Opus Art Supplies has been an integral part of the visual arts community in BC for the past 40 years. From humble roots as a wholesale framing company in Vancouver, Opus has grown to include 6 retail locations, a national mail order service, and an online store. As the times have changed, Opus as a business has followed suit.
We sat down with Opus owner David van Berckel as he walked us through not only the history of Opus, but through the physical store locations that helped start it all. The result was a nostalgic look back at the people who helped made Opus what it is today and look toward the future of this ever evolving creative resource.
Watch Opus: 40 Years above for a look at our journey and read the extended interview with David van Berckel at opusartsupplies.com/40th for a glimpse at Opus’ future.
David van Berckel
Opus Art Supplies
Dan O’Connor “Vestige en Antigua”
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