Vancouver Biennale: Sparking Conversation with Public Art

A-maze-ing Laughter; Photo Credit: roaming-the-planet

Standing by the fourteen cast-bronze figures that make up A-maze-ing Laughter at English Bay, you can’t help breaking into smiles and laughter. The 8-foot tall statues stand frozen in merriment, their mouths open wide and their eyes shut as they revel in whatever they find so amusing. Continue reading:
Vancouver Biennale: Sparking Conversation with Public Art

Vancouver Biennale Presents: Voxel Bridge, the Biggest Blockchain-Based Augmented Reality Experience

Photo: Vancouver Biennale

With Voxel Bridge, the Vancouver Biennale takes Contemporary Art to the epicenter of blockchain innovation. The underside of the south end of Vancouver’s Cambie Bridge is being transformed by artist Jessica Angel into a 19,000 square feet (1,765 square metres) public art installation that comes to life as the biggest blockchain-based augmented reality experience of its kind.

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Vancouver Biennale Presents: Voxel Bridge, the Biggest Blockchain-Based Augmented Reality Experience

Vancouver Mural Festival Announces 60+ New Murals in 9 Neighbourhoods, Plus a New Mobile App!

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2020 marks Year 5 of Vancouver Mural Festival (VMF). To celebrate, VMF announced an expanded 3-week festival – August 18 through September 7 – featuring over 60 new murals in 9 neighbourhoods across the city. Plus, a new mobile App to help you discover them all. Continue reading:
Vancouver Mural Festival Announces 60+ New Murals in 9 Neighbourhoods, Plus a New Mobile App!

Public art and music at this year’s Vancouver Mural Festival

Hannah Georgas and The Belle Game headline a concert that is part of the Vancouver Mural Festival. Meanwhile, curators have selected 28  new artists to paint this summer at as part of the festival.

The festival begins Aug 6 and culminates with the Mount Pleasant Street Party and a ticketed concert on Saturday August 11.

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Public art and music at this year’s Vancouver Mural Festival

April Showers, Public Art & the Spirit Trail

Photo: R. Weiss

April showers may bring spring flowers, but for many Vancouverites, this is the time of year when the dull, rainy days can sometimes feel endless. With bated breath, we wake up every morning and collectively watch the weather forecast, desperately wishing for sunshine and warmth. Although sensing our mood, Mother Nature teases us by painting the City with splashes of colour in the form of daffodils, tulips and our beloved, vibrant cherry blossoms. Her artwork is like an invitation to leave our winter hibernation dens and venture forth outside.

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April Showers, Public Art & the Spirit Trail

Eventually – When Art and Nature Intersect

Mosquito Creek Trail, North Vancouver Photo: Rob Weiss

When art and nature intersect, the result is almost always thought-provoking and inspiring. Recently, while hiking along North Vancouver’s Mosquito Creek Trail, I stumbled upon Adam Kuby’s Earthwork sculpture. From a distance, near a little footbridge, slabs of granite dominated the landscape. They appeared out of place. Curious, I approached the rock wondering why such large blocks would be located in such a prominent place on the trail. Fascinated, I discovered this installation was one of three pieces, a triptych, situated on the North Shore.

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Eventually – When Art and Nature Intersect

Yaletown False Creek Art Walk

Time Top Photo: Rob Weiss

I adore the rain! Perhaps it is rooted in my deep infatuation and respect for our Coastal Rain Forest. Perhaps, it stems from my love of play. After all, who can resist the urge to splash and puddle jump? Despite my adoration for rainfall warnings and low-pressure weather patterns, even I can find a dull, rainy winter day a little gloomy. It was on one of those funky wet, grey days I decided to head outdoors for an invigorating walk. Wanting a blend of cosmopolitan and ocean, I determined that Yaletown would be my destination of choice.

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Yaletown False Creek Art Walk