Karen Cattell Artist work display at Coal Harbour

What is Vancouver Papergirl?

Papergirl Vancouver Artists

I came across  Vancouver papergirl when I received Beauphoto newsletter (Beau photo Home Page) and I was interested. So what is Vancouver Papergirl? Below is the mission from the web site (credit to the Papergirl).  It is a fun and gifting way to give back to the community, at the same time it is the ART choose the person than the person who chooses the art. You can say Fate will have its way! So with my camera I headed down to Coal Harbor Roundhouse community center to check it out, there are painting, drawing, photography, print and visual arts on display. Yes, I can spend many minutes there. There are few artists that stand out for me, Karen Cattell from North Vancouver, see her portfolio link below. That day I was on a hurry so I was able to grab few photos and moved on, if you like art like I do check out Papergirl for next event. So far the web site has not been updated for 2016, I hope they will hold another event as I like to enter to continue with a storytelling.

OUR MISSION   
Papergirl Vancouver is an inclusive global art project that connects the community and celebrates art through the spirit of unexpected giving.

WHAT WE DO

In this annual project, artists of all ages and abilities are invited to donate their work to a non-juried exhibition. Afterward, the artwork is rolled into bundles and is distributed by a team of cyclists (in the style of the American paperboy) to anyone they meet along specific bike routes around the lower mainland of British Columbia, Canada.

WHY WE DO IT
We view this simple act as a significant performance, where the individual artworks become part of a larger community-engaged project. The gifting of art takes Papergirl participants and strangers outside of their everyday experience of the traditional market economy that identifies art consumers by socio-economic class and education. When an artist gives their work as a gift, they build a relationship with the recipient and with others affected by their creativity and this act of kindness. Papergirl brings art back to its identity as true creativity: a ‘pure gift’ that builds community through sharing. 

Papergirl Artist Gallery

Phtographed with Panasonic Gh4 with  LUMIX G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm

OUR MISSION   
Papergirl Vancouver is an inclusive global art project that connects the community and celebrates art through the spirit of unexpected giving.

WHAT WE DO

In this annual project, artists of all ages and abilities are invited to donate their work to a non-juried exhibition. Afterward, the artwork is rolled into bundles and is distributed by a team of cyclists (in the style of the American paperboy) to anyone they meet along specific bike routes around the lower mainland of British Columbia, Canada.

WHY WE DO IT
We view this simple act as a significant performance, where the individual artworks become part of a larger community-engaged project. The gifting of art takes Papergirl participants and strangers outside of their everyday experience of the traditional market economy that identifies art consumers by socio-economic class and education. When an artist gives their work as a gift, they build a relationship with the recipient and with others affected by their creativity and this act of kindness. Papergirl brings art back to its identity as true creativity: a ‘pure gift’ that builds community through sharing. 

Artists web site

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Wayne Lam Visual Artist combining his creative skills and the love of being with people to create one of the kind ‘Art of Storytelling’ Contact Vancouver Wedding Photographer + Videographer Wayne Lam at 604 430 9888