04 Jun 2019

Yayoi Kusama In LA

If you missed Yayoi Kusama in Seattle, you have a chance to see two of her Infinity Mirror Rooms at the Broad Museum in Los Angeles. On display are: The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away (2013) and Longing For Eternity (2017) . Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light

02 Jun 2019

Paul Yee’s Chinatown

‘a solitary seagull on silent wings the morning broken by its insistent caw cutting through wind through rivers of air colliding over cold ocean lonely ships and so we arrive..’ So starts the beautiful poem, Arrivals, written in 2011 by author, Paul Yee, to premiere alongside Voices from Gold Mountain,

31 May 2019

Jamie Evrard ’19

Of Innocence and Experience. Jamie Evrard has a wonderful new show starting June 1st at the Bau-Xi Vancouver. We asked the talented artist to tell us about the intriguing title of her new exhibition: Of Innocence and Experience. “I never know.  It’s always risky to go into the studio,” Evrard says. “Maybe

28 May 2019

Jamaican Bananas + Gin Fizz for Satchmo

“Every time I close my eyes blowing that trumpet of mine,” Louis Armstrong said, “I look right into the heart of good ole New Orleans. It has given me something to live for.” At the heart of Satchmo’s New Orleans was delectable food. He ‘never forgot the aromas of the

26 May 2019

The Burrard Bridge

The Burrard Bridge has long been a beacon for controversy. Debates over bike versus car lanes on the bridge have been raging for decades. Back in 1949, Vancouver Art School’s A.F. Ames threw his own Burrard barbs, describing the overall bridge as a “monstrosity” and its concrete pillars as “ashcans

24 May 2019

Dining For Luck

Have you eaten your honey today? No? Zeus says put down the phone for a moment and get to it. Honey will give you wisdom if, says Zeus, you start eating it young and if, adds Pythagoras, you eat it a lot. Honey is just one staple in a cupboard

24 May 2019

AU Dance Company Season Finale

“Left, right, left, right, his stomach pocket, his mouth, his hips.” Jonathon Young’s voice provided the beats for the dancers to follow. “Left, right, left, right, left. Forehead, mouth, back of the neck, pocket, other pocket.” The talented dancers of Arts Umbrella’s Senior Company attacked the brilliant Crystal Pite’s choreography with

21 May 2019

Puppets @ MOA

“Wood is stubborn,” artist, puppeteer and founder of The Old Trout Puppet Workshop, Judd Palmer, told us. “There are knots and grains that push back against the execution of your idea – real gravity, physics – which actually pushes you to discover solutions that shift the image, which means the

19 May 2019

Victoria Street Art

Victoria is a great city to wander about on foot, popping in and out of water views, looking for dynamic street art. . . On this latest visit, we found a vibrant mural by Victoria artist, Nicole Majcher, a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design. ‘My artwork

17 May 2019

Classic British Car Meet

Some of us are throwing our creative energies into writing, strumming,  dancing, acting, painting, plotting. Meanwhile, a diligent and talented bloc of car buffs are using their creative energies to painstakingly restore vintage British cars to mint condition. They are scouring the world for original materials, re-building engines, re-drawing logos, re-upholstering interiors,