Early Vancouver Artists: surviving while being creative
The Vancouver Historical Society host this event with guest speaker: Gary Sim, author and architectural technologist.
From the time that Vancouver was carved out of old growth forest little more than one hundred and twenty years ago, artists, both native-born and new arrivals sought to nourish their souls while sustaining a livelihood within the new city and growing province. Those who put down roots in the raw city creatively sought ways to make a living, by becoming teachers and illustrators, founding galleries and fine arts groups and organizing to exhibit and sell their work. Artists like Sam Maclure, Sophie Pemberton and Emily Carr are just a few of these creative souls.
Vancouver-born artist, author, researcher, and architectural technologist Gary Sim will examine some of the artwork and accomplishments of Vancouver’s earliest resilient artists.
*Free and open to the public