02 Dec 2016

Homegrown Holiday Playlist

For those of us who love Christmas, the all-you-can holiday hits station is a jolly antidote to the crazed drivers and relentless rain. Vancouver artists are responsible for plenty of the songs that have people across the world jingling. Here are a few selections from some of our talented locals. Allow us

29 Nov 2016

Margarita Dittborn :

“My work consists of basically digital photomontages,” Chilean artist Margarita Dittborn told us in an earlier profile, “but lately I’ve been experimenting with collage, clay and video. Regardless of the device, my work always revolves around personal issues. In it, I talk about the void, hysteria, distance, idealization or deformation of

25 Nov 2016

Laura Mark

It started with Daisy. Laura Mark, a graphic artist by day, had a much-loved Boston Terrier named Daisy. Daisy was rather a hit at the dog park. In winter, Daisy’s big brown eyes were set off by a pink collar, a pink leash and a pink coat designed by Laura.

15 Nov 2016

Judd Palmer

Look into the faces of the creatures who find life in the hands of Peter Balkwill, Steve Pityu Kenderes and Judd Palmer. Piercing puppet eyes rest on weary wooden faces. There will be an adventure, but the worst is yet to come. Balkwill, Kenderes and Palmer are the masterly artists behind The Old

15 Nov 2016

Are Puppets Creepy?

Are you wary of puppets? Even those who do not have pupaphobia – a phobia of puppets and marionettes – may be reluctant to share a room with wooden friends. Are puppets creepy? The talented Judd Palmer – artist, co-founder of The Old Trout Puppet Workshop and subject of our Creators Vancouver

13 Nov 2016

Heather Ross Q/A

Chances are good you have seen some of Heather Ross’ work. She is an artist, photographer, founder of a boutique at 6th and Fir, stylist and author of The Natural Eclectic, a beatiful book that has been featured in magazines from House & Home to Martha Stewart Living. We asked

04 Nov 2016

Claudia Schulz

“Hello!” “Hello!” “Do you like my hat?” “I do not.” As children, many of us could appreciate PD Eastman’s dogs and their hat chats. One so hat-proud, the other so forthright and hat-picky. And who was he to deliver judgment on her fabulous hats? Claudia Schulz was one child who would

01 Nov 2016

W3 Whee

Hurray! We are thrilled that Creators Vancouver has won Silver in the W3 awards for Copy or Writing. The W3 Awards are designed to ‘honor creative excellence on the web.’ They are put on by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts and received over 5,000 entries this year. ‘We’d

28 Oct 2016

Holly Cruise

There is molten glass, fire and human hands. No wonder people stop and stare. From out of the flames, hot art appears. “It’s not dangerous,” glass artist Holly Cruise insists, “if you’re careful and well-trained. Of course, it is fire and molten glass, so sometimes things break and you burn

21 Oct 2016

Gordon Smith

“I paint everyday. I paint for about six hours everyday: Sunday, Christmas, everyday.” Renowned Canadian painter Gordon Smith is not only still working, he is experimenting with new techniques and re-inventing genres. “It’s just a way of life; it’s not work. I dream about my painting, I think about them.