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Sculpture Symposium Society of British Columbia fonds
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- Sculpture Symposium Society of British Columbia
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- 0.05 m of textual records
- 175 photographs
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When Debro Construction Specialties offered to donate blocks of Turkish marble and travertine to the Vancouver School of Art in the spring of 1974, Gerhard Class, sculpture instructor, suggested that Vancouver host a publicly held stone sculpture symposium. Class and students, Jan Van't Hof, Diana Caldwell, and Loretta Lam then founded the Sculpture Symposium Society of British Columbia (incorporated March 1975), which organized the Vancouver International Stone Sculpture Symposium. The Symposium was held during the summer of 1975 at the not yet officially opened VanDusen Botanical Gardens. It featured twelve sculptors, chosen by jury from applicants around the world, working on-site while the public circulated throughout the Gardens. Local dancers, musicians and other performers were booked to make the Symposium even more of an event.
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The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, newsclippings, and photographs of participants and the Symposium.
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Donated by Gerhard Class in 1990 and K. E. Ohrn and B. Joyce McDonald in 1991.
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See Sculpture Society of British Columbia Symposium 1975 videocassette, 597-G-1 file 23.