09 Jun 2019

Gabriola Island Summer Market

The sun is on semi-regular shine; school is soon out. And the Gabriola Farmers’ Market is running again – Saturdays, 10 am to 2 pm, outside AGI Hall. 2019 brings familiar artisans and small batch farmers, along with new booths and creations. We find market visits a great way to

04 Jun 2019

Yayoi Kusama In LA

If you missed Yayoi Kusama in Seattle, you have a chance to see two of her Infinity Mirror Rooms at the Broad Museum in Los Angeles. On display are: The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away (2013) and Longing For Eternity (2017) . Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light

19 May 2019

Victoria Street Art

Victoria is a great city to wander about on foot, popping in and out of water views, looking for dynamic street art. . . On this latest visit, we found a vibrant mural by Victoria artist, Nicole Majcher, a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design. ‘My artwork

07 May 2019

Rubens In San Francisco

In 1600, Peter Paul Rubens left Antwerp to study and paint in Italy. But, eight years later, when he learned his mother was dying, he returned home. Rubens was conflicted about staying in Belgium: ‘I have not yet made up my mind whether to remain in my own country Flanders

30 Apr 2019

Petterson In Seattle

We were excited to stumble into notice of Andre Petterson’s wonderful new work, on exhibit at Foster White Gallery in Seattle from May 2nd to 25th. We asked the much-traveled, ever eloquent Vancouver artist to tell us a little about this striking new series of paintings. . . . “On

23 Apr 2019

Carry On Ema Peter

Earlier this month, we were delighted to feature a Q and A with talented architectural photographer, Ema Peter, whose award-winning work can be found in publications from Architectural Digest to Dwell and the New York Times. A Vancouverite, Peter’s work takes her across the world. We were eager to see

19 Mar 2019

The Blumenthal Room

18th Century painter Mathias Blumenthal moved to Norway in 1749. You’ll find beautiful examples of this ‘History and Portrait Depicter’s’ work in The Blumenthal Room or the Blumenthalrommet at Kode 3 Museum in Bergen. In 1760, Blumenthal was hired by wealthy businessman and Dutch consul Henrik Jansen Fasmer to adorn his

26 Feb 2019

La Quinta In Bloom

Under the bright, bright blue sky and the dry heat of the desert sun, the gardens of La Quinta must fight for attention. Much respect to the gardeners and homeowners whose hard work brings the beauty down to earth.    

22 Feb 2019

Milstein In Toronto

Talented Photographer Jeffrey Milstein – whom we profiled in December – is mounting a show at the Bau-Xi Toronto from March 9th to 23rd. Entitled AERIALS and shot from a helicopter, the exhibit will include photographs of transport vehicles and iconic sites like Versailles, Times Square, the Empire State Building and the

10 Feb 2019

London Museums ’19

And on to London where the museum offerings for the year are ever exciting. Here’s a peek at a few exhibits that have caught our fancy. Soralla @ The National Gallery “I hate darkness,” said Spanish Impressionist painter Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. “Claude Monet once said that painting in general