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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

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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?

Studio Notes

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.