04 May 2022

Nina Horvath. Vancouver’s 2022 Jazz Festival

i. My name is: Nina Horvath ii. I am a: musician iii. I work as a: professional pianist and vocalist, primarily in the classical realm. My work focuses on collaborative piano, including chamber music, vocal coaching, and education. I also love to sing, and perform with the award-winning Vancouver Cantata

29 Apr 2022

Dreams And Reflections. MRG

Starting May 1st, the Monica Reyes Gallery Mackenzie Heights launches a new exhibit: ‘Dreams and Reflections’, featuring works by artists Jason McLean, Tiko Kerr, Kriss Munsya, Montserrat Duran Muntadas, and Trinidad Barros. We’ve found the MRG Mackenzie Heights to be a great, sunny site in a charming Vancouver neighbourhood with

26 Apr 2022

Silverman Piano Competition. Final Round

Robert and Ellen Silverman – two much respect pianists and professors – started their namesake piano competition at UBC to support and develop up-and-coming serious pianists. As Robert says: “Professionally, if any pianist is going to ‘make it,’ playing a concerto and knowing how to do it is very important. 

15 Apr 2022

Isabelle Menin. Floating Gardens

In a 2021 interview, Lumos asks Belgian photographic artist Isabelle Menin – the stunning ‘flower artist’ – what is typical of her work. ‘A relatively classical notion of beauty,’ she answers. ‘In my case, I believe it is rooted in abundance, in a particularly baroque chaos’. When asked what inspires

29 Mar 2022

Jeff Topham. Southern Exposure

i. I am a photographer. ii. Something I’ve learned about myself as an artist over the last two years: It’s easy for your art just to become work. I often have to remind myself how fortunate I am to be able to get to be creative for a living. iii.

18 Mar 2022

Andre Petterson. Horizon

i. Name: Andre Petterson ii. I am a: Mixed mediums artist. Painting, photograph, sculpture, installation, sound. iii. Something I’ve learned about myself as an artist over the last two years: I’ve learned that nothing is written in stone and that we live in a world of ever-changing environments, both physical

11 Mar 2022

Mel Gausden. A Fairytale For The End Of The World

‘I always carry a sketchbook, and while I’m out in the canoe or on a hike, I’ll often stop to make quick sketches.’ So says emerging Canadian artist, Mel Gausden. In describing her artistic process, Gausden continues: ‘Then, later at the campfire, I’ll develop those ideas a bit more, or

04 Mar 2022

The Pretty Things. Ginger Sedlarova

i. The name of this series of work: The Pretty Things ii. My Name: Ginger Sedlarova iii. I am a: Collage artist iv. Four key words you would use to describe the series: Colour, contrast, geometry, rhythm v. What inspired this work? I had a really cool black and white geometric shape that I

27 Feb 2022

Cave, Jemison, Ruga, Shonibare + Storr: Ensemble

Nick Cave, Steffani Jemison, Athi-Patra Ruga, Yinka Shonibare, and Rhea Storr. The work of these five contemporary artists and filmmakers is featured in Ensemble, an 80 minute film playing at The Polygon until March the 13, 2022. Reah Storr describes her contribution on her website: ‘Afrofuturism is communicated via the

25 Feb 2022

Anne Griffiths

‘The intent of this piece was to create the feeling of being sheltered by the forest, in a tent, within ourselves.’ So writes Victoria artist Anne Griffiths about ‘Shelter’, the gorgeous piece featured above in our header. From March 5h to 19th, Griffiths’ work is featured in ‘From This Place’,