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Archive of posts tagged "art"

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 […]

Robert Burns Statue in Stanley Park

January 21st, 2015 @ 11:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Upon entering Stanley Park, either by turning east off Georgia Street from Vancouver or from the Coal Harbour Seawall, the first statue you will come across is that of Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns. Looking down at the Vancouver Rowing Club and out over the city, this was the very first statue ever installed […]

Win Tickets to PuSh Festival Shows

January 15th, 2015 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 2015 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival runs January 20th to February 8th, presenting groundbreaking work in the live performing arts. Last year, the festival had over 150 performances and events in 15 performance venues over 20 days. Attendance was almost 24,000 with 37 sellouts! PuSH has become a signature Vancouver event since it began […]

Yoda the Pug, Mad Dog, and The Real People of Vancouver

January 9th, 2015 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I have curated the Miss604 Flickr Pool for the last seven years and I believe that no other animal has piqued the interest of local photographers quite like Yoda the Pug, aka The Red Baron. However upon looking around the corners of the internet to find out more about Yoda, I discovered that his pet […]

Robson Redux Design Competition for Summer 2015

January 7th, 2015 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Local and international designers will once again get the chance to design an entire block of downtown Vancouver this summer with the return of the Robson Redux Design Competition. Last summer we ate our food truck fare on the Urban Reef, before that we had the Pop Rocks loungers, PICNURBIA, and a cedar plank patio […]