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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...

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

The urge to create compels artists to continue working even in the face of poverty and obscurity...why?

Is the need to create imprinted in the human genes? Otherwise, why would artists continue to make art while facing a life of poverty and few rewards? The mystery of the urge to create is a universal,

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

Trusting the Process

Crescent Beach painter and art therapist Cora Li-Leger tells an amazing story in which she became her own art therapist and her own client as a series of paintings ushered her through a serious medica

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.