09 May 2017

Watson Kennedy

If you want to see a beautifully curated space, filled with unique finds and the work of local artists, check out Watson Kennedy, on First Avenue, down from the Seattle Art Museum. It’s one of those places where you need multiple rounds to check out all of the different vignettes. The

09 May 2017

I Love Lucy Chocolates

Do you remember the scene where Lucille Ball and her best friend Ethel Mae Mertz are at the chocolate factory trying to eat their way through a conveyor belt gone mad? Job Switching, the original episode, aired in 1952. Yet kids whose parents weren’t even born then have seen the GIFs and video. To

07 May 2017

Johannah Newmarch Q/A

Johannah Newmarch is an award-winning Vancouver actress who has featured in all manner of TV shows and movies. Some of her recent credits include playing Molly Sullivan on When Calls the Heart, Carson Lazarus on Project MC2 and Sharon Miller in Heart of Murder. At the beginning of this month, Newmarch

05 May 2017

$1.49 Day at the Old W

If you have been around Vancouver for a good while, you’ll remember the Woodward’s Department Store whistle. $1.49 day Woodward’s $1.49 day Tuesday Cue whistling.. Below, you’ll find the long version of Tony Antonias’ jingle, the one you couldn’t help but join in with some whistling of your own. As New Westminster resident

02 May 2017

Drew Burnham

Eight minutes. That’s how long it took all of Drew Burnham’s paintings to sell at his April 19th show in Toronto. “I’m shocked,” says Burnham. “It’s utterly thrilling.” When the Bau-Xi Gallery called Burnham’s North Van home with the news, he was genuinely taken aback. “It’s such a big, big

30 Apr 2017

Solange Knowles

Finally, some good came from surfing the Internet mid-sentence. Solange Knowles was visiting town in support of her striking new album, A Seat at the Table. This Vancouver leg of her Scales museum tour would feature three concerts of just 105 people each – first come, first served. Yes. Buy. Check

28 Apr 2017

Erin Wall Q/A

Once alive with hope and love – now in the dust dying. Some call it opera’s greatest tragedy. When Iago inflames the jealous Otello, it is Desdemona who pays with her life. Shakespeare’s story comes brilliantly to stage through the music of Giuseppe Verdi and the lyrics of Arrigo Boito.

28 Apr 2017

Sarah Murray Q/A

Vancouver photographer Sarah Murray is much in demand for her ability to capture character and mood. You’ll see her work in movie stills, portraits, food, interiors, travel. She is also a tremendous supporter of her fellow artists and the Vancouver Arts scene. This weekend, Murray will be showing her work on South Granville.

25 Apr 2017

Ann Goldberg

“Wait.” People will double-take when they see Ann Goldberg’s paintings. “Is that a photo?” A particularly perfect photo? Hers is a hyper-beautiful world where tiny visual details are captured – reflections, shadows, wind – and colours are at their most vibrant. “My paintings might be considered Hyperreal paintings,” Goldberg explains, “Hyperrealism is an

23 Apr 2017

Howard Tsui Anarchy

When we visited Howie Tsui’s twenty-five metre animation at the Vancouver Art Gallery, people were sitting quiet, watching his Retainers of Anarchy through two, three cycles. Granted, Tsui’s five-projection, six-channel audio digital piece has no set beginning or end. We zoom from a vibrant, crowded Kowloon apartment to a woman lounging