Learn how to make a lantern at the Comox Valley Art Gallery.

Pucker up! Art Gallery’s weekend schedule includes a kissing booth

Lantern making also part of the Saturday schedule

The Comox Valley Art Gallery will be buzzing on Saturday, Dec. 12 with an all-ages lantern making workshop, a community solstice celebration, the opening of a new exhibition, a drop-in for the gallery’s volunteers and supporters … and a kissing booth.

The lantern making workshop is for all ages, and runs from 1 to 5 p.m. in the CVAG studio. Admission is free, and donations are welcome. Materials are supplied, but bring your own jar and tea light if possible.

Also from 1 to 5 p.m. the gallery will serve snacks and beverages as part of a drop-in to thank the gallery’s volunteers and supporters, and to celebrate the opening of a new exhibition. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The new exhibition – “Telling Story” – is a group show of work by students at North Island College/Emily Carr University of Art and Design. It will run in the CVAG community space until Dec. 26.

Starting at 3 p.m., media artist Carrie Tannant will set up a kissing booth where she will record video images of people kissing (couples, friends, parents/children). The images she captures will be added to her installation “Gift”, which is on display in the CVAG window gallery until Jan. 1.

The day’s activities will culminate with remarks and a community celebration at 5 p.m. in the CVAG plaza. Local artist Medwyn McConachy will lead a welcoming of the solstice with a lantern-lighting ceremony.

CVAG’s annual Christmas Craft Fair is underway until Dec. 26. The fair is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with additional special hours that can be found on the CVAG website: www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com

 

Just Posted

Annual labyrinth walk welcomes the festive celebration of lights season

Take a break from the commercial activity of the holiday season and… Continue reading

Strong winds to hit B.C.’s south coast

Western regions may see winds of up to 80 km/hr

Courtenay family looking for help after baby born two months premature

A GoFundMe page has been set up as a difficult pregnancy and a long stay in Victoria have left the family struggling to get by

Land & Sea Brewing Company opens its doors in Comox

Managing director says the brewery will be a compliment to the Valley’s craft beer scene

‘Are we going to play?’ Alberta boy with rare illness no big deal for classmates

Porter Stanley is one of 30 people in the world to be diagnosed with Beare-Stevenson syndrome, a craniofacial disorder.

Man rescued from sinking boat off the coast of Vancouver Island

Mayday call came into Coast Guard saying vessel had taken on water, BC Ferries dispatched to scene

Publication ban on name of girl killed in Abbotsford school lifted

Reimer’s family had supported an application by Black Press to lift ban

B.C. securities regulator probes ‘most expansive’ alleged trading scheme in its history

Liht Cannabis Corp states it’s doing internal investigation, welcomes BC Securities Commission probe

Air passenger rights: 6 things about what the Liberals are offering

For 3- to 6-hour delays, compensation is $400. Between 6 and 9 hours, $700. Over 9 hours is $1,000

Descoteau’s mother, girlfriend reflect on tribulations of murder trial in Island city

Friends a strong support system in getting through testimony details

RCMP, civilian vehicles rammed in North Okanagan incident

Police attempt to stop truck near Enderby, thought to be tied to alleged Salmon Arm armed robbery

New biker gang with ties to Hells Angels crops up in Lower Mainland

The Street Reapers were formed late last year and have been seen in Fort Langley.

Man exposes himself to woman waiting for bus in Campbell River

Police responded to a complaint that a male had exposed himself to… Continue reading

Most Read