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Leo Cooper of Japantown Studios remembers Artist Michael Corkill 1969 – 2011 in Vancouver

October 4, 2011 1 comment

Japantown Live/Work Studios is shutting its doors for good at the end of September so please join us as we celebrate seven years nurturing local artists with a pair of exciting events:

Exclusive private show featuring a retrospective of Vancouver raised Michael Corkill 1969 – 2011 Character, world traveller, clochard, intellectual, jokster. Michael passed away sudddenly this past winter in his adopted home of Berlin and this is the first attempt to gather such a varied body of his work.

Original works for sale by local artists including: sculpture and found objects, original ceramics by Danny Kostyshin, native carving by Errol Ashley and the Mountain brothers, beadwork by Eddie Halfe, illustration, paintings, computer generated projections and more.

Below is a video of Leo Cooper remember his friend, Vancouver Artist Michael Corkill 1969-2011

Below is a video of a Walk through Japantown Studios

A Walking Tour of Japantown by Geoff Meggs and Lorene Oikawa – Saturday November 7, 10:30am–12pm

November 7, 2009 Leave a comment





A Walking Tour of Japantown by Geoff Meggs and Lorene Oikawa

Saturday November 7, 10:30am–12pm

Meet at Vancouver Japanese Language School, 487 Alexander

The Powell Street district around Oppenheimer Park is drenched in the history of the labour movement and the Japanese-Canadian community. Geoff Meggs, Vancouver City Councillor, brings a journalist’s view and curiosity to the walk, while Lorene Oikawa, Vice President of BCGEU, shares her enthusiasm for the stories of the labour movement and Japanese-Canadian history. This walk explores the diminishing reminders of this historic district and the people that brought these streets to life. $10 for non-residents, pay what you can for local residents