Evan Lee – Elders and Roots at the Richmond Art Gallery
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Evan Lee – Elders and Roots at the Richmond Art Gallery

April 26 to June 15, 2014 Guest Curator: Bill Jeffries Opening Reception: Saturday, April 26 – 2:00 to 4:00pm Vancouver artist Evan Lee’s scanned images of ginseng roots and drawings of elderly Chinese women, and the cultural affinities between them, are the subject of this exhibition organized by guest curator Bill Jeffries. The exhibition consists … Continue reading

City of Bhangra Festival – May 29 to June 7, 2014
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City of Bhangra Festival – May 29 to June 7, 2014

Every spring, VIBC presents the City of Bhangra Festival, a ten-day all-out dance party and music-fest showcasing the music and dance of the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan. On indoor and outdoor stages, in parks, in clubs, and even right smack downtown in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Festival features hundreds of … Continue reading

Calling all volunteers who are curious about the lesser-known history of BC!
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Calling all volunteers who are curious about the lesser-known history of BC!

Calling all volunteers who are curious about the lesser-known history of BC.  If you can speak either English, Cantonese or Mandarin, and are willing to be trained to qualify as the “Cultural Ambassadors” of the Pacific Canada Heritage Centre (PCHC), please read on. In support of the Centennial Anniversary of the Ing Suey Sung Tong … Continue reading

Bon Voyage / Bon Appétit Menus from the Canadian Pacific Railway Company’s  Ships, Trains, Planes, and Hotels
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Bon Voyage / Bon Appétit Menus from the Canadian Pacific Railway Company’s Ships, Trains, Planes, and Hotels

Bon Voyage / Bon Appétit: Menus from the Canadian Pacific Railway Company’s Ships, Trains, Planes, and Hotels is an exhibition that will be held from April 7 to December 24, 2014. Whether you prefer quick eats or fine dining, join us for an exhibition of eye-catching and mouth-watering Canadian Pacific Railway Company menus dating from … Continue reading

May 30 – A powerhouse of writers celebrate Asian Heritage Month #explorASIAN
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May 30 – A powerhouse of writers celebrate Asian Heritage Month #explorASIAN

 Consider this your exclusive invite to a thought-provoking and entertaining night of words.  Four vanguards of the Asian literary scene assemble at Pulpfiction Books (2422 Main Street, Vancouver) to read passages from their latest novels and publications. Join Doretta Lau (How Does A Single Blade Of Grass Thank The Sun), Tom Cho (Look Who’s Morphing), … Continue reading

Indonesian Traditional Textiles: A Diversity of Expressions
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Indonesian Traditional Textiles: A Diversity of Expressions

Traditional textiles are often associated as cultural objects since much of the thoughts about the work, materials and techniques have significance in meaning and value. For centuries, the practice of producing traditional cloths in Indonesia has been passed down from generation to generation. Although the method is seen impractical, the symbolic meaning and value embedded … Continue reading