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.