Youth Studio in the City - Viewfinder

Artist: Koester, James & youth artists
Category: Community
Status: Existing


Viewfinder celebrates the diverse views and perspectives within North Vancouver. This sculpture garden was designed and constructed by youth artists with the help of a local artist mentor in partnership with Lonsdale Quay. Studio in the City provides youth with opportunities to apprentice in the arts on various canvasses and landscapes throughout the City of North Vancouver.


About the Artist: 
The work of Vancouver sculptor James Koester is a study of contrasts. Working in found and forged metal, Koester’s work exhibits a poetic strength. Juxtaposing hard metal surfaces with more ephemeral objects and materials, these works demand the viewers’ attention challenging our visual and cognitive senses. James Koester is one of a handful of artists that successfully straddles the worlds of fine art and craft, melding these two worlds into a body of work that is both intensely personal and accessible.