11 Nov 2015

Bob Murphy ♫

At the beginning of the year, we were lucky enough to interview jazz pianist Bob Murphy. Murphy has been well known around Vancouver for his sensitive, insightful playing and his ability to fit into all manner of ensembles. He has been a beloved teacher to kids and adults, amateurs and professionals who

03 Nov 2015

Andrew Hibbs

When a young Andrew Hibbs was playing host, his friends couldn’t wait to make their way back to his garage. There, behind the door, would be David Hibbs, cool Dad, playing with fire, bending glass and crafting neon signs that might show up anywhere around Vancouver. “They all thought it was really

30 Oct 2015

Kerf

“I know what I want to wear, but I can’t find any in the stores.” It is a feeling that many of us have had at one time or another. And it was this feeling that led Neal Colgan and Alanna Jakubauskas into creating their business: Kerf Accessories. A year

20 Oct 2015

Denk + Thom

Like a true artist, Jeremy Denk was playing with the repertoire right up to the last minute. Instead of Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert, it would be Haydn and Schumann’s Carnaval. Done. Well. With the revised program insert in place, the ragtime line-up might just need some shifting of its own.

18 Oct 2015

Snape For A Day

a teacher with greasy black hair, a hooked nose and sallow skin. It will feel strange to walk into a room and know that this is the first impression I create. There is no room for self-delusion, though; J.K. Rowling has made it clear. That said, I’d still like to

06 Oct 2015

Andre Petterson :

Hurray! Andre Petterson is getting ready to mount another show at the Bau-Xi Gallery. Opening night in Vancouver will be on October the 24th. “I’m currently working with images and thoughts of past years and travel experiences,” says Petterson. “Floaters – things that perk away and remain unresolved for awhile,

01 Oct 2015

Nik Palmer

When people buy handcrafted bags from Palmer & Sons, they can be reluctant to break them in. These leather treasures are clearly the result of thoughtful design and skilled building. The latches, rivets and hides are just so. Must keep it perfect. Nik Palmer hears these fears a lot and

25 Sep 2015

Jonathan Girard

For many of us, a career is a door propped open. Why not try something different? But, ever so often, you meet that person who has had one clear career dream since childhood. Jonathan Girard is one of the unwavering few. Now Director of Orchestras at the UBC School of

15 Sep 2015

Zoya Jiwa

Vancouver is home to some wildly successful fashion bloggers and their much-studied instagram feeds. There is Vanessa Hong of The Haute Pursuit, with her crisp black and whites, striking photography and world travels. Or there is Cara McLeay whose a fashion love affair blog landed her a position as the Vancouver

08 Sep 2015

The Gilroys

If you are sitting in the pews of St. Mary’s Kerrisdale, you cannot help but be struck by the stained glass windows that encircle you. When the sun is courteous enough to appear, its light shines through the brilliant cuts of purple, red, green and gold. As expected, some of