West End Sunday Arts Market Aug 21, 2017

West End Sunday Arts Market Aug 21, 2017

I dropped by the West End Sunday Arts Market again at Jim Deva Plaza at Bute & Thurlow. this Vendor Art Market runs every Sunday thru till October. You will find local artists and artisan food vendors selling their own creations. And you can hear local musicians performing live, too. Its a fun attraction and well worth the visit while walking around the Davie Street Area.

Checkout the West End Arts Market Website Here : WEARTS and their Facebook page Here: WE Arts WEArts.ca – Home | Facebook

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Vancouver murals by Indigenous artists unveiled for Canada 150+ celebration 600 Beatty Street

Vancouver murals by Indigenous artists unveiled for Canada 150+ celebration 600 Beatty Street

Artists Haisla Collins, Jerry Whitehead, Sharifah Marsden, Mehren Razmpoosh, Richard Shorty and Vanessa Walterson. Spirits of the Realms pays tribute to the Indigenous cultures and stories of First Nations people across the country. The colours present the four directions of the medicine wheel and the three realms of people who live along the Northwest Coast.
In previous posts I enjoyed meeting some of the artists as they were working on their murals. more artists work coming this fall.

Click on any pic in the Gallery to see a Slide Show
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The Telephone Salesman

The Telephone Salesman

Walking Down Columbia Street in New West Minster on the way to Music by the River New Westminster I came across this very nice Photography Art Piece on the side of a building . It’s called The Telephone Salesman Check out the Downtown New Westminster website for more information about this piece and where more can be found. “The Telephone Salesman presents a melancholic scene in which a salesman has amassed a mysterious accumulation of rotary phones in his home. Drawing upon a range of references from the histories of photography and film, the image seduces the viewer with a cinematic, psychological portrait of an absent subject. View this piece at 350 Columbia Street in Downtown New West.”

WOW Westminster

WOW Westminster

WOW Westminster
Artist: José Resende (b.1945, Brazil),

I went down to the Westminster Pier Park on Thursday night, July 20, 2017 to attend the Music by the River, see my post on my main blog here: Music by the River and while there I had a little visit with one of Vancouver’s Biennale Public Art Displays at the east side Westminster Pier Park in New Westminster, British Columbia. It’s called ” WOW Westminster. it’s an impressive sculpture made out of four forty-foot shipping containers made to form a ” W “.

Quote…from the Biennale website:
“Resende’s WOW WESTMINSTER is not only an interpretation of the economic activity of the Fraser River and the flow of goods through trains, ships and trucks: it’s also about capturing the energy and history of this transportation hub, the transformation of the City of New Westminster and its waterfront into a recreational arts and cultural playground.”
For more information about this installation and the rest of Vancouver Biennale public art installations check out their website Here: Vancouver Biennale

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Burnaby Arts Council, SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL

Burnaby Arts Council, SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, JULY 8, 2017 – 10 AM – 5 PM
Live Art Competition: Parks Edge Paint Off, Artisan Market,Kids Workshop,Food, FREE Admission

I came early at 10:00 as I had a busy day planned, enjoyed talking with some of the Artisans, had a free coffee and snack. I was too early for the Live Art Competition, maybe next time.
anyways here are the pics from this visit.
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MOA – Museum Of Anthropology, UBC

MOA – Museum Of Anthropology, UBC

The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is renowned for its displays of world arts and cultures, in particular works by First Nation band governments of the Pacific Northwest.
I attended the opening of the new Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks. There was free admission for this event so of course I went. While I appreciated the free admission the line up to get in the new gallery of the inaugural exhibition, In a Different Light: Reflecting on Northwest Coast Art was so long, I was unable to get in a timely manner. I was also able to enjoy and Hear musical performances from DJ Kookum, contemporary cellist Cris Derksen, DJ O Show . the line up for a glass of wine was too long as well, so I didn’t imbibe on this occasion.

Did you know: MOA houses 38,000 ethnographic objects, as well as 535,000 archaeological objects in its building alone.

I definitely want to go back, I think this is one place that is worth the price of admission.
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June 21 2017

June 21 2017

I went this evening to the grunt gallery on E 2nd to see some Aboriginal Storytelling. I enjoyed the evening and then walked down to the Main Street Skytrain station and came across these amazing murals painted all around one building near 1st ave and Main. Please enjoy !
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Short walk downtown going for lunch in between attending the Kanata Festival

Short walk downtown going for lunch in between attending the Kanata Festival

I went to the Kanata First Nations Festival here in Vancouver, see my post here:
I left for a bit to find some lunch and came across these, I had a quick chat with the Artist of the Blue Mural Raz, a well know Mural artist, check out his website here: RAZ MURALS
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Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre

Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre

The Roundhouse is a busy community and recreational centre, a vibrant arts centre, and a historic Vancouver landmark. I had a look at some of the art work on display in the hallways. the actual gallery was closed today setting up for a new display. I will be back soon to check that out.

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