“Heading to the Gig” is a 20x20 acrylic  painting by Martha Jablonski-Jones.

“Heading to the Gig” is a 20x20 acrylic painting by Martha Jablonski-Jones.

MusicFest launches Capturing the Spirit web gallery

An online showcase of selected works created by local artists during the 2013 and 2014 festivals

There’s an exciting new addition to the Vancouver Island MusicFest website.  The “Capturing The Spirit Gallery” is an online showcase of selected works created by local artists during the 2013 and 2014 festivals.

Originally started in 2009, the “Capturing The Spirit” initiative invites Comox Valley artists to attend MusicFest and to use their creative talents to capture the spirit of the festival.

Working in mediums of his or her choice, each artist creates an original work or works that reflect the essence of the festival as seen through their eyes.

All the works featured on the “Capturing The Spirit Gallery” are for sale. Proceeds will be shared equally between the artists and Vancouver Island MusicFest.

Over the years many artists have participated in “Capturing the Spirit” including Helen Utsal, Nanci Cook, Josh Klassen, Douglas Walker, Ian Fry and Kate Brown, to name a few.

Throughout the weekend the artists enjoy meeting and talking with festival patrons. Being part of MusicFest weekend provides great exposure for the artists, allowing them to discuss their creative style and demonstrate their work for thousands of people. In the end the artists deliver an entirely unique representation of what captured their imagination during the festival.

In partnership with the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ), selected works from VIMF “Capturing The Spirit” collection will be displayed in designated areas of the terminal building.

The YQQ showcase begins May 15 and runs through to Nov. 1.

The Capturing the Spirit initiative will continue to be part of the 2015 festival.  Vancouver Island MusicFest takes place July 10-12, 2015.

To see the latest “Capturing The Spirit Gallery”, as well as festival information, up-to-date performer announcements and tickets go to   www.islandmusicfest.com

 

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