Hosted by Sara Bynoe
February 26, 2015


Teen Angst Night is a juvenilia event that’s been running since 2000. If you were there for the Teenage Wasteland show at HAWC you might remember this storytelling show with karaoke. Jeff Gladstone, Cynara Gee, Kitty M, Kyle Fines, Dina Delbucchia and host Sara Bynoe share stories from their teenage years and then sing a song related to their story. Then it was an open mic for the audience to get in on the angsty teenage memories.

teen angst karaoke

HOT TALKS: Eastside Culture Crawl
November 13, 2014

We partnered with the Eastside Culture Crawl for a special edition of Hot Talks. An evening of short talks by artists participating in the 2014 Culture Crawl including: Jon Shaw, Holly Cruise, Claire Madill/heyday design, Patsy Kay Kolesar, Reilly Lievers, David Robinson, and Robin Ripley. “Show & Tell” style talk followed by Q&A (To see the Q&A, watch the video on Youtube).

The Eastside Culture Crawl is an annual 4-day visual arts festival in November that involves artists on Vancouver’s Eastside opening their studio to the public. The event is focused on the area bounded by Main St., 1st Ave., Victoria Drive, and the Waterfront and involves painters, jewelers, sculptors, furniture makers, weavers, potters, printmakers, photographers, glassblowers; from emerging artists to those internationally established. Check it out November 20-23, 2014.

East Side Culture Crawl at Hot Talks

HOT TALKS: Val & Arnt Arntzen
February 27, 2014


The Three C’s: Collecting, Collaborating, and Creating


Valerie and Arnt Arntzen are a couple who have been together for 35 years and have worked in the creative field since the early 80s. They are both mad collectors of found objects: from helicopter wings to bedsprings. They love to re-use and appreciate the uniqueness of the objects as they already come with a story. Collaborating is an essential part of their relationship as husband and wife as well as artists. They have created a couple of pieces together. Their creativity is inspired by their surroundings, relationships with other artists, their art collection and studios.

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Arnt was born in 1958 and raised in North Vancouver, BC. Interest in metal began when building a 36 foot steel schooner in the backyard with his father. His first sculptures were created from the scrap pieces. Woodcraft and design developed through renovating vintage houses. The years from 1984 to 1987 were spent in Los Angeles turning his attention to furniture design. His major influences come from architecture, mid century modern furniture design, Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehery, David Smith, Isamu Noguchi, Charles and Ray Eames, Gustav Stickley, Le Corbusier, George Nelson, C.R. Mackintosh and Phillipe Starck. His work has been in shows in California, New York and various galleries across Canada.

Valerie is an assemblage artist living and working in Vancouver and has been an artist for over 20 years. As she travels in different countries, she finds she needs to create art to continue her experience and memories of those places. Her assemblage pieces consist of found objects combined with her photographs and treasures collected during her travels. Once in the studio, she takes from my myriad of labeled boxes an object and combine it with other objects, text, photographs and usually constructed in a found box or frame to tell the story.

Val and Arnt Arntzen

Saturday, December 1 noon-4pm

Salvage: second-hand clothing sale was a second-hand ladies fashion sale featuring select items from the closets of local fashion bloggers. Partial proceeds donated to WISH Drop-In Centre Society. Organized by Kelly Chen. See photos and read about the event here.

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