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I hope that people realize the value and the strength of the artistic community in Vancouver and BC. I think sometimes we take it for granted what's going on and I think sometimes people don't realize
Jun 3rd, 2010
Quadra Island studio tour
Consider yourself invited to the Quadra Island Studio Tour, the weekend of June 5 and 6, 2010. With 30 artists participating this year, we have nearly everything: sculptors, painters, potters...
May 26th, 2010
Spark creativity by taking risks and practicing craft
Over the past few months, I've traveled to a handful of cities and read multi-disciplinary artist David Byrne's charming discourse about urban planning and culture from the seat of a bike called...
May 22nd, 2010
Artist Richard Jackson to give lecture tonight in Emily Carr Rennie Collection Speakers Series
Richard Jackson will be speaking tonight as part of the Rennie Collection Speakers Series at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. I saw Jackson at work today in the Wing Sang Museum where I was in
Linda Solomon Wood
Apr 22nd, 2010
Twitter/Art+SocialMedia Show at Diane Farris Gallery
On opening night of a ground-breaking show at Diane Farris Gallery, art mixed it up with social media and local celebrity and became The Celebrity at this analog event. The pictures are worth a thousa
Apr 5th, 2010
From Vancouver Dance Studios to the Largest Theatre in the World: An Interview with Cirque Du Soleil's Melena Rounis
Melena Rounis is a local BC dancer, who is the definition of persistence. When she faced rejection at auditions, she pushed harder. When she encountered success, she continued to strive. This...
Mar 26th, 2010
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas's Fresh Perspective on Haida Art
In Yahgulanaas’s art, individual forms often have multiple meanings, depending on how you turn your head. Yahgulanaas calls it “visual punning.” When he feels a meaning is becoming too obvious in a pa
Mar 25th, 2010
Eyeballs to the Wall
Wall art is a home design essential. It's one of the most potent ways to express your personality in decorating. One piece can speak volumes. One of those revolting cartoon-jazz-musician prints on a f
Feb 22nd, 2010
Olympic Art Freeze Silences Creative Critics
The hand of the Olympic brand is long, but is it long enough to change what artists make on the streets?
Jan 5th, 2010
Last week in the studio, we could see the agitation in Burrard Inlet. Large, rolling waves washed up all sorts of debris; the sky changed rapidly—rain coming, for sure.
Nov 19th, 2009