Olympics 10th Anniversary Celebration with Corrine Huntblog
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On February 15th, 2020, Olympics medals designer Corrine Hunt is our guest artist for a special meet & greet celebration of the Games 10th Anniversary in Vancouver.
Corrine will reminisce about her past memories of 2010, and mark this occasion with the creation of new artworks inspired by her personal Olympics experience.
This latest collection entitled “10 years later…one of many” features fragments of the Orca formline taken from her original medal designs and fashioned into new pieces of jewelry and mixed-media.
The exclusive release of her commemorative artworks will be on display and available for purchase at the gallery’s Gastown location.
Early renderings of the artist’s Olympic medal sketches will be on display at the gallery as a highlight of this event.
Corrine will be in attendance between 2pm to 4pm, and give a talk on her inspiration for the Orca motif on the 2010 Olympic medals as well as her newly designed collection.
Later in the month, on February 22nd, the Canadian Olympic Committee and VANOC will host the 10th Anniversary of the 2010 Olympics at the Jack Pool Plaza between 11am to 6pm. This festival of activities is free to the public and will include the relighting of the cauldron and reliving of thrilling moments that captured the world’s imagination.
Kwakwaka’wakw/Tlingit artist Corrine Hunt co-designed the 2010 Olympic medals in partnership with Omer Arbel, an industrial designer and architect from Vancouver. Corrine’s inspiration stemmed from her original Orca design. Every single medal features a different section from the artwork, which makes each one unique.
Olympic medals photo credit: Denver Post