Early Vancouver Artists: surviving while being creative

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 19:30

The Vancouver Historical Society host this event with guest speaker: Gary Sim, author and architectural technologist.

Gary SimFrom 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