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Archive of posts tagged "art"

Looking Down: Manhole Cover Art in Vancouver

October 17th, 2014 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last week I was on a trip to the Okanagan where I snapped colourful landscape photos of views and vineyards as far as the eye could see. To my surprise, none has garnered as much attention as a photo of a manhole cover I took upon my return to Vancouver. Locals, as I have come […]

Vancouver Icons: The Drop

September 29th, 2014 @ 10:42am by Rebecca Bollwitt

In Vancouver we’re no strangers to rain drops, whether they are pelting down on our umbrellas or misting sideways through the thick green branches of the nearest Douglas Fir. There is one rain drop that does get more attention than others, however and it’s simply called: The Drop. This giant polyurethane-over-EPS sculpture by inges idee […]

Vancouver History Photo Prints

September 10th, 2014 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday I posted my latest (and probably my only) home decor tip on Instagram by sharing a Vancouver history photo that I downloaded and printed from the Vancouver Archives. It was a hit there so I thought I would share the tip here as well. The Big Idea The other day I set out to […]

Vancouver Icons: Engagement

September 8th, 2014 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

To celebrate the third Vancouver Biennale of Public Art, running 2014-2016, I wanted to shine the spotlight on a few more legacy pieces that you can find around Vancouver such as my previous features, A-Maze-Ing Laughter, Echoes, and 217.5 Arc x 13′. There are many things that catch a photographer’s eye down at English Bay, […]

Vancouver Biennale: Open Air Museum

September 8th, 2014 @ 9:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Announced back in March, the third Vancouver Biennale of Public Art is now in full swing as 20 new pieces join Vancouver’s public art landscape. Installed in parks and open spaces, biennale pieces will also be found in New Westminster, North Vancouver, and Squamish. Photo credit: Michael Schmidt & colink. & Dan Fairchild & colink. […]

Minimalist Ballparks by Vancouver’s S. Preston Designs

August 13th, 2014 @ 2:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Less is more, especially when it comes to stripping away thousands of square feet from an iconic stadium and creating a memory-triggering graphic that has caught the attention of thousands of fans — and Major League Baseball. S. Preston Art + Designs has created a wildly popular Minimalist Ballpark graphic series that went viral online […]

Hip Hop and Haida Cultures Fuse at Bill Reid Gallery

June 11th, 2014 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents AKOS, the monumental works of spray can art by Haida artist Corey Bulpitt, on now until September 14th. AKOS is Corey Bulpitt’s graffiti tag and his Haida name, Taakeet Gaaya, translates to “Gifted Carver”. Both names reveal two art forms that have successfully come together through […]

Pauline Johnson Opera: Composer Tobin Stokes

May 8th, 2014 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Soon after I completed my online order of “Flint and Feather” the biography of E. Pauline Johnson by Charlotte Gray, I called Composer Tobin Stokes who mentioned that he had a copy of the book sitting by him as we chatted. Stokes was tasked with composing Margaret Atwood‘s libretto for PAULINE, a chamber opera about […]