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Shawn Mendes performs “Summer of Love” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Mendes is one of several musicians to cancel Canadian concert dates in recent weeks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charles Sykes-Invision-AP

From Mendes to New Kids, concert cancellations prove a costly gamble for fans

Fans sometimes stuck with hefty travel, hotel expenses

 

Oil portraitist Zann Hemphill with her painting of a dog named Dexter. (Zann Hemphill/Paws by Zann photo).

VIDEO: Vancouver Island painter makes classic oil paintings to celebrate pets

Artist Zann Hemphill offers tips to take the best possible photo of your animal friend

 

Painter Christopher Pratt is shown in a family handout photo. Pratt, long considered one of Canada’s greatest painters, has died at 86. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Pratt Family **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Christopher Pratt, prominent Canadian painter and printmaker, dies at 86

Pratt is the designer of Newfoundland and Labrador’s provincial flag

 

Mila’s cat. The young artists even get credit, with a ‘signature’ in the book, next to the finished produt.

B.C. children’s book author takes submitted drawings from kids and turns them into characters

Kwaku Amoateng is quite the creative father. In 2021, the Comox military…

Mila’s cat. The young artists even get credit, with a ‘signature’ in the book, next to the finished produt.
Canadian rock legend Ronnie Hawkins poses in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Ronnie Hawkins, cross-border rockabilly legend and endearing showman, dies at 87

“He went peacefully and he looked as handsome as ever,” Hawkins’ wife said

Canadian rock legend Ronnie Hawkins poses in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Artist and UBC art instructor Samuel Roy-Bois with some of his artwork in Kelowna, British Columbia. Photography by Lia Crowe

Artist Samuel Roy-Bois on story and the built environment

Exploring architecture and space with sculpture, installation and sound

  • Jul 28, 2021
Artist and UBC art instructor Samuel Roy-Bois with some of his artwork in Kelowna, British Columbia. Photography by Lia Crowe
Artist Elizabeth Cross. Lia Crowe photography

In Studio with Artist Elizabeth Cross

The colour of passion

  • May 11, 2021
Artist Elizabeth Cross. Lia Crowe photography
Michael Rees at his studio on the first floor of the old Burrard Market Square building. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Painter and print-maker showcased at Vanderhoof Street Art Show

Michael Rees uses narrative in a majority of his work

Michael Rees at his studio on the first floor of the old Burrard Market Square building. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Magdalena Saito stands infront of her paintings at the Street Art Show in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof artist asks people to explore their creative side

Magdalena Saito has been recognized at the Street Art Show this month.

Magdalena Saito stands infront of her paintings at the Street Art Show in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Mary Lynn infront of her painting on display at her hair studio. (Sarabjit Kaur/Omineca Express)

From abstract to acrylic: Vanderhoof artist shares her love for paintings

Mary Lynn Lawrence’s work is displayed in the arts room this month.

Mary Lynn infront of her painting on display at her hair studio. (Sarabjit Kaur/Omineca Express)
This wall has illustrations from Magdalena’s new project. A lot of her work that she normally does is up on the walls at the Visitor’s Centre. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
This wall has illustrations from Magdalena’s new project. A lot of her work that she normally does is up on the walls at the Visitor’s Centre. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Karen Cruise. (Submitted photo)

“I can’t remember a time when I didn’t sing”: Karen Cruise

Vanderhoof musician is the featured artist of the week.

Karen Cruise. (Submitted photo)
Bethany Giesbrecht on her dining table, which she uses as her work space for a lot of her paintings. (Submitted photo)

“Nature defines my art”: Bethany Giesbrecht, painter

This story is part of a weekly series showcasing artists in the region

Bethany Giesbrecht on her dining table, which she uses as her work space for a lot of her paintings. (Submitted photo)
Birch bark basket made by Rodney Teed. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

“Birch bark basket making is a traditional way of life”: Artist, Saik’uz First Nation

Coun. Rodney Teed from Saik’uz First Nation speaks about his love for birch bark basket making.

Birch bark basket made by Rodney Teed. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Jessica Wiebe standing in front of the mural she has created for Nechako Valley Secondary School. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

New mural at Nechako Valley Secondary School

Artist Jessica Wiebe says she wanted to promote diversity and inclusion.

Jessica Wiebe standing in front of the mural she has created for Nechako Valley Secondary School. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Annerose Georgesen at her studio that is located above the Men’s shed in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Finding freedom in expression through painting

Vanderhoof painter talks about her love for painting and the difficult questions artists are faced with.

Annerose Georgesen at her studio that is located above the Men’s shed in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
The Bateman Foundation’s Sketch Across Canada program encourages artists of all skill levels to go outside and capture their natural world. (Courtesy of the Bateman Foundation)

Bateman program encourages people to sketch outside, connect with nature

#MyNatureSketch initiative encourages Canadians to become ‘bright-eyed three year olds’

The Bateman Foundation’s Sketch Across Canada program encourages artists of all skill levels to go outside and capture their natural world. (Courtesy of the Bateman Foundation)
Robert Bateman, renowned artist, conservationist and teacher has turned 90-years-old. (Bateman Foundation)
Robert Bateman, renowned artist, conservationist and teacher has turned 90-years-old. (Bateman Foundation)
In Studio with artist Anita McComas

In Studio with artist Anita McComas

Painting nature on the bright side

  • Mar 20, 2020
In Studio with artist Anita McComas
Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world

Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world

Nanoose Bay painter lets passion be her guide

  • Mar 13, 2020
Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world