Blanketing the City

Jane Jacobs wrote, “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” That was the thought that came to mind when I first saw Debra Sparrow’s art installation, Blanketing the City, as I walked out of Vancouver Centre skytrain station on the corner of GranvilleContinue reading “Blanketing the City”

Façade Festival 2019

The music and crowd chatter filled the space of the city blocks that surround the Vancouver Art Gallery. The Façade Festival, a monumental public art project and cultural event, is in progress. It is a visual celebration of light, colour, music that fills the September night air with a vibrant energy that surges, intensifies andContinue reading “Façade Festival 2019”

Dana Claxton – Fringing the Cube

“I’m influenced by my own experience as a Lakota woman, as a Canadian, a mixed blood Canadian, and then my own relationship to the natural and supernatural world. So taking that whole bundle of experiences, it all goes in to the artwork, I think that’s where the multi-layering comes in because I’ve had a veryContinue reading “Dana Claxton – Fringing the Cube”

Guo Pei: Couture Beyond

“Fashion shouldn’t just be about the present. I care more about the meaning behind the details.  Therefore, the embroidery and motifs you see on my clothing all have stories behind them.” Guo Pei, 2018 Guo Pei is a storyteller, first and foremost.  Her stories are not given with words that are written with pen andContinue reading “Guo Pei: Couture Beyond”

ChasingART Celebrates Claribel & Etta Cone

I went to visit Claribel and Etta Cone before they left Vancouver.  The exhibition was set up to feel as if I was walking into their home, which made it all the more real for me.  I could almost hear their voices and laughter.  The last wall held a piece of writing by Gertrude SteinContinue reading “ChasingART Celebrates Claribel & Etta Cone”

ChasingART Celebrates Claribel & Etta Cone

I think we have the greatest ability to travel far, simply by staying in place. Twyla Tharp, the American dancer and choreographer who lives and works in New York City said: “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” It seems that there are ways to travel without the use of a plane,Continue reading “ChasingART Celebrates Claribel & Etta Cone”