Friday, March 30, 2012

Neon | Ugly Vancouver at the MOV

Also at the MOV until August 12, 2012, is Neon/Ugly Vancouver, a collection of neon signs from Vancouver's past. I have to warn you, though, that you may end up with a headache as I did. The usually high up on the building signs are all in small enclosed space. This exhibition would have been better if placed in a more spacious room. Nevertheless, they are fun and definitely an interesting look of the "ugly" Vancouver.

Art Deco Chic at The MOV

I love fashion. [In fact, I named my daughter after one of its superstar icon (Gabrielle Chanel). ]

At the MOV (Museum of Vancouver) until September 23, there is a showing of Art Deco Chic, an exhibition of what is considered as the beginning of modern fashion. Some of the garment/work of art are from Chanel, Lanvin, Vionnet, Patou, and Schiaparelli. In case you aren't able to make it to the exhibition, here are some pics (they are only taken with my phone, so they are not great quality).

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Importance of Being Earnest & The Barber of Seville


I've been in a cave for the past year. Or is it more like a tunnel? Well, OK, in reality it's only librarianship school (although there are many a times when I am in serious darkness).  In any case, I'm starting to get a glimpse of light. I am coming to the end. 

For the last month, I have worked on reports on Energy Consumption in Indonesia and Japan, The Impact of the Housing Market in Canada, The Print and Non-Print Serial Collection of a Small Library, have catalogued many items, done an inventory of a photograph archive, researched reliable Image Scanning Vendors in the lower mainland, and have answered countless reference questions. 

My brain and body are aching for balance!

I've started going to yoga again, started my training for the half-marathon in May that I have signed up for, and this last two weeks, I went to see the Canucks vs Bluejackets, saw The Importance of Being Earnest and The Barber of Seville. 

First the Canucks. I went on St. Patrick's day -- the one where Edler got his groove on. Going to a live game is so much more exciting than not. The whole place was thumpin' with that cracking ice sound and light effects. That dancing little boy was even there as mini-Fin.

On Thursday, I saw Oscar Wilde's, The Importance of Being Earnest at the Stanley Theatre. The main character was that guy from the A&W commercials, Ryan Beil. I did not enjoy him. His accent and intonations were ridiculous and exaggerated. I read the Georgia Straight review, they weren't impressed with the show at all. I, on the other hand, didn't mind it. I enjoyed the story and the other cast members. I found the set was quite playful and unexpected. Overall, I think it's worth seeing.

Last night, was the third show of the Vancouver Opera -- The Barber of Seville. I really liked this one. Maybe it's because I needed a light topic after so much heaviness. This was fun and light. I really liked the female lead, she was beautiful and she was not afraid to be goofy. She was quite funny when she was mocking and mimicking the antagonist. This would be a good one to go to if you've never gone to the opera.

So, that's it for my Art fix for now. Back to work for me.