Olympics 10th Anniversary Celebration with Corrine Hunt 2020
Saturday, February 15th, 2020 | 2pm to 4pm
CTV Video Interview with Corrine Hunt: Click here to view
JOIN US for a celebratory event to meet & greet Olympic medal designer Corrine Hunt.
As Corrine reminisces about past memories of 2010, she marks the occasion of this 10th Anniversary 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.
Attend to view the exclusive release of her commemorative artworks on display and available for purchase at the gallery’s Gastown location.
While present at the gallery, you’re invited to engage with artist Corrine Hunt in person and hear about her inspiration for both the original medals as well as her newly designed works.
As a special highlight, early renderings of the artist’s Olympic medal sketches will be on display at the gallery.
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 imagination of the world.
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.
Cauldron image credit: Vancouver Sun