Troy Steen aka wrk(less)

Interview with Vancouver street artist Troy Steen aka wrk(less)
MUSIC: “Body Double” by Chandeliers

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Menno Kitty
New works by Andrea Hooge
April 16 – May 2, 2015

Menno Kitty features a new and colourful group of oil paintings by Andrea Hooge created to convey a childlike air of playfulness and humour. Drawing from her childhood interpretations and understandings of the world around her, she includes images of kittens, dolls, and babies mixed in with an array of objects that act as personal symbols. These symbols hold deeper personal meaning and are ones she has gathered through her life to reflect some of these childhood understandings. See photos from the show on Flickr >

Andrea Hooge is an artist living and working out of her home studio in East Vancouver. She earned her BA from the University of the Fraser Valley, where she majored in Psychology and minored in Visual Arts. After her schooling, she sought a vocation in social work, but after several years of attempting to balance her work with her desire to create art, she changed direction. Since 2012, Andrea has been able to dedicate herself more fully to her passion for creating art. She has shown her work in various group shows in Vancouver, and has had two solo exhibitions, titled Dolly and Scratch.

Andrea often draws inspiration from the nostalgia of vintage magazines and children’s books. Much of her work has been focused mainly on figurative oil paintings and scratchboards. While many of her painted works are on wood or hardboard panel, she also creates wood and scratchboard cutouts to move away from conventional shapes. These have been made to stand alone or overlap to create larger and more dynamic pieces.

Paska! Platz! Pluma Moos! Rollkuchen! - Andrea Hooge

Connie Sabo

Interview with Vancouver artist Connie Sabo
MUSIC: “Sweet and Clean” by Podington Bear

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The Seventh Annual CARDED!
April 11, 2015


Buy, collect and trade the art of fifty artists reproduced on trading cards. Sold in mixed packs of five random cards for $5. Want a specific card? Trade with the other people at the party! How bad do you want it?! To see art from past shows and for more info go to

Artists: Andrea Hooge, Adam de Souza, Amy Tom, Andrew Ferneyhough, Anne Emberline, Ben Worth, Cang Nguyen, Carelle B Dunn, Char Hoyt, Chelsea O’Byrne, Christel Chan, Cole Pauls, David Vegt, Donna Cowan, Earthstar Jai Smith, Exploding Haggis, Flavia C, Francis Bantayen, Ivan Louey, Jackie Dives, Jacqueline Simpson, Jenn Brisson, Jessica Blaquiere, John Shigeta, Joni Taylor, Julie Ehrmantraut, Kathryn Mussallem, Ken Rolston, Kristi Pereira Newton, Laura Zerebeski, Lori Dean Dyment, Lydia Fu, Lynn Skordal, Megan Majewski, Mia Dungeon, Mika Senda, MW Bowen, Nancy Vo, Nicole Standard, Nigel Davis, Paul Antony Carr, Paul-Hope, Rachel Wada, Savannah Tait, Serena Inman, Shary Contrary, Stu Popp, Vicki Lynn Rae, William Weird, and Wren Bruce.

See photos from the show on Flickr >


The 8th Annual LADIES FIRST Art Show & Tour
April 8-10, 2015

Tart Arts presents The 8th Annual LADIES FIRST Art Show and tour features over 20 international contemporary female pop artists whose work features the female or feminine in form. Small works include originals, illustrations and framed signed prints. This cross border show tours throughout the year to Canadian and US cities.

Artists include Jenn Brisson, Pilar Alvarez, Vicki M, Nicole Steen, Kirsten Easthope, Saray Ray, Emily Thomas, Candy Weil, Alexis Martinez, Christina Christie, Megz Majewski, Holly Anderson, Emma Mount, Bonni Reid, Shary Contrary, Megan Besmirched, Andrea Tucker, Phresha Le Vandale, Kelly Haigh & Sunny Buick

See photos of the show on Flickr >

Art by Megan Majewski

Vancouverite: A Comedy Show
May 9, 2014

Amber Harper-Young and Brent Constantine brought a sold out audience very funny stories about what adjusting to Vancouver has been like, told to you by some of the best Vancouver comedians including Andrew MacLachlan, Chris Griffin, Fatima Dhowre, Heather Jordan Ross, Jordan Cohen, Stefan MacNeil, and Sara Bynoe.


Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw With Me
with Special Comedic Guests Adam Patemen,
Brent Constantine, & Katie Ellen Humphries
Musical guest Emmett Hall
April 25, 2014

Come Draw With Alicia Tobin and get some of her patented* comedic critique of your 5-minute drawings (*not actually patented). Then enjoy the stand-up comedy of her special comedic guests Adam Patemen, Brent Constantine, and Katie Ellen Humphries. Musical guest Emmett Hall. Come draw with us! Supplies provided. No talent necessary. This show sells out every month!

Come Draw With Me

Vancouverite: A comedy show
March 28, 2014

Amber Harper-Young and Brent Constantine bring you very funny stories about what adjusting to Vancouver has been like, told to you by some of the best Vancouver comedians including Ben Mills, Brad Dorion, Alex Sparling, Jacob Samuel, and Randee Newmeyer.

MARCH 13 – APRIL 2, 2015


A tribute art show to a Canadian icon as he celebrates his 79th birthday and enters his 80th year. This show features art celebrating the man, the myth, the legend, our environmental hero, David Suzuki! If anyone deserves a little celebrity treatment and fan-fare, it’s this tireless academic and activist. Artists include Adam Cramb, Alexandra Swistak, Amanda Haw, Amber Solberg, Amy Tom, Caroline Dahlmanns, Chris Bentzen, Ellen Scobie & Geemon Xin Meng, Eric Button, Erin Gibbs, Flavia C, Frances Cabahug, Fred Chevalier, Geemon Xin Meng, Helene Juzda, Holly Winters, Iris Yao, Joanne Go, Jody Jessop, Joe M.A.S.A.R.O. Gianoglio, John Shigeta, Joni Taylor, Joseph Wu, Kazimir Simpson, Kelly Baker, Lacey Williams, Mandy Lau, Marisa Pahl, Meaghan Kennedy, Melissa Eden, Melissa Thorpe, Natasha Vukovic, Pierre Castro, Riki Kuropatwa, Sheri Bakes, Sherri Rogers, Steve Rolston, Tamara Lauzon, Tayt Modern, Thalia Antonio, & Zargome. See photos from the show on Flickr >

Thanks to Greystone Books.
Greystone Books

Expo Suzuki by Chris Bentzen

by Sherri Rogers
Peace Out
New Works from José Rivas
March 6-21, 2015


It’s José’s last Vancouver show before moving to Toronto. It’s his goodbye party too, and he hopes to thank everyone in person who has supported him over the years in this incredible city. The series of work he will be exhibiting is his study of birds and their anatomy in motion. He breaks apart their structure and expresses their dynamic movement through gestural stokes and geometric shapes. See photos from the show in the Flickr album >

Read an interview with José on Vancity Buzz >

Raised in a household of Spanish heritage, Jose Rivas only started speaking English at the age of five, after distinct impressions were made on him by his family’s culture of origin. Over the years his eccentric personality and affluence of artistry was primed through Capilano University’s Illustration and Design program (IDEA). Jose’s work is described as representing ‘the chaos of life, juxtaposed with its underlying beauty, expressed and complimented by saturated, alluring colours, and repetitive gestural strokes.’ His paintings often speak of his attraction to the complexities of life and that which we impose on ourselves to make life colourful.

by Jose Rivas
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