cREative Realm

Project

Shelter For What Remains

Artwork by daniel j kirk
 

This project was designed to challenge the way we think about funerals through a creative process and open storytelling.

Eight local artists were selected based upon their range of skills and began work on different forms of traditional funerary vessels. These vessels were developed over the course of the summer road construction season of 2018.

Partnering with Leyden’s Funeral Home, the culmination of this project was a gallery exhibition hosted at the 17th Avenue funeral home. During the event, the new works were unveiled, artists were in attendance to talk about their work amidst live music and beautiful floral decor. The staff from Leyden’s offered tours of the funeral home, the embalming room and the crematorium providing a most unique experience that celebrated the crafts of life and death.

The creative process was documented and a commemorative catalogue resulted with photographs from Al Urlacher.

Curated artist team

Kate Husted - katehusted.com

Kristine Zingeler - kristine-zingeler.com

Kai Owens

Peter Freeman - instagram.com/conscious_wood

Chantal Lafond

Lane Shordee - laneshordee.com

Nikki Martens

Joseph Brocke

Al Urlacher (photographer)

Artist(s)

Tyla Cosgrove

Website

shelterforwhatremains.ca

Legacy Marker

by daniel j kirk

Special Thanks

Dale, Carling, Lisa, Marc, Cindy, The Oak Tree Session Players, Robbie, Wolf WIllow Studio, Grasslands Flower Co. & Small Flower Studio

Address

304 18 Ave SW