05 Apr 2019

Monet To Matisse

“Each day I go to my studio full of joy,” said painter William Bouguereau, born in France, 1825. “In the evening when obliged to stop because of darkness I can scarcely wait for the next morning to come … if I cannot give myself to my dear painting I am

31 Mar 2019

The Poodle

The white poodle sits high above, looking down on we sneaker-people and our bedazzled leashes. Head and haunches are angled just right for passersby traveling north, south, east, west. Montreal artist Gisele Amantea’s controversial aluminum-cast sculpture stands 7 feet tall atop a 25 foot pole at 18th and Main. ‘It

31 Mar 2019

The Lady In Green

A couple of blocks north of The Poodle, you’ll find another striking mural by Milan Basic Art, who has enhanced the piece over time.

17 Mar 2019

Nature’s Art @ Science World

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar… Lord Byron leads a chorus of artists who look to nature for direct inspiration and creative space. ‘There are

10 Mar 2019

An Anvil @ Leg-In-Boot

We’re lucky. We get to see an anvil – Maskull Lasserre’s Acoustic Anvil (A Small Weight to Forge The Sea) – when we visit False Creek’s Leg-in-Boot Square. Our predecessors weren’t so lucky. In the late 1800s, visitors to the square, then home to a police station, would have found

17 Feb 2019

Echoes

As you walk along the Kits Beach path, you might stop to rest on one of a series of stainless steel chairs set out at different angles, some facing the view. When the sunlight – yes, sun! It happens. – is working its way towards the words engraved into the

08 Feb 2019

The Christ Church Cathedral Organ

Every year, tens of thousands of visitors, parishioners and concert-goers walk down Burrard to Vancouver’s oldest surviving church: Christ Church Cathedral, opened in 1889. As you walk into this beautiful Gothic building, you’ll note the regal pipes behind and in front of you. They belong to a Kenneth Jones Tracker

25 Jan 2019

Slow

‘Soft fire makes slow melt.’ Artist Zhang Huan offers this elegant introduction to his mirror-finished stainless steel sculpture, Slow, installed in 2017 at 39 Smithe Street. The internationally renowned Zhang Huan  – born 1965 in An Yang City, He Nan Province, China – now lives between Shanghai and New York. ‘High quality

22 Jan 2019

Ying Yun(英云) – Wen Wei Dance

On February 19th, Wen Wei Wang – esteemed choreographer and Artistic Director of Wen Wei Dance – will premiere his latest creation: Ying Yun(英云). “Ying Yun is my mother’s name. Ying means Hero and Yun means Cloud. This piece is dedicated to my mom who passed away four years ago from ovarian

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