Chigiri-e: The Language of Paper

Chigiri-e: The Language of Paper Leanne Lai Hildebrand Taiwanese Canadian Facebook Migration is for the possibility of a better future. This possibility can often be an uncertainty for you and your family. Change is facing your unknown self with courage, and not using the answers to create expectations for yourself. Should we approach this new … Read more

2024 Granville Island – Lanterns

Towards Alternate Landscapes Rising Regurgitating In pursuit of the sun Year of the Wood Dragon Dragons šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square Jack Poole Plaza Granville Island Pendulum Gallery Feb 9 – 26 Forever Young Ocean Artworks, Granville Island Check out the Artists’ stories Tajliya Jamal Sara Khan Seeroro Anita Ho Weiwei Xu Studio 101 / Eastside Arts … Read more

2024 Jack Poole Plaza – Lanterns

šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square Jack Poole Plaza Granville Island Pendulum Gallery Feb 9 – 27 Coastal Lunar Lanterns Jack Poole Plaza Check out the Artists’ stories Atheana Picha Cyler Sparrow-Point Debra Sparrow & Isaiah Sparrow Ali Istanda Facing the waters, the Coastal Lunar Lanterns bring cultures together to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Featuring Indigenous artists … Read more

2024 Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza – Lanterns

Talking to the Moon grounded Dragon Sea The Spirit Child Beauty That is Brave Looking Back Faces My Family III šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square Jack Poole Plaza Granville Island Pendulum Gallery Feb 9 – 28 We are a Family šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery Check out the Artists’ stories Anuximana Kristina Luu … Read more

2023 Photo Contest

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PHOTO CONTEST 2023 Photo Contest The annual #TheLanternCity photo contest is back! This year, with our lantern exhibitions in three different locations, it’s time for Vancouverites to let their creativity shine! Tell your own story through the lanterns. Imagine The Lantern City with your camera. Rules: Head on over to Jack Poole Plaza, Ocean Artworks … Read more

2023 Exhibition Locations

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LET’S GET LOST IN NATURE.THAT IS WHERE WE WILL DISCOVER OUR WONDERLAND.THAT IS THE LIFE CYCLE WE ALL DREAM IN. Lost in Nature Coastal Lunar Lanterns Jack Poole Plaza 1/20 – 2/15 We greet the world with our faces, tilting up to feel the sun, turning out to sing to the sea, unmasked to smile … Read more

Woven Molodies

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Theme Music https://youtu.be/YDdQ-yAfhPs Woven Melodies ThemeMusic Theme Music Accompanying the beautiful artworks of The Lantern City is an exclusively composed musical piece, highlighting connections between cultures from Taiwan to Canada and beyond, allows us to hear a coming together of traditions, heritage, and arts.  Inspired by the weaving culture of the Indigenous people of Taiwan, … Read more

Forever Young

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Granville Island(Ocrean Art Works) ForeverYoung TheLanternCity Jan. 29th to Feb. 21stFree Program Granville Island is a place of creativity, where many residents of Vancouver have familiar memories of childhood tied to its colourful setting. Children are fountains of creativity, with imaginations sprawling farther than their arms can reach, providing us with a refreshing perspective on … Read more

Winter Wonders

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Winter Wonders Coastal Lunar Lanterns Family Ties Lanterns, a traditional artform in many cultures, meet with the new and ever-evolving technology of today. Step into a world of Augmented Reality that brings the stories of artists to life. Explore the connections between mother earth and family, and traditions being passed down from generation to generation. … Read more

Reretan Pavavaljung

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Coastal Lunar Lanterns Reretan Pavavaljung Paiwan, Taiwan Reretan Pavavaljung Paiwan, Taiwan Reretan Pavavaljung is a Paiwan artist, who was born in Dashe Village, Sandimen Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan (the Tjavadran community). Reretan’s family is known for being traditional artists (Pulima). Reretan has been influenced by his father Sakuliu in the field of arts since he … Read more