Sketchbook: A Variety Show at the York Theatre

Sketchbook: A Collection of Short Films by Danny McCreery September 20th, 2018, 7:30pm The York Theatre Buy tickets here 19 + only The following interview took place on August 30, 2018 at Moja Coffee on Commerical Drive in East Van between filmmaker Danny McCreery and me, Big City Art. Yes, Danny is my brother, and…

The Paper Bag Princess

  Every little Canadian feminist recognizes the title of Robert Munsch‘s book about a Princess who rescues her Prince, only to find that he is ungrateful and horrified by her paper bag dress. I didn’t have The Paper Bag Princess when I was a girl, but I was pleased to come across this clever piece…

Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week

A Dream Becomes a Reality Rumour has it that Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week has been nine years in the making. That’s a long time to have a dream, and Joleen Mitton, the brain child behind it, finally realized that dream this year with the support of an amazing team. I had the opportunity to chat…

Make Your Own Book and Start Turning the Pages

If you want to know what crowd to get in with, I recommend conservators. They are immaculate in their methods, and wonderfully quirky in their personalities. I always look forward to those days I am tasked with escorting the conservation ladies post-security at the airport to sit close by while they slowly and meticulously clean…

Inner Balance in the Quest for Creativity

Attending the Susan Point show, Spindle Whorl at the Vancouver Art Gallery got me thinking about the balance of Masculine and Feminine in the quest for creativity. Point so beautifully blends the two elements in her work. She has such a design eye and has ventured into her art career with a drive for success….

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…

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…

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…