COMMUNITY GARDEN MEETING - THURSDAY JULY 8th
July 5th, 2010
Olio are looking at developing an ~ 800sq. ft. raised bed garden plot behind our Fisgard St. location in downtown Victoria - and more than likely need YOUR help.
Please join us Thursday, July 8th, 7:00pm at 614 1/2 Fisgard St. for a group discussion on the Downtown Community Garden's development, possibilities, policy, etc. Guests are ancouraged & if you have local refreshment bring em!. Bring some ideas, take a look at the location & if you're up for it apply for the Community Garden's committee as a director.
The Times Colonist did an article on the garden which can be found HERE. There was a brief follow up that can be seen HERE.
SCREEN PRINTING INTENSIVE
Wednesday, July 28th
6:30pm • 2.5 hours/week • 4 sessions • $95.00
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Thanks to a huge response, the third Live!Stock poster exhibition will be the best by far. The artist roster is comfortably stacked with the very best poster artists working locally & we're hugely excited to print their work. Artists & their posters are:
Margaret Hanson - Lee Ronaldo
Matt Salik - Great Lake Swimmers
Shawn O'Keefe - Tommy Guerrero
Carlin Bennett - Gaslight Killer
Sean Brookes - Aesop Rock
Meaghan MacDonald - Chad VanGalen
Joey MacDonald - Gord Downie
Jesse Ladret - Chali 2na
Chris Campbell - the Dodos
Luke Ramsey - Frog Eyes
Caitlin Gallupe - TBD
Evan Pine - Hot Hot Heat
Ryan Thompson - TBD
Opening reception for LIVE!STOCK is FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th at the Olio Cooperative • 8:00pm • Donations Appreciated
July 5, 2010
It's been a long while - feels like an eternity - since we've sent out a progress report on the mural. It's been a few months of meetings with various sects within the City of Victoria, an endless procession of committees, sub-committees, community groups and friends of friends - though progress persists. The paint date is set as the first week of September, which we are striving to maintain. The mural goes before City Council a second time on the 22nd of this month, which should decide with some certainty whether they will let us proceed or not. It could really go either way, though at worst we rework the artwork & timeline, and at best we go full steam this August & September.
Thanks very much to everyone for their support so far! It has been a huge challenge, though we wouldn't have asked for anything less. The Lee's Benevolent, Chinatown's community groups & City have been hugely supportive & respectful, which has made all the hoop-jumping a great deal more enjoyable. Fingers crossed!
You can take a look at the thorough Project Outline here:
It contains the proposed plans, budget, timeline, artist profiles and support letters we've received. The donations website launches soon, though in the meanwhile please feel free to help the project with a donation by clicking the button below: