Artist Spotlight: Jay Brabant, Douglas Reynolds Gallery, Vancouver

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Jay Brabant is the son of Gene Brabant, a renowned carver in the Northwest Coast style. Gene Brabant grew up in Victoria, BC, in the company of the family of Henry Hunt. Henry Hunt’s three sons, Richard, Stan and Tony are all recognized as Northwest Coast Master Carvers. Gene Brabant received this same training and has passed on his skills and knowledge to his son, Brabant.

Brabant began his carving career at a very early age. He traveled with his father across Canada […]

By | January 24th, 2016|Arts & Culture, Vancouver|0 Comments

10 Tofino, British Columbia Artists You Need to Know

10 Tofino Artists You Need to Know, Mark Hobson, Chesterman Beach Sunset over Frank Island, Pacific Sands Resort, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

When it comes to “art,” they say every artist has a story, and every piece tells it without words. What kind of art speaks to you?

Whether you come for one of Tofino’s many artisan events, or stroll the galleries that line our quaint streets, come meet and discover the many talented Tofino artists and handcrafted creations that make our spectacular corner of the world even more […]

By | December 8th, 2015|Arts & Culture, Tofino, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Consulate-General of Japan and Hitomi Harama host traditional and innovative Japanese Noh and jazz piano performance in Victoria

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In celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Consulate-General of Japan in Vancouver, the Consulate and Hitomi Harama of the Toho Network presented a unique concert of traditional and innovative Japanese Noh dance and music on February 27, 2015 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Performing to a full house at the Gérald-Henriette Moreau Theatre in the École Victor-Brodeur, internationally acclaimed Noh actor YAMAI Tsunao and renowned jazz pianist KIHARA Kentaro shared a passionate performance with their audience.

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Also featuring other professional […]

By | February 27th, 2015|Arts & Culture, News, Victoria|0 Comments

Roses & Smoke: Soulful, Contemporary Folk Music

Paeton Cameron and Kaylee Rose of the band Roses & Smoke. Soulful, Contemporary Folk Music, British Columbia, Canada

Meet Paeton Cameron and Kaylee Rose of the band Roses & Smoke. They are creating soulful, contemporary folk music and are working on recording an album of original tunes. Find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up-to-date on where they are playing live and to be the first to hear about the release of their upcoming album.

We caught up with Paeton and Kaylee having fun […]

By | February 22nd, 2015|Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Music|0 Comments