For certain connoisseurs, weed and trippy art is a perfect pairing, and even better for the creatively-inclined and/or creatively-curious, “Bob High’s Trippy Art Show and Black Light Exhibition” coincides with the legendary Eastside Culture Crawl– both of which are going happening this weekend!
If you love weed and art, you’ll be kicking yourself if you miss it on November 17 from 6-11 pm at 1350 Williams Street in Vancouver
Cannabis Life Network: Hi Carol! I’d just like to ask you a few questions on what’s new with WEEDS and the Bob High Art Show you’re sponsoring.
Carol: Yeah, it’s cool eh? We’ve collected Bob’s works for about 15 years and so we decided we’ve got enough work to fill a whole warehouse so we’re putting it all over the walls and creating a couple black light rooms because he does a lot of cool, trippy black light artwork.
We’re going to have some dab stations set up with some merchandise and it’s going to be a part of the Eastside Culture Crawl.
That’s really cool actually. So is it kind of kicking off on Nov. 17 and will it continue throughout the Crawl?
It’s a one-night thing. We’re not actually on the map for The Crawl, but we are gold sponsors. But there are artists all around us, in the building next to us, across the street… they’re everywhere. There’s over 500 artists this time.
And the Bob High Art Show is out on 1350 Williams Street in Vancouver?
You mentioned you had a lot of Bob High’s art, so is this like a retrospection?
We actually have more than we were able to put in the building. It’s select works of his- they’re always fun and cartoony, although he has a few serious ones, most of the pieces of his art that we’re showing is inspired by the culture.
How long have you known Bob?
Don and I have known Bob since the early 2000’s and most of the team here at WEEDS has seen Bob’s work.
We have a colouring book we’re putting out and we’ve got a 420-page comic book that we’re publishing right now in the States, which will make a great coffee table book.
The comic goes into the history of activism in Vancouver and the drug war over the world. It’s quite expansive and it took many years for Bob High and David Malmo Levine (whom CBC named “Canada’s Most Flamboyant Pot Activist“) to put the 420-page comic out, and we have all the original artwork.
Is WEEDS sponsoring the whole thing?
Yes, WEEDS is sponsoring the art show.
Will any of the pieces be on sale or will it be more of an exhibition?
It’s more of an exhibition but we’ll have prints, cards, and stickers of some of his more popular paintings so people will be able to take his art home, but we’d like to keep the originals for now.
Is the art show free and open to the public?
Yes. We’ll have some merchandise for sale and we’ll have a dab bar set up… we’re not really advertising that part because we want it to be more about the art but it’s part of what we do.
Is it only dabs or can you smoke as well?
We don’t want people to smoke in here but they’re welcome to smoke outside. Dabbing is where it’s at for us right now.
Will Bob High be at the show?
We’ve invited him and we hope he’ll come out. He usually does come out to these kinds of things and it’s to honour him, so I hope he’s coming, but we’ll have to determine that. He’s not been feeling well these days but fingers crossed- there’s a very good chance he’ll come.