Public Dreams promotes community participation in the arts by providing interactive and accessible public art programming. They produce events, rituals, and traditions that promote healthy and vibrant neighbourhoods.
They strive to:
Create artistically innovative, culturally inclusive and environmentally sensitive productions.
Encourage creative collaborations and build fellowship amongst diverse communities.
Foster the fertile ground necessary to create and enhance community vitality.
Provide economic opportunities for local artists, communities, and businesses.
The performance began with a bloodcurdling scream and a spotlight follows a woman drained of her color [a metaphor for the impact of receiving a devastating diagnosis]. She is tortured by a giant figure in black whose sounds are haunting, guttural and from the dark depths of fear and loneliness. But she is eventually approached by support- handmaidens who help her by applying color. As she embraces her “new normal” and accepts the support, she becomes full of life and color again.
Note: All backers will receive a mention in the book (if they so wish). Take a look at the fun rewards available for various donation levels! In addition, backers who donate $100 and above will receive a signed copy of the book when it is published!
I am someone who after many years reclaimed my life with my Camera and a dream so to speak… I want to share as much of that as I can… Victor Bearpark
Victor has that most important aspect that makes a good photographer- to simply be in the situation and allow people to be comfortable and to be themselves. He captured wonderful moments during my Suki’s event as well. I can’t wait to work with him again!
I love going through his albums. Here are some highlights: