18 Oct 2019

Splash 2019

If you’re downtown today and can find a little spare time, head over to the Pendulum Gallery at 885 West Georgia. It’s the last day that the gorgeous works for Arts Umbrella’s Splash Art Auction will be on display in the lobby. ‘This fall marks Arts Umbrella’s 40th anniversary as

18 Oct 2019

Cameron Dougherty

i. I work as a Glassblower, focusing on barware and other sculptural and decorative items for the home ii. I do this creative work because: I find the challenge of working with glass to be extremely rewarding. It is a dance of heat, gravity and centrifugal force, as well as the

15 Oct 2019

The Mannequins of Milan

Less than two weeks earlier, the people of fashion had descended on Milan to see J. Lo revive her Versace dress, Angela Missoni pay tribute to the Global Climate Strike, Jeremy Scott invoke Pablo Picasso. But, even when the streets are not so fashion-stuffed, Milan window-dressers work hard to create

15 Oct 2019

Janna Hurtzig : First Pick Home Decor

i. I am a Textile based artisan, I work recycling cashmere, leather, denim and shearling to create Winterluxe Recycled Cashmere. ii. On a ‘typical’ day, you’ll find me: In my studio doing production or other show preparation, searching for textiles to recycle, or organizing my own market, First Pick Handmade.

13 Oct 2019

Dan Emery

i. I work as a Lighting Product Designer/Maker, manufacturing refined industrial table lamps, sconce and pendant lights in small batches, locally at my studio in East Vancouver. Company name is East Van Light. ii. I do this creative work because: Nothing is more exciting and fulfilling than figuring out how to

11 Oct 2019

Andre Petterson : Balance

i. I am an artist who works with many mediums. Photography, painting, sculpture, installation etc. ii. On a ‘typical’ day, you’ll find me… all over the place. Working in my studio, driving around – taking pictures or just thinking, sitting in restaurants. iii. The name of my upcoming show is:

08 Oct 2019

Dana Claxton

i. I am a visual artist, photography, film, video, performance, multi-channel installation. ii. On a ‘typical’ day, you’ll find me: in my studio, or in my office, or with the natural world, or with family and friends. iii. The name of my upcoming show is: Tatanka – ( Lakota Sioux

04 Oct 2019

Mr. Herzog’s Neighbourhood

“New, clean, safe and honest neighbourhoods do not give rise to interesting pictures,” the talented Fred Herzog said. “The thing that street photographers hope to discover has to do with the disorderly vitality of the street; the street people on the corners and plazas, in billiard parlours, pubs and stores,

01 Oct 2019

The Dominion Building

What inspired the Vancouver Fire Department to invest in a motorized aerial ladder? The mansard-roofed Dominion Trust Building, according to author Chuck Davis, or ‘Mr. Vancouver’, as he was known prior to his passing in 2010. With pride of placement across from Victory Square, the Beaux-Arts building was designed between

27 Sep 2019

James Gnam

i. I work as a: dancer, choreographer, producer and artistic director of plastic orchid factory, an interdisciplinary performance company.    ii. I do this creative work because: It’s the clearest and most precise way for me to feel, connect, engage and respond to the world around me. Dancing is my