Friday, March 29, 2013


I don't normally post about music but I recently went to see my nephew Evan Arntzen play sax and clarinet with a band at 
Pat's Pub 
 403 E Hastings St  
Vancouver, BC
(604) 255-4301
The band led by Daniel Gaucher also included Chris Gestrin on piano and Andre Lachance on bass.  It was an afternoon of everything Thelonius Monk.  Absolutely fantastic.  The audience is eclectic for sure with regulars, neighbours, visual artists and other musicians.

I really like what the pub is doing.  They serve pretty good food as well as Saturday afternoon jazz music from 3 to 7pm.  to see who is playing under upcoming events.  I highly recommend you check it out and support what they are doing and our local musicians.

Evan and Arnt Arntzen (nephews) are having a CD release party on Thursday, April 4 at St. Michael's Hall (2474 Prince Edward St)  9-midnight.  Tickets available at   

Evan Arntzen

Evan at work

Friday, March 15, 2013


Went to CityScape Community Art Space last night to see the show Ruminations with artists Rosemary Burden, Angela Gooliaf, Judy D. Shane and Debbie Westergaard Tuepah.  

Their connections are: a background in science and/or mathematics as well as being artists who all went to Emily Carr University.   I felt the art worked well together and a lot of it has to do with the hanging of the show by the staff of the gallery.  Here are a few photos from the show.   

The show will be up until April 13, 2013 and there is an artist talk March 23, 1pm to 3pm.  (Rosemary will not be part of the talk as she is out of the country)  
The gallery has lots of information on the artists but I will try to explain their art practice as far as I understand it.

Judy, Angela and Debbie with the Mayor of NV

Judy's photo based paintings

Judy takes photos of each paint swipe and then through a digital process combines them in patterns.  There is a scientific explaination to the combonations but you will have to as her to explain that.  The photos are printed on lovely metallic paper.
Angela's whole show is based on ants.   There is a social connection in each piece.  They are all pencil drawings.

Angela's circles of ants  

Debbie's sculpture
Debbie uses dripping paint sculptures and yarn and paint sculptures to reference math and the connection to human behaviour.  She paints with acrylics. 

These butterflies cover a branch
 Okay I absolutely love Rosemary's work because it is an installation and uses found objects.  Two things dear to my heart.  Apparently there are 74,000 paper butterflies in these two pieces. 

detail of branch piece
A Thin Volume
Kudos to the staff on hanging the "A Thin Volume".  They did this piece proud.

A Thin Volume
CityScape Community Art Space
335 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver, BC