Archive of posts tagged "art"

Museum of Anthropology Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art

April 14th, 2014 @ 3:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Museum of Anthropology (“MOA”) at UBC quickly became one of my favourite places in Metro Vancouver after school field trip visits when I was younger. The history and artwork, the in-depth look at Northwest Coast culture, and the various galleries make the MOA an enchanting place for a visitor of any age. Without Masks […]

PHOTOS: Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks

March 17th, 2014 @ 2:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

In February it was announced that we would get a 745-foot aerial sculpture along Vancouver’s waterfront for TED. “Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks” went up last week, was illuminated on Friday night, and now we have just a few more days to take in its display. Made from soft fibers, this sculpture installation will be […]

Vancouver Art Gallery Family Fuse Weekend

March 6th, 2014 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

There is plenty to do around town this weekend but one event in particular is free for kids*, indoors (away from the rain), has music, art, and hands-on activities. The Vancouver Art Gallery is hosting another Family FUSE Weekend on Saturday, March 8th and Sunday, March 9th with this month’s theme: “The Landscape of the […]

Third Vancouver Biennale of Public Art

March 6th, 2014 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The third Vancouver Biennale of Public Art will launch this spring with the theme Open Borders/Crossroads Vancouver. 20 prominent pieces, from artists all over the world, will be installed in parks and open spaces around Metro Vancouver including 10 in New Westminster, North Vancouver, and Squamish. Past Vancouver Biennale piece. Photo credit: popejon2 on Flickr […]

Wait For Me, Daddy Monument New Westminster

February 20th, 2014 @ 9:04am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The most reproduced Canadian photograph from World War II will soon be immortalized in New Westminster. Wait For Me, Daddy was captured by Claude P. Dettloff on October 1, 1940 as troops headed off to war with the BC Regiment. Recently the CBC met up with Warren (Whitey) Bernard, the little boy in the photo […]

10 Cool Vancouver Gift Items on Etsy

February 15th, 2014 @ 10:39am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The City of Vancouver is a lovable place which is why people write songs that praise its glory and create artwork, t-shirts, and crafts that share its wit, charm, and practicality. From Vancouver-themed Valentine’s Day cards and Vancouver We Love You shirts, to my friend Preston’s isometric Vancouver design series as seen in my blog’s […]

745-Foot Aerial Sculpture on Vancouver’s Waterfront

February 13th, 2014 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s encouraging to see more public art on display in Vancouver, especially since I began my tenure as a West End resident almost a decade ago. Sculptures dot the landscape, breaking up the (albeit gorgeous) blue of the sea and the green of the parks, capturing your eye and starring in many visitors’ photographs. The […]