Trout Lake's Artist in Community 2023
A huge welcome to Edward FuChen Juan, Trout Lake Community Centre’s Artist in Residence through December!
In a community-based collaborative project, Edward invites the public to work with him on creating a legacy art piece through interactive workshops and public events.
Keep an eye out and come participate in the papermaking, ink paste making, and printmaking workshops he’ll be leading. The art works created during these workshops will form the building blocks of the fabrication of the legacy art piece! This art piece will be gifted to the Trout Lake Community Centre at the conclusion of the residency.
About Edward Fuchen Juan
Edward is a contemporary visual artist based in Vancouver, BC, the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. He identifies as a queer Taiwanese Canadian with ethnic roots from the Hakka and the Plains First Nation People of Taiwan.
Edward’s art practice is printmaking on paper with water-based ink extracted from indigenous materials of selected regions. Presently, he has expanded his process to papermaking with unconventional plant fibres of significant cultural importance.
Edward's upcoming workshops
Guest Artist Talk: Brigitte Potter-Mael (19+)
Sunday, October 15, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Activity # 474974
Trout Lake's Artist in Community resident Edward Fuchen Juan has invited his mentor and friend, Brigitte Potter-Mael, to speak about her art practice and artistic journey. Brigitte Potter-Mael’s work focuses on the contemporary feminist socialism through the study of botany. Majority of her practices are wood intaglio printmaking, papermaking, and mixed medium.
(FULL) Papermaking with Willow Trees (19+)
Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 8, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to noon
Come learn the foundational technique of papermaking and help Trout Lake’s Artist in Community resident Ed create paper for the legacy art project. The paper pulp will be from the previous Willow bark foraging workshop. First day the participants will be papermaking with the pulp. Second day the participants will unravel and package their dried handmade paper. Each participant will get to take home some of the paper and contributing the rest for the legacy art project.
Monotype Printmaking (19+)
Friday, November 24, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 25, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Join Ed and his printmaking press to create prints with plant-based ink and willow handmade paper from previous workshops. The prints will contribute to the assembly of the legacy art piece. The event will have visual elements explaining Ed’s artist residency in relation to his research on the history of the park.
About the Artists in Communities Program
The Artists in Communities Program (AIC) is Park Board + Community Centre Association artists’ residency project based on principles of community cultural development – building community by making art together.
It supports artists working in community contexts and encourages a wide variety of interactions between artist and community members, especially those who may not see themselves as artists.
Throughout this project, artists and community members work together over an extended period of time as creators, producers, performers and active audiences, contributing to the growing vibrancies of our neighbourhoods.