homes for the rich and famous is the stock-in-trade of Kitsilano-based architect
William Edward Summers, but he’s been known to dabble in artistic,
high-concept projects,, too—for example, he was design consultant
for the Canadian Craft Museum’s festive Treasures exhibit last December.
Now, Summers has designed the steel exhibit structures for the street-level
Window Art Gallery Project, an initiative of the Downtown Vancouver Business
Improvement Association. The project, which features the work of local artists,
opens August 5 for six weeks at four window venues in the downtown core—including
the Portraits show, at the Bank of Montreal at Granville and Pender, which
displays images of Vancouver and Vancouverites in various media.