More than 26 women participant in different stages of the mosaic project, Telling Herstories of Food in the DTES Workshop was hosted at the Enterprising Women Making Art (EWMA) studio and was open to women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and the community at large as part of the 2012 Heart of the City Festival and continued until early 2013. Other workshops were hosted for residents at Imouto Housing for Young Women and Sorella Housing for Women. These series of workshops resulted in the design, including wording on the mosaic, and the completion of two, 3ft x 3ft mosaic panels. The youngest project participant was 12 years old bringing together a diversity of women to celebrate and explore herstories and perspectives on food!
Special thanks to the lead artist, Ann Thorsteinsson, who translated all the workshop ideas into a cohesive design that honored everyone’s contributions, and to the funders, The City of Vancouver, Vancity Savings Credit Union, and the Vancouver Moving Theatre. Special thanks too to EWMA program coordinator Jessica Numminen for pulling it all together.
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Program Coordinator for Enterprising Women Making Art
800 E Hastings
Vancouver, V6A 1R6
Phone: (604) 685-8043