05 Sep 2017

Sarah Delaney

i. I work as an… artist ii. I do this creative work because… it makes me the happiest. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are… passion and imagination. I allow my sense of adventure and curiosity drive my practice and everyday life. I am a carefree rule

05 Sep 2017

Renée Lee Smith

i. I work as an artist, creator of beauty ii. I do this creative work because I feel the need to produce and discover who I am iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are patience, curiousity, acceptance, determination, honesty and practice. iv. The greatest challenges around doing this

03 Sep 2017

None Shall Sleep

Ten points to Gryffindor (or Slytherin, if that’s how you roll) if you can identify the opera that features these famous words: ‘None shall sleep’ or ‘Nessun Dorma.’ Nessun Dorma is sung by a tenor – Calàf, the Unknown Prince. In solving three knotty riddles, Calàf has escaped death. Next

01 Sep 2017

Michelle Nguyen

I work as a server daylighting as a painter. I do this creative work because I’ve tried moving away from painting many a times but always find my way back to it—I’m too old and lazy to make an attempt on reinventing myself again. Personal qualities that help me in

29 Aug 2017

Douglas Park Mural

It’s a mural that was created in 2001, but it could not be more relevant today. It was, of course, created by young people. The Ethnic Harmony Mural was initiated by the Vancouver School Board Race Relations Youth Advisory Committee and painted by students. It wraps around the Community Centre at

27 Aug 2017

Krysta Furioso

i. I work as a beadweaver. ii. I do this creative work because I love the meditative process of beadweaving and the endless ways in which it allows me to explore colour and shape. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are patience, creativity, cleverness. iv. The greatest challenges around

25 Aug 2017

Mini Meringues + Lavender Coffee Ice Cream

When life gives you egg whites, make mini meringues. Well, that’s what they do at La Glace – the new ice-cream parlour on 16th near Macdonald – and it’s a good life choice. To create La Glace’s creamy French style ice-cream, chef and founder Mark Tagulao needs a whole lot of cream and egg

22 Aug 2017

Cara Barer

i. I work as an artist. ii. I do this creative work because I’ve always made art since I was a child and I can’t imagine doing anything else. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are.. perseverance. iv. The greatest challenges around doing this work are…setting aside

20 Aug 2017

Gabriola Street Art Festival

Salty the aristocratic dog was over it, but the rest of the crowd was merrily wandering between artist stalls at the Gabriola Street Art Festival. There were jewellers, painters, sculptors, glass-artists, sign-makers, face painters, giant bubble makers and clothiers. The Street Art Festival runs beside the Gabriola Theatre Festival, which this year includes One

18 Aug 2017

Renée Macdonald

i. I work as a shoemaker making hand lasted, leather, unisex-styled shoes and boots. Up until now I have solely been making made to measure footwear: that is footwear made to the measurements taken from the feet of the intended wearer. I’m excited to be launching a new made to order