Featured Artist: Michael Overbeck

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Photographer: Michael Overbeck

Photographer Michael Overbeck adorns the walls in our Pemberton Cafe. Michael is an adventure and lifestyle photographer based out of Whistler, British Columbia. Born and raised in the Coast Range, his love for the mountains sparked at an early age. Searching for adventures in remote areas around the world, and documenting them all through images, has established Overbeck as a well known name in the outdoor industry.


Website:

http://www.michaeloverbeck.com

Featured Artist: Kate Zessel in collaboration with Lambrecht Surfboards

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Kate Zessel:

You will fall in love once you take a peek at our walls in Whistler. They are adorned with the work from local artist, Kate Zessel. Find your inner spirit animal!

Website:

http://zesseldesigns.com/

About Kate:

Illustrator : Graphic Designer : Web Developer : Photographer : Skier

About Lambrecht Surfboards:

Lambrecht Surfboards creates custom boards built exactly how our customers want them. Sitting down with a shaper and designing your own board is something every surfer should try to do at least once. They also offer “Build Your Own Board Workshops” internationally and help you to make the board of your dreams.


Website:

www.lambrechtsurfboards.com

 

The Collaboration:

Kate Zessel and Andy Lambrecht

Life in Style

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Mark your calendars for Saturday nights art opening in Pemberton!

Legend shred photographer Mark Gallup is showcasing a body of images of the late Craig Kelly, perhaps the most influential figure in the history of snowboarding.

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Hightide Mfg. Launch Party

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You’re invited to the Hightide Mfg. Launch Party this Friday at Mount Currie Coffee Co. in Whistler and then on Saturday at our Pemberton Cafe.

Hightide Mfg. is a brand spankin’ new “surf inspired powder snowboard” company based in Pemberton, founded by Akasha Weisgarber, Gabe Langlois and Tyeson Carmody. http://hightidemfg.com/

Come have a drink with us, check out some inspiring Winter photography from Ashley Barker, Jenna Low and Colin Adair and see the new amazing boards built right here intended to be ridden in our back yard!Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 8.59.26 AM

Featured Artist: Mason Mashon – Surf Imagery up in our Whistler Cafe

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Mason Mashon:

Mason will take you on a journey from our Whistler mountains straight into the waves. Come on by and check out his work!

Website:

www.masonmashon.com

About Mason:

Mason’s photography draws from a deep well of influence. Growing up in Vernon BC, and having spent much of his adult life

residing in Whistler BC Canada, he honed his craft in a location known worldwide as the holy grail of action sports. Here is where his photography career began. Pursuing the sports he loved Mason became one of the most prolific Whistler ski, snowboard and mountain bike photographers in an area saturated with camera talent. As his passion for the lens grew as did his repertoire of sports. Surfing had always been an infatuation for Mason and it was only natural for him to shoot it. A professional Mountain Biker in his own right, Mason has often been the subject of others lenses and has appeared in magazines worldwide.

As a presenter Mason hosted the largest mountain bike festival in the world, Crankworx Whistler, to a crowd of thousands. Starting in 2013 Mason began hosting an action sports TV show called UnderExposed. A show that followed Masons life as a freelance action sports photographer. It is now airing in Canada on APTN, and in the US on Outside TV.


Featured Artist: Kate Zessel in our Pemberton Cafe

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Kate Zessel is a blossoming artist in the Sea to Sky Corridor.


She has her work everywhere: Whether it is on a pair of Prior skis, printed onto a pillow/tee/iphone case/coffee mug or at our shop in Pemberton! With animalistic tendencies and mad detail, these prints are striking! It’s no wonder she’s popping up left and right. Come on in and take a closer look, you won’t be disappointed.

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Next month she will be among the select artists of the State of the Art show during the World Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler.
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Get Connected:

Twitter: @katezessel | Facebook: KateZessel | Web: http://www.zesseldesigns.com | Society6: http://society6.com/KateZessel


Cookie Decorating Extravaganza on BC Family Day!

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We love families! Come Celebrate Family Day with Us at our Pemberton Location! We will be baking off a large batch of sugar cookies for your decorating pleasure. Cookies will sell for $1.75 and we will supply a variety of icing colours. Of course our legendary coffee and tasty treats to accompany the festivities. Bring the kids, it’ll be a hoot!

Monday February 10th
7-5PM
#2-7331 Arbutus Street Pemberton, BC V0N 2L1

Chad Chomlack’s photos on metal hanging in Whistler this holiday season!

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Whistler Local Chad Chomlack has a solo show up at our shop on Main Street in Whistler.

Not only do these images get you stoked for the coming season, they are also intriguing in that they are printed on aluminum. This technique gives the images a pearly depth you don’t often see. It’s magic. Come on in, check it out and get inspired!

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Artist Bio:

The images I like to shoot are often more stark or emotional:
simple elements held in perfect balance; the honest beauty of a person comfortable in his or her own skin.
With trips to Afghanistan, Fiji, India and Nepal under his belt and a seasoned eye for whatever natural assets are on offer; self taught Chad catches moments as they unfold and knows that sometimes the best view of the action is from the edge. He lives for discovering other cultures, hearing peoples stories and finding the peace he loves in
the mountains and snow.
Never posed, Always poised Chad quietly captures the photos that might otherwise go un noticed.

www.chadchomlack.com

Liks displaying his work at our Pemberton shop!

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Liks is a graffiti artist, husband and a dad. The one constant that remains from a young age, is his avid interest in graffiti – the lettering, the artists, the history – Everything Graffiti!

Come check out some of his pieces adorning our Pemberton walls today!

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…back when he was a teenager in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia. Believe it or not, his parents didn’t yell or punish him for releasing his cans of spray paint — instead they encouraged him to express himself artistically and bought him his first book on graffiti – “Spray Can Art”. When he was 19 years old, Liks moved to Canada and the beautiful mountain resort of Whistler. Although embracing the laid-back mountain lifestyle, his passion for street art is undeniable. Combined creativity and strong work ethic have resulted in various successful projects with local businesses, and clients abroad.

Most people curse when stopped by a train, but Liks enjoys watching the graffiti painted freights that roll by, finding inspiration from these moving displays of art that travel vast distances across the continent.

Apart from enjoying his family, Liks is happiest when painting and in the future hope to continue to grow and brighten our dull boring  walls everywhere, giving people something interesting to look at and enjoy.

He just loves letters!

www.liks1.com

Vanessa Stark is our Featured Artist at Both Shops.

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Well, this is something that is new for us: we have one amazing artist filling the walls of both our shops! Vanessa Stark creates lively works of art and this series features work overlaying topographic maps of our area and the mountains we call home. It is nice to dissect her work and see the relationship of the subject matter to the location of the actual map used.

A bit from Vanessa: “My paintings are without artificial flavors, pesticides or otherwise unnatural influences. I am somewhat in control while painting but mostly they leak from the subconscious. I paint whatever appears when I time warp to that place of lucid creation. The land of daydreams, sunbeams, snowflakes, rainbows, wave breaks and other such fun things that live in the world between reality and dreams.”