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InsideOut

Parcours Lumière sur l’art: Art Light Path is an outdoor installation on Avenue Cartier in the heart of Quebec City which opened in December 2014. It consists of 34 giant cylindrical lampshades backlit with LED strips. Each shade is five feet high and eight feet in diameter displaying the artworks of Québecois artists Fernand Leduc…

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A recent trip to Boston’s North Square

The man dressed in 18th century American costume is standing in historic North Square, an integral part of the North End district in Boston, Massachusetts. It’s the city’s oldest residential community having been settled in the 1630s. The North End, and North Square in particular, was home to crucial events and influential people in early…

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Shore to Shore

Shore to Shore is an amazing sculpture with an equally amazing history. The official unveiling was in Brockton Point, Stanley Park on April 25, 2015. The artist is Ts’uts’umutl Luke Marston, an accomplished young Coast Salish artist who lives in Ladysmith, B.C. The history of Shore to Shore begins with Luke’s great great grandfather Joe…

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Fisherman’s Wharf, Victoria

Vibrant, colourful, filled with restaurants, fishing boats, pleasure boats and floating homes. Rent kayaks, go whale watching, feed harbour seals. All this and more is Victoria’s Fisherman’s Wharf. And it’s just a 10 minute walk from Victoria’s Inner Habour or can be accessed by a Harbour Ferry from in front of the Empress Hotel. You…

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High Five !

Trans Am Totem is the latest installation of the Vancouver Biennale, part of the 2014–2016 Vancouver Biennale Open Air Museum supporting public art. It consists of five partially restored car wrecks atop the base of an old growth cedar tree. It’s 10 metres high and weighs 11,340 kilograms. The cars and the tree base were…

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let’s heal the divide

“We are here to awaken from the illusion of separateness.” Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk Gently lit with neon, let’s heal the divide is a recent installation on the wall of the Vancouver Community College (VCC) Downtown Campus at Hamilton and Pender, part of the 2014-2016 Vancouver Biennale Open Air Museum supporting public art. It’s…

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Festival du Bois

The Festival du Bois has now finished but this wood sculpture by Michel Campeau will remain as a tribute to the festival and to francophone culture in Mackin Park, Maillardville, Coquitlam, BC. It’s an eight-foot wooden sculpture of a lumberjack, carved from salvaged cedar wood. Eventually it will be painted and accompanied by a second…

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Meet Jeri

This extraordinary bronze sculpture sits outside the landscape architectural firm of Paul Sangha at 1622 West 7th Ave., Vancouver, about a block west of Le Centre, the Francophone cultural centre. Jeri is at least life-size and very life-like. His veins and musculature are very pronounced. Although he sits calmly in a contemplative squatting position, he…

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Nike – Goddess of Victory

Feb. 12 will mark the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. The four metres bronze sculpture pictured here at the corner of Thurlow and Cordova, not far from the Olympic Cauldron, was a gift from Olympia, Greece to the city of Vancouver to commemorate the 2010 games. It’s a tradition that…

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Triumph of the Technocrat

Triumph of the Technocrat by Vancouver artist Reece Terris is the featured artwork at the outside ground level of The Lauren at 1051 Broughton St. The interior design of the building is by Westbank and the architect is Henriquez Partners. The Lauren is touted as “the first new high rise purpose-built market rental building to…

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The Last Whaling Wall

If you’re coming over the Granville Bridge into downtown, you’ll be struck with the view of life-sized orcas on the side of the Continental Hotel. This is one of 100 famous murals or “Whaling Walls” created by US environmental artist, Wyland. The Wyland project of creating 100 whale murals began in the early 1980’s and…

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Komagata Maru

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Komagata Maru incident. The Komagata Maru was a Japanese owned freighter chartered out of Hong Kong in April of 1914 by 376 Punjabis, mostly Sikhs, bound from Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Vancouver, BC. The first Punjabi Sikhs arrived in Canada around 1903 working in industries such as…

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Reconciliation

The construction beneath the photo-mural at the Georgia and Granville Canada Line Station is a messy, complex and many-layered project which will mark the new entrance to Nordstrom’s fashion retail store. The photo-mural depicted is part of many art works honouring and celebrating the City of Vancouver’s Year of Reconciliation which acknowledges “the negative cultural…