26 Feb 2021

VAG: Stories That Animate Us

From February 20th to August 22nd, the Vancouver Art Gallery is running a special exhibit entitled ‘Stories That Animate Us’. It’s an exhibit that asks us to consider how important storytelling is in our lives. ‘What stories inspire you? What stories need to be told and which will you pass

07 Feb 2021

Dial A Poem

Poetry is back. None rang the bell louder than Amanda Gorman – 2021 Inauguration poet, scheduled to perform today at the Super Bowl. . . Now, Vancouver is stanza-ready with its latest arts offering: Poetry Phone. In this 2021 initiative launched by the DVBIA, any of us can call 1.833.POEMS.

05 Feb 2021

VRS: Beyond The Concert Hall

“The Vancouver Recital Society,” renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma said, “has built a great reputation over the years, presenting a balance of wonderfully seasoned veterans and inspiring young artists.” How upsetting it is to scroll through the VRS 2020-21 season and see each and every concert stamped with an all-caps CANCELLED.

29 Jan 2021

Palm Springs Modernism Month

Every February, design enthusiasts descend on Palm Springs for Modernism Week. A little dry heat in the bones doesn’t hurt either. The goal of Modernism Week is to celebrate the area’s standout midcentury architecture and design. From CAMP Central Headquarters, you can head to special parties, lectures, films, night or

26 Jan 2021

Sylvia Tait’s Yesterday And Today

Talented West Coast artist Sylvia Tait describes how chaos informs her work. “Many of my artworks have “hard edge centers.” she says, “which slowly start to disintegrate and fall apart as they extend out to the edges of the surface. Everything falls apart, like life. There is something solid and

15 Jan 2021

The Poetry Project

It’s been a tough year for live art exhibits. But, ever enterprising, artists and gallery owners have been looking for new, safe ways to keep the show going. One such 2021 exhibit asked scholarship students to write poems inspired by a locally created work of art. We hear more about

01 Jan 2021

Yellow Flowers + Full Skin Potatoes for 2021

Come New Years Eve day in Peru, you’ll find families dressed in yellow as they bedeck their houses with yellow flowers, streamers, confetti. Yellow is said to be the colour of good luck. You might also find Peruvians placing three potatoes in reach, but out of sight. Perhaps under a

29 Dec 2020

Happy Land

Though the PNE’s amusement park opened in 1910, it didn’t get its first name until 1926: ‘Happy Land.’ Located near the Hastings Track, Happy Land’s rides, such as the Giant Dipper, battled for space with new stretches of racetrack. When Happy Land moved to its current, bigger site in 1958, it

15 Dec 2020

Where Do We Go From Here?

The Vancouver Art Gallery is now envisioning what the next generations of their collection will look like as we move deeper into the 21st Century. Part of that future focus is a new exhibit running until May 30th, 2021: Where do we go from here? The exhibit was created by

08 Dec 2020

Singalong Messiah

Is singing along to Handel’s Messiah once of your favourite traditions? Perhaps you do so every year with Vancouver’s Bach Choir, now in its 90th year. Well, tonight at 7 pm you can join the Bach Choir online for a Messiah livestream: ‘We’ll be safely gathering a small group of