It’s time for a whole new month of art submissions! Thanks for submitting your work to the April Submissions post. Big big thanks to those of you who take time to leave nice comments to artists who submit work, and please keep upvoting work you like! This really helps artists in this community, this way work that I may not feel is a fit for the site can still be seen, and everyone can get visits to their personal websites.
Please share your work here during the month of May. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.
1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.
2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.
3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.
4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.
“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!
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.
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.
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.