We Are Delta, Delta Museum and Archives Society’s (DMAS) new outreach exhibit, is now on view at Scottsdale Centre.
Based on the idea of community mapping, the exhibit – as depicted by residents of Delta, examines the concept of community, along with its unique value and expression.
To better understand the values and characteristics of the Delta community, DMAS introduced a mapping project which brought together five diverse groups representing a variety of ages, cultures and neighbourhoods from across North Delta.
Each group was paired with a local artist whose role was to take the concepts discussed with their assigned group and create an original piece of art to illustrate the combined views of what makes their community unique.
“I incorporated what I believe to be the most important aspects from these talks into my piece: The Gunderson Slough, Annieville Cannery, the feeling of small town community and especially the Trinity Lutheran Church,” said artist Leah Philcox-McCullough, whose whose work, Annieville Retrospective, is featured in the exhibit (above).
Banners provide the story behind North Delta’s early settlement years, and symbolize the fragmented yet united North Delta community within its current geographic boundaries. Artifacts, photos and records, sourced from the Delta Museum and Archives collections, offer a peek at the many changing characteristics of North Delta’s history and help to depict the evolving trends in ethnic and cultural diversity that help to identify the essence of this community.
The exhibit’s featured artwork provides a fresh, colourful perspective on the variables of living in Delta, which, like a woven tapestry of diverse concepts and ideologies, provides a contemporary look at how the community sees itself today.
We Are Delta is on display until March 31 at Scottsdale Centre, 7031 120 St.
For more information, call 604-946-9322 or visit www.deltamuseum.ca