11 Oct 2020

Dana Claxton @ Splash 2020

From the age of 4 or 5, internationally acclaimed artist Dana Claxton knew two things: she wanted to be a filmmaker, and she wanted to live in New York. Check. Claxton – whose family reserve is Wood Mountain Lakota First Nations, located in SW Saskatchewan –  has also gone on

09 Oct 2020

Joseph Plaskett

“The art that I make and that I see others make confirms the miracle of being alive.” So said the Order of Canada winning artist Joseph Plaskett, who was born 1918 in New Westminster, moved to Paris in 1957, and continued painting until his death at 96, 2014 in Suffolk.

29 Sep 2020

Sheri Bakes

‘Listen to the Earth,’ a Sheri Bakes painting tells us. You’d think we stubborn humans would have gotten the message by now, but … Talented artist Sheri Bakes trains her eye on all manner of natural phenomenon to create luminous rivers, lakes, storms, clouds, forest scenes. All of the work

27 Sep 2020

History Has Its Eyes On You

‘Lost in the solitude of his immense power, he began to lose direction. He was bothered by the people who cheered him in neighboring villages, and he imagined that they were the same cheers they gave the enemy. Everywhere he met adolescents who looked at him with his own eyes,

22 Sep 2020

Schitt’s Creek!

Congratulations to Dan and Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, Andrew Cividino and the rest of the magnificent Schitt’s Creek cast and crew! Canada was incredibly proud to watch this magnificent show – so full of humour, hope, and easy open-mindedness – sweep the Emmys. Nine Emmys! More than any

18 Sep 2020

Mireille Lebel + Vancouver Opera

Born and raised in Vancouver, mezzo soprano Mireille Lebel studied music at the Universities of Toronto and Montreal before going on to win international awards and perform with opera companies across Europe and North America. . . Here she is with Opéra-Théâtre de Metz performing Massenet’s Air des lettres, Werther

13 Sep 2020

A Stink of Perfume and Decay

A dear family friend wrote to me this weekend – a quick email before venturing out into the lung-charring air. This writer and retired librarian had been re-reading one of Dad’s books of poetry: On the Broken Mountain, published in 1979. She had been particularly struck by his: A Christmas

08 Sep 2020

Dina Goldstein

i. I am: DINA GOLDSTEIN ARTIST. b.1969. East Vancouver. I  photograph large scale narrative tableau. In my work I tackle the common (collective) imagination and inherent beliefs. I subvert iconic characters and dogmatic thought patterns set by societies and popular culture in order to promote critical thinking. I was a photojournalist

06 Sep 2020

Ingrid Rose Floral Artistry

Natalia Solis Vermette i. I work as a: florist ii. I do this creative work because: Flowers are something that found me after many years of searching for what I can only describe as the missing piece of my soul. I rely enormously on the creative process of working with

28 Aug 2020

Kerry James Marshall

For we magazine addicts, the September issue has always been notable, particularly in the world of fashion. Just how thick will it be? What kind of new fashions will be featured inside? And, highlight, who will be on the cover? Vogue Magazine has led the way for September issues. So