Month: September 2009

Thanks for giving Opus a “Best of Vancouver” nod!

Well, shucks! Thank-you to everyone who voted for Opus (on the Internet and in spirit) in the latest Georgia Straight, Best of Vancouver ’09. We were delighted to find ourselves at the top of the list for “Best Art Supply... Read More

Artists! Let’s Change the World

It’s no secret that art can shake foundations, topple oppressive structures, plant the seeds of change or bring that change to powerful fruition. In many times and places, art struggles to flourish and be recognized, yet always it dances intensely... Read More

Rejuvenate your creative self

For many artists, September is a time of renewal. No spring blossoms, no resolutions. Instead, what was once new and vibrant, having blossomed and flourished, now falls away in firey grace, opening up an earthy space for crisp new conceptions.... Read More

Going social online

Since the Internet got popular in the mid 90’s, the world has seen many trends come and go. After the millenium came and went, one trend began to dominate the Internet: Web 2.0, the “social” web. And today, two giants... Read More

A Tribute to Excellence

“A Tribute to Excellence” is the theme for Lake Country ArtWalk 2009, a two day festival which will explore the meeting of art and sports, making a somewhat loose connection to the upcoming winter Olympic Games. Did you know that... Read More

Okanagan Mural Project

During last year’s Christmas season, Opus gathered donations for the Downtown Youth Center, promising that they would match any donation dollar for dollar with an Opus Gift Card. The staff at the Youth Centre decided to use the funds to... Read More

Supporting our community

The visual arts give us so much, and so it has always been a central theme in Opus’ business philosophy to support visual arts programs in our community. We do this by encouraging new artists and masters alike, by promoting... Read More

Children’s Art Festival

For the 26th year, the Whistler Children’s Art Festival rocked the valley and had families from across BC dancing to Charlotte Diamond, parading in Ta Daa Lady’s magical costumes, learning about our local bears with Michael Allen and creating marionettes... Read More

The Word on the Street

Vancouver’s The Word on the Street is back for its 15th year with another full day of free indoor and outdoor author events, exhibits, performances, a marketplace, and all-round reading excitement – Sunday, September 27th, 11am to 5pm at Library... Read More

Art Guild Winners!

Congratulations to Claire Hsu, of Lord Byng Secondary, this year’s recipient of the Michael Saya-Moore Scholarship. Sponsored by Opus and the Vancouver Art Guild. This scholarship is provided through the family and friends of Michael Saya-Moore in memory of this... Read More

Curatorial and Entrepreneurial Leadership

I once read a list of ten principles of organizational behavior. The last one was “the punishment of the innocent”; the second to the last was “the rewarding of non-participants”. These are the only two I have remembered because they... Read More