17 Mar 2020

Ben Platt’s QuaranTunes Dance Party

Speaking of Dear Evan Hansen, Benjamin Platt – whom you might also know from Netflix’s The Politician –  will be hosting a QuaranTunes Virtual Dance Party with some of his fellow Broadway performers today at 3pm PST. There’ll be Lizzo, Beyonce, Aretha, the Jonas Brothers, Billie Eilish. Details on Platt’s

15 Mar 2020

Chelene Knight

i. I work as a writer, editor, publishing consultant, and creative writing teacher. ii. I do this creative work because: I have always felt a pull toward the publishing industry. I also believe strongly in finding new ways to help writers build community and sustain long-term careers in the arts. iii.

06 Mar 2020

Jamie Evrard 2020

‘”Making art is a way of taking possession,” says talented Vancouver artist Jamie Evrard, “a way of finding out how things really are, or perhaps of making them as I would like them to be. If a few days go by without my having drawn or painted, I become completely

25 Feb 2020

András Schiff

What do you do if you have written a Sonata as brilliant as the Appassionata? Well, even if you’re Beethoven, you take a beat. You wait. “So Beethoven knew, exactly, that he had written his greatest piano sonata until now,” says beknighted pianist, classical musical scholar, and conductor, András Schiff,

16 Feb 2020

Boom, Bust, War + Edith Adams

If you visit the Museum of Vancouver’s 1930s-1940s: Boom, Bust, and War, you’ll see multiple references to Edith Adams and her Wartime Cookbooks. ‘Easter has Eggs and Eggs – and Each Means A Good Dish.’ Like Betty Crocker, Edith Adams didn’t exist. Ms. Adams – whose apostrophe seems to have

09 Feb 2020

Janna Watson +

“Motivation helps on days when I am not inspired,” artist Janna Watson told us. “Commitment is what has brought me success.” On February 8th through 20th, Watson has a new exhibition at the Bau-Xi Gallery on South Granville: Dragging a Thought Over. ‘Janna Watson’s compelling abstract compositions use colour, line,

04 Feb 2020

Jonathan Berkowitz

i. I do creative work because I love sharing my passion for patterns in words and numbers. ii. I am The Word Guy on CBC Radio 1’s North by Northwest, where I talk about our fascinating English language. As an active member of the National Puzzlers’ League, I create all

24 Jan 2020

Chantel Neumeyer

i. I work as an Entrepreneur, Designer, Business Owner – The Sharper Barker. ii. I do this creative work because: It gives me the freedom to create the things I love. I want to make the world a better place and I believe quality goods, eco-friendly materials and some love

21 Jan 2020

Atsuko Yoshimura

i. I work as a ceramic artist. ii. I do this creative work because: I like making pottery that has both beauty and practicality. Unlike industrial mass produced pottery, handmade pottery can provide person to person contact. I believe that I can share my passion and aesthetic gratification with the

31 Dec 2019

Kevin Boyle

i. I work as an artist and photographer. ii. I do this creative work because: I need to. I was always creative but in 2011 I had an overwhelming need to create work that moved me (and hopefully the viewer), and was socially relevant. iii. Personal qualities that help me