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

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