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The fascinating world of artist Manabu Ikeda

Manabu Ikeda decided to come to Vancouver when he received a scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Culture one year ago. He chose Vancouver, he says, because he wanted to see how people lived...

Community organizer Susan Faehndrich-Findlay connects with artists to tell South Hill’s stories online

Inside Stories is a website that profiling members of South Hill Vancouver. A two-part series explores how community organizers like Susan Faehndrich-Findlay and artists can trigger social change.

Painting the Drive

"The Drive" is another name for Commercial Drive, a popular street in Vancouver in the middle, sort of, of Vancouver's Italian, Portuguese and Brazilian communities. The street has  charm and...

Occupy Vancouver through the eyes of a robot

 I’m sitting on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery. We’ve made an impromptu stage here. There are thousands of people looking at me. Beside me, the speakers are supposed to be speaking for...

The Artist's Notebook and Word and Image: two workshops in West Vancouver

Feeling stumped for creativity? You can help remove the mental block by taking two new art workshops in West Vancouver. It's coming up next week, so sign up early! The Artist’s Notebook  Sat,...

Local 3D artists eagerly await SIGGRAPH, the world's largest animation conference

The SIGGRAPH trade show in Vancouver is considered by many to be an essential pilgrimage for anyone with even a passing interest in 3D technology and animation. It offers a glimpse into the minds...

Draw by Night gathers locals for a creative night out

After sundown in the Vancouver Film School Cafe, dozens of local youth sit hunched over long tables, their hands busily drawing on a long roll of white paper. Their sketches depict bizarre scenes of...

Big hair and big talent at Hairspray musical comedy

The sounds of "Good Morning Baltimore" filled my ears with its rapturous emotions as I sat down to enjoy Hairspray at the Stanley Alliance Theatre. This musical comedy, presented by the Arts Club...

Naramata Bench spring release offers unexpected treats

Winemakers gather to show off new spring releases and not-yet-released wine barrels, paired with delicious eats from Vancouver's finest restaurants.

How to make a lifelong career as an artist

Sculptor Michael Binkley looks back at three decades of professional stone sculpting, reflecting on how he was able to succeed in the business of making and selling art.