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Cherry Blossoms in Vancouver March 30, 2019

Springtime in Vancouver is a time to celebrate. That’s when the annual Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the gorgeous arrival of Spring! Fragrant pink confetti floats down to cover our sidewalks, streets, and lawns. And cherry blossom petals coat the city with the scent of Spring. Where Did They Come From? In the early 1930’s, the mayors of Kobe and Yokohama presented the Vancouver Parks Board with 500 Japanese cherry trees. In 1958, the Japanese…

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The value of art in your business March 27, 2019

Did you know that art has a lot more scientifically-proven benefits on your health? The benefits of art in business are subtantial. More than making you feel happy or relaxed, themed artworks can do wonders for your mental health, disposition and well-being. In fact, many studies have shown that displaying art in your business contributes to lower stress levels. Art in Hotels Interior decorators understand the value of displaying paintings, sculptures and other artworks in…

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Making Art March 25, 2019

Making art is, of course, what artists do. They create their  artworks’ using a limitless variety of mediums and techniques. Some of the more common mediums include architecture, photography, sculpture, painting, and drawing. Not to mention films, musical compositions, literary works, dramatic performances. Art comes in every shape and form. And the techniques employed are limited only by the artist’s imagination. However, something all artists share in common is their insatiable appetite for observation and…

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The Benefits of ‘Enjoying Nature’ March 22, 2019

In today’s world of powerful technology, people sometimes feel a need to simplify their lives, and get back to nature. In fact, studies show that enjoying nature can have huge benefits in all parts of our lives. There are so many ways you can take advantage of the benefits of nature. Here are just some of the benefits of enjoying nature… 1. Helps to relieve stress The demands of work or school can often be…

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The ‘Art’ of Spring! March 21, 2019

Spring has been a source of inspiration to all artists throughout the ages. And nothing says Spring like the vibrant beauty of flowers. With their vibrant colors, and incredible variety of intricate patternss, Nature has designed the ultimate attraction in flowers. Whether outdoors in gardens, or indoors in vases, flowers have always been one of the most popular subjects for artists everywhere, hobbyists and professionals alike. Here, we’ll take a look at 3 artists who…

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Is Graffiti Really Art? March 19, 2019

Graffiti is interesting. It’s creative and unrestricted. And it’s pretty much everywhere you look. In fact, every metropolitan area of the globe exhibits countless examples of graffiti, becoming more pervasive as populations expand. Perhaps that’s why, in recent years, graffiti has morphed from vandalism to ‘art’. Once considered to be nothing more than an unattractive defacement of private property, graffiti is often now seen as a popular form of ‘street art’. 5 Reasons Why Graffiti…

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Public art and the value of making art available to all March 16, 2019

Cities gain value through public art displays – social, cultural and economic value. It adds meaning to our cities and creates uniqueness. Public art is accessible for everyone, it provides a bridge between the past, present and future. How public art shapes a city People chose their homes, by how unique the city is. It is important what our towns look like. And it is important to have a certain community identity. This allows us…

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Art is Life March 13, 2019

Art is most commonly associated with pieces of work in a gallery or museum. However, there is so much more to art than what you see displayed in galleries. Without knowing it, we are surrounded by art. Most people don’t realize how much of a role art plays in our lives, and just how much we rely on art in all of its forms in our everyday lives. Art In the Home Chances are you…

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Children and art, allowing them to just create. March 11, 2019

Your preschooler is having a blast finger-painting with a mix of colours. Trying to be encouraging, you ask her, “What are you making?” and she shrugs. She hadn’t given it any thought. Little kids live for the moment — they love the way it feels when they smear paint on paper, how it looks when they sprinkle glitter, and even the soft sound a brush makes as it crosses the page, says Amy Yang, founder…

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Emily Carr -legendary female Canadian artist March 8, 2019

In the history of Canadian art, Emily Carr is an icon. Born in Victoria, she moved to San Francisco in 1890 to study art after the death of her parents. In 1899 she travelled to England to continue her studies. She spent time at the Westminster School of Art in London and various studio schools in Cornwall, Bushey, Hertfordshire, and elsewhere. In 1910, she spent a year studying art at the Académie Colarossi in Paris.…

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