05 Jun 2018

Arbutus Greenway

After all the land wrangling, the Arbutus Greenway is now a vibrant community throughfare. It’s alive with pre-schoolers on their orange-wheeled bikes, couples walking their lookalike dogs and retirees racing to the next fence. The Greenway is punctuated with wild flowers, diamond-painted utility boxes  and the hard work of private

03 Jun 2018

RYE ‘N REYNOLDS

Which Vancouver-born actor can be found in a red and black full-body tactical suit when he’s not trolling his favourite van der Woodsen and her traveling town pants? It’s Ryan Reynolds, of course, whose BC-filmed Deadpool 2 is now into the hundreds of millions. Reynolds can celebrate with a Rye ‘N

01 Jun 2018

Vancouver Children’s Festival

You’ll see the signs all over Granville Island. Until June 3rd, the Vancouver International Children’s Festival is in full swing. Their tag line? ‘Let’s Get Creatively Playful.’ ~ ~ Along with all sorts of DIY activities, the Festival will feature kids’ performers from across Canada. Included are Quebec’s Les Parfaits Inconnus

29 May 2018

Ann Goldberg :

i. I work as an Artist. ii. I do this creative work because: I can’t live without doing it. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are: Intensity, attention to detail, visual. ~ Pool #27. 2016 ~ Underwater. 2017   iv. The greatest challenges around doing this work are:

27 May 2018

Latin American Resistance Art @ MOA

In his Don Quixote, Carlos Fuentes writes: ‘Art gives life to what history killed. Art gives voice to what history denied, silenced or persecuted. Art brings truth to the lies of history.’ Fuentes’ words come to life in the Museum of Anthropology’s current exhibition: Arts of Resistance. Politics and the

25 May 2018

Taking Creative Risks

Susan Almrud knows a lot about taking creative risks. After running her own gallery here in Vancouver, she decided to head to the open waters of New York and a career as an art dealer. Now, she works alongside high profile artists who have much scrutinized bodies of work and

22 May 2018

MOMA: The Long Run

As artists pass a ‘certain age’ – TBD by culture, demographics, the century in which they are living – the whispers get louder. If these artists have not yet achieved the success they seek, it’s: ‘why are you still doing this?’ ‘Isn’t it time to give up?’ Those artists who

20 May 2018

New York Shows ’18

What an incredible Broadway season this is. From new, Tony-nominated offerings like The Band’s Visit and SpongeBob Squarepants The Musical to stunning revivals like Carousel, Angels in America, Travesties, My Fair Lady. It’s a star-studded run with Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane in Angels in America, Renée Fleming in Carousel,

18 May 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

JK Rowling has issued a post play warning: Keep the Secrets. She cannot be blamed. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child – the two part play that started in London and has extended to Broadway – is extraordinary. Now nominated for ten Tonys, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is at

15 May 2018

Naoko Takenouchi

i. I work as an artist primary using glass. My training is glass blowing and sandblasting, but I often combine fabric, wood , metal and other natural materials in my work to expand my visual language.  ii. I do this creative work because: Since I immigrated to Canada in 1993,