This summer, the VAG features Vancouver’s first major exhibition of work by Alberto Giacometti

Rue Hippolyte Maindron. Alberto GIACOMETTI, Swiss painter and sculptor, at his studio. Alberto Giacometti in his studio, 1960. Photo: Rene Burri/Magnum Photos.

More Than 130 works showcase the genius of Alberto Giacometti in A Line Through Time. The Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St.) presents this special exhibition of work from June 16 – Sept. 29.

Along with work by the renowned artist, the VAG will feature examples of  “ancient inspirations” and work by his contemporaries. See below for more details.

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This summer, the VAG features Vancouver’s first major exhibition of work by Alberto Giacometti

Vancouver’s biggest free art show coming up at Emily Carr University

Andrew James McKay, Large Entanglement, acrylic, ink+graphite on 36″ by 48″ panel. 2018.

Vancouver’s biggest free art exhibition returns May 4-19. The Emily Carr University annual grad show, aka The Show, features original works by more than 300 graduating art students from the world-renowned art school. Work is by graduating students from across the school’s degree programs, including Fine Arts, Design, and Media Arts. The work will be exhibited on all four floors of the campus.

Find out more about The Show below.

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Vancouver’s biggest free art show coming up at Emily Carr University

Six artists to check out at ArtBreakers Illustration Market 2018

Art director/visual development artist Alexia Tryfon will be a guest at this year’s Arbreakers Illustrators Market. Art by Alexia Tryfon, ‘Saturday Morning Cartoons’.

Vancouver is fortunate to be home to many animation, gaming, and movie studios. That means we have a lot of artists who work at those studios and, in their off-time, create their own porjects.

Now in its second year, ArtBreakers Illustration Market is a two-day exhibit of work meant to highlight work by some of these artists. This year, over 40 illustrators, concept designers, comics artists and illustrators, many based in Vancouver, will attend. Many will debut and sell original prints, books, shirts, bags and enamel pins.

The Market takes place at the Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St., Sept. 22-23 and is open (and free) to the public. Here are a few of the more than 40 artists scheduled to attend.

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Six artists to check out at ArtBreakers Illustration Market 2018

All-you-can-eat pancakes? Yes, and art – this Thursday!

The Pancakes and Booze Art Show features art, pancakes, and bodypainting.

The Pancakes and Booze Art Show features art, pancakes, and bodypainting.

Since its founding in 2009, the Pancakes and Booze art show has visited more than 20 cities across North America, including Vancouver. Now, the underground pop-up is returning this Thursday, July 14, with more art, bodypainting and pancakes at Fortune Sound Club (147 E. Pender St).

As the title implies, the show is a chance to see some art while eating pancakes (and drinking booze, if you’re so inclined). Typically, the events also include a live art battle, audio and visual performances, and an an all-you-can-eat pancake bar. The idea is for local artists to “showcase their talent without the politics & stuffiness that is commonly found in traditional galleries,” say organizers.

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All-you-can-eat pancakes? Yes, and art – this Thursday!

Beyoncé art show in Vancouver!

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Beyoncé! Art by Rob Levesque.

 

Beyoncé has everything – multiple Grammys, nice clothes, a family, a career, etc etc. But now she’s getting the ultimate tribute – a locally-sourced art show dedicated to her!

For Flawless, Vancouver artists (and non-artists) are banding together to contribute their own original pieces in a visual celebration of the pop music icon.

So what can we expect from Flawless? Judging from past, similarly themed shows in Vancouver, there’ll be some pieces ranging from “that’s rather odd” to “hmmm, interesting” to “wow, I didn’t know humans were capable of such things!” And don’t expect just drawings and paintings, either – past shows have featured work done in a variety of media, from drawings to paintings to sculpture to life-size replicas.

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Beyoncé art show in Vancouver!