Image credit: Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society

ExplorASIAN 2012 – the 16th annual month-long festival to celebrate Asian Heritage Month in Metro Vancouver – features the “Generation One Art Exhibition” as one of its signature programs. Generation One, a platform for local artists to showcase their artworks in the community, appears at multiple sites throughout Metro Vancouver. 

A special purpose of this year’s exhibition is to highlight young artists who are home-grown first-generation Asian-Canadians, or new immigrants.

GENERATION ONE 3D Art Exhibition at Irving K. Barber Center, UBC, May 4 – May 25, 2012

Curated by VAHMS artists, this 3D exhibition demonstrates the art of poetry as expressed in three-dimensional art forms from different Asian cultural traditions. Check out the glass cases in the lobby and corridor at the IKBLC.

World Poetry Peace Festival at Ike’s Cafe Gallery Space

Curated by World Poetry Society in partnership with VAHMS, this exhibition presents poems displayed on the walls of Ike’s Cafe.

In order to nurture and support young local talent, the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society has entered a new partnership with the International Arts Gallery to co-present a two-part exhibition at the gallery from May 4 to 25, 2012. Other Generation One venues include: the River Market and Amicus Lawyers, both in New Westminster.

Contact: Celia Leung, Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society Program Coordinator




Souvenir of British Columbia, No. 1 printed by T.N. Hibben & Co. circa 1880.

Look for lots more photographs of historic Vancouver in the upcoming B.C.Bibliography Collection!

Are you interested in the writing and/or illustrating process? If so, you should join our guest author and illustrator to find out how you can become an author or an illustrator yourself! 

Brian Deines, acclaimed Canadian children’s book illustrator and Nancy Hundal, a local author and librarian are presenting on the art of the picture book, and the special relationships that exist between reader, story and pictures.

When? Tuesday, 8 May, 2012 from 7:00pm – 8:30 pm

Where? City Centre Library (10350 University Dr, Surrey), Meeting Room 120 (1st floor)

Cost? This incredible event is Free!

Read the latest news on year-round education in British Columbia from The Tyee here. First in a three part series.

By Aleksandra Sagan, 2 May 2012,

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Photo: Michelle Lamberson

Lea Starr, Associate University Librarian for Research Services, and Librarian Teresa Lee comment on the recent initiative of Heather Piwowar, who worked on an agreement with academic publisher Elsevier to allow text mining of its journals.

Read the full article, “Hot Type: Elsevier Experiments With Allowing ‘Text Mining’ of Its Journals,” in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Related articles appear in the Guardian and the Library Journal.

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