All it took was a weekend away to remind me how inspiring I find this region. And when Mt Currie and the cherry trees in bloom and the random snake sightings and the swelling seasonal creeks don't do it, all I have to do is ask a fellow-creative... and BOOM. Inspiration-injection. The latest artist to … Continue reading Work In Progress: Amy Hazeldine
I followed a tweet by Tourism Pemberton to discover the blog, Valley of Light, a daily photo journal of our backyard from photographer Polek Rybczynksi. A daily practice, I think, is a cornerstone for wellness, and I'm always fascinated by the myriad ways people might bring it into being. I asked Polek to share one … Continue reading Work In Progress: Polek Rybczynski
Due to too many obligations, house-guests, family commitments, work commitments, spurts of agoraphobia, and a host of other excuses, I do not attend as many local happenings as I want to. Luckily, Dave Steers does. I love watching community life unfold through his lens. So I asked him to allow himself to be featured in … Continue reading Work in Progress, with Photographer Dave Steers
Look around. Everywhere we live, there is art, inviting us into a deeper correspondence with nature, culture, community. That's why one of our favourite columns has been the monthly Work in Progress feature. So far, in our Work in Progress column, we've profiled: Russell Dalby, photographer Bryn Hughes, photographer Jesse Fromowitz, flute-maker Vanessa Stark, artist Mike Tyler, carver and sculptor Nevin … Continue reading Work in Progress: The Round Up!
This week, we meet photographer Simon Bedford and explore his passion for documenting local faces through portraits of members of the Lil'wat Nation.Who are you?My name is Simon Bedford, and I came to Pemberton 8 years ago with my family after a lifetime working as a photographer and tv cameraman in London. When I arrived … Continue reading Work in Progress: Simon Bedford
For the sixth year in a row, Whistler has been quietly embedding poetry into its public spaces at the Poet's Pause sculpture on Alta Lake. An annual call for submissions invites poets to embed their word art in Whistler's wild places. This year, new Pemberton resident, Trish Belsham, was the poet selected as winner of … Continue reading Work in Progress: poet Trish Belsham
Featured this month in our Work in Progress column, we meet Nevin Falloon, a local filmmaker fresh from Cap U's Documentary Film Program. He gives us a sneak peek into his studio, process and the inspiration he gets from our backyard, by sharing a recent work. The Lazyboy - A Short Documentary on Alex Cairns … Continue reading Work in Progress: Documentary Filmmaker Nevin Falloon