by Sherri Rogers
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 Jose Rivas
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.

Art by Lok-Him Fung

It’s a Sheep Show
February 19 – March 7, 2015


An art show celebrating the Lunar New Year; it’s the year of the sheep! This huge group show features over 90 artists with work inspired by sheep (or ram or goat), the moon, or both! You won’t have to count too many sheep to wait and see what the creative people of Vancouver come up with! See photos from the show and opening reception on Flickr >

Artists include Alexandra Swistak, Alison Cheung, Alison Woodward, Allison Koberstein, Amanda Niekamp, Amy Tom, Andrea Hooge, Anita Bhatia, ARGH!!, Ben Hawkins, Bronwyn Schuster, Caitlin McDonagh, Caroline Dahlmanns, Carrie McKellar, Char Hoyt, Chris Bentzen, Christel Chan, Christina James, Christina Ross, Ciara Prithipaul, Courtney Colbon, Darrien Pearce, Devin Rosychuk, Elaine Chen, Emily Szabo, Erin Gibbs, Flavia C, Heather Gilbraith, Heather Souliere, Jacquie Manning, Jacquie Rolston, Jane Q Cheng, Janice Cheng, Jay Brandsma, Jeff Wilson, Jenn Brisson, Jennifer Chernecki, Joanne Go, John Cusack, Joni Taylor, Josina de Brée, Jourdan Tymkow, Julio Cumana, Kaitlynn Rogers, Karla Monterrosa-Morales, Kathy Lea Moyou, Katy Springer, Kirsten Hatfield, Laara Cerman, Laura Jane, Lauren Carr, LJ Throstle, Lok-Him Fung, Luke Michael MacBain, Lyndsey Paramo, Mad Betty, Madeline Kloepper, Madeline Smith, Mandy Lau, Maria Keating , Mark “Atomos” Pilon, Matthew Osborn, Max Brown, Melissa Eden, Mindy Fraser, MinJoo Kim, Molly Applejohn, Nancy Henderson, Natalie Schnitter, Natasha Vukovic, Norman Yeung, Pandora Young, Payal Bansal, ponpon, Rachel Wada, Risa Hugo, Robin Sudbury, Robyn Marshall, Ryan Doub, Ryan Smith, Sandra Trubin, Sarah Keppler, Sawyer Anderson, Serena Inman, Shelley Rothenburger, Sheri Bakes, Susan Pearson, Tamara Lauzon, Vicki Lynn Rae, Wendy Sexsmith, Arthur Chen, and Zargome.


featuring Meaghan Kennedy & Ali Bruce
January 29 – February 14, 2015

Old movies, soap operas, and sitcoms keep these artists company. Romance from daytime TV to the late night drive-in, onscreen couples inspire many of the good and bad habits we bring into relationships, or work hard to avoid mimicking, and some of them deserve to get hit over the head. We all know the feeling of being love sick—nothing else matters, you could get smashed in the head with a big stick and who even cares! So go on, hit them with your best shot. This show features pinatas by Meaghan Kennedy and art by Ali Bruce.

See photos from the show on Flickr >

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Meaghan Kennedy made her first piñata over five years ago for a local cable access show, she immediately fell in love with the craft and left the world of high-end retail to pursue a whole new career as a professional piñata artist. Her one-of-a kind papier mache creations have been commissioned by clients around the world, and have been displayed in restaurants and art shows. Meaghan has been featured as an Artist in Residency for Pop Culture Activist Rusty Blazenhoff’s Electric Dreams Inbox Zine. She was also selected for the Interesting Vancouver speaker series at the Museum of Vancouver. Meaghan and her piñatas have been featured in GQ, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, CTV AM, Steele on Your Side (CTV News), Elle Canada , Vancouver is Awesome, and Ion Magazine.

Ali Bruce is an artist living and working on the east side of Vancouver. Her work is wavy and weird, inspired by illustration, street art, print and sign making. She has a growing interest in the city’s consistently changing creative spaces, its wide range of studios, variety of artists, and the co-cultural habits and lifestyles of people in general. Ali is from Kenora, Ontario which causes her to seek out the small town vibe within the “big” city. She has a BFA in visual art and is currently pursuing design.

Nomi and Pandora

Eros and Thanatos
Featuring Nomi Chi & Pandora Young
January 8-24, 2015


Eros and Thanatos, the life drive and the death drive. The impulses to east, kiss, play, love, and live, or to sleep, surrender, die, and rest. They embody our curious attraction to both creation and destruction. In this show, artists Nomi Chi and Pandora Young turn inwards and meditate upon our own antipodal desires, and the morbidity and splendour of our humanity. See photos from the show on Flickr >

Nomi Chi is a Vancouver-based artist currently juggling careers as a tattoo artist and a student. Her current focus is illustration, however her creative interests span indefinitely: she paints, tattoos people, sculpts and is even double-jointed.

Pandora Young is an illustrator living and working in beautiful Vancouver British Columbia Canada. She holds a degree in illustration from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2014). Her favorite food is sushi, and her favorite hobby is taking naps.

Nicole Steen

Interview with Vancouver painter and curator Nicole Steen
MUSIC: “K-Eyes” by Rho

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Fiona Ackerman

Interview with Vancouver painter Fiona Ackerman
MUSIC: “Brightening” by Podington Bear
INTERVIEW: Alex M F Quicho for Winsor Gallery
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

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Come Draw With Me
Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw With Me
with Special Comedic Guests Warren Bates, Dylan Rhymer and Morgan Brayton
Plus musical guest Rebecca Slaven
March 21, 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 guests Warren Bates, Dylan Rhymer and Morgan Brayton, plus musical guest Rebecca Slaven. Come draw with us! Supplies provided. No talent necessary.

Dr Sketchys March

Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School
ft Velvet von Doff
March 18, 2014


Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School is what happens when a simple question is asked: why can’t figure drawing be sexy? Part art class, part cabaret, join us on the third Tuesday of the month at Hot Art Wet City for 3 hours of drawing and decadence! for more info. Join the Dr Sketchy’s Facebook page to keep up to date and see pics >

Goodbye Sunshine by Jay Senetchko
December 4-20, 2014


A group show of figurative paintings, drawings, and illustration inspired by aging, old age, and history. Features Jay Senetchko, Ilya Viryachev, Courtney Colbon, Jeremiah Birnbaum, Laura Bifano, Andrea Hooge, Russell Alton, Mandy Tsung, and Drew Young.

See photos from the show on Flickr >

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