18 May 2021

Karen Kain’s Stamp

“I’m really an introvert and only an extrovert when I’m performing.” So says famed Canadian ballet legend, Karen Kain in a 2020 interview with the Globe and Mail. “I tend to not be drawing attention to myself unless it’s appropriate.” Like it or not, the profoundly gifted Kain has attracted

11 May 2021

The Drop

Does it rain in Vancouver? Who wants to know? Not if the past few days have been any indication. For those days when we forget our liberal skies, the Vancouver Convention Centre offers a steely reminder. The Drop is the blue steel creation of Inges Idee, a collaboration of four German artists: Hans

30 Apr 2021

While We Wait: Records Of Solitude

It is talented artist Kriss Munsya – born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, raised in Brussels, now living in Vancouver – who created the striking work in our feature image: ‘Dreams Tonight’. When Munsya presents this or other pieces from his 2020 ‘Highway Reflection – The Eraser’ series,

25 Apr 2021

Stefano Benazzo’s Shipwrecks

On ‘Shipwreck’ Beaches from Lanai to Zakynthos, you’ll find visitors staring quietly out to sea, imagining what life must have been like on these rusted-out skeletons before they were run aground or abandoned. And what to make of the hundreds of ships that have found their end in Australia’s treacherous

11 Apr 2021

Fight Or Flight

i. My name is: Chrissy Cheung ii. I am a: Curator and a contemporary artist. For this interview-essay I am speaking only as a curator for PAINTER8. (That’s a condensed name for the Painter8 Arts Society) iii. Who will participate in this show?   The Canadian visual artists exhibiting in

27 Mar 2021

$1.49 Day Woodward’s

If you have been around Vancouver for a good while, you’ll remember the Woodward’s Department Store whistle. $1.49 day Woodward’s $1.49 day Tuesday Cue whistling.. Below, you’ll find the long version of Tony Antonias’ jingle, the one you couldn’t help but join in with some whistling of your own. As New Westminster resident

21 Mar 2021

A Fairytale Woodland Path

Gabriola Island is known for its remarkable natural beauty and for the generous spirit of its community. Both are evident in the Fantasy Pathway – a woods-cloaked haven for garden-tossed gnomes, aging teddy bears, and  long-forgotten tea guests. Created and tended by Gary Badke, a wooden flute-maker, the Fantasy Pathway

14 Mar 2021

The East Van Sign

From how many Vancouver viewpoints have you seen the East Van sign? Perhaps your normal commute takes you by and by the sign all week. Created by renowned Vancouver artist Ken Lum – and formally titled ‘Monument for East Vancouver’ – this 57 foot sculpture is designed with concrete, steel,

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.