25 Feb 2020

András Schiff

What do you do if you have written a Sonata as brilliant as the Appassionata? Well, even if you’re Beethoven, you take a beat. You wait. “So Beethoven knew, exactly, that he had written his greatest piano sonata until now,” says beknighted pianist, classical musical scholar, and conductor, András Schiff,

16 Feb 2020

Boom, Bust, War + Edith Adams

If you visit the Museum of Vancouver’s 1930s-1940s: Boom, Bust, and War, you’ll see multiple references to Edith Adams and her Wartime Cookbooks. ‘Easter has Eggs and Eggs – and Each Means A Good Dish.’ Like Betty Crocker, Edith Adams didn’t exist. Ms. Adams – whose apostrophe seems to have

09 Feb 2020

Janna Watson +

“Motivation helps on days when I am not inspired,” artist Janna Watson told us. “Commitment is what has brought me success.” On February 8th through 20th, Watson has a new exhibition at the Bau-Xi Gallery on South Granville: Dragging a Thought Over. ‘Janna Watson’s compelling abstract compositions use colour, line,

04 Feb 2020

Jonathan Berkowitz

i. I do creative work because I love sharing my passion for patterns in words and numbers. ii. I am The Word Guy on CBC Radio 1’s North by Northwest, where I talk about our fascinating English language. As an active member of the National Puzzlers’ League, I create all

24 Jan 2020

Chantel Neumeyer

i. I work as an Entrepreneur, Designer, Business Owner – The Sharper Barker. ii. I do this creative work because: It gives me the freedom to create the things I love. I want to make the world a better place and I believe quality goods, eco-friendly materials and some love

21 Jan 2020

Atsuko Yoshimura

i. I work as a ceramic artist. ii. I do this creative work because: I like making pottery that has both beauty and practicality. Unlike industrial mass produced pottery, handmade pottery can provide person to person contact. I believe that I can share my passion and aesthetic gratification with the

17 Jan 2020

Isabelle Menin

We first spied Isabelle Menin’s work in a New York gallery. Now, we’re excited to learn that this Belgian photographer is newly represented by Bau-Xi Gallery. ‘Known for her striking large-scale photographs,’ they write, ‘Menin refers to her artful arrays of florals as ‘disordered landscapes’. Working with a painter’s eye

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

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

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