Tiko Kerr unveils collection of paintings celebrating the unique charm of the West End

Starting Thursday, May 5th – 8th, Tiko Kerr will join other local other artists in the first-ever West End Art Krall, “a free community arts festival that celebrates the creative energy of our local artists and creates cultural vitality.” Artists’ work will be displayed at different places around the West End.

Tiko’s “West End Collection” will be on display as indicated below.

May 5 (Thursday) 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed noon to 1)
May 6  (Friday) 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed noon to 1)
May 7 (Saturday) 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
May 8 (Sunday) 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

MLA Chandra Herbert’s Open House
Saturday May 7, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Community Office of Spencer Chandra Herbert, MLA
(923 Denman Street, Vancouver)
(Note:  There is no connection implied between WEN and the venue of this art display.)

West End Art Krall details and program: www.westendartkrall.com

To launch this important event, Tiko has created a series of paintings that recognize and celebrate the West End landscape. The subject of these paintings is accelerated and unanticipated change – not change that is happening through a planning process that values the contributions of the community, but rather change that could dramatically alter the character of our neighbourhood.

Many of these paintings focus on important heritage sites that may soon be lost or substantially altered by developments currently proposed or in the pipeline. Others invite us to consider how the character of the neighbourhood may shift should unfettered development go ahead without due and thoughtful processes in place. And finally, there are also innovative developments that promise a way of transforming the West End into a more livable neighbourhood while increasing the number of residents in our midst.

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