Dana Claxton: Fringing the Cube

Merging Lakota traditions with so-called Western influences, while using a powerful “mix, meld and mash” approach, Claxton addresses the oppressive legacies of colonialism by critiquing representations of Indigenous people that circulate in art, literature and popular culture. Dana Claxton: Fringing the Cube opens to the public on Oct. 27, 2018 and will be on view…

From the unknown to the familiar

From the sweltering heat of Chennai, India to the rainy coldness of Vancouver, Canada, moving halfway around the world has provided me with an abundance of new experiences. India, known for its diversity in culture, is sometimes scrutinized by its own citizens for not being as accepting as countries like Canada. Hence for me, life…

The nurture in nature: A photographer’s lessons from Chile

Nature Vancouver’s upcoming talk, Plants of the High Andes and Other Stories from Chile and Argentina, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 7–9:30 p.m. at Unitarian Centre (Hewett Hall) located at 949 West 49th Avenue in Vancouver. Hosted by Ron Long, past president of the Native Plant Society of BC and a photographer…

21st century poets

What the Poets Are Doing: Canadian Poets in Conversation, a collection of conversations between well-established and budding poets, focuses on the role of poetry and poets in the 21st century. It serves as a follow up to 2002’s interview collection Where the Words Come From. The book launch will be hosted by author Rob Taylor at Vancouver…

Uprooted – A journey of self-discovery

Uprooted – A Journey of Self-Discovery is an upcoming art exhibition hosted by Coquitlam’s Place des Arts from Nov. 16 to Dec. 20, featuring 16 pieces of Chinese ink artworks by artists Suchen Wu and Teresa Chow. The series of artworks use driftwood and roots as symbols to explore the immigrant experience – the initial excitement…

Artist Sorour Abdollahi celebrates culture and identity

With the 2018 Eastside Culture Crawl fast approaching, artists across the city are preparing for this important annual event, including Iranian-born artist Sorour Abdollahi. Abdollahi, an established artist back in Tehran, made the move from Iran to Vancouver 18 years ago. She quickly immersed herself in the local arts scene and has exhibited in numerous…

Cultural Calendar

Beat back the rainy day blues by checking out some of the events happening around the Lower Mainland this month! Honour war veterans at this year’s Remembrance Day ceremony, commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War. Attend a light festival with the kids in Surrey, and check out some local and…