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

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

06 Dec 2019

Sheku + Isata Kanneh-Mason

You might remember his beautiful playing from the wedding of the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. . . 20 year old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician Competition and one of seven gifted, musical siblings – saw his 2018

06 Dec 2019

Sonya Labrie

i. I work as a: Glass artist /Glassblower, designer, and instructor ii. I do this creative work because: Glass has endless possibilities and I keep discovering new ways of working with it. The medium is challenging and I enjoy learning and growing as an artist. There is a physical nature to

24 Nov 2019

Tracy Fillion

i. I work as a: textile artist/clothing designer. I plant dye silk and weave cloth, then sew them into wearable garments, as well as a small line of linen basics. ii. I do this creative work because: I love and need to work with my hands. Integrating craft traditions old