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Vancouver Marine Arts and Design


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Dramatic Waterfront

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December ushered in a fresh dose of stormy weather, following November’s sharp, clear snapping cold (unusual for balmy Vancouver).

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Weather shifts make dramatic skies, intense sea-lighting effects below the ever dramatic coast and mountain/skyscraper backdrop.IMGP9674

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ART! VANCOUVER MARITIME MUSEUM

VANCOUVER MARITIME MUSEUM ART INVITE!  

WE’LL TRY SALT MIST SEASONS PAINTING TECHNIQUES AT THE MUSEUM’S TK GALLERY:

  • Follow M.V. SALT MIST through seasons & marinescapes, from Vancouver & southern Gulf Islands up BC’s inner coast.

http://vancouvermaritimemuseum.com/salt-mist-seasons

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This exhibition invites visitors to embark on a self-guided south-to-north coastal sea voyage: highlighting ships, salty glimpses into local histories, and hidden anchorages. 

MV Salt Mist (ex-Kagome), centerpiece of this exhibit, was among the swiftest of night vessels plying straits southbound with her cargos of contraband liquor. Explore BC’s coast from the southern Gulf Islands to Discovery Passage and North.

Marine artwork in this exhibit captures the imagined moods of coastal history, inspired by early mariners, shipbuilders and those who love the music of the waves.


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Capilano Watershed & Mountains Art & Photos © R.Hanna art@artecodesign.ca

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Not quite art-by-the sea, this beautiful watershed forms a pristine water bowl of thirst-quenching liquid for Vancouver. Overlooking Cleveland Dam and ‘The Lions’ – twin peaks above, a picnic site.

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Venture deeper into the watershed with Metro Vancouver tour guides: historical remnants, ongoing fishery innovations – how DO those salmon return – and fascinating looks from “inside out” at high altitude lakes, peaks, wildlife and plant communities.Copy of IMGP6782

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West coast wilderness – images of spring

Capilano River cuts a deep pathway to the Pacific, foaming en route through millenial Douglas fir, western red cedar and hemlock forests. Rewards for the hiker in ancient wilderness remnants surrounded by north shore cities and suburbs!IMGP4636IMGP4633                                                                                   

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Fairy Wilderness in spring, hiding under soft green of old man's beard.

Fairy Wilderness in spring, hiding under soft green of old man’s beard.

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