21 Sep 2018

Splash 2018

If you want to learn more about the contemporary art scene in Vancouver, Splash 2018 is a great place to start. Now in its 36th year, Splash raises funds for Arts Umbrella  – a non profit art school for kids with quality classes in dance, visual, applied and media arts, theatre, music. Founded

16 Sep 2018

Amy Slosky

If you head over to First Pick Handmade in the Main Street Heritage Hall today, you’ll find Amy Slosky, one of the talented artisans selling their creations. i. I work as a designer, shoemaker and founder of a small handmade shoe start-up. I design and make limited collections of ready to

09 Sep 2018

Susin Nielsen

This week, public tickets go on sale for the 2018 Vancouver Writers Fest. With a $35 membership, you can get your tickets early. It’s an exciting line-up of authors that includes the award-laden Susin Nielsen who wrote for TV’s Degrassi Junior High before creating books like Word Nerd, Dear George Clooney:

08 Sep 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

07 Sep 2018

Lincoln Heller

i. I work as a: I Consider myself a bag maker. My passion is to create vessels that carry the most personal items of our everyday. ii. I do this creative work because: At an early age it was apparent that working with my hands would be my future. The five fingers

04 Sep 2018

Polly Horvath

i. I work as a Writer ii. I do this creative work because: I have always written.  Before I knew how to print I was writing stories through play. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are: I focus and I am persistent. iv. The greatest challenges around doing

26 Aug 2018

Dogs in Art

Cats may rule the internet, but dogs have long been inspiring artists to pull out their paints and pooch-coloured pencils. Some early canine canvas spotting: • Jan van Eyck. The Arnolfini Portrait. 1434 • Lavinia Fontana. Portrait of a Noblewoman. 1580 • Diego Velázquez. Las Meninas. 1656 • Frans van

24 Aug 2018

Emily Bourke

i. I work as a…Children’s Book Illustrator, among a few other artistic practices. ii. I do this creative work because… in doing so, I’m able to connect to children while also bringing out my inner child. I make and appreciate art that speaks to all ages. Issues that apply to

17 Aug 2018

Paul Long

i. I work as a…Designer, Production Manager, and a small business owner. I design and oversee manufacturing of high quality, locally-made clothing and gear using natural fibers. ii. I do this creative work because…it gives me an opportunity to connect with my passions. I am passionate about the outdoors and

07 Aug 2018

Jessica Redditt

i. I work as a: Natural and Eco friendly Clothing Designer Side gig: buyer for film sets and costumes. ii. I do this creative work because: I want to encourage responsible fashion in the industry and provide a stylish alternative to harmful and wasteful production, re: natural fibres, dyes, and