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04 Apr 2017

Capturing Vancouver

In a City of Glass, bound by mountains and sea, photographers will thrive. Photoconceptualism – or ‘The Vancouver School’ –  includes world-renowned artists like Vikky Alexander, Roy Arden, Stan Douglas, Rodney Graham, Ken Lum, Jeff Wall and Ian Wallace. Jeff Wall: Tableaux, Pictures, Photographs 1996-2013 gives us a vivid glimpse into Wall’s pioneering work in cinematographic re-creations. “Something

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02 Apr 2017

Why Do It? 9 Creators Weigh In

Few people will say that the full-time creator’s life is easy. There can be vulnerability in presenting your work, financial instability, waves of self-doubt, pressure to get a ‘real job.’ So, why do artists persist? We mined some of our Vancouver creator profiles from the last year for some insight: “It

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31 Mar 2017

Kamal Jit Q/A

You might have seen Kamal Jit’s sparkly dresses as you walk north on Main, past King Edward. This fashion designer has been in the business for more than twenty eight years. Her Show Off store has been at its current location for twelve. Jit creates gorgeous custom gowns for parties, prom, weddings,

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28 Mar 2017

Sketching Vancouver

It always seems so romantic: sitting on the crest of a hill, charcoal in hand, sketching the beach below and the mountains beyond. But, if everything you sketch looks like a puddle or an elf’s bonnet, the experience soon loses its lustre. Thankfully, Michael H.X. Zhu has created a sketchbook

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26 Mar 2017

GOT Music

And so he spoke, and so he spoke That Lord of Castamere And now the rains weep o’er his halls With no one there to hear. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan and you hear the cello working its way into the Rains of Castamere, you know that winter

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