On Wednesday I traveled to the grounds of the Burnaby Art Gallery to meet artist in residence Holly Schmidt and talk about gardens and bees. Holly has created a mini-community garden on the lawn beside Ceperly House. A lush crop of garden vegetables is emerging over the top of some large crates filled with rich soil. These are the kinds of crates that "ordinary" art is shipped in. Well, the bonus is that you can appreciate the aesthetic qualities of Holly's art and you can eat it too. The artist has set up a number of workshops and tastings for the community to engage with her project, which is called The Moveable Feast.
Be sure to check out the list of tastings and workshops for the Moveable Feast and head out to the Burnaby Art Gallery. Bring a picnic or make reservations at the Hart House for lunch. Also, be sure to check out Elizabeth Mackenzie's show in the gallery. Her haunting drawings referring to the history of Ceperly House are very powerful.