15 Jun 2018

Kerry James Marshall

“For me,” artist Kerry James Marshall told an MCA audience, “the thing that has the greatest transformative capacity in the art world today, in terms of what people expect to see when they go to the art museum, is a painting that has a black figure in it, because 95

08 Jun 2018

Ron Stuart

i. I work as an instructor of Anthropology & Sociology at Columbia College, where I am head of the department. Apart from academic activities, I am active in independent theatre production as a producer, and in documentary film as a filmmaker, primarily working on location in South Africa. ii. I

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:

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

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,

04 May 2018

Jill Allan

i. I work as an: Artist and instructor, hot glass is my primary medium. ii. I do this creative work because: I find it fascinating, I like the challenge and each project leads to another curious possibility…what will happen?? I love that when I am teaching I am always amazed and

01 May 2018

Tiffany Stone

i. I work as a children’s author. I think of myself primarily as a poet, one who writes in rhyme, but recently I’ve begun to branch out into writing picture book texts in prose. However, these stories contain plenty of word play, which I consider a close cousin to poetry. ii.

27 Apr 2018

Takashi Murakami

If you haven’t been yet, if you’ve been waiting for the crowds to dissipate, wait no more. The Vancouver Art Gallery’s Takashi Murakami exhibit, The Octopus Eats Its Leg, closes on May 6th. Given Murakami’s popularity, the VAG has extended gallery hours until 9pm for the last week – April 30th

24 Apr 2018

Jason McLean

i. I work as a Visual artist and I wear many hats. ii. I do this creative work because: I’ve been doing it for so many years, there’s no turning back now. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are: My Dad was a car-dealer so I have

22 Apr 2018

Tonye Aganaba

i. I work as a: Singer-Songwriter, Social Justice Advocate, Arts Educator & Facilitator I write and produce music, tour regularly, play local shows. I paint, do photography, and have a real passion for design. I have developed an arts based education program providing kids with creative ways to deal with issues