Haruko Okano. Community Participatory Public Art 4

2007 Rivers & Ties Rivers & Ties, 2007
The 10th. Anniversary of the Roundhouse Arts & Recreation Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Medium: organic and eco- friendly materials Dimension: Site specific walkway from the Roundhouse to False Creek Purpose: The 10th. anniversary celebrations a 1 day event
Community developed public art included 3 artists as facilitators: Haruko Okano, Glen Andersen and Connie Sabo. The design of public engagement was created by Haruko Okano. Community engagement was at all stages of the public event from creating with flower petals and leaves on the rocks of False Creek to workshops for making whirligigs and laying patterns using flower petals and sawdust along the walkway leading from the Roundhouse to the water. 10 boats, each representing a year were made of willow, flowers and stone. These were given out to the public at the end of the day.