The arts council has moved to form a committee of interested members who will shortlist options for painting all the exterior doors at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre. Interested in having your say on the colour palette and design for the eight doors on site? Contact OliverCAC @ gmail.com
This past winter, two new steel clad rollup doors were installed on the smaller Studio Building on site, primed white. Last fall, two older rollup doors on the Big Blue Building were scraped and primed, ready for painting. Two steel entrance doors had been installed on Big Blue within the last few years. All these doors, plus the two entrance to the Studio Building now need a fresh colour scheme. The Board hopes the resulting design will help to co-ordinate and unify the two buildings on site, helping to identify both buildings as belonging to the arts centre.
Some ideas have already been put forward:
* paint them all white* match the colours to those on the gold, black and white OCAC sign on Big Blue’s north side* include the OCAC quail logo on each door* match all doors to the previous royal purple colour of the Studio building’s bay doors, with gold trim* co-ordinate all doors to the blue of Big Blue* paint a multi-coloured graphic on the doors symbolizing the arts, such as horizontal rows of colourful crayons
The arts council Board has authorized a committee to shortlist three recommended designs, together with their proposed cost for supplies, labour time, and any labour costs. Volunteer now to sit on the committee, or contact the OCAC to add your design suggestion.
Over the December holidays, two new rollup doors were installed on the Studio Building at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre. The doors are insulated to improve heating efficiency, and have four windows each to improve natural light. Larger window panels were considered by the Board, but concerns with overall weight and loss of insulating R-value resulted in the four smaller panes. However, Studio building users have already commented on the “exceptional natural light” now available for art classes. Currently primed white, the doors will be painted in the spring along with all other exterior doors at the Quail’s Nest. Watch for a call for a volunteer painting party – or submit your suggestions now for a colour!
The arts council wishes to thank the Vancouver Foundation for their aid in financing 50% of this project. Thanks are also due to past Vice President Darryl MacKenzie for making the application to the Vancouver Foundation last summer, and to Steve Staresina, Operations chair, for overseeing the project on the ground this December. Doors installed by OK Door Service.
Watch for further capital projects to be completed at the arts centre in 2012.
Curious about renting the Studio Building or Big Blue for art studio space, meetings, workshops, or giant garage sales? Contact us at olivercac @gmail.com to receive a perusal copy of the rental contract and rates.