Reflections Art Show in Coal Harbour Explores Vulnerability and Gender

Photo by Chris Reed

By Kendell Yan

A group art exhibition titled Reflections is opening up at the Foster Eastman Gallery in Coal Harbour showcasing the work of four multidisciplinary artists. The artists each explore representations of the male form, and serve as a dialogue between the artists, their subjects, and the viewers so that they may see a reflection of themselves in the work.

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Reflections Art Show in Coal Harbour Explores Vulnerability and Gender

Kick Off the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival With A Weekend Of Free Music

For many, it’s the official start of summer. The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival celebrates its 32nd year with a fresh new look for its opening weekend, June 24 and 25. Downtown Jazz, the free celebration of music, food, and community, marks the first large-scale gathering on the newly refurbished Vancouver Art Gallery plaza.

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Kick Off the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival With A Weekend Of Free Music

LGBTQ2-Inclusive Comics Coming to Vancouver Comic Arts Fest 2017

By Casey Stepaniuk

The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival—or Van CAF for short—is a really rad event. Last year when I was there I noticed that there was an especially great group of LGBTQ2 creators, who I just stumbled upon while wondering aimlessly. This year I decided to do some real research before going about which creators are LGBTQ2 and/or which ones are telling LGBTQ2 comics stories. Here’s the fruit of my labours!

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LGBTQ2-Inclusive Comics Coming to Vancouver Comic Arts Fest 2017

Gender Non-Conformists’ November Show in Vancouver is Gonna Be Much More than “Pretty Good”

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By Casey Stepaniuk

This November, my absolute dream queer literary event—and possibly yours too—is coming to Vancouver. Local storyteller Ivan Coyote and Toronto-based artist Vivek Shraya are teaming up for a multi-disciplinary show called Pretty Good, combining their various talents as writers, poets, storytellers, and musicians. It’s a short-running show, visiting only Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, and Edmonton, as if it’s some sort of special gift for western Canada! Pretty Good will feature these two talented artists as “they revisit family origins, sing about scars and skeletons, and perform brand new material from their new books.” Another queer Vancouver author, Amber Dawn, will be joining Ivan and Vivek as a guest.

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Gender Non-Conformists’ November Show in Vancouver is Gonna Be Much More than “Pretty Good”

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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It feels like winter, so let’s celebrate! With one month to go, Vancouver is kicking off it’s Christmas festivities! There is lots in store this weekend – theatre, dance, comedy, markets, festivals, skating, soccer, and more! Enjoy the sunshine and snowy mountain-tops and read on for our roundup of events and things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Family fun with Cloudscape Comics at Vancouver Art Gallery

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Learn to make comics with the creators at Cloudscape Comics. The Vancouver comics collective is holding hands-on workshops on the art of comics creation this weekend at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Family Fuse Weekend (March 2 – 3).

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Family fun with Cloudscape Comics at Vancouver Art Gallery

Out of the Museum and into the Streets: Eastside Culture Crawl, Nov. 16-18

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Nearly 400 Vancouver artists are opening their own front doors for three days this November as part of an unusual cultural experiment.

The Eastside Culture Crawl offers visitors a unique chance to experience art not in museums or galleries but where it’s actually made – in the homes and studios of up-and-coming and established artists. Each year, some 10,000 people take to the streets of East Vancouver for a fascinating, first-hand glimpse into the city’s culture and arts scene.
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Out of the Museum and into the Streets: Eastside Culture Crawl, Nov. 16-18