Artists in Our Midst

West of Main Art Walk 
Preview Gala & Sale /Open Studio Tour
Roundhouse Community Centre/participating artists’ studios, Vancouver, BC

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Earlier this month, 60 local visual artists opened up their studios to the public for the the 27th annual West of Main Art Walk. The event was presented by Artists in Our Midst, a group of artists on the west side of Vancouver. I’m sharing just a few highlights of the many works that appealed to me at the May 9th Preview Gala and during my studio visits over the weekend. Continue reading “Artists in Our Midst”

A seriously funny hamster

The Diary of Edward the Hamster
1990-1990
by Miriam Elia & Ezra Elia

“Why write? Life is a cage of empty words.”

I love the originality and humour of this book, as well as the bold black-and-white illustrations. It is the kind of graphic novel that I most enjoy reading – visually not too busy in terms of text or image, and it manages to be funny and deep at the same time.
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