22 Dec 2019

North Van Holiday Fun

Fancy a Winter Wonderland? For nearly 100 years, snow-seeking Vancouverites have made their way to Grouse Mountain come holiday time. In 1926, bakery tycoon William Curtis eased the trek by funding an ambitious road up through the forest. Photographer Stuart Thomson captured some 1929 holiday scenes. . . Stuart Thomson. City

18 Dec 2019

Paul Larocque – Christmas with Chor Leoni: Angels Dance

i. My name is Paul Larocque. ii. I am extremely proud to lead Arts Umbrella, a Vancouver-based organization committed to inspiring creativity in young people and helping them to discover their potential.  At Arts Umbrella, we believe that arts education provides young people with immeasurable life-long skills, such as critical

15 Dec 2019

Sóller Strolling

What’s not to like about a town known for its homemade lemon ice cream, freshly squeezed orange juice, Art Nouveau landmarks, artisan jewellery, leather, ceramics, and a 100+ year old wooden train that pulls up into a station bedecked with artwork from Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso? Board the train

13 Dec 2019

Carla Tak

i. I work as a Painter. ii. I do this creative work because: It keeps me grounded and my head straight, it also brings me and others joy. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are: Fearlessness and incredible work ethic. . . iv. The greatest challenges around

13 Dec 2019

Vancouver Make-It Show

Looking for an easy way to support local artisans over the holidays? The Vancouver make it show is on until 5 pm, December the 15th at the PNE Forum. There, you’ll find more than 250 makers or ‘makies,’ many of whom have been featured on the Creators Vancouver site. They

10 Dec 2019

Festival of Lights @ VanDusen

When Louise XIV walked through the Versailles gardens, his staff were on the ready. Turn on the water in the water-hog fountain beauties as he walks by. Turn off the water when the Sun King is out of sight. But, the intricate gardens of André Le Nôtre were to be enjoyed beyond the light

08 Dec 2019

Playing With Fire

‘wedge, coil, pinch, throw, cast, mould, sculpt … and ultimately push the clay to its limits.’ So reads the wall at the Museum of Anthropology’s current exhibit: Playing with Fire. Ceramics of the Extraordinary.’ The diverse range of featured artists are pushing clay to its physical and thematic limits –

06 Dec 2019

Sheku + Isata Kanneh-Mason

You might remember his beautiful playing from the wedding of the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. . . 20 year old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician Competition and one of seven gifted, musical siblings – saw his 2018

06 Dec 2019

Sonya Labrie

i. I work as a: Glass artist /Glassblower, designer, and instructor ii. I do this creative work because: Glass has endless possibilities and I keep discovering new ways of working with it. The medium is challenging and I enjoy learning and growing as an artist. There is a physical nature to

04 Dec 2019

Nova Gabriola

i. I (Kate Wood) work in clay now, mainly as a potter but I occasionally go back to painting and drawing. ii. On a ‘typical’ day, you’ll find me: I  have learnt I do best when I split my day into segments. I used to beat myself up for not being able to