26 Apr 2016

Just One Bagpiper

Have you seen this gentleman playing the bagpipes at Granville Island? If and when you do: pay him your respects. Maybe drop a couple of heavy coins in his case. He is, after all, the one and only bagpiper allowed to busk on Granville Island this year. One licence per year is

24 Apr 2016

Paper Couturiers

For just one dollar and two Campbell’s Vegetable Soup can labels – Old-fashioned Vegetable, Vegetable Beef, Turkey Vegetable, you choose! –  the Campbell’s Soup Company would mail you this ‘smashing paper put-on’ dress in small, medium or large. It is likely the most famous paper dress ever made. The Souper Dress was inspired by

19 Apr 2016

Corbie Fieldwalker

Field walking, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is ‘a technique for finding or studying archaeological sites by walking systematically across a ploughed field collecting artifacts.’ Fieldwalker is an apt surname for Corbie Fieldwalker, a Vancouver filmmaker who keeps a keen eye on what is happening around him – people, city,

17 Apr 2016

Van Helsing

Bad news. Vampires have taken over Vancouver and they are giving us to Seattle. If it is not a Vampire Uprising from the South, then it must be Van Helsing. As Hollywood North continues to thrive, this new TV series has replaced Dead Rising 2 in the former Canada Post building downtown. We

12 Apr 2016

Yaletown String Quartet

When it comes to arranging the most symbolic days in life – weddings, baptisms, coming of age rituals, anniversaries – it is reassuring to know that you can find local talent to help you create the day you are seeking. In Vancouver, we are lucky to have so many skilled artists

05 Apr 2016

Webby Award Honoree

We are smiling from ear to here.  This morning, we heard the exciting news that Creators Vancouver has been named an Official Honoree of the Webby Awards. And – delirious happy dance – we are in the same category as Official Nominee Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Centre…  Pauses to count the

05 Apr 2016

Paul Morstad

Whales, bloodhounds, eagles, snakes, Hourglass Dolphins, Red River hogs. In Paul Morstad’s art, animals reign, even when they are paired with interesting historical figures like Joseph Campbell, Johann Strauss, Jacques Cousteau or Claude Monet. The animals in Morstad’s paintings dwarf their neighbour humans in size, action or group purpose. Marc Chagall

22 Mar 2016

Emily Cooper

Emily Cooper has been working the Vancouver art scene since she was a baby. She would trail behind her father – noted photographer David Cooper – as he went from gig to gig. One of his regular subjects was the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and, after awhile, David and Prima Ballerina

08 Mar 2016

Ilya Viryachev

He started last November. If your daily travels take you to the west side of 8th and Main, you might have seen Ilya Viryachev. He was in the alleyway, evenings and weekends, rain or shine, painting a giant mural. “It is always daunting to be looking at the blank wall,” says Viryachev,

01 Mar 2016

The Special Agent

There has been a lot of talk about the X-Files over the last few months in Vancouver. Season 10, like the seasons before it, was filmed here. Resuscitated fans have been scanning the city for Mulder, Scully and new plot clues. FBI Special Agent Monica Reyes has been a hot topic. The