French sculptor Paulo Grangeon in Vancouver [fr]
Paulo Grangeon and Consul General, Philippe Sutter
On July 10th in Burnaby, BC, Consul General, Philippe Sutter, met with French sculptor Paulo Grangeon, originally from Grenoble, France, at the opening of his "888" art installation, comprising of 888 papier-mâché pandas.
These sculptures, also exhibited throughout Vancouver, are showcased for the first time ever in North America as part of a world tour initiated by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The stunning pandas, displayed until August 8th at Metropolie at Metrotown Burbaby, can be adopted: all proceeds will go to the WWF.
This effort to draw attention to the threat on the panda population and therefore biodiversity is worth acknowledging.