Symbolizing Vancouver City, Artist Taslim Samji’s Work Featured at 3D Light & Art Kaleidoscope Fest

Kaleidoscope Fest featured artist Taslim Samji and organizer Ingrid Letkeman are preparing for the inaugural 3D light and art festival taking place over the Labour Day weekend at the North Vancouver Shipyards in support of youth mental health. photography Lisa King, North Shore News
Kaleidoscope Fest featured artist Taslim Samji and organizer Ingrid Letkeman are preparing for the inaugural 3D light and art festival taking place over the Labour Day weekend at the North Vancouver Shipyards in support of youth mental health. photography Lisa King, North Shore News

Kaleidoscope Fest: Friday, Sept. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 3, 6-11 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 4, 6-10 p.m., with projections lighting up at sunset, at the North Vancouver Shipyards.

An inaugural 3D light and art festival set to transform the North Vancouver Shipyards over Labour Day weekend into an illuminated outdoor art gallery hopes to shine a much-needed light on mental health.

Kaleidoscope Fest, taking place over three evenings, Friday, Sept. 2 through Sunday, Sept. 4, will offer community members an opportunity to experience 3D projection mapping, visual DJing, living art exhibits and live music as well as enjoy food trucks and other vendors. The free, non-profit event is intended to raise funds for the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation’s youth mental health campaign, which is aiming to build a new youth mental health unit in North Vancouver’s HOpe Centre that will serve teenagers, ages 13 to 18, faced with mental health and substance use challenges.[…]

A work by Burnaby-based artist Taslim Samji is among those being prominently featured.

“She has created a piece that symbolizes Vancouver city, it’s actually based off van Gogh’s The Starry Night. Van Gogh himself suffered from mental illness. Basically she’s put various symbols of different religions and cultures, symbolizing faith and hope. Her perspective is that mental health does not discriminate, it touches everybody,” says Letkeman.

Source: North Shore News

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