Doors Open Richmond

5月 31, 2017

The 10th Doors Open Richmond is a free weekend-long, city wide public celebration of arts, heritage and culture. Choose from 42 heritage sites, museums, places of worship, green spaces, specialty business, art galleries and artist studios. 

Vancouver Lipont Art Centre will provide painting and drawing activities for families. Children can create drawings on specially made little tables. 


June 3rd

10 am - 12pm | Artist Niel McLaren in attendance and teach audiences interact with his new media piece Culture Flock.

Niel McLaren
Niel McLaren is a creative technologist based in Vancouver, BC. With a background in Computer Science and Psychology, he explores topics like distortion of time and space, geometry in nature, and how technology changes human interaction. His artwork often takes the form of interactive video projections and light sculptures, and has been displayed in Your Kontinent Festival, the HR MacMillan Space Centre Planetarium, and Integrate Arts Festival. He was awarded Best in Innovation at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire in 2016.
Niel also runs the Vancouver Creative Technology meetup and taught creative coding for a youth mentorship program for emerging artists at VIVO Media Arts Centre and Tangible Interaction.


1 pm - 4pm | Artist Chito Maravilla will give a painting demo.

Chito Maravilla
Chito Maravilla worked for 16 years as an art director at Campaigns & Grey Advertising in Manila holding important local and international accounts. Two of the TV spot animations he designed for Del Monte Juice drink and Department of Health won a Silver Award and received recognition.
Chito and his family moved to Canada in May 2002. After a month, he landed a job as a graphic designer at Creative Advertising in Richmond. Later on, he joined two playground manufacturing companies and as part of the team, designed the children's playground at Guildford Mall, Brentwood Mall, Richmond Centre, and other parts of Canada and the US.  
Chito's works continue to receive awards and recognition including drawings on display at the Vancouver International Airport. He now works as graphic designer with Smartfilms and is an active participant of Dimasalang III Artists Group and other organizations in the community.




June 4th

10 am - 4pm | Artist Tony Chu will give a demo of ink drawings on tracing paper and maylar. 

Tony Chu
Started as a mixed media painter, Tony Chu moved into Installation Art in 2009. Since then, he made two Cargo Container arts at PNE in 2011 and Richmond International Film Festival in 2012. To support the community, he started to run free workshops for young adults in Richmond and Vancouver since 2011, and his current practice is Ink on Mylar and Tracing Papers.

For questions and inquiries please contact 604-285-9975.