The BC Hydro Box Beautification Project in Pitt Meadows adds beauty to its surroundings and celebrates local artists.
In 2020, thirty BC Hydro boxes were completed with images from 17 local artists and photographers, as phase one of this project.
List of artists for Phase One; Liz Boulton, Adam Breckels, Thomas Cetnarowski, Nancy Collins, Anika Darts, Conor Devine, Klamer Eggens, Patricia Gordon, Ruth Healy, Michelle Hochstetter, Farjana Jahan, Adam Keizer, Darlene Mercer, Amanda Muratoff, Linda Nelson, Pitt Meadows Museum & Archives, Bruce Rickman
In the fall of 2020, the City was approved for phase two, which was an additional grant to wrap 13 more hydro boxes and TELUS sponsored two of their utility boxes on Bonson Road. A call for Katzie First Nation artists went out and the City is pleased to announce that all 15 boxes have been completed with amazing artwork and photos from six local artists.
List of artists for Phase two; Connie Bailey, Jay Bailey, Damian George, Roma Leon, Roxy Leon, Miya Meunier
Visit pittmeadows.ca/publicart to view the entire collection of public art and their locations throughout town.
2020 Photo Motion Contest Showcased Phase One of the Hydro Box Beautification Project
The beauty of the City was captured in an extremely creative way during the COVID-19 pandemic by Pitt Meadows artist and resident Sandie Banni. Having seen the BC Hydro Box beautification project on the City website, Sandie wanted to view the pieces in person. The beautification project involved the wrapping of each of the chosen Hydro Boxes with various artworks selected for the project. She was amazed and appreciative of the level of creativity involved in the artists designs.
Once Sandie located the boxes, she photographed the entire catalogue of completed installations. The collection of photographs were compiled into a video that was submitted in the 2020 Photo Motion contest. Typically the contest puts on approximately 33 shows at the Port Moody Inlet Theatre. Adjudication of the competition is based on originality, art, photographic skill, music and content. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the club allowed free viewing of the submissions virtually on their webpage.
Please see the attached link to view Pitt Meadows and all the BC Hydro Boxes showcased in a beautiful, innovative way. This is a great story of artists supporting other artists through their work.