POSTED BY admin | March 31st, 2011
The Blue Trees have officially landed in West Vancouver! On the corner of Marine and 14th you can now see some of Kon’s lovely electric blue trees!
This is the first step by Grosvenor to brighten up some of their land that has, until now been unoccupied.
We’ve had visitors from local papers and many locals themselves stopping by and asking, “so what’s the deal with these blue trees?” Here’s a look at what you’ll see if you pop by for a visit – but don’t worry, because on Saturday they’ll be standing tall and planted firmly into the ground.
Everyone and their dogs were there - literally!
doing an interview
POSTED BY admin | March 30th, 2011
Talk about feeling welcomed by a community! We experienced such amazing support from the entire community of Port Moody while we were turning their trees blue.
Big thanks to Devin Jain and Kristin Tracey from the city, who were particularly amazing from start to finish!
Also, thank you everyone who came out on Sunday to welcome Kon and hear his talk. Don’t forget we have another one coming up on April 7th at 7pm, Richmond City Hall.
Have you gone and seen the blue trees yet? No?! Well get out there already! We would love for you to go and check out the beautiful electric blue trees at the Port Moody Civic Center and arts centre, but just in case you can’t – here’s a look at the before and after!
The Port Moody Civic Center Before!
The Beautiful Big Tree at the Port Moody Arts Centre!
Some of our great volunteers!
I dare you to not LOVE that tree!!!
POSTED BY admin | March 24th, 2011
With rain in the forecast we were feeling a little nervous when we woke up today and on our way out to Port Moody for another day of Blue Trees at the civic centre. Yesterday, we got an amazing start on the 16 beautiful cherry trees that line the roundabout in front of the civic centre.
“We’ll just have to see how it goes,” said Kon. Luckily the rain held off and we spent another day under the sun!
Kevin Griffin from the Vancouver Sun came out to interview Kon. Photographers, families and even a documentary film maker came by to talk to the blue covered man atop the orange ladder.
We could not be more thankful of the weather and the warm reception we’ve had in beautiful Port Moody – here’s a look at the pics from today!
Tomorrow we will be doing final touches at the civic centre site and then heading over to the arts centre to get cracking on their HUGE tree (2425 St. John’s Street) come by and say hi to us!
Kon being interviewed by Kevin Griffin, Vancouver Sun
Kon's Ammunition when talking about his cause
POSTED BY admin | March 23rd, 2011
What a great start we’ve already had on day one in Port Moody. After being warmly greeted by city staff we began our blue forest at site number one – Port Moody Civic Centre!
The day has been filled with people coming out to see Kon and his blue trees. Some we’ve surprised on their way to pay a parking ticket, and others were just out for a walk on a nice day. We even had a critic, who Kon won over and we’re happy to say that he’s officially signed up to be a volunteer!
Doubt us if you must, but these blue trees are making big waves and a lot of happy people.
Here’s a look at our big, beautiful, sunny day one in Port Moody. If you doubt us, or if you love us we’d love to see here! We’ll be back tomorrow working on the trees at the Port Moody Civic Centre (100 Newport Dr).
Port Moody Civic Centre Before Blue Trees
Very first tree to go blue in Port Moody!
One of our amazing volunteers!
POSTED BY admin | March 22nd, 2011
Day 5 in Richmond was absolutely perfect. We were saved yesterday by a local hero who, not only offered his equipment free of charge to Kon, but he also took the week off to help with our other locations!
Big Shout out to our new, amazing friend Jason Dudlets from Cutting Edge Custom Painting Inc! We literally could not have done it without him.
This is a huge testament to Kon’s Blue Trees – bringing people together through art.
Here’s a look at our final day on site in Richmond including a shocking before and after!