Posts in Culture
Vancouver Mural Fest - Strathcona Street Party

ome photographs of the weekend's Strathcona Street Party hosted by the good folk at Vancouver Mural Fest as a little prelude to the city's second annual largest display of public art. Artists came together to create work for the city and wrap two buildings in murals from East Cordova between Campbell and Hawks Street.

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Fine Art Classes - Burbank

This is a look into an evening art class in the home & studio of Australian fine artist Philip Farley—a space straight out of a storybook surrounded by bushland and countless species of native wildlife.While studying upstairs I snuck down to snap a few shots of a cozy winter night of creativity, tea, and some fine art coaching. 

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Snag - Live Painting & Art Raffle

If you're looking for a good introduction to Vancouver's alternative arts scene then head over to The American (926 Main Street) on the last Tuesday of every month to witness Snag - Live Painting Exhibition & Art Raffle.  Snag provides an opportunity for artists to support, connect, and collaborate with the one another.

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Beer & Design 2.0 - The Red Academy

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending Beer & Design 2.0 at The Red Academy. It was a brilliant combination of cold brews and industry leaders coming together to speak candidly about brewing amazing beer as well as the opportunities & challenges of creating a unique brand in such a new and vastly competitive market. 

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Purple Thistle - Community Art Space

A night spent in the Purple Thistle—an artist run communal space in East Vancouver for youth to explore, play, and create together. Now closed after almost 15 years—although the space is changing hands, the spirit and projects launched out of the Thistle continue on. Thank you for nurturing our collective creativity. 

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The Chai Lounge - East is East

Enter into East is East - a restaurant saturated in warmth & irresistible fragrance, the sounds and flavours of the silk & spice route. This is one of our favourite restaurants in the city - a true gem for anyone with a palette for eastern spice, wholesome and humble food rich with culture.

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Seasonal Showcase : Vancouver Christmas Art Market

While fighting off frost & the recent cold sweeping over Vancouver we wandered into The American on Main St. (formerly the Electric Owl) and were greeted by festive site of talented Vancouver artists showcasing their work and selling their goods to those looking for something special to fill their stockings with. 

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Mr. Mountain and Life inside the Volcano

Meet James Mckenzie, the patriarch of one of the pioneering families that settled in the Tweed Valley in the late 1800's. For over 6 generations, the Mckenzies have owned and managed over 500 acres of mountain covered in subtropical rainforest & eucalyptus nestled in the immense caldera of an extinct shield volcano - the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. 
 

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Seva - love for love's sake

Introducing the concept of seva into our daily lives. It is a selfless service in which we do the work that needs to be done, regardless of whether or not it is something we would want or like to be doing. Through performing our devotional service with a true & humble heart, we begin our path towards living in yoga - in union. Experiencing the oneness within everything through the practice of love & devotion.  

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