Hutterli "en-shrined" in Port Moody

2) A Writer's Ritual Shrine  1“A Writer’s Ritual Shrine”, by Oliver’s Kurt Hutterli, is now on display at the Port Moody Arts Centre until April 21st in an art show celebrating the Centennial of the “City of the Arts”.  From the Port Moody Art Gallery website:

In its Main Gallery audiences will be transported back through Port Moody’s history. The exhibit features listening stations with interviews from important characters in Port Moody’s heritage. On the gallery walls there are a series of historic photographs depicting iconic places and events around Port Moody and quotes from the recently published history book “Tracks in Time: Port Moody’s First 100 Years”. An area is devoted to a replica 1900’s photography studio where visitors can sit and take photos and play the part of an old time Moody resident. 

3) A Writer's Ritual Shrine  2Inside the Plum Gallery display case are  three historic artifacts: the very first ballot box used in Port Moody’s history, the official Port Moody Seal, and a Remington Typewriter pre-dating 1913. Inspired by the Remington Typewriter, Kurt Hutterli’s commissioned piece “A Writer’s Ritual Shrine” is on  display. Hutterli is a Swiss-born mixed media artist who now works out of the Okanagan Valley. He has done multiple solo and group exhibits as well as installations all around B.C. and in Switzerland.

Explains Kurt: “The Arts Centre was looking for projects inspired by 100 year-old museum items. I chose a typewriter and was commissioned to create my “Ritual Shrine” as a contribution to the Arts Centre’s Cabinet of Curiosity.”

Congratulations Kurt! Look for new works by Kurt at this summer’s RipOff Artists Challenge at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre. Details TBA.