08 Jun 2021

Penfold @ Pyatt Hall

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival may be in its 35th year, but the “all this” of 2021 demands a new approach. The result? The Festival – which runs from June 25th to July 4th – will feature more than 100 Streamed Concerts. You’ll find ticketed and free performances streaming from

01 Jun 2021

Adrienne Dagg. Nesting Grounds

Toronto artist Adrienne Dagg – a 2020 MFA graduate from the University of Alberta – has exhibited internationally and, from June 5th to 19th, will have her first show through Toronto’s Bau-Xi Gallery, both in person and online. ‘Domestic interiors are featured heavily as backdrops in Dagg’s painted scenes,’ we

25 May 2021

Interior Infinite @ The Polygon

‘Romanticism made its own important discovery – that of the interior subjective man with its depth, complexity, and inexhaustible resources.’ These words come courtesy of Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975), Russian philospher and scholar, as he analyzed the then controversial writings of  French Rennaissance author, François Rabelais. Bakhtin continues: ‘This interior infinite

23 May 2021

Doors Open Richmond

Now in its 14th year, Doors Open Richmond starts on June 5th and it’s all online. We spoke to Greg Walker, Chair of the Richmond Museum Society. i. In describing the show in 3 sentences or less, I’d say: Doors Open Richmond is a free opportunity to explore behind the scenes

21 May 2021

In The Garden

This Victoria Day Long Weekend, many of us will be heading out into our gardens grand and miniature. And starting Saturday, the Mónica Reyes Gallery will be joining us with ‘In The Garden’, a new exhibit featuring the work of Vancouver artists Mina Totino and Maggee Day. ‘The layout of

09 May 2021

Artists Paint Their Mothers

Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing Mothers, and to those celebrating their Mums in person, at a distance, or in memorium. ♥ Over centuries, artists have created interesting, intimate paintings of their mothers … . . Albrecht Durer. Portrait of Barbara. The Artist’s Mother.  1490 . Rembrandt Van Rijn.

07 May 2021

Rachel Ruysch

Who had ten children, a much coveted position as a court painter, sustained critical and financial success, and a lower profile yet supportive artist spouse? Well, yes. But, if you hadn’t seen the title above, would you have guessed: early 18th Century Dutch Painter, Rachel Ruysch? The first female artist

27 Apr 2021

Isabelle Menin +

We are delighted to see that the work of Isabelle Menin is on display in ‘Sublime Nature’ – a curated survey of  this imaginative artist’s work over the last 5 years. What inspires Menin’s deeply absorbing digital flora? In an Imaginarium interview, Menin says: ‘I’m interested in expressing basic human

18 Apr 2021

Barbara Cole +

‘Creating art has changed my life,’ talented Canadian artist Barbara Cole told us in 2019. It ‘has allowed me to open up in ways I didn’t know possible.’ From April 15th to 29th at the Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto – and online for all to see – Cole is showing new

13 Apr 2021

To The Garden With Ballet BC

Camille Saint-Saëns – child prodigy, polymath, and prolific composer, born 1835 in Paris – wrote: ‘The artist who does not feel completely satisfied by elegant lines, by harmonious colours, and by a beautiful succession of chords does not understand the art of music.’ This composer of such beloved pieces as