01 Aug 2017

Bianca Barr

i. I work as an independent jewellery and clothing designer. ii. I do this creative work because: I am genuinely interested and fascinated by fashion. I’ve always been super particular about the clothing and accessories that I wear. I love putting together outfits and dressing up. The actual physical aspect

30 Jul 2017

Georgia O’Keeffe

“It’s my private mountain,” Georgia O’Keeffe said. “It belongs to me. God told me if I painted it enough, I could have it.” If you’re in New Mexico and look up from the Chama River Valley, you will see O’Keefe’s beloved Pedernal Mountain. O’Keefe featured Pedernal in a number of her paintings

28 Jul 2017

Katherine Soucie

i. I work as a zero waste textile and clothing designer. ii. I do this creative work because I was born to do it. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are patience, curiosity, adaptability and creativity. iv. The greatest challenges around doing this work have been having to create a

18 Jul 2017

Balenciaga

‘The King is Dead.’ So ran the March, 1972 headline in Women’s Wear Daily upon the death of the Spanish Master of Haute Couture, Cristóbal Balenciaga. Balenciaga, who was born in 1895, was a tremendous influence to great designers who followed: Chanel, Dior, Ungaro, Miyake. ‘Balanciaga alone,’ Coco Chanel said,

16 Jul 2017

From Moriarty To Hamlet

‘I have heard That guilty creatures sitting at a play Have, by the very cunning of the scene, Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaimed their malefactions.’ In the face of Andrew Scott’s soul-striking Hamlet, it would not have been surprising to hear guilty audience members

07 Jul 2017

Emily Carr In The Forest

“It is wonderful,” Emily Carr said, “to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw, not because she is Canada, but because she’s something sublime that you were born into, some great rugged power that you are a part of.” ‘Go into the woods alone,’ Carr wrote in her journal.

20 Jun 2017

Branford + Nik @ The Jazz Festival

Nature and nurture have baked music deep into the bones of the Marsalis family. Ellis, Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo, Jason. Here they are ‘struttin’ with some barbecue.’ Marsali have been in and out of Vancouver at Jazz Festivals over the years. This year, it’s the oldest brother, saxophonist and clarinettist Branford

09 Jun 2017

Ewan McNeil

Whether you’re looking for a beauty shot in your work day or an art exhibit that won’t stretch your ailing wallet, the Pendulum Gallery has mounted another free show: New Paintings by Ewan McNeil. Traditionally, McNeil has painted in black and white, playing with core architectural shapes. But “over the past year or so,”

30 May 2017

Amy Van Wormer

If nosy neighbours peek into Amy Van Wormer’s Rubbermaid tubs, they might be alarmed at what they find: bottles of bright arterial blood, dark venous blood, liquid skin, solid skin, human hair, yak hair, alcohol and disembodied appendages.  Those brave enough to continue snooping will find folder after folder of disturbing

26 May 2017

Tanja Gardner Q/A

Tanja Gardner is a talented Vancouver artist whose paintings are inspired by her long BC history and her European training and travels. Represented by the Ian Tan Gallery, Gardner has been active for years in supporting local charities with her art. Gardner offers her take on our Vancouver Q&A. 1. Specific