05 Nov 2019

Cindy Sherman

In photos dating back to the 1970’s, world-renowned artist Cindy Sherman has been transforming herself  into characters – aging society ladies to sentient cut-out dolls, Renaissance muses to 1920s flappers, fairy tale victims to villains.  “I wish I could treat every day as Halloween,” Sherman says, “and get dressed up

03 Nov 2019

Talking To Butterflies

As things move and change around Robson Street – this old store out, this new store in – it’s grounding to see this curious child and butterfly so immersed in each other. ‘Are you sure you want to delete this?’ is the work of prolific, talented Vancouver artist, I♥. “I

01 Nov 2019

Sabina Majkrzak

i. I work as a: owner, creator at GreenBean Reloved. I’m also a nurse (RN). ii. I do this creative work because: GreenBean is my creative outlet. I always used to make or alter clothing. Working in the hospital can be at times stressful.  This is often a break from the

29 Oct 2019

Montréal Aura

“When you step into the Basilica, you’re really touched by its splendour, its soaring architecture,” says Tarik Mikou. Mikou, Creative Director of Moment Factory – a Montréal-based studio that creates immersive, multi-media experiences – describes his initial impressions of the stunning Notre-Dame de Montréal, whose exterior was designed by architect,

26 Oct 2019

Chang, Rogen + The Jelly Donut

“I never thought of the jelly donut as a perfect food,” says famed Momofuku chef, David Chang. At least, not until he tastes a hot out of the fryer, freshly sugared and jelly-pumped donut from Lee’s Donuts in Granville Island. “That’s tremendous,” he oohs. “I love textural contrast. You get

23 Oct 2019

The Streets Of Rome

What it must be like to live a day to day life in Rome. Need to get cheese – ho hum, there’s the Coliseum. High sprint to work – wretched Pantheon crowds. Our visitor eyes scan like dragonflies, afraid of turning the wrong way at the wrong time. Rome, we

20 Oct 2019

Stephanie Keung

i. I work as a Concrete Artist ii. I do this creative work because: I love mixing the raw material into something different. Concrete is so unseen and shaping it has brought out a whole new light on the outlook of concrete. Mind The Minimal has taught me to be patient

20 Oct 2019

Helena Jenkinson

i. I work as a potter, making small batch functional pieces, built by the hand, without the use of machinery.  ii. I do this creative work because: When using my hands to build and form, I feel completely connected to the material. The immersive experience of transferring my energy, passion

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