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Archive of posts tagged "art"

Canstruction 2015 in Vancouver

April 16th, 2015 @ 8:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Canstruction, a design/build competition now in its 13th year, returns to Downtown Vancouver as engineers and architects bring their interpretation of this year’s theme “Fact or Fiction” to life using canned goods. Imagine an 8 foot tall Sasquatch, a giant optical illusion or huge talking watermelon built with thousands of cans of food. 100% of […]

Vancouver Biennale Trans Am Totem

April 9th, 2015 @ 7:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

No, it’s not part of a set on Deadpool, thesuperhero/action filmed based on the Marvel Comics character that is currently filming in Vancouver. This stack of cars balancing on top of a tree stump is actually a new Vancouver Biennale public art piece called Trans Am Totem. Photo credit: Ted McGrath on Flickr Vancouver Biennale […]

Vancouver Biennale InstaMeet

April 6th, 2015 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Biennale invites Vancouver’s Instagram community to join their first Biennale InstaMeet on Saturday, April 11th and I’m pleased to co-host this event with @missyjena. A photo posted by Vancouver Biennale (@van_biennale) on Apr 4, 2015 at 6:07pm PDT Where Meet at F Grass by Ai Weiwei, at the North End of Bute off […]

Spring Break at the Vancouver Art Gallery

March 11th, 2015 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s Spring Break at the Vancouver Art Gallery, with family programs being offered now until March 20th. From 12:00pm to 4:00pm daily, families can enjoy exploratory and educational activities while taking in the gallery’s current exhibitions and engaging with Art Agents. The Making Place Try a range of hands-on activities directly inspired by the gallery’s […]

Vancouver Icons: Randall Building Mural

January 27th, 2015 @ 1:09pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday I wrote about some of Vancouver’s murals and there was one I purposely left off the list so that I could feature it today in its own post. The image on the side of the Randall Building, at 535 West Georgia, was installed in 1993 and is one of the city’s most photographed. Photo […]

5 Iconic Vancouver Murals

January 26th, 2015 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

When I land at YVR, step out the automatic doors from the arrivals area and sniff the cedar-coated Sea Island air, I know I’m home. I hop in a cab at the airport cruise up Granville from one end to the other, and just over the crest of the Granville Street Bridge I get a […]

The East Van Cross

January 23rd, 2015 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Developed from a graffiti symbol that has circulated for several decades, the Monument for East Vancouver sculpture (known also as the East Van Cross) was created by Ken Lum as an expression of hope and defiance. Installed in 2010 at the corner of Clark and East 6th Avenue, Lum once told the Vancouver Sun that […]