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When Racism Reigned: Japanese Internment in Canada

Norm Gibbons

A COLLAGE OF PERSPECTIVES: Seventy-three years ago on December 7, 1941,  the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour, Hawaii. In response, the United States Congress declared war upon the Empire of Japan that same day.  Canadian Prime Minister, W. L. Mackenzie King, announced the Cabinet’s decision to declare war on Japan the next day, Dec. 8, 1941. […]

Long Legs, High Heels

Marie Goulet

Born on Salt Spring Island in 1997, and raised in Quebec and the Gulf Islands, Marie Goulet is now a young artist living in Vancouver. Settled in the city in 2013 with her father and older brother, she is attending her last years of secondary school. When possible, Marie visits her mother and younger siblings on […]

Uncovering Spirit

Donna Naven

 Artist Statement: I am a stone carver. Earth’s rocks have always been with us and for at least 30,000 years, humans have manipulated stones to provide meaning. The 25,000 year old stone figure of the Mother Earth Goddess is my inspiration. I have always collected stones from BC beaches and admired their solid strength and […]

Paint the Effect

Rex Weyler

On July 19 of this year, Canadian poet and author Dennis E. Bolen published a review, in the Vancouver Sun, referring to the Norm Gibbons novel, Voyage of the Arrogant, as “narrative impressionism.” The term appeared new to me, but made sense. Impressionism emerged as a visual art revolution, but it rose from roots in […]

It Takes Time To Dress A Woman

Norm Gibbons

The creative process is mysterious. The artist, Denise Gibbons, was attracted to clothing labels not knowing where the infatuation would lead. Similarly, when she acquired the mid-century-modern mannequin from Joan Bevington, Denise put the “dolly” in a corner of her studio, where it patiently awaited metamorphosis. One may wonder, at some point, did a psychic […]

In Search of Duende

Norm Gibbons

DUENDE HAS its roots in Andalusia. The Romani on their long migrations from Northern India centuries ago are credited with bringing the concept to the West. They would not agree however that duende is a concept. They think of it more literally as a power or force. A fortunate few have seen duende, or heard it, […]