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Just Practice

Get inspired to practice daily with a quote from Vincent van Gogh! Watch A Step Forward: Just Practice with Aska Djikia as she lends her hand lettering skills to his timeless words about the importance of practice.

We hope it helps spur you on to continue with your daily practice through to the end of our February Opus Daily Practice Challenge... and beyond!

PLUS, be sure to read Aska's article, A Beginner's Journey to Hand Lettering, for tips on getting started. You can also see what other Opus Daily Practice participants are doing with hand lettering by following #opuslettering and #opushandlettering tags on Instagram....Read more

Opus Daily Practice Challenge

The Opus Daily Practice Challenge returns February 1–28, 2017!

January resolutions can be tough – the holiday season, a new year, plus 31 days. It's too much! But don't worry, February follows with enough time passed that you are renewed and ready to take action, and with an easy 28 days to make art a part of your daily life.

Challenge yourself to create daily for 28 days with Opus Daily Practice, making your art practice a priority wherever your days may take you – the studio, kitchen table or living room, in the park or at a coffee shop, or on-the-go....Read more

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What's happening in the Visual Arts community. It moves fast, so check often.

Opus Special Event: Hockey legend Richard Brodeur paints at Opus for the North Shore Art Crawl

Join former NHL goalie, Richard Brodeur, as he paints live at Opus North Vancouver this Saturday, March 4th from 10AM-4PM. Don't miss your chance to meet this Canucks alumni as he trades his hockey stick and pads for a paint brush and easel!...Read more

Vancouver Photo Book Fair

Free and open to the public, the Vancouver Photo Book Fair is Vancouver’s first art book fair dedicated to artists whose book-making practices incorporate or intersect with photography and lens-based art. The multi-day event at Western Front encompasses an engaging program and a variety of local and international artists, collectives, and publishers.

Friday, April 21: 7-10 pm (Members’ Preview)
Saturday, April 22: 11 am-6 pm
Sunday, April 23: 11 am-6 pm

Western Front
303 E 8th Ave

There is also an offsite program at James Black Gallery, which features workshops and talks on photography, artists’ books, and publishing.

For more information, please visit http://capturephotofest.com/vancouver-photo-book-fair/