Alcuin member and supporter Gary Sim is giving an illustrated lecture at the Museum of Vancouver on February 23, titled Early Vancouver Artists. The lecture is hosted by the Vancouver Historical Society, admission is free, the doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the lecture goes from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Although primarily based on his extensive digital research project BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS, Sim has done extensive additional research into this early and little known part of Vancouver’s past for the lecture.
Starting with a brief historical overview of Vancouver in 1886, Sim will talk about a number of early artists, art stores, and artist groups, who struggled to bring the visual arts to a rough community newly carved out of the forest. A variety of early artworks, historical photographs, and original documents, many of which have not been seen by the public, will be shown to illustrate the artists and their work.