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11 Sep 2016

It Starts With The Accordion

Leila Getz is a true pioneer in the Vancouver arts scene. Her Vancouver Recital Society was an audacious start-up in 1980. A solo recital series with up-and-coming international artists? Here in Vancouver? “It won’t work,” Getz heard over and over again. “You won’t get the audiences. Recitals are dead. You’re setting

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09 Sep 2016

Snapshots Chinatown

Great-Grandmothers and Grandfathers offer chilling stories – their stories, their parents’ stories – detailing how horribly Chinese immigrants were treated in British Columbia, from the Gold Rush through the late 1800’s and into World War II. ‘In Chinatown, as in Old China, so many men walked about with scarred faces and limbs.

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06 Sep 2016

Emily Carr +

‘I had an interesting French Artist to see me this summer,’ Canada’s renowed painter, Emily Carr, wrote in a 1939 note to John Davis Hatch, the Director of the Albany Institute of History and Art. ‘Wolfstang Paalen he was a surrealeast. they, he wife & friend were in Vic for

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06 Sep 2016

Wolfgang Paalen

When the Austrian-born Wolfgang Paalen traveled to visit Emily Carr in Victoria, he was accompanied by his wife, Alice Rahon – the ‘poetess’ as Carr called her – and Eva Sulzer, who famously took photographs of the journey. The trio had traveled across Canada by train and by boat, trying to

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04 Sep 2016

Paul Morstad Q/A

Paul Morstad is a Vancouver painter and illustrator who likes to blend the natural sciences, history and magic realism in his work. His next show will be Planetoids, Asteroids, Humanoids at Gallery Jones, running November 2nd – 26th, 2016. The opening will be on Saturday, November 4th from 2-6pm. How does Morstad spend his time

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