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Behind The Canvas: Michael Abraham

Behind The Canvas: Michael Abraham

From http://artperspective.org Our profile series 'Behind the Canvas' this week with Canadian artist, Michael Abraham. We have been following Michael's work for more than a decade and he continues to evolve, playing with scale, texture and expanding fro Posted: Aug 7, 2015
Published by: http://artperspective.org
Author: artperspective.org
In this Article Artist(s) Michael Abraham
Interview with Ryland Steen of REEL BIG FISH

Interview with Ryland Steen of REEL BIG FISH

Welcome to Victoria. Have you ever been here before? If not, what are your first impressions?

 

Ryland “Rabbit” Steen: This is my first time ever being here, and I think it’s the band’s firs Posted: May 2, 2013

Author: Michael Luis
In this Article Artist(s) Reel Big Fish Resource(s): Michael Luis
Get Lucky with Tom Holliston!

Get Lucky with Tom Holliston!

I’ve always thought that someone should rhyme “Erik Estrada” with “vagina dentata” in a song, and it occurred to me, when I came late and awestruck to the solo output of songwriter and Nomeansno/Hanson Brothers guitarist Tom Holli... Posted: Sep 22, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Allan MacInnis
In this Article Artist(s) NoMeansNo, Tom Holliston, Showbusiness Giants
IN SEARCH OF THE SOURCE OF THE TALE: AN INTERVIEW WITH TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN OF NIGHTWISH

IN SEARCH OF THE SOURCE OF THE TALE: AN INTERVIEW WITH TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN OF NIGHTWISH

“You shouldn’t start telling a story if you don’t have a story to tell.” From his seat in the lunch room of Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre, Tuomas Holopainen leans forward and speaks into the digital audio recorder resting on the coffee table in fr Posted: Apr 28, 2015
Author: Shane Lange
Published by: Factory Worker Media
In this Article Artist(s) Nightwish
Things Are Getting Hairy: Bison BC prepares for Dark Ages

Things Are Getting Hairy: Bison BC prepares for Dark Ages

“We weren’t necessarily going for an animal name,” Bison BC co-guitarist/ co-vocalist James Farwell tells me when I ask about the name Bison. “We’d tossed around these Godawful made up words - ‘what looks good in a good metal fo... Posted: Feb 19, 2010
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Allan MacInnis
In this Article Artist(s) Bison

Opening Doors for Artists

"As a writer, photographer and graphic design artist, I know how difficult it is to have a venue to showcase and sell my work. Also, there are not too many high salaries in the Arts field, and trying to make a decent income can be an uphill battle. Many p Posted: Apr 25, 2015
Published by: James Bay Beacon
Author: Doreen Marion Gee
In this Article Resource(s): ArtCommons.ca, Victoria Free-Net Association (ViFA.ca)
Testing Metal with Grant Truesdell of Unleash the Archers

Testing Metal with Grant Truesdell of Unleash the Archers

On the evening of the band’s record release party at The Red Room, Factory Worker Media met with Unleash the Archers guitarist Grant Truesdell in the building’s old vault to discuss challenges to songwriting, community-building, and navigating the roi Posted: Jul 29, 2015
Author: Shane Lange
Published by: Factory Worker Media
In this Article Artist(s) Unleash The Archers
The Wrecktals – Speaking their mind from time to time.

The Wrecktals – Speaking their mind from time to time.

The Wrecktals – Speaking their mind from time to time. An interview with bassist Christoph Leon by Denis Maile of The Skinny DM: How did you come up with the band name? CL: As a reminder to never take ourselves too seriously, re... Posted: May 20, 2010
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Denis Maile
In this Article Artist(s) The Wrecktals, Christoph Leon

Orit Shimoni Bitter is the New Sweet

With her fifth album release on April 1 and Western Canadian tour dates throughout April, Orit Shimoni’s Bitter is the New Sweet opens up an exciting new chapter in the life of one Canada’s most brilliant and lyrically impactful vocalis... Posted: Apr 2, 2015
Published by: Beatroute Magazine
Author: Matt Hanson
In this Article Artist(s) Orit Shimoni
The Amazing Journey of a MISSA artist

The Amazing Journey of a MISSA artist

How MISSA afforded an opportunity for a local artist to exhibit her work in New York and the events that flowed from it. Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts (MISSA), local artist MaryLou Wakefield, Master Printmaker Dan Welden, Southampton Posted: Mar 22, 2020
Published by: Go Westshore magazine
Author: Anne Marie Moro
In this Article Artist(s) MaryLou Wakefield Resource(s): Southampton Arts Center, NY https://southamptonartscentre.com/
Margo Cooper presents:   BRAIN DANCE: Going off the Ploughed Track

Margo Cooper presents: BRAIN DANCE: Going off the Ploughed Track

Overview: The original meaning of delirium was “going off the ploughed track”, a Roman medical term for madness. Brain Dance explores Cooper’s mental and emotional responses to an emergency surgery and period of recovery. Posted: Sep 16, 2018
Published by: Art Openings
Author: kate cino
Glorywhore Finds the Beauty in Sleaze.

Glorywhore Finds the Beauty in Sleaze.

Glorywhore is a great name, and when playing with HookerPop, it's awesome. In the first week of the New Year, I went to the Princeton to check out Glorywhore. What I got was a petite Suicide Girl, Maiwan, with her incredible scratchy growl ... Posted: Jan 15, 2010
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Tanya Harding
In this Article Artist(s) Glorywhore
Rachel Vanderzwet Artist

Rachel Vanderzwet Artist

Plastic Bangles by Rachel Vanderzwet at Deluge Contemporary Art Nov 11 - Dec 10, 2016 Posted: Jan 11, 2017
Published by: Art Openings
Author: kate cino
Thoughts of Phil Anselemo

Thoughts of Phil Anselemo

On a laconic Friday afternoon, Absolute Underground gathered to quiz an icon - Phillip H. Anselmo. He is one of the few stars who have remained 'underground' while courting success with top-sellers Pantera and Down. Through smaller projects such as Superj Posted: Sep 20, 2012
Published by: Absolute Underground
Author: ERIK LINDHOLM, CHRIS FINCH, HEATHER FURNEAUX
In this Article Artist(s) Pantera, Phil Anselmo
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