Join local artist and art consultant, Katie Brennan, for a free artist talk at Lake Trail Community School on Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Arts hosts pair of artists for two presentations

Are you interested in understanding the artist’s journey? Or to gain a better understanding of what you’re looking at?

Comox Valley Arts presents a new programming series, PRACTICE: Inside the Creative Process, with free workshops and artist talks to allow the community to explore and discover more of their own creativity. This program is supported by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors program.

Next in the series is How To Be An Artist (reflections and insights on creative practice, art education and business, and why lines are so damn fascinating).

Join local artist and art consultant Katie Brennan for a free artist talk at Lake Trail Community School on Nov. 30 at 3 p.m.

Through an overview of her artistic practice, Brennan walks listeners through the very beginnings of her education and career in art, highlighting what worked for her, what didn’t and what she was thinking at critical points along the way. She also speaks candidly about finding a balance between art and business and why she believes that no two artists’ careers should ever look the same.

Brennan holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and an MFA from the University of Guelph. Previously she was the curator of the Lake Country Art Gallery, a sessional lecturer at UBC Okanagan and the executive director of the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan. Brennan is a full-time self-employed artist and art consultant who makes her living exclusively from her art.

Next up, Art Club with Bette Kosmolak takes place on Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. in the Sid Williams Theatre lobby.

Kosmolak has been building her art appreciation and critique program for a number of years, running it out of her living room, and Comox Valley Arts is delighted to welcome her to the series to present a session for the public.

This is a facilitated opportunity to practise engaging with art by viewing original artworks by a local senior artist and sharing your point of view and knowledge with others. Come and experience art up close – discuss it with other artists and art lovers, and learn how to look at art with new eyes. If you’ve wanted to understand how to better appreciate, understand and look carefully at art, this is a fun and safe place to gain new knowledge.

Special thanks to the Sid Williams Theatre Society and Lake Trail Community School for sharing their spaces for these free activities.

Both programs have limited space, so pre-registration is appreciated. Register online at

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