23 Feb 2018

Wendy Van Riesen

i. I work as a: ​textile artist; designing clothing as canvases to paint. ~ ii. I do this creative work because: ​I love to tell stories through sculpture, movement, imagery and colour.​ ~ iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are: Curiosity, humour, trust and boundless energy. ~

19 Feb 2018

Andre Petterson

When the rain is unforgiving and the wind raging sideways, the goal is to get to Destination A and back to the car before umbrella and spirit go to pieces. Yet, on this torrential afternoon, we did stop, turn and go back to stare at a painting in the window of

13 Feb 2018

Virtue + Moir

Three days in and the Canadian figure skating team was holding strong at gold medal position. Patrick Chan had bounced back to a first place finish in the men’s free. Gabrielle Daleman had secured Canada’s gold with her strong third place finish after Alina Zagitova and Mirai Nagasu. In pursuit of

06 Feb 2018

Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin

i. I work as a… When people ask me what I do and I know they are looking for the “10 second polite party banter” version, I go with “I bake pies”. Which, while perhaps erroneously conjuring images of early mornings in a commercial bakery, isn’t strictly speaking untrue. The

30 Jan 2018

Hawksworth’s Nightingale

“My son’s a painter,” said jazz virtuoso Charles Mingus. “All through school his teachers tell him he’s a genius. I tell him to paint me an apple that looks like an apple before he paints me one that doesn’t. Go where you can go, but start from someplace recognizable. Making

23 Jan 2018

Lui Shou Kwan + Emily Carr

“The ultimate goal in Chinese painting is a homecoming and the revelation of one’s true self.” So said Lui Shou Kwan, founder of Hong Kong’s New Ink Movement. “Only when emptiness is created can the true and genuine reality be generated.” Emptiness is the name of the exhibit that Lui Shou

16 Jan 2018

Emily Upham

i. I work as a cake artist/pastry chef. I own “When Pigs Fly Pastries” – a specialty cake and pastry business with everything made custom for each client. With the exception of the fondant, all aspects of my cakes are completely made from scratch. All decorations used are 100% edible and

12 Jan 2018

Takashi Murakami

The Takashi buzz has already started. In less than a month, the Vancouver Art Gallery will mount Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Leg. The traveling show – created by Michael Darling, Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago – features more than 50 works. It traces Murakami’s

05 Jan 2018

David Sedaris

Word has it that David Sedaris is coming to the Vogue Theatre on May 13th! If you enjoy his writing and audio readings, it’s worth seeing him live. With that distinctive voice, he brings his irreverent, incisive stories to life, and sneaks in shocking Rated X bits he daren’t commit to writing.

02 Jan 2018

Mel Gausden

I work as a full-time artist. I create oil paintings that explore themes of personal and cultural identity. I do this creative work because… It’s always been my passion in life. I couldn’t be anything else. Even in elementary school I would sit in the schoolyard at recess with a