Week in Review: Aug 11
Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall Pass
The arts world saw the loss of two major talents in Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall this week.
Comedian and Academy Award winning actor, Robin Williams passed away after a lengthy battle with depression. The talented entertainer received an immense showing of public support and sadness which even saw Broadway dim its bright lights one evening as a tribute.
Tony award winning actress, Lauren Bacall also left us this week at the age of 89. The actor rose to fame alongside Humphrey Bogart in several pictures in the 1940s and 50s. Her lengthy career also saw her take home Tony Awards in 1970 and 1981, as well as an Academy Award nomination in 1996.
Vancouver Writers Fest Announces Program
The Vancouver Writers Festival announced their program for the upcoming event scheduled for Oct. 21 to 26. This year will feature local novelists Caroline Adderson, Lee Henderson, and William Gibson alongside internationally acclaimed writers, Colm Tóibín, James Ellroy, Jane Smiley, and Karl Ove Knausgaard.
The Simpsons Celebrated in Art Exhibit
The iconic pop culture television program was celebrated this week at The Dart Gallery in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The gallery’s exhibit is just the latest in a move towards exposing the public to a more accessible type of art show.
Artist Turns The Beatles White Album into Art Installation
New York artist, Rutherford Chang opened up an art exhibit showcasing over 1000 vinyl copies of The Beatles‘ White Album this week. The famously blank white album cover displays how owners have altered, drawn on, dog eared, and customized each copy as it interacted with their lives over the years.