In 1948, the Kiwanis Club provided $45,000 that allowed the Kiwanis Pool to be built in Moody Park. The new Moody Park Outdoor Pool opened in 2009, replacing the former, aging pool. This mosaic features a letter K reminiscent of the one that appeared on the front of Kiwanis Pool.
About the artist:
Liz Calvin has always been interested in the arts, and found her particular passion for mosaic art in 1985 while travelling through Europe. For the two years that followed, she focused on learning the time-honored craft/trade of mosaic art in Italy. Since that time she has continued learning and growing as a mosaic artist by taking on a wide range of public art projects.
Some can be seen at Lonsdale Quay and in the sidewalks of Downtown Vancouver and New Westminster. She also does private commissions for homes and businesses... including signage and gallery work.
She enjoys the process of working with her hands and the satisfying results that the materials brings; through porcelain, tile, china, glass, pebbles, stone, metal and found objects. Ideas come from the internet, books, friends, nature, photos and of course the greatest source of inspiration we all have... our intuitive and creative mind! 'Working with children of all ages is especially fun', she says; 'It is so wonderful to watch the 'mosaic fever' take over others with equal enthusiasm to my own!!'