Arts tip sheet: Eastside Culture Crawl newcomers

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      Looking for fresh inspiration at this year’s Eastside Culture Crawl, which is about to launch its 23rd rendition from Thursday to Sunday (November 14 to 17)? Here are some of the artists that will be showing during the event for the first time:


      Jamie Smith's Too Much, No

      Jamie Smith

      1861 Franklin Street

      Intricate black-and-white floral drawings, rendered in pen and ink on paper, distill the artist’s memories, especially of her extensive travels from the Middle East to Latin America.


      Mischa Kolbe's binary clocks

      Mischa Kolbe

      Octopus Studios

      Art and engineering come together in clever 3-D–printed sculptures, wood-cube binary clocks, and many more melds of the mathematical and the mixed-media.


      Madelaine Mongey's Crackle bud vase.

      Madelaine Mongey

      Slice of Life

      Crackled white bud vases, serene seafoam stacking bowls, and purple fade tumblers make for wheel-thrown pottery that is sleekly contemporary yet feels lovingly handmade.


      Helena Maizlin's Lucky Shoes.

      Helena Maizlin

      Parker Street Studios

      The book illustrator and figurative-drawing instructor creates vibrantly coloured life drawings that come alive in boldly applied, bright pastel strokes. Mixing the humorous, the theatrical, and even the abstract, they celebrate the female form and face.


      Lee Abbott's Alienore

      Lee Abbott

      Octopus Studios

      The British graphic artist has a background in both indie rock and movie posters, and you’ll see that influence in screenprints, photo art, and more.