MUJI Virtual Workshops
Japanese retailer MUJI—known for its minimalist products—opened its second largest Canadian store in Vancouver earlier this year and is planning a series of virtual workshops throughout July. Up first: Urban Farming 101 on Saturday, July 4, featuring a lesson on how to prepare a sustainable substrate for successfully growing produce. Led by Vancouver-based organic farmer Mik Turje, of non-profit organization Renfrew Collingwood Food Security Institute, the session provides the lowdown on weeds, pests, and diseases that can affect plants. Then on Wednesday, July 8, Vancouver tea bar O5Tea demonstrates how to make summery iced matcha drinks. (Various dates throughout July; times vary, free)
Studio E Gallery Viewing Room
This appointment-only exhibition presents works that gallery director Dawna Holloway describes as ones she “could look at forever.” Book your slot then peruse pieces from artists including Fay Jones, Ken Kelly, Maya Strauss, and more, or take it all in while lounging on vignettes of Inform Interiors furnishings curated by Seattle-based interior designer Jennie Gruss. (Through July 11; times vary, free)
Makers Union Online Market
The Portland community-based artist collective has launched an online marketplace highlighting work from diverse local artists, creatives, and makers each month, with 15 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Portland-based Black Resilience Fund. Shop furniture, art, home accessories, clothing, jewelry and more. (Ongoing; prices vary)
Art History From Home: What Makes a Photograph?
The Whitney Museum of American Art hosts thirty-minute online discussions dedicated to illuminating topics in American art from 1900 to the present. In this talk, lecturer and artist Ayanna Dozier explores the accessible, yet inaccessible, nature of photography, including technological and historical shifts in the medium via works in the museum’s collection from artists such as Dawoud Bey, Ming Smith, Charles Sheeler, and James Van Der Zee. (July 7; 6 p.m., free)
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