid – 10 people & via Zoom
Free event

Bernadette is a visual artist and painter who has created delicate and sensorial art; paintings, drawings, and recently weaving. Like nature, her art is also an invitation to stand still and at ease, to see the connections in textures and colours, to translate our imagination onto a piece of art. 

 If you would like to know more about Bernadette visit her IG @Bernadette Phan and see this link to a short article about her art. https://thelasource.com/en/2015/03/09/homage-to-still-life-painting/

For both events, meet us at 10:15 am outside the Hastings Community Centre. If you have met with us before at the Sanctuary, you know where to find us, @ the North side of the pond.  

Please bring a blanket to sit on the ground, some art utensils, and a water bottle. 

Thursday, July 1st, 9:30-11:30am
A Conversation with Enriqueta Wajuyata
Shuar Medicine Women from the Amazon in Ecuador
Via Zoom
Free event

Build relationship to this land, and learn about Indigenous plants, foods, and medicines with Indigenous herbalist Lori Snyder and art historian and writer Laura Cisneros.

At this time, when we have been called to live differently and our hearts are deeply touched by the lives affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, In Harmony In Nature we stay committed to our intention on building a creative bridge between our community and nature. 

We are inviting you to take those inward ideas, dreams, energy… and bring them outward into this new reality.  

We will keep connected through different online platforms. Visit our blog and watch our videos and photos on some of the plants we can find or grow in our gardens this time of the year. Mark your calendars with the events we are programming.

We acknowledge that In Harmony With Nature will be walking on the unceded lands of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waultuth peoples. This land is home to diverse Indigenous people, plants and other beings whom we recognize as vital contributors of our society.

We are also feeling very grateful and honoured that Hastings Community Centre, the Hastings Community Association and the Vancouver Park Board have extended our residency for the upcoming year. We are looking forward to another year of expanding our relations in nature, in community with all of you. Thanks for the great support as we navigate together this beautiful and very particular 2021. 

Find out about our latest programming here: https://inharmonywithnatur.wixsite.com/inharmonywithnature/upcoming-events

Learn more about the Artists in Communities program here: https://vancouver.ca/people-programs/artists-in-communities-program.aspx