Art

A crocheted jersey is shown in this undated handout photo. Newfoundland artist Lucas Morneau spent much of the COVID-19 pandemic crocheting and rug-hooking jerseys for the 14 teams — like the St. John’s Sissies and the Dildo Dykes — in his make-believe Queer Newfoundland Hockey League. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Lucas Morneau

Artist faces off against homophobia with fantasy Queer Newfoundland Hockey League

Make-believe hockey league makes statement with ‘sissies,’ ‘pansies’ and ‘flamers’

A crocheted jersey is shown in this undated handout photo. Newfoundland artist Lucas Morneau spent much of the COVID-19 pandemic crocheting and rug-hooking jerseys for the 14 teams — like the St. John’s Sissies and the Dildo Dykes — in his make-believe Queer Newfoundland Hockey League. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Lucas Morneau
Three proposed murals for Cloverdale buildings have been approved by City Hall. Mural one, called “Cloverdale,” would be painted behind the CUPE 402 office. (Image via City of Surrey corporate report)

Three murals approved for Cloverdale

Artist plans to start painting first mural by mid-September

Three proposed murals for Cloverdale buildings have been approved by City Hall. Mural one, called “Cloverdale,” would be painted behind the CUPE 402 office. (Image via City of Surrey corporate report)
A stamp on the backside of the oil canvas indicates the painting’s authenticity. Photo by Erin Haluschak

B.C. doctor may have stumbled upon 5-figure original painting in Value Village

Authentication of $120 purchase needed, but Wijmer oils can sell for between $20,000 to $350,000

A stamp on the backside of the oil canvas indicates the painting’s authenticity. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Paul Orazietti, executive director of the Cloverdale BIA, walks past the Murray Motors mural on the side of the old Surrey Leader building on 176th on Aug. 10. The mural was painted for the 2006 film “Deck the Halls.” Orazietti wants the city to consider some sort of uniform process that will allow all groups who want to engage in public art to work with the community. “You want to make everything cohesive, that is the key part.” (Photo: Malin Jordan)

BIA director wants a ‘cohesive’ approach to public art and placemaking in Cloverdale

Paul Orazietti supports new mural project, but says Cloverdale needs an overall plan for public art

Paul Orazietti, executive director of the Cloverdale BIA, walks past the Murray Motors mural on the side of the old Surrey Leader building on 176th on Aug. 10. The mural was painted for the 2006 film “Deck the Halls.” Orazietti wants the city to consider some sort of uniform process that will allow all groups who want to engage in public art to work with the community. “You want to make everything cohesive, that is the key part.” (Photo: Malin Jordan)
The inclusion of public art, such as ‘The Meeting’ sculptures at Miramar Plaza, or arts-programmable space, could become increasingly significant in the development application process in White Rock. (File photo)

City of White Rock seeks arts components in new development

Discussion early in process could be a ‘game-changer’ - culture manager

The inclusion of public art, such as ‘The Meeting’ sculptures at Miramar Plaza, or arts-programmable space, could become increasingly significant in the development application process in White Rock. (File photo)
Artist and UBC art instructor Samuel Roy-Bois with some of his artwork in Kelowna, British Columbia. Photography by Lia Crowe

Artist Samuel Roy-Bois on story and the built environment

Exploring architecture and space with sculpture, installation and sound

  • Jul 28, 2021
Artist and UBC art instructor Samuel Roy-Bois with some of his artwork in Kelowna, British Columbia. Photography by Lia Crowe
Three murals have been proposed for Cloverdale buildings. Mural one, called “Cloverdale,” would be painted behind the CUPE 402 office. (Image via City of Surrey corporate report)

Mural project proposed for Cloverdale

Park and Rec. dep’t recommends City Council approve murals for Cloverday alleyways

Three murals have been proposed for Cloverdale buildings. Mural one, called “Cloverdale,” would be painted behind the CUPE 402 office. (Image via City of Surrey corporate report)
Alyson Thorpe's watercolours are among the works featured in the upcoming Garden Art Show in South Surrey. Contributed photo

Garden event showcases Semiahmoo Peninsula painting trio

Sandra Tomchuk, Alyson Thorpe and Cheryl Bodnar celebrate ‘end of isolation’

Alyson Thorpe's watercolours are among the works featured in the upcoming Garden Art Show in South Surrey. Contributed photo
A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

‘Make Abbotsford great again’ – artist includes phrase on mural without approval

Abbotsford Downtown Business Association allows unapproved mural to take shape downtown

A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

‘Make Abbotsford great again’: Downtown mural used unapproved content

‘Make Abbotsford great again’ slogan included on Bob Bos mural was not approved by ADBA

A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Sculptor Russell Papp stands in his backyard in the doorway to his artist studio. Don Denton photograph

Master of the creative

Sculptor and designer Russell Papp

  • Jul 19, 2021
Sculptor Russell Papp stands in his backyard in the doorway to his artist studio. Don Denton photograph
A series of painted rocks along White Rock’s West Beach are brightening the walks of waterfront visitors. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: ‘Mystery artist’ adds colour to White Rock waterfront

Rock art delights visitors, piques curiosity

A series of painted rocks along White Rock’s West Beach are brightening the walks of waterfront visitors. (Contributed photo)
The enigmatic smile of da Vinci’s Mona Lisa

Timeless wonder: Leonardo da Vinci’s genius comes to life after 500 years

The Da Vinci Experience comes to Tsawassen Mills

  • Jul 12, 2021
The enigmatic smile of da Vinci’s Mona Lisa
Emily Carr’s 1939 forest scene, “Tossed by the Wind,” is shown in this handout image. A mature-period canvas by Emily Carr fetched more than $3 million at a Toronto auction, making it one of the most valuable works by the artist to come to market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heffel Fine Art Auction House-Ward Bastian *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Emily Carr canvas fetches $3 million at auction, some major works go unsold

‘Tossed by the Wind’ hammered down for $3.1 million — roughly twice its pre-sale estimate

Emily Carr’s 1939 forest scene, “Tossed by the Wind,” is shown in this handout image. A mature-period canvas by Emily Carr fetched more than $3 million at a Toronto auction, making it one of the most valuable works by the artist to come to market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heffel Fine Art Auction House-Ward Bastian *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Seth Rogen’s vibrant orange sculpture was sold for $7,000 above Vancouver Art Gallery’s initial estimation at auction Tuesday. June 15. (Heffel Fine Arts)

Vase made by Seth Rogen sells for $12,000 at Vancouver auction

The B.C.-born comedian has a new pot habit and it’s paying off

Seth Rogen’s vibrant orange sculpture was sold for $7,000 above Vancouver Art Gallery’s initial estimation at auction Tuesday. June 15. (Heffel Fine Arts)
White Rock artist Rod Kerr’s charmingly simplified graphic style and bold colours will be showcased at The Gallery Central Plaza through July. (Contributed photo)

White Rock artist offers bold originals and ‘Fabulous Fakes’

Rod Kerr’s work showcased at The Gallery, Central Plaza during July

White Rock artist Rod Kerr’s charmingly simplified graphic style and bold colours will be showcased at The Gallery Central Plaza through July. (Contributed photo)
Doris Anderson’s digital triptych Aberration, which she is marketing as an NFT.
Doris Anderson’s digital triptych Aberration, which she is marketing as an NFT.
Nanaimo-raised artist Brendan Lee Satish Tang built a life-size 1984 Ford F-150 truck out of watercolour paper as part of his Reluctant Offerings exhibition at the Nanaimo Art Gallery. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

B.C. artist makes offering of Ford F-150 sculpture to his ancestors

Brendan Lee Satish Tang presents ‘Reluctant Offerings’ at Nanaimo Art Gallery

Nanaimo-raised artist Brendan Lee Satish Tang built a life-size 1984 Ford F-150 truck out of watercolour paper as part of his Reluctant Offerings exhibition at the Nanaimo Art Gallery. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Steven Shearer, <em>Untitled. </em>(Dennis Ha/Courtesy of Steven Shearer)

Vancouver photographer’s billboards taken down after complaints about being ‘disturbing’

‘Context is everything’ when it comes to understanding these images, says visual art professor Catherine Heard

  • May 14, 2021
Steven Shearer, <em>Untitled. </em>(Dennis Ha/Courtesy of Steven Shearer)
Artist Elizabeth Cross. Lia Crowe photography

In Studio with Artist Elizabeth Cross

The colour of passion

  • May 11, 2021
Artist Elizabeth Cross. Lia Crowe photography
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