THE PROOF – LIZZY KARP

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THE PROOF is a weekly roundup showcasing local creatives.  A column for creatives to share their story and work, in a unique, concise format: each creative shows 8 pictures and answers 8 questions. Past participants include Bob KronbauerOmer ArbelCarson TingMalcolm LevySincerely HannaBen TourJeff Topham – all living in Vancouver.

 

Everyone that has ever come across the Lizzy Pearl, in person or online, has fallen in love with her. Originally from Salt Lake City (but not Mormon), Lizzy has called Canada home for 10 years. We are lucky to have her for the following, but not limited to, reasons:

She is a connector.
She is everyone’s greatest champion.
She has the extraordinary ability to turn an acquaintance into a friend.
She is incredibly thoughtful, articulate, and ridiculously funny.
She is a synchronized swimming champion.
She is Ira Glass and Zooey Deschanel rolled into one.
She heads up an event in Vancouver called Rain City Chronicles that builds community, tears down vancouverites sometimes impenetrable walls, and after more than 50 shows continues to deliver inspiring evenings for all who attend.

Lauren Bercovitch
Producer’s Assisant at Unity Pictures Group and Creator of Grown Up Party

 

 

THE PROOF

1. Bookshelf: I’m a lover of reading and collecting books, everything from beautiful children’s books to poetry collections. I’m one of those read every night kind of gals so a bookshelf comes in handy.

2. Jessica Bell: Hanging over my mantle are two Jessica Bell pieces from her Heredity Series (shown here). It was the first piece of art I bought from the artist herself in Vancouver. She is so charming and wonderful, and I’m sad we’ve lost her to Ottawa.

3. Hounds: I grew up with Basset Hounds and my parents currently have three – Angus, Stella and Maddie. Although they live in Salt Lake City, Utah, we Facetime often and I get regular updates on how the dogs are doing.

4. My apartment door: Although I breeze past this daily, the small details of Vancouver apartments are so charming, especially the attention to front door lettering.

5. Running: Swimming is my favourite form of exercise, so much so I’ve recently become a synchronized swimmer. That being said I spend many a day running around Queen E. park, or through the abandoned streets of Shaughnessy. Insert typical Vancouver eyeroll here.

6. Trees: Although not on a daily, I try to get out in nature as often as possible, and usually with a couple of adventurous friends by my side.

7. Pat Kelly: A personal entertainment system, cheerleader & smoothie king, this guy is way more than just my permanent roommate.

8. Treats: My sweet tooth dictates my day, everyday. Usually paired with a coffee, I’ve traveled across Vancouver for her finest baked goods, dipped cones or straight up candy.

 

THE QUESTIONS

1. What neighborhood do you live in?
Fairview, aka Shaughnessy North.

2. What do you do and where?
By day I’m a communications specialist and community connector. By night I produce a local storytelling series, Rain City Chronicles, and other local projects.

3. What are you working on?
I’m currently working on projects with Vancouver Coastal Health and Young Agrarians, while also scheming upcoming Rain City Chronicles events as well as A Good Book Drive, an annual local book drive coming up in November.

4. Where can we find your work?
This September Rain City Chronicles is doing a special collaboration storytelling supper – Yin Yeung Express. A good place to keep up with me is Instagram. 

5. Who are your role models?
Anyone building community through culture and young, brave entrepreneurs. The list is long.

6. What keeps you going in this industry?
The endless amount of inspired, creative people in Vancouver alone. I also love working with kind people with a funny bone.

7. If you had a chance to start your career all over again, how would you do it differently?
Listen to my gut. Even full of candy it’s always right.

8. What advice do you wish someone would have given you when you were young?
The hours you stress about getting something done will always be more time than you need to actually complete the task.

If you were going to recommend a creative to VIA, who would it be? (optional)
Ken Tsui, Chris Kelly, Grace Partridge, Lisa Giroday of Victory Gardens, Phil Walmsley…

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Rain City Chronicles is a series of storytelling nights featuring a diverse roster of Vancouverites. From your favourite actress to the guy who sells you coffee, we believe everyone has a great personal story to tell. Our mission is to provide a community space for sharing these stories.

Unfortunately, our September Yin Yeung Express event has been sold out, but we are working on a two-night event in November! Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest information on our upcoming events.