POSTED BY admin | November 16th, 2009
It was an early morning set-up at Morton Triangle for the Official Launch of the Vancouver Biennale 2009-2011. We were lucky that the rain held off for as long as it did. It almost looked like it might get sunny but alas during the speeches it started to rain a little bit.
About 150 people came down to participate in the launch and during the speeches the entire park was filled by our yellow In-Transit-Ion umbrellas.
Many dignitaries were on-hand to show their support for the Biennale and public art in the cities of Vancouver and Richmond.
This is the first time that The City of Richmond has been a part of the Biennale. We are very proud to have already displayed Dennis Oppenheim’s Arriving Home at the International Arrivals Terminal at Vancouver International Airport.
Sarah Blyth also spoke to the crowd on behalf of the Vancouver Parks Board. Her speech was excellent and it’s good to have such strong and passionate support from our friends at City Hall.
Please enjoy these photos taken at the event. From the masterful and very talented Kris Krug.