11 Feb 2022

Vancouver Cocktail Week 2022

Charred Cedar Bitters, Husk Cherry Bitters, Meyer Lemon Bitters, Coffee-Pecan Bitters. These are just some of the bitters you can make at home, according to Brad Thomas Parsons, author of Bitters. A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All. Bitters, according to Parsons, ‘are an aromatic flavoring agent made from infusing roots,

06 Feb 2022

The Flight Attendant’s Remarkable Art Collection

Talk about a life artfully lived. Find a job that takes you from city to city. In your free time, search for out-of-the-way places with up-and-coming artists. Dig for exciting works that you can afford, then share them widely when you get home. That’s exactly what Gerd Metzdorff did. Working

25 Jan 2022

Tiko Kerr. Politics Of Proximity

Another opportunity to see vibrant Vancouver artistry is on the way. Celebrated Canadian artist Tiko Kerr has a new exhibit opening on January 29th at the Mónica Reyes Gallery. ‘Politics Of Proximity’, Tiko explains, ‘is a survey of work (in a variety of media) exploring the formal concerns of colour,

21 Jan 2022

Isata Kanneh-Mason

The Kanneh-Masons are back! This time, it’s the oldest of the seven prodigy siblings – 25 year old Isata – who will be in town to wow us on the piano for a Vancouver Recital Society concert at the Vancouver Playhouse. Isata Kanneh-Mason is the recipient of multiple awards, including

11 Jan 2022

Janna Watson. Blue Moon, Blue Ocean.

Talented Canadian artist Janna Watson has a new show – ‘Blue Moon, Blue Ocean’ – coming up at Vancouver’s Bau-Xi Gallery from January 15th to 29th. Watson describes this latest exhibit: ‘This series illustrates the dark blues that appear to float in deep, watery, starry space – the space where

25 Dec 2021

Artful Christmas

Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate! To ring in the day, here is a selection of striking paintings from artists over the years. . . The Wilton Diptych. Artist Unknown. ~1395-99 . Hendrick Avercamp A Winter Scene Near A Castle. 1608-09 . Philippe de Champaigne. The Dream of St.

15 Dec 2021

Mónica Reyes Gallery Viewing Room

For more artistic inspiration over the holidays, visit the Mónica Reyes Gallery online viewing room, featuring a wide range of  Vancouver and international artists. A sampling… Happy viewing! . . Javiera de Fonseca. Wailula Falls . Noah Becker. The Valley . Jason McLean. Remember X . Sebastian Maquieira. Map Dreaming

12 Dec 2021

Christmas With Chor Leoni

It’s been a long standing tradition in our family. At the end of years joyful and trying, three generations have bundled up to head downtown and, amidst the candles and stained glass, officially mark the start of the Christmas season with Chor Leoni’s gorgeous Christmas concert. Founded by the beloved

10 Dec 2021

First Pick Handmade Holiday 2021

Are you looking for a unique holiday market that features the work of Canadian artisans? This weekend, head to Main Street’s Heritage Hall to check out First Pick Handmade Holiday 2021: a curated pop-up market featuring ~ 23 Canadian designers – fashion, beauty, home decor. As Founder and Curator Janna

03 Dec 2021

Bau-Xi Holiday Exhibit

Are you looking to discover more contemporary artists? The multi-artist, holiday show at the Bau-Xi  – Vancouver’s oldest commercial gallery – is a great place to start. Their Holiday Exhibit extends to the Bau-Xi’s Toronto gallery; you can also see all of the artwork online. . . . Bradley Wood.