Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fast and furious

Now it's happening fast and furious. Tuesday the crew went out to see progress on the wall, arriving at dusk. (Erik Olson photos).

Wednesday Fanny Kiefer hosted a live-on-tv interview with Gord at Shaw Cable in her Studio 4 program, and just outside the window, the Vancouver Convention Centre buzzed with activity, while back in Richmond, the crew carried on.

Google alert showed us Kevin Griffin's blog - with the article he's penned on Ice Gate for this weekend's paper. It starts out 'Gordon Halloran creates art in a Blade Runner deep freeze.'

Art Sutherland is in town, hooking up the refrigeration to the wall and the paintings are getting thicker and more glacial.

Sunshine Coast photographer Linsey Hulls visited the cold storage and shared her photography with us. (these 3 & gorgeous opening photo). Al Burns was there on Wednesday.

Both Inniskillin (who is now the official sponsor of Ice Gate) and the City of Richmond are each nailing down more details about the opening, the poster, their Ice Gallery on site. We're still not sure about lighting for the opening.

Vancouver Sun published a map of the road restrictions during the opening and closing ceremonies, saying 50,000 people will have to find a different way home on the Big Day. The IOC tent outside the hotel is daily surrounded by workers in neon striped vests and the sign on the wall says we've got less than a month to go. It's more and more evident that so many people are contributing to this international event and I can't help but feel the excitement: we're an important part of it!

CBC's Kevin Chong interviewed Gord for an article on their website re: artists & the Olympics.

And, it turns out that Anna ( perpetual smile behind the counter at Artigiano), knows Katie Cooper - an intern from the 2008 Millennium Park Installation! (www.paintingsbelowzeroaatmillenniumpark.blogspot.com)

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