12 May 2020

Lorna Simpson

In 2019, renowned African American artist, Lorna Simpson, received the prestigious Getty Medal. Simpson, said James Cuno, President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, “is at once a photographer and multimedia artist whose work is both trenchant in its critique of race, gender, and identity, and exquisite in

10 May 2020

Painting Their Mums

Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing Mothers, and to those celebrating their Mums in person, at a distance, or in memorium. ♥ Over centuries, artists have created interesting, intimate paintings of their mothers … . Rembrandt Van Rijn. The Artist’s Mother. 1629 . Alfred Rethel. Porträt der Mutter des

08 May 2020

Karyn Chopik

i. I work as a jewelry designer, and a sculptural artist working primarily in metal, wood and clay. ii. I do this creative work because: I would go crazy otherwise! It is a passion that must be expressed. My creativity thrives in the light but it also lives in the

05 May 2020

Michael Kenna

Michael Kenna’s stunning photography is displayed in MOMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Toyko, London’s V&A, The Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris .. more than one hundred permanent collections. He’s out in nature with his camera deep into the night or just before dawn. “We have infinite options of how to

28 Apr 2020

Ben Skinner

i. I work as an Artist and Visual Display Art Director/Designer. ii. I do this creative work because: I have a natural drive to make things and put them out into the world. The art director job pays the bills and is a fun and challenging creative outlet for me. iii.

21 Apr 2020

Angela Grossmann

i. Who am I? I am a Vancouver figurative artist, my medium is painting and mixed media collage. I mostly work with ideas about gender and how we perform our identities. I work with a lot of used and vintage materials, things that have had a previous life. Found materials

17 Apr 2020

April with Isabelle Menin

Belgian artist Isabelle Menin launched a successful career in painting after graduating from the Graphic Research School in Brussels. After 10 years, however, she decided to focus her painterly eye on digital photography. Now, her works are widely exhibited and collected across the world. ‘I’ve always worked using nature’s elements,

14 Apr 2020


‘Time is a vindictive bandit to steal the beauty of our former selves. We are left with sagging, rippled flesh and burning gums with empty sockets.’ So wrote Italian Renaissance painter Raphael, born April 6, 1483 in Urbino. Time was not kind to Raphael. His mother died when he was

08 Apr 2020

The VSO Plays Beethoven’s Fifth

They might be the most referenced 8 notes in musical history and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will be kicking off with them tonight. To celebrate the 250 year anniversary of Ludwig von Beethoven’s death – and prior to social distancing dictates – the VSO gathered in the empty Orpheum Theatre

03 Apr 2020

Kimura Parker + Ax

Jon Kimura Parker – or ‘Jackie’ as he was known – grew up in Vancouver, studying piano with his uncle Edward Parker, mother Keiko Parker and Lee Kum Sing at the Vancouver Academy of Music and UBC. Parker was a fearsome presence at the Kiwanis Festival, sweeping gold with his brilliant