Archive of posts tagged "art"

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 […]

Neon Museum Las Vegas

May 6th, 2014 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

“If you wanna get rich, make little people feel like big people… good food cheap, good whiskey cheap, and a good gamble. That’s all there is to it, son.” Our guide repeated part of this Benny Binion quote as we stood on a dirt path in front of precarious light bulbs clinging to a Binion’s […]

Vancouver Icons: Freezing Water #7

April 24th, 2014 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Many come up with their own names for public art around Vancouver. There’s the rib cage, the ‘are those supposed to be there?’ chairs, and the frame. Despite not knowing the formal names for these pieces, each is greatly appreciated, enjoyed, and widely photographed. This week’s Vancouver Icon photo feature is of ‘the mercury squiggle’ […]

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 […]