Paint Your Faith Vancouver

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

paint your faith vancouver poster

The first Paint Your Faith project happened last September in Toronto. The artists Chor Boogie, Siloette, Mediah and Elicser painted a large mural on the corner of Church and Shutter street.

On April 28th 2010, the city of Vancouver will be presented with a one-of-a-kind mural, located at 55-57 W. Hastings Street. It will be the collaborative work of four world-renowned aerosol artists – Faith47 from South Africa, Titi Freak from Sao Paulo, Peeta from Italy, and Indigo, a local artist and dancer based in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. These four artists have been invited by the United Church of Canada to paint their interpretation of faith, as part of their ongoing Paint Your Faith campaign. See www.paintyourfaith.com or www.wondercafe.ca for more information.

Indigo
Raised in Northern BC & currently based in the DTES, Indigo’s artistic process spans many disciplines, including painting, photography and contemporary dance. After a recent transition into the visual arts, her work has already gained a recognizable yet evolving identity and has been presented at many mainstream & alternative venues around the world. Soft, poetic and melodic, her paintings both on and off the streets capture her subjects in moments of quiet melancholy. http://indigosadventures.wordpress.com/

Faith47
Cape Town-based artist Faith47’s work is both gentle and harsh, a commentary on the country that has raised her with both joy and heartache. Finding inspiration from the various environments she finds herself in, her images live on abandoned walls, broken-down cars, empty factories, art galleries, dark alleyways, large commercials buildings and small shacks. It’s Faith47’s awe with the world, her spirituality and the human condition makes her work not just something of multi-faceted beauty, but a jumping point for discussion. www.faith47.com

Titi Freak
Hamilton Yokota (aka Titi Freak) was born in 1974 in São Paulo, Brazil. Drawing influence from his Japanese heritage as well as his Brazilian upbringing, Titi Freak’s diverse mixture of cultural backgrounds combine to form a very distinct perspective, and unique creative voice. With colour schemes that can be only described as mystical, his work has caused passers-by to pause and take note since 1995. Fusing Eastern and Western cultures with fashion, pop imagery, illustration, graffiti and comic influences, his art began to spread internationally and now has him as one of the more sought-after artists worldwide. www.tfreak.com

Peeta
An artist since 1993, Peeta began honing his craft in the streets of Padova and Mestre. Filled with the ambition to find and establish his creative identity, he started traveling throughout Italy, meeting and learning from other established artists. It was only after hundreds of practice pieces that he began to develop his own unique style. Now based in Vancouver and a member of the EAD crew (Padova-Italy), FX and RWK crew (NYC), Manuel Di Rita’s work has been recognized worldwide for its unique 3D technique that anyone with a pulse is bound to notice. www.peeta.net

“Paint Your Faith is an opportunity for conversations about our values, our experience of spirituality, and the meaning of faith,” says Keith Howard, executive director of the United Church’s Emerging Spirit program. “As such, Paint Your Faith is a powerful, dynamic, and public expression of The United Church of Canada’s desire to connect and build relationship with those Canadians who don’t normally attend church. In the same way as The United Church of Canada’s discussion website WonderCafe.ca engages people in open-minded and vibrant discussion about spirituality and religion, Paint Your Faith reaches out to people in a new way, using cutting-edge urban art in ways that people perhaps would not normally expect from a church.”

Source: Graff Art

3 Comments

  • neighbourhood October 17, 2010, 2:59 am

    our neighbourhood has this freaky noises. you can help us solving this problem asap. we are running out of ideas how could this matter solved asap. we live in renfrew height area, an owner, 3249 e23rd ave vancouver bc v5r1b6 canada , put a silver plate at the back of the house for some purpose, we have no idea what is the purpose. we surely interrupted by the noises at 24hours a day, we have no luck reaching the owner to discuss this problem. perhaps you could write a note to the owner concerning on this noise matter. or 6044347745 to phone the owner or you can pray for us. we don’t need any noises in vancouver. vancouver is a quiet place, people love quiet. however in our area, noises is being produce by the plate, the plate is near a metal post, when wind blows it makes annoying noises like people yelling, or thunder lighting

    please help us, you can take a look at the plate
    if the plate is gone in afternoon, it means the owner is hiding the plate inside the house
    we believe the plate is hung at 11:00pm or later
    you can check this out thank you
    pray for us, as we are praying for god to help us, thank you

  • neighbourhood December 4, 2010, 11:09 am

    our neighbourhood has this freaky noises. you can help us solving this problem asap. we are running out of ideas how could this matter solved asap. we live in renfrew height area, an owner, 3249 e23rd ave vancouver bc v5r1b6 canada , put a silver plate at the back of the house for some purpose, we have no idea what is the purpose. we surely interrupted by the noises at 24hours a day, we have no luck reaching the owner to discuss this problem. perhaps you could write a note to the owner concerning on this noise matter. or 6044347745 to phone the owner or you can pray for us. we don’t need any noises in vancouver. vancouver is a quiet place, people love quiet. however in our area, noises is being produce by the plate, the plate is near a metal post, when wind blows it makes annoying noises like people yelling, or thunder lighting

    please help us, you can take a look at the plate
    if the plate is gone in afternoon, it means the owner is hiding the plate inside the house
    we believe the plate is hung at 11:00pm or later
    you can check this out thank you
    pray for us, as we are praying for god to help us, thank you

  • neighbourhood April 24, 2012, 8:54 pm

    just everyone is trying to solve the problem we have in here, we are just out of our minds that nothing is working to solve this problem. in our area, renfrew height, there is a noise concern that an owner puts a plate at the back of the house for 24hours. That extremely disturbing us epecially at night time because winds could blow the plate to the nearby metal post. That absolutely create noises that even we closed our windows, we still able to hear the noise at all. we are so concerning on the family that lives next to the owner, the owner’s address is 3249 e23rd ave vancouver bc v5r1b6 canada. who can help us at all? we are seeking for help, please take a look at the plate at morning/afternoon/night time. Or you could spread this problem to everyone around you. Thank you, Please help us!!!

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