13 Jan 2019

Hexsa’a̱m: To Be Here Always

“We are salmon people,” Master Artist Sara Siestreem said of her Hanis Coos tribe in a November talk at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. “We mean that to say we are related to the salmon.” “I’ve got an artistic practice that has three parts…My first language in my work

06 Jan 2019

There’s Always More Show

And thank goodness for that! We’re big fans of Michelle Nguyen’s work. This up-and-coming Vancouver painter is attracting a lot of interest from critics and collectors. Her newest exhibit – January 12th to 26th at the Bau-Xi Vancouver – is entitled There’s Always More Show, a reference to one of

01 Jan 2019

To 2019

Happy New Year! Here’s to a 2019 with less division, more kindness, and widespread good health, prosperity and happiness. Painting by Richard Diebenkorn. Berkeley #23  

30 Dec 2018

Top Books + The VPL Roof Garden

As we near the end of the year, CBC has partnered with the Public Library to reveal Vancouver’s most-borrowed Adult and YA books of 2018. Adult Fiction, Print The Death of Mrs. Westaway, Ruth Ware All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood Indian

28 Dec 2018

Festival of Lights @ VanDusen

When Louise XIV walked through the Versailles gardens, his staff were on the ready. Turn on the water in the water-hog fountain beauties as he walks by. Turn off the water when the Sun King is out of sight. But the intricate gardens of André Le Nôtre were to be enjoyed beyond the light

21 Dec 2018

Sounds of Vancouver

When you think of Vancouver, which images come to mind? Mountains, oceans, markets, bridges, clocks. Visitors leave the city with thickets of photos and hard drives crammed with video clips. There are the odd travellers, however, who prefer to revisit memories with their ears rather than their eyes. They use

14 Dec 2018

Our Christmas With Chor Leoni

Of all the December evenings we have spent with Chor Leoni, one stands out. It was December 20th, 2011 and we knew that Dad wouldn’t make it to Christmas. As he lay sleeping for the night in his hospital bed, Mum and I dashed to St. Andrew’s-Wesley in our crumpled

09 Dec 2018

Bau-Xi Annual Holiday Exhibit

We appreciate the gorgeous range of artists on display at local galleries like the Bau-Xi on South Granville. Until December 21st, you can check out their talented roster at the annual Holiday Exhibition. Here’s a peek at some of the works you’ll see. Joshua Jensen-Nagle. The Feeling You Leave Behind

23 Nov 2018

The Nutcracker ’18

When organ maker Auguste Mustel invented the celeste in 1886, he could not have known how strongly his metal bar-filled keyboard would be associated with beloved story classics. There it is setting off Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter: . . Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory . It’s

18 Nov 2018

Koerner Ceramics Gallery

When you visit the Museum of Anthropology, take some time to visit the Koerner Ceramics Gallery. The impressive collection was donated by Dr. Walter C. Koerner, a major force behind the development of MOA. Koerner – who lived from 1898 to 1995 – started collecting pottery as a child in