11 Aug 2020

This Just In

Through the tumult of 2020, artists continue to produce wonderful work. Here are some of the New Arrivals produced by Bau-Xi Gallery artists in Vancouver and Toronto. . . Virginia Mak. Of One’s Own 14 . David Leventi. Curtain, The Imperial Theatre, Chateau De Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau, France . Andre Petterson. Shoreline

09 Aug 2020

Hockey Sounds In Canada

Finally! The hockey soundtrack is back on in our sports-deprived homes: blades scraping, sticks tapping, players shouting from the bench, body checks into the boards, pucks hitting crossbars, coaches yelling at refs. Real or audio-enhanced, the bubble rink sounds good. The on-air commentators are rattling through team player names, formations,

02 Aug 2020

Beautiful BC

Happy B.C. Day Long Weekend! Do you recognize this tartan? . . This is B.C.’s official tartan, designed by Victoria’s Earl K. Ward in 1967 and officially adopted by the province in 1974. Each colour in the tartan represents a signature aspect of British Columbia: i. White is for our

31 Jul 2020

Symphonic Pride

The pandemic has been brutal for freelance performers who rely on live gigs to craft a living. The Vancouver Pride Society has had to reimagine their annual parade. This evening, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Pride Society are collaborating for Symphonic Pride – a free, ‘live streamed variety

19 Jul 2020

Magic Music Ride

‘Hi Vancouver!’ artist Bunnie Reiss wrote on her August 1st, 2018 Instagram post. ‘I’ll be painting this massive wall in your beautiful city for the next 10 days!!! Come say hi 🙂 201 E 7th Ave! Thanks for having me.’ Reiss, who was born in Maryland and raised in Colorado

14 Jul 2020

Wild Ocean

Did you know that: • Sardines make the most of their short lives, with some growing up to 23 centimetres in two years. • Close to 20,000 dolphins follow the sardine run up South Africa’s Eastern Cape. • Dolphins – said to be even more intelligent than dogs – can

05 Jul 2020

Joshua Jensen-Nagle’s Never Ending Summer

“I use photography as a medium to create, rather than document,” talented Canadian photographer Joshua Jensen-Nagle told us last year, “allowing the viewer to bring their own associations to the images.  My photographs are often described as dream-like and evocative, as I attempt to draw the viewer into the work

01 Jul 2020

Happy Canada Day

Amidst all that is happening in the world of 2020, we feel even more grateful to be living in Canada. Have a safe, healthy day. To ring us in, here are brass section members of our beloved Vancouver Symphony Orchestra playing our national anthem. Performing from downtown Vancouver are: VSO

30 Jun 2020

The Hobbit Houses

‘It had a perfectly round door like a porthole, painted green, with a shiny yellow brass knob in the exact middle…The best rooms were all on the left-hand side (going in), for these were the only ones to have windows, deep-set round windows looking over his garden …’ Tolkein started

16 Jun 2020

Happy 100th, Stanley Park Roses

With a budget of $3600, the Stanley Park Rose Garden opened in 1920. The donation came courtesy of the Kiwanis Club who wanted to ‘demonstrate the possibilities of rose culture in Vancouver, The City Beautiful.’ Forty-seven years later, Vancouverites chose the rose as our city’s official flower. Now, in its