Join us at the IMA Gallery for an evening of art, refreshments, and fun. Dirk Vanstralen's show, Failing Better, will be on display, and Vanstralen will be here to discuss his work. Friday, August 25, 7 pm.
Dirk is an award-winning cartoonist, illustrator and designer, who sometimes paints and makes other things. His weekly single panel cartoon, vanstralen, appeared in the Georgia Straight for 17 years. He is also the illustrator of two wordless kids books: Ben’s Big Dig and Ben’s Bunny Trouble, published by Orca Books. He occasionally makes logos, like for ArtsWells. Since 2012, he has designed marketing materials and ads for Barkerville.
For the last ten years, he and his partner Julia Mackey have toured her play, Jake’s Gift (which he also directed), to more than 250 communities across Canada, the UK and France. His most recent directing credits include Mike Delamont’s Mama’s Boy and Morag Northey’s 17.