UBC Botanical Garden is thrilled to welcome Dr. Celeste Snowber as our new Artist in Residence. This position is both important and exciting because it enhances our mission to connect the community to our plant collection through new and creative avenues. Celeste is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. As a dancer, poet, scholar and educator, her work focuses on arts-based research methods which unite scholarly inquiry with the creative process.
Celeste will be with the Garden over the next two years creating, producing and performing site-specific events using dance, movement and poetry in the David C. Lam Asian Garden. Her work will explore the connections between the natural world, ourselves, ecology and the arts.
Please join us in welcoming Celeste to the Garden and make sure you attend one of her events in the coming year.
Upcoming Performances and Workshop
- Spring Incarnata: Dance and Poetry in the Asian Garden
Saturday April 23, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- Summer Incarnata: Dance and Poetry in the Asian Garden
Thursday July 14, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
- Writing in Place: Workshop
Thursday August 18, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
- Fall Performance: Dance and Poetry in the Asian Garden
Saturday September 24, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A Poem from the Asian Garden
Pathways embroidered in moss
colors of green are species
hunter, lime, vermillion
pea, forest, but you oh ground
lay a sacred carpet
for the earth to bare.
What do our feet and hands
know of your wisdom?
Poem by Celeste Snowber, Artist in Residence Submitted by Tara Moreau, Associate Director, Sustainability and Community Programs, April 12, 2016