Anarchy and the Hong Kong Influence in Vancouver

Vancouver has one of the most culturally diverse populations of cities around the world with the asian population being one of the biggest. However, this isn’t well reflected in the art world and so I was pleased to discover the two exhibits on floor three at the Vancouver Art Gallery recently. Howie Tsui‘s show, “The Retainers…

5 Things I Love About Susan Point’s Show, Spindle Whorl

Strong women, it seems, are everywhere. It may just be that I need to see them now more than ever, and so my eyes are watching, waiting for the next bit of inspiration and reminder that I am a blessed species. With Women’s Day just last Wednesday the Susan Point Exhibit at the Vancouver Art…

Saturday Morning Update: Group Show at El Kartel

Well, it’s Saturday morning again blog followers. Coffee in hand? Great. Here’s a little update on my trip to El Kartel last Saturday night. The show was small but well curated. Because I love fashion and art I was looking for where the two came collide. Someone was paying attention to colour in the curation…

Saturday Morning “ArtDate”: Automatons at Visual Space Gallery

Good morning blog followers! I hope you’ve finished your run down Yuppy Lane, have changed out of your sweaty yoga pants into your Lululemon yoga pants, have your vanilla, soy, half sweet, double double thingy from Starbucks in hand because this is your first Saturday morning ArtDate – update, but about art, so … “ArtDate” (insert…

The Creative Sweet Spot

  You know the feeling. You’re doing something and you’re completely oblivious to time passing, someone saying your name, the fact that you have to pee … all completely irrelevant and ignorable compared to that sweet, sought-after feeling of being completely in the groove. But it’s not the groove itself that I’m going to talk about…

7 Super Cheap Art Things To Do In Vancouver Right Now

  What: Susan Point Spindle Whorl When: February 18 – May 28 Where: Vancouver Art Gallery This exhibit is a must see and on Tuesday Evenings from 5 – 9pm The Vancouver Art Gallery is always by donation, so you can pay as your budget allows. Have Kids? Check out Sundays at the Vancouver Art…

Underground Fashion in Vancouver

Although this blog is about art and fashion, it has been heavy on the art events. Art is what I’m familiar with; fashion is new to me. So when I discovered an underground fashion show with free, reserve in advance tickets, I jumped at the opportunity and saved two tickets. Not for the first time,…

Does Vancouver Repel Creative People?

Does Vancouver repel creative people? This was the discussion of the debate held by Urbanarium City Debates on January 18, 2017 at UBC Robson Square. Yes, UBC has a downtown location – for those of you new to Vancouver like me. The stage was set – literally – and on the pro side was Sandy Garossino…

Eastside Culture Crawl Discoveries

In 2015, having only been in Vancouver for a couple of months, I missed the Eastside Culture Crawl altogether. However, it had piqued my interest and I vowed not to miss it again in 2016. Little did I know what I was committing myself to! Being temporarily without a car, I decided doing my research…

New at the Vancouver Art Gallery

  The most valuable purchase I have made since moving to Vancouver was to buy memberships to the Vancouver Art Gallery for myself and my son. When I brought the memberships home and showed them to my son he was interested. When I told him that the membership came with two extra passes and if…

First Nations Artists Honoured by the BC Achievement Foundation

“The fact that everyone was calling it a luncheon tipped me off right away. They don’t call it that where I come from! I knew I couldn’t wear jeans like I had to the formal opening at the Bill Reid Gallery” On November 15th, 2016 the BC Achievement Foundation celebrated six First Nations Artists with…

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun Teaches with Humour

“The monumental pieces almost fool you into the illusion that you have stepped back in time and are seeing the ‘traditional’ life of First Nations People of BC.” Walking into the Museum of Anthropology at the University of BC is a little bit like walking into a parallel universe. A place that Yuxweluptun used to…