31 Mar 2019

The Poodle

The white poodle sits high above, looking down on we sneaker-people and our bedazzled leashes. Head and haunches are angled just right for passersby traveling north, south, east, west. Montreal artist Gisele Amantea’s controversial aluminum-cast sculpture stands 7 feet tall atop a 25 foot pole at 18th and Main. ‘It

31 Mar 2019

The Lady In Green

A couple of blocks north of The Poodle, you’ll find another striking mural by Milan Basic Art, who has enhanced the piece over time.

29 Mar 2019

Shizuka Kai

i. I work as a: Set/Props Designer and Puppeteer/Puppet Creator. ii. I do this creative work because: I love exploring different mediums of art, collaborating with others, and making an impact on people with live theatre. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are: Being easy-going and always

26 Mar 2019

Daniel Kalla

It’s launch day! Today, We All Fall Down – the new suspense novel from bestselling author and Vancouverite, Daniel Kalla – comes out. This is the tenth novel from Kalla, who also works locally as an ER physician at a busy downtown hospital. ‘What might happen,’ Kalla asks with We

24 Mar 2019

Cotton Candy Cupcakes

‘Be it known that I, William J. Morrison, of Nashville, county of Davidson, State of Tennessee have invented an Improvement in Candy-Machines.’ So declared William J. Morrison, inventor and dentist, in US patent 816,114. This 1906 patent was the follow-up to the 1903 patent – 717,756 – he filed with

22 Mar 2019

Arnielle Boado

i. I work as a:  Jewellery designer and owner of Elle and Zeine Designs. ii. I do this creative work because: It’s therapeutic for me, just like spending time in nature…it’s soothing for my soul and I enjoy it! I create whimsical, colourful, and uniquely modern copper jewellery for crystal

20 Mar 2019

Munch at Home

‘I inherited two of mankind’s most frightful enemies—the heritage of consumption and insanity,’  Edvard Munch wrote in his private journal. ‘Illness and madness and death were the black angels that stood at my cradle.’ In 1868, five years after his birth, Munch’s mother died of tuberculosis. His favourite sister –

19 Mar 2019

The Blumenthal Room

18th Century painter Mathias Blumenthal moved to Norway in 1749. You’ll find beautiful examples of this ‘History and Portrait Depicter’s’ work in The Blumenthal Room or the Blumenthalrommet at Kode 3 Museum in Bergen. In 1760, Blumenthal was hired by wealthy businessman and Dutch consul Henrik Jansen Fasmer to adorn his

17 Mar 2019

Nature’s Art @ Science World

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar… Lord Byron leads a chorus of artists who look to nature for direct inspiration and creative space. ‘There are

15 Mar 2019

Kassandra Taylor

i. I work as a: By day, I work as a social media marketer for artisans in the Vancouver community, and by night I am the jewelry designer behind Amara Blue Designs, a company that primarily specializes in personalized jewelry. ii. I do this creative work because: I do this