Dream Home Manifestation Guide

October 20, 2022 (distribution) Related residency: Keely O’Brien The ‘Dream Home Manifestation Guide’ is an intricately illustrated zine created by Keely O’Brien as part of her residency at The Blue Cabin, which wrapped up in October 2022. The guide can be read two ways: one side of the zine features prompts and instructions for how […]

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Monoprinting Workshop + Studio Visit with Keely O’Brien

Sunday, October 16  — 2:00pm-3:30pm The Blue Cabin (Steveston) Related residency: Keely O’Brien As the final program of her residency in 2022, Keely O’Brien invited community members to participate in a monoprinting workshop. Participants spent spent a sunny afternoon together while they learned a monoprinting technique and created their own take-home print inspired by a […]

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Dream Home Hotline

September 2 – October 3, 2022 Interactive: call-in Related residency: Keely O’Brien As part of her residency in 2022, Keely O’Brien invited participants call the Dream Home Hotline and follow a series prompts to leave a message. The prompts were offered to help the participants conceptualize and⁣ describe their dream homes, and ultimately “manifest” them […]

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Dream Home Shrine & Nest Making Workshop

August 21 & 28, 2022 — 11am – 5pm The Blue Cabin (Steveston) Related residency: Keely O’Brien Keely O’Brien and Marina Szijarto led a public workshop crafting nests from flowers and weeds. The nests were contributions to the Dream Home Shrine and conversations about housing and home.

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Doors Open Richmond 2022

June 4 & 5, 2022 Steveston, Richmond, BC Doors Open Richmond was a chance to peek behind the scenes and learn about the Blue Cabin’s history, architecture, public programming, the artist residency and more. Musqueam weaver Debra Sparrow joined visitors to chat about her recent residency at the Cabin.

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Natural Dyeing with Mushrooms, Lichens & Plants

May 15, 2022 — 1-4PM The Blue Cabin (Steveston) Related residency: Debra Sparrow Local textile artist Zoe McDonell presented a talk and live demonstration on the nexus of colour, nature and conservation from the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Participants were introduced to foraging and harvesting for natural dyes using mushrooms, lichens, and plants.  The […]

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Weaving with Debra Sparrow

April 29th, 2022 — 1-4PM The Blue Cabin (Steveston) Related residency: Debra Sparrow Artist-in-residence Debra Sparrow demonstrated the processes and techniques used in Coast Salish weaving. This presentation featured hands-on components including splitting, roving, springing and weaving at the loom.

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Debra Sparrow in Conversation with Susan Rowley

April 10, 2022 The Blue Cabin (Steveston) Related residency: Debra Sparrow On Sunday, April 10th, artist-in-residence Debra Sparrow held a conversation with Director of the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, Susan Rowley, and a Q&A session. Debra and Susan spoke to the history of Coast Salish weaving, its cultural importance as well as the various methods of […]

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Open House Events at Imperial Landing

March 12 & 26, 2022 — 2-4PM The Blue Cabin (Steveston) The public was invited to tour the Blue Cabin in its new site at Imperial Landing in the City of Richmond’s historic Steveston Village, in traditional Musqueam fishing territory. These open houses included tours of the facilities and information on the history of the […]

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