Archive for ‘Visual Art’

June 7, 2016

Are You “Gung Ho” about Gong Fu Cha style tea?

The new Creative Neighbours Salon series will be featuring  Sarah Jacobs serving you tea – Gong Fu Cha style — from 6 to 7 pm at the second salon on  Sunday, June 12, 2016. l+printz_eby+office_1

The salons are usually on the 4th Sunday, but since both the 3rd Sunday (Kits Car Free Day Block Parties) and 4th Sunday (Greek Day on Broadway) are big Kits attractions,  the group decided on the second Sunday for June.

From 7 – 8 pm, several of the Artists in Our Midst exhibiting artists who will be opening their studios to the public the following weekend (June 18-19) will be on hand to introduce themselves, their art and their creative process.

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March 29, 2016

Mashup at the VAG for seniors – by donation on first Mondays

Here’s a tip for those of you over 65. The Vancouver Art Gallery is offering seniors the special opportunity to visit “by donation” on the first Monday of each month. 10 am to 1 pm. I’ve now been to MashUp five times. The member newsletter recommends going multiple times, but I may not have a lot more visits in me. They also recommend starting from floor 1 and working your way up – which is in reverse chronological order.  Me, I’m a 4th floor kind of gal.MONDAYS:  April 4 | May 2 | June 6

On the other hand, if you go frequently and enjoy the  guided tours on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, here’s another tip. I did the math for you. Seniors can purchase a one-year membership for $55. All memberships come with two free passes to bring a friend (of any age). Since the regular price for a one-day visit is $18 for seniors and $24 for adults, if you were to come just once with two friends, the total value would be $66. You’ve already saved $11 and you can visit any time over the remaining 350 days or so.  As a member you also get to bring a guest to opening nights. Make yourself popular.

The other thing I learned recently is for persons with disabilities (of whatever age) their membership comes with an additional membership card for a caregiver  I went to the opening with my friend, Keiko Honda, who is in a wheel chair and I certainly learned that this would be a welcome and needed benefit.  As we were trying to leave (exhausted), I realized in a busy room people standing simply don’t see someone in a wheelchair. Just at the moment Keiko asked her 11-year-old daughter to walk in front of her, it had finally dawned on me that without someone “blocking” for her, it would be very slow and very frustrating. At times such as when we were getting into the elevator, the other visitors were very respectful and polite.

I got a few other insights into some of the accessibility issues. Some display cases are difficult or impossible to view the contents from chair-height. They’re designed to be looked at from above. Keiko very graciously said, “Yes, I do get a different perspective.” Also, while I can understand that they want people to use the stairs and escalators if possible, if I wasn’t already familiar with how to find the elevator, it would have been difficult to find.

The show is interesting, more about that later. I’ve been five times now. Membership has its benefits. Another member and I have dropped in for less than an hour when we’re downtown for other reasons.

May 6, 2014

2909 West Broadway

I exhibited for Artists in our Midst the first weekend in May at my MLA’s Community Office.

And they’re still there. Drop in and say “hello” to Dave Eby, his amazing staff, Gala, Chantille and Juney – and enjoy my paintings. Here’s a list in pdf and below.

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November 11, 2013

Sticks and Stones II

Just finished Sticks and Stones II – ready for the Unitarian Church of Vancouver group show that starts, um. .. tomorrow.

It’s 24″x36″ – done from sketches done at Granville Island.I was on board the SS Master for four days over the summer and this scene – looking from the tugboat towards Bridges restaurant became very familiar to me.


November 22, 2012

Art Collaborations

Had a great day networking with over 100 people from arts organizations all around Metro Vancouver.

So wound up two of our Community Arts Vancouver Eco-Arts volunteers wound up having a two hour meeting afterwards (crab cakes and beer at Heritage Grill).

Among other more practical planning, Eryne Donahue and I are thinking about proposing an art exhibition on “Words and Birds”. Stay tuned!

July 12, 2012

Papergirl – I’m in!

I’m working on some nests incubating poetry for the show at the roundhouse. I’ll post some images here soon.

June 21, 2012

Haiku Dark Nest

a new haiku from Keith

space is a dark nest / in which eternity has / laid bright fertile eggs

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June 12, 2012

Incubating Poetry – First Two Sketches

My friend Keith and I have been incubating a collaboration for literally years – his words my visuals.

This idea grew out of my Corvid Speaks piece.

I consider these two “sketches” – playing with nests made partly from collaged dictionary pages and then writing on in acrylic ink Keith’s haiku.

Choice of haiku’s started like this: He sent me about 200 (!) I selected 10 and as requested sent them to him in case he wanted to tweak or edit. (He didn’t).

Now I’m working on some watercolour “starts” I made during a mixed-media demo I did for Burnaby Artists Guild.

Haven’t quite figured out how you sign this kind of art. More later.

These aren’t done, but I felt a need to share.

February 16, 2012

Transmutations: Opening Feb 23; Artists talk Feb 24

Hope to see you there!

January 11, 2012

Mixed Media

Here are a few more pieces I’m getting framed for my next show.

Surfers. I’d cut out a photo from an old National Geographic of a closeup of a seal. And when I turned it over to glue it, I found these “surfer girls” and fell in love with them.






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