Chinese New Year 2014 Year of the Horse 3D Wall Painting

The voices of a group of art students:

This event serves not only to celebrate Chinese New Year in Parker Place, but also as a milestone of Chinese Canadian history in Richmond. Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Parker Place for letting us give back to all those who made it possible to preserve authentic Chinese culture in Canada. This mall provides a space which allows people to both reconnect with their origins and to give others a sense of what these local ethnicities can offer to the larger myriad of Canadian culture.

With this painting, we wanted to emphasize this connection between the modern and the traditional that Parker Place represents. We envisioned the panels as a window into the past, incorporating an imagined space in ancient China into the existing structure of the food court to pay tribute to the hardworking, supportive community of Richmond.

Valerie van der Gracht

About Valerie van der Gracht

I am a Boomer, mom, gram, wife, foodie, wine novice, and I love to travel. Experiencing life and dividing my time between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Formerly a Vancouver Wine Festival volunteer and freelance blogger for and now Editor and Publisher of Connect at [email protected] Twitter @myvancity Instagram @myvancityca and Facebook

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