Artists Aaron S. Moran and Taryn Hubbard at the Haney Residence
Location: 11630 224 Street, Maple Ridge
Aaron S. Moran
Aaron S. Moran is an award-winning artist and operator of the press Poor Quality. His sculptures, site-specific works and photographs have been exhibited locally and internationally. In 2011, he held a year-long artist residency at the Ranger Station Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs where he programmed workshops for primary and secondary students, seniors, as well as maintained the attached community art gallery. He has taught at the University of the Fraser Valley and University of Windsor in the areas of sculpture, printmaking, and interdisciplinary media. More information is available on his website.
Taryn Hubbard is a writer whose first full-length poetry collection Desire Path-which focuses on the poetry of place of Surrey, BC-is available through Talonbooks. She has led creative writing workshops with teachers and students at Surrey Schools and co-founded the South of Fraser Inter-Arts Collective, where she managed community arts programs, including budgets, grants and volunteers. See her website for more details.
Double Take - Their Collaboration in Maple Ridge
As collaborators, they produce site-specific and gallery-based art works that respond to their surroundings. Their vision is to ignite conversation and art-making participation in themes related to the environment, particularly through a lens that looks at the intersection of the suburban place, transportation, development, nature and technology. Their proposal, "Double Take", will use temporary artworks at different sites around the community to enhance and reflect on the spaces we see everyday.
Poetry About Maple Ridge & the Environment: Temporary Public Sign Project
Online Digital Recording & Limited In-Person Program
Residents are invited to share their thoughts about home and the environment for a chance to be featured on temporary signs that will be installed in various places throughout the community. Selected thoughts, words and poetry will be featured on signs that will be temporarily installed in sites, such as storefronts, front lawns, parks, civic facilities, and other spaces for residents to encounter as they go about their day throughout the month of July.
Zoom One-on-One Artist & Writer Studio Visits & Discussions
The pandemic has affected artists and community connections significantly. To bridge the gap, Aaron Moran and Taryn Hubbard are inviting local artists across any medium to participate in a one-on-one virtual meet-up on Instagram using Zoom, offering a chance to share and discuss work safely from their own studios and making it accessible to the community and broader audiences as digital recordings. The conversations could range from discussions on arts practice to critique, or mentorship. These conversations and digital studio visits will be posted and available to view and listen on Instagram.