Visual Arts
The Director of Colour

The Director of Colour

A few weeks ago, West of West got a chance to talk to Heather Jarvie about her upcoming production of 1959 Pink Thunderbird Convertible as well as the show she was about to put on of some her latest paintings. You see, Heather is a bit of a Jill of all trades (see the interview...
The Tweediest of Rides: Photographs of Tweed Ride 2012

The Tweediest of Rides: Photographs of Tweed Ride 2012

Last Saturday 350 Victorians got dressed up in their most Victorian garb and rode out to explore the town in the leisurely, civilized Tweed Ride. On Thursday we posted an interview with Simon Soblewski, one of the main organizers of the event. His interview got us so excited about the whole event that I felt...
The Sun's Procession in the West

The Sun’s Procession in the West

B.C is, of course, the last place the sun sets on Canadian soil, which makes this set of photos so fitting – especially for a site called West of West. This gallery, which beautifully charts the setting of the sun over the B.C. coast was taken by Miguel Beraza, who has been the mind behind...
The Artistic Compulsion: An Interview with Heather Jarvie

The Artistic Compulsion: An Interview with Heather Jarvie

Tonight, Langham Court Theatre will be opening their latest play: 1959 Pink Thunderbird Convertible. The play is actually comprised of two smaller plays, both of which focus on life in small-town Texas during the ’70s. One half focuses of the production focuses on women’s relationships in the small town while the second focuses on male...
Acute Angles - A Diptych by Miguel Beraza

Acute Angles – A Diptych by Miguel Beraza

After the popularity of Hilary Somerville’s gallery last week, we decided to scratch your photography itch once more with another small group today. We’ve featured local photographer Miguel Beraza’s work twice before (here and here) but I think this diptych is my favourite so far. The use of black and white to capture the subtle...
Once Was Wild: Photography by Hilary Somerville

Once Was Wild: Photography by Hilary Somerville

Today, The West of West Review would like to introduce you to Hilary Somerville. She studies Spanish at the University of Victoria but her true passion is writing fiction and poetry. However, she has recently begun exploring new media and art forms. In due time, we’ll be featuring some of her poetry but we thought...