28 Jul 2019

Community Gardens

‘Gardening is how I relax,’ said fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. ‘It’s another form of creating and playing with colours.’ De la Renta would have seen a lot of gorgeous colour in the community gardens that Vancouverites so lovingly tend on their own time. Here’s a look from the

26 Jul 2019

Joshua Jensen-Nagle +

i. I am a: Contemporary artist, with a primary focus in photography. ii. The name of my current show is: 5 Years of Me. iii. In describing the show in 3 sentences or less, I’d say: The exhibition explores select images from 3 bodies of work photographed since 2014.  I

23 Jul 2019

Gulf Island Boat Life

The sun is shining, the ‘Out of Office’ emails are ready to fire, and people are motoring and sailing about on adventures. Some of the boats are fancy, some rugged, and many are headed towards the Gulf Islands. How great it is to wander the decks and admire all of

21 Jul 2019

E.J. Hughes

“It takes ten percent ability, fifty percent industry and forty percent enthusiasm and interest to be a good artist.” So claimed the humble, Order of B.C., Order of Canada-winning artist, E.J. Hughes. Well, I think many of us could stock up on Hughes’ suggested 90%, add another 10,000 hours, and

19 Jul 2019

Mural Festival ’19

‘A young woman is drawing little foxes that start running as soon as created.’ Artist and author Johnnie Christmas is describing his striking mural at Main and 11th, a mural that recently found itself in The Washington Post. ‘As early as the Paleolithic Period as evidenced by the cave paintings

16 Jul 2019

Whistler Public Art

Since serving as Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Whistler Mountain has been able to display the five interlocking rings. This Olympic symbol was designed in 1913 by Pierre de Coubertin. The Village rings continue to attract long lines of selfie-snappers looking to mark their time

14 Jul 2019

Hannah Case

i. I work as a: Costume Designer! ii. I do this creative work because: The world increasingly feels dark and serious and I want to bring some beauty into it whenever I can. People celebrating their creative selves is like a joyful rebellion. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are:

12 Jul 2019

Bitter Orange Negronis

It’s a battle between the Count and the General. Who invented the Negroni? Drink historians tend to come down on the side of the Count. Count Camillo Negroni was a rodeo clown who gambled and taught fencing once his days in the Wild Wild West were through. Word has it

09 Jul 2019

Mike Stack

i. The name of my upcoming show is:  The Winter’s Tale, A Teen Shakespeare Play, Carousel Theatre for Young People ii. In describing the show in 3 sentences or less, I’d say:  A Shakespearean Fairy Tale of tragic and comic proportions.  A story that moves from darkness to lightness, full of music

07 Jul 2019

The Orpheum

“I didn’t know we had theatres like this in Vancouver.” “It reminds me of buildings in New York.” “I can’t believe they wanted to knock it down.” As concertgoers head into Orpheum events, they pull out their phones to snap photos of this beautiful downtown Vancouver theatre. . . Designed