by Caitlin Bryant
Yay! It’s that time again! Artists from Powell River, the Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island, Vancouver, and beyond are getting ready to expose themselves…all for our viewing pleasure! Erotic imaginations are buzzing and titillating artwork is being collected. There are new artists, returning favorites and lots of exciting new artwork to ogle. We’ve even got some fun, interactive installation art you can become part of! Not to mention the performances! Read more »
by Skye Morrison
I would like to tell you about one of my favourite things in the world. Well actually now there are eleven of them, and they are quickly multiplying. They are black, 9”x6”, hardcover sketchbooks, known as the Draw in Me Books. They can be found lying on tables and shelves, in stacks of magazines, and tucked under the couch cushions around Local Loco’s —usually not far from a case of pencil-crayons or a box of markers. They implore you to add something, whether it is a scribble, a poem, a cartoon, or an elaborate painting. They colourfully showcase the diverse creativity of our community and its visitors.
One day I remember a woman approached me with tears in her eyes, after having spent nearly two hours absorbed in working in one of the books. She confessed that though she had loved art in her youth, she hadn’t drawn in over thirty years until that day.
These books are, themselves, a work of art. A collage of playfulness, wisdom, inspiration and beauty, with of course the odd morbid doodle and innuendo.
If you should happen to find a blank spot in one of your “Draw in Me Book” journeys, don’t pass up the chance to go down in history. I am convinced that these books will be famous one day.
If I’m wrong, however, they will still be the eleven (and counting) of my favourite things in the world.