29.04.14 by Jeff

“Duality” A Show of 25 Writers Paired with 25 Artists by Photographer Shannyn Higgins

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“Duality: An Art Experiment” opens this Friday at East Van Studios in Vancouver. The show, created by photographer Shannyn Higgins, pairs 25 writers with 25 visual artists. The visual artists created works based on the words they were given by the writers. Shannyn photographed all 50 participants and has produced a book of the works and the people who made them.

Vancouver is a funny city in that a lot of different creatives don’t hang together, there’s a lot of different groups that don’t seem to mingle much. I like that Shannyn’s project brings together a lot of people who otherwise wouldn’t cross paths. Lots of my friends are in this show, it’s gonna be good!

Have a look at a bunch of Shannyn’s portraits below!

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24.03.14 by Jeff

Album Stream: Saintseneca “Dark Arc”

Saintseneca, a band I have championed for several years now, is playing tonight in Vancouver at The BiltmoreNPR has just posted a full stream of their fantastic new album “Dark Arc”, listen to it here.

 

16.03.14 by Jeff

Arseni Khamzin

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Photos by Arseni Khamzin. More below.

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24.02.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Janet Echelman Sculpture in Vancouver

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Artist Janet Echelman, known for her beautiful large outdoor sculptures made of nets, is set to install her largest work to date in Vancouver! She is personally borrowing funds to cover the cost of installing the work and a non-profit called Burrard Arts Foundation has stepped in to try and help her make this sculpture a reality.

Watch the video below explaining the proposed piece for Vancouver, and if you want to support the project jump over to Kickstarter.

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05.02.14 by Jeff

Dude Chilling Park (Forever)

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Photo credit: @DustinTimms

The saga of Dude Chilling Park has a happy ending! I can’t remember the last time a petition actually worked but this time it has!

Over a year ago The Province Newspaper reported that Guelph Park’s official sign had been secretly replaced by someone “who put a lot of effort into crafting the counterfeit, which even features the official Vancouver Parks and Recreation crest”.

The sign was a reference to a super chill statue of a dude, reclining on the grass. It was completely harmless and funny but was eventually removed by the parks board.

 

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My photo of the dude chilling statue.

 

This week the Vancouver Parks Board approved the re-installation of the sign! (source) The park right by my house will have the best name in the history of park names, forever.

Thank you Viktor Briestensky for creating my favourite piece of public art in Vancouver, before you left town.

27.01.14 by Jeff

Katie So

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Drawings from “Destined For Misery”, a comic by Vancouver-based illustrator Katie So. See more below (the last image should be a t-shirt).

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21.01.14 by Jeff

Joseph Staples

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New works by artist Joseph Staples from his solo show “Economy of Image”, at Leo Koo Gallery. See more below.

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