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

21 May 2019

Puppets @ MOA

“Wood is stubborn,” artist, puppeteer and founder of The Old Trout Puppet Workshop, Judd Palmer, told us. “There are knots and grains that push back against the execution of your idea – real gravity, physics – which actually pushes you to discover solutions that shift the image, which means the

17 May 2019

Classic British Car Meet

Some of us are throwing our creative energies into writing, strumming,  dancing, acting, painting, plotting. Meanwhile, a diligent and talented bloc of car buffs are using their creative energies to painstakingly restore vintage British cars to mint condition. They are scouring the world for original materials, re-building engines, re-drawing logos, re-upholstering interiors,

10 May 2019

The Canada Place Sails

In May of 2019, Prince Charles is welcoming his new grandson – Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor – to the family. Thirty-three years ago – in May of 1986 – Prince Charles was in Vancouver with Princess Diana to welcome the world to Expo 86, a World’s Fair focused on Transportation and Communication.