I was invited by Rebecca Donald to write an essay on her new installation, Without Mountains or Water. It is currently on exhibition at Gallery FUKAI located at 602 E. Hastings Street. It opened April 1, 2011 and walk-in viewings are on Mondays and Wednesdays from April 4-30, 12–4 pm. Poppies in Without […]
Last night I went to a fundraiser in Strathcona. James Johnstone, a house historian, presented over 200 slides on the Old East End. The event benefitted the Strathcona Community Centre Food Security Program. Strathcona has over 17 food related programs that serve food to an average of 200 children daily. Yesterday’s goal was to raise […]
The Mexico Fest 2010 is a ten day celebration of the Mexican Independence bicentennial and revolution centennial. It starts today, September 7th, and runs until the 17th. A list of all the events in Vancouver can be found at Mexico Fest events page. Rather than list everything here, I’ve decided to feature events in the […]
I was invited to Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden’s fundraiser last week. Here are some photos from the evening: The lineup outside. Two horses in the distance. People mingling inside. Lanterns in the water and a studio for taking pictures in Ming dynasty costume. This couple chose to pose as empress and peasant. More props. […]
See the historical photographs behind the new murals in Chinatown.
On my way home from the the downtown Vancouver public library, I usually walk along Hamilton Street and then take the shortcut through Victory Square at 200 West Hastings Street. People are divided in their opinion about Victory Square. Some see it as a dangerous place, filled with “shifty” drug addicts and unsafe and for […]
You won’t see Strathcona in the same way again.