Airport getting colourful

The Comox Valley Airport Commission and the Comox Valley Community Arts Council have revealed the group of artists who will display their work as part of the 2011-12 Exhibition for the Art and Culture Program at the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ).

The Comox Valley Airport Commission and the Comox Valley Community Arts Council have revealed the group of artists who will display their work as part of the 2011-12 Exhibition for the Art and Culture Program at the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ).

Corre Alice, Brian Buckerell, Bev Byerly, John Hooley, Tracy Kobus, Martin Kaspers, Marilyn Peeters, Ron Pogue, Brian Scott and Helen Utsal were chosen from a call for submissions seeking art representative of the Comox Valley and Northern Vancouver Island region.  Each of the selected artists resides within YQQ’s catchment area.

“We are extremely pleased with the quality of submissions received for this year’s exhibition,” said Dallas Stevenson, executive director of the Comox Valley Community Arts Council. “This is a testament to the amount of talent that exists within the region. The council is pleased to be working with YQQ on a revamped program for 2011-12. We believe this exhibit is going to be an excellent representation of life in the Comox Valley and on Northern Vancouver Island. This is great exposure for our artists and a wonderful experience for the passengers and members of the public who will be fortunate enough to view their work.”

The 2011-12 exhibition is running until May 1. A mix of paintings, original prints and photography unique to the Northern Vancouver Island region and the Comox Valley will be displayed.

The program coincides well with the launch of YQQ’s new brand, which draws inspiration from local imagery and the Comox Valley landscape.

“YQQ has a unique perspective as the first point of entry for many Northern Vancouver Island tourists,” said YQQ CEO Shirley de Silva. “This exhibition will contribute to the first perceptions of the Comox Valley for our passengers. We are so pleased to be able to support local artists in our community and provide a venue that can showcase their work to all those who enter into our terminal building.”

Information about the artists and their work on display at YQQ is on the Comox Valley Airport website at

— Comox Valley Airport


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