03 Jan 2020

The Princely Collections

2020 brings the opportunity to see almost one hundred Old Master and 19th Century works by sixty artists – artists like Sandro Botticelli, Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, Leonardo da Vinci. The Princely Collections, Liechtenstein: Five Centuries of European Painting and Sculpture exhibit brings together works collected by

31 Dec 2019

Kevin Boyle

i. I work as an artist and photographer. ii. I do this creative work because: I need to. I was always creative but in 2011 I had an overwhelming need to create work that moved me (and hopefully the viewer), and was socially relevant. iii. Personal qualities that help me

29 Dec 2019

Turmeric Trending

Turmeric. That’s the flavour that Consumer Trend Reports tells us will surge in popularity on 2020 menus. . . One place you can be sure to find a host of 2020 flavours? La Casa Gelato. You’ll find turmeric in their Nut Kufi and Akbar Mashti gelatos. This pink house of

27 Dec 2019

Sibelius, Don Juan + Rapallo

‘Don Juan. I was sitting in the dark in my castle when a stranger entered. I asked who he could be again and again — but there was no answer. I tried to make him laugh but he remained silent. At last the stranger began to sing — then Don

24 Dec 2019

December + Canada = Cookies

In 2019, which food cravings had us scrambling to Google for recipes? Trending Canadian Food Searches for 2019 i. Beef Stroganoff ii. Brussel Sprouts iii. Coleslaw iv. Banana Bread v. Lasagna vi. Guacamole vii. Fried Rice viii. Gnocchi ix. Turkey Breast x. Beef Stew Come December, though, our priorities change.

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