20 Aug 2019

The Lightshed

If you visit this tiny house on stilts, you’ll hear kids and adults talking about climbing inside and claiming this hobbit house on the sea as their own. Lightshed was created by Vancouver artist and Emily Carr professor Liz Magor and installed in 2004. Magor won the Gershon Iskowitz Prize in 2014

06 Aug 2019

Giacometti @ The VAG

“If I ever succeed in realizing a single head,” 20th Century artist Alberto Giacometti said in a Swiss TV interview, “I’ll probably give up sculpture for good. But the funniest thing is, that if I were to do a head as I want to, then probably nobody would be interested in

28 Jul 2019

Community Gardens

‘Gardening is how I relax,’ said fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. ‘It’s another form of creating and playing with colours.’ De la Renta would have seen a lot of gorgeous colour in the community gardens that Vancouverites so lovingly tend on their own time. Here’s a look from the

19 Jul 2019

Mural Festival ’19

‘A young woman is drawing little foxes that start running as soon as created.’ Artist and author Johnnie Christmas is describing his striking mural at Main and 11th, a mural that recently found itself in The Washington Post. ‘As early as the Paleolithic Period as evidenced by the cave paintings

07 Jul 2019

The Orpheum

“I didn’t know we had theatres like this in Vancouver.” “It reminds me of buildings in New York.” “I can’t believe they wanted to knock it down.” As concertgoers head into Orpheum events, they pull out their phones to snap photos of this beautiful downtown Vancouver theatre. . . Designed

18 Jun 2019

Half Blood Prince Live

In an interview with Warner Brothers, prolific, Grammy-nominated composer, Nicholas Hooper was asked about his favourite scene to score in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. ‘The journey to the cave where Dumbledore and Harry apparate from the tower in Hogwarts to a rock in the sea was my

07 Jun 2019

Wander Wood

‘Sculpture is an art of the open air,’ said Henry Moore. ‘Daylight, sunlight, is necessary to it, and for me, its best setting and complement is nature.’ Just west of the central fountain at UBC, you’ll find an undulation of peekaboo wood playing with sunlight, standing proud amidst the trees.

02 Jun 2019

Paul Yee’s Chinatown

‘a solitary seagull on silent wings the morning broken by its insistent caw cutting through wind through rivers of air colliding over cold ocean lonely ships and so we arrive..’ So starts the beautiful poem, Arrivals, written in 2011 by author, Paul Yee, to premiere alongside Voices from Gold Mountain,

26 May 2019

The Burrard Bridge

The Burrard Bridge has long been a beacon for controversy. Debates over bike versus car lanes on the bridge have been raging for decades. Back in 1949, Vancouver Art School’s A.F. Ames threw his own Burrard barbs, describing the overall bridge as a “monstrosity” and its concrete pillars as “ashcans

24 May 2019

AU Dance Company Season Finale

“Left, right, left, right, his stomach pocket, his mouth, his hips.” Jonathon Young’s voice provided the beats for the dancers to follow. “Left, right, left, right, left. Forehead, mouth, back of the neck, pocket, other pocket.” The talented dancers of Arts Umbrella’s Senior Company attacked the brilliant Crystal Pite’s choreography with