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Letter: Kudos to organizers of West Van's West Coast Modern Week

West Vancouver Art Museum’s curator Hilary Letwin and team raised the bar on what can be accomplished when local arts groups work together.
Smith House II was built in 1966 after being designed by Arthur Erickson. It was commissioned by West Vancouver artist Gordon Smith and his wife Marion. | John Fulker / West Vancouver Art Museum

Dear Editor:

I’m writing to congratulate the West Vancouver Art Museum for presenting its first-ever West Coast Modern Week, July 5–10, 2022.

Every event was terrific, and I enjoyed meeting all the bright and talented architects, landscape designers, homeowners, and art and architecture fans that came together over those six days to learn about and celebrate the great legacy of modernism here in our own community.

The collaborations the WVAM established with the West Coast Modern League and the West Vancouver Memorial Library, and all of their other partners, elevated both expectations and the outcome of this very ambitious endeavour. Administrator and curator Hilary Letwin and her team have raised the bar on what can be accomplished when local arts organizations work together toward a larger goal.

I’m very proud to live in a community that can present such fine programming, and look forward to more.

Jennifer Webb
West Vancouver