Art

September 7, 2021 -Artist Karel Doruyter stands in front of a painting on his easel in his home studio in Nanaimo. Don Denton photograph

The rising landscapes of painter Karel Doruyter

A life of exploration and experimentation

  • Dec 1, 2021
September 7, 2021 -Artist Karel Doruyter stands in front of a painting on his easel in his home studio in Nanaimo. Don Denton photograph
Sola Fiedler’s 14-foot-by-16-foot Flower Power tapestry is to be installed at the Semiahmoo Library in South Surrey, where it is to remain for at least the next five years. (solafiedler.com image)

‘Dramatic, amazing’ tapestry to be installed at South Surrey library

Sola Fiedler’s ‘Flower Power’ to grace wall of Semiahmoo branch

Sola Fiedler’s 14-foot-by-16-foot Flower Power tapestry is to be installed at the Semiahmoo Library in South Surrey, where it is to remain for at least the next five years. (solafiedler.com image)
Artist Erica Hawkes photographed by Lia Crowe

From Group of 7 to Nouveau 7

Artist Erica Hawkes brings Canadian scenes to life

  • Nov 24, 2021
Artist Erica Hawkes photographed by Lia Crowe
Two teenagers attempt to trap and kill a monster in an “iconic” scene from the Netflix program ‘Stranger Things’ recreated by Nanaimo man Todd Cameron using vintage toys . (Photo courtesy Todd Cameron)

Netflix enlists B.C. man to recreate ‘Stranger Things’ scenes with vintage toys

Nanaimo’s Todd Cameron replicates ‘iconic scenes’ from TV series using figurines, Lite-Brite

Two teenagers attempt to trap and kill a monster in an “iconic” scene from the Netflix program ‘Stranger Things’ recreated by Nanaimo man Todd Cameron using vintage toys . (Photo courtesy Todd Cameron)
Glassblower Robert Gary Parkes at work in his Port Kells-area studio. (File photo)
Glassblower Robert Gary Parkes at work in his Port Kells-area studio. (File photo)
Voxel Bridge art

Technology as art

The dazzling Voxel Bridge installation

  • Nov 19, 2021
Voxel Bridge art
The work of 20-plus artists and artisans is to be up for show and sale this weekend as part of the Bayview Arts Collective’s artisan tour in Crescent Beach Nov. 20, 2021. (Contributed photo)

Collective hosts South Surrey ‘art walk/open studio’ event

Artisan tour set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 20 in Crescent Beach

The work of 20-plus artists and artisans is to be up for show and sale this weekend as part of the Bayview Arts Collective’s artisan tour in Crescent Beach Nov. 20, 2021. (Contributed photo)
In this handout photo provided by Sotheby's Auction House, the auction for Banksy's "Love is the Bin" takes place in London, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. A work by British street artist Banksy that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold for $1.4 million has sold again for $25.4 million at an auction on Thursday. “Love is in the Bin” was offered by Sotheby’s in London, with a presale estimate of $5.5 million to $8.2 million. (Haydon Perrior/Sotheby's Auction House via AP)

Shredded Banksy artwork sells for $25.4 million at auction

Price a record for the artist, and close to 20 times the piece’s pre-shredded price

In this handout photo provided by Sotheby's Auction House, the auction for Banksy's "Love is the Bin" takes place in London, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. A work by British street artist Banksy that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold for $1.4 million has sold again for $25.4 million at an auction on Thursday. “Love is in the Bin” was offered by Sotheby’s in London, with a presale estimate of $5.5 million to $8.2 million. (Haydon Perrior/Sotheby's Auction House via AP)
Nature and wildlife photographer Catherine Babault photographed in Moorecroft Regional park in Nanoose Bay. Don Denton photograph

Photographer Catherine Babault’s passion for the wild spaces

Nature and wildlife photography a full time business

  • Sep 17, 2021
Nature and wildlife photographer Catherine Babault photographed in Moorecroft Regional park in Nanoose Bay. Don Denton photograph
Artist David Wilson Sookinakin. Photography by Lia Crowe

In Studio with artist David Wilson Sookinakin

Colourful modern interpretations of pictographs

  • Sep 15, 2021
Artist David Wilson Sookinakin. Photography by Lia Crowe
Artist Tanya Bub sits along the Dallas waterfront with her sculpture of a man called ' Arthur Heart' and one of a small dog. Don Denton photograph

Artist Tanya Bub creates fantastical driftwood creatures

Whimsical creations from Vancouver Island beaches

  • Aug 20, 2021
Artist Tanya Bub sits along the Dallas waterfront with her sculpture of a man called ' Arthur Heart' and one of a small dog. Don Denton photograph
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)