Town Talk: Designer Chloë Angus fills the fashion catwalk

DOWN AND AT ‘EM: An otherwise-benign 2015 spinal tumour disabled fashion designer-manufacturer Chloë Angus. Not her career, though. By spring, 2017, her business had reportedly doubled. “I should try to tone it down,” Angus said then. That idea soon fizzled. Her recent runway show in Granville Island’s Performance Works featured 60 new designs, most of them womenswear. Many garment motifs were by Angus’s longtime Haida colleague, Clarence Mills, and Heiltsuk artist KC Hall. Coast Salish,
Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka’wakw) and Ojibway themes were featured, too. Seemingly back to “working eight days a week,” the only things Angus may tone down — or wear down — are her wheelchair’s tires.

A photo of mass-wood Tallwood House backed Russell Acton and Mark Ostry at their architecture firm’s 25th-anniversary reception.

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A photo of mass-wood Tallwood House backed Russell Acton and Mark Ostry at their architecture firm’s 25th-anniversary reception.

QUARTER CENTURIONS: In the 24th year of their 25-year practice, architects Russell Acton and Mark Ostry undertook a $51.5-million, 18-floor tower named Tallwood House. Apart from its concrete core and foundation, the UBC-campus residence for 404 students was built of glue-laminated mass-wood columns and beams. A photo at Acton Ostry’s 25th anniversary reception show it with those of projects from their first-year Haida Gwaii primary school to a present-day Vancouver rental tower named The Duke. The firm’s own building could be called Shortwood House. It’s a single-floor-and-basement 1930s structure of 10-by-10 wood columns, 10-by-18 beams, two-by-six joists and shiplap roofing built for Broadway Printers. Acton Ostry paid $3 million for it in 2008. If a 26th year photo goes up there, it will be of the firm’s Vancouver College project, now half completed.

Auctioneer Robert Heffel and online specialist Lauren Kratzer conducted a 26-artwork sale that benefitted the Burrard Arts Foundation.

FOR ART’S SAKE: Auctioneer-gallerists David and Robert Heffel customarily solicit seven-figure bids for Canadian artworks. Not so at the Burrard Arts Foundation recently, where Robert and online auctions director Lauren Kratzer handled 26 modestly priced works by 24 BAF-familiar contributors. The event also marked the foundation’s move to First-off-Lorne premises that include a gallery, office, two studios and room for residency programs.

Christian Chan founded and Kate Bellringer heads the Burrard Arts Foundation that held an online auction

Source:: Vancouver Sun – Entertainment

      

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