Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Lotus in Motion Opens with garden party

Chest high in waders, the artist paused for an interview with Global-TV's Sharron Bates. Eliya Waxman assisted with the install.

After two days of installing paintings, Halloran relaxed in the evening calm at VanDusen Botanical Garden for the opening party. The light of the setting sun layered the paintings with brilliant colour, as guests meandered the large gardens. Above photograph was taken by Susan Kvarnstrom on her iphone - it's one view from Livingston Lake.

Above, Sally Simpson, Sue Walden, Vince, Joanne Bennison. On the right below, our wine serving crew: Carter Ethan Rankin, Ryan Kerr and Sandra Harcourt. The evening was perfect: mellow, a meditative stroll through the garden, excellent foods served by volunteers Lis Dixon, Donna Halloran and Donna Schmirler. Harry Jongerden and his beautiful wife, as well as Tracee Jung attended, representing the garden. About 60 people celebrated with us.

 Below: public enjoys LOTUS at Bentall Pond.

Photo credits: Caitlin Hicks, Michael Halloran. More tomorrow. Erik Olson, Sally Simpson - please send those photos along! I'll post here!

SPECIAL THANK YOU to: VanDusen Botanical Garden, staff & volunteers. Harry Jongerden for saying "Yes". Jill Weaving and Vancouver Parks Board. East Van Graphics. Volunteers: Donna Halloran, Donna Schmirler, Lis Dixon, Tracy, Jaz Halloran, Erik Olson, Carter Ethan Rankin, Ryan Kerr, Sandra Harcourt. Judith Reeve, Landscape Architect, Odessa Bromley, Sunshine Coast Retreat House - and everyone who has supported this installation through the purchase of artwork and/or the sponsorship of floating paintings.