Three new shows at the art gallery

Opening reception Friday evening, March 13

Pictured

The Comox Valley Art Gallery will host an opening reception Friday evening, March 13, for three new shows that examine our environment through decidedly different perspectives and media.

The event will start with a pre-show talk by visiting artists Amanda McCavour (Neon Bloom) and Tracy Peters (Unusual Migration) at 6 p.m. The opening reception will start at 7 p.m.

The talk and reception are free and open to the public.

McCavour, a Toronto-based artist, will use thousands of small modular sculptural objects to create a faux eco-system in the gallery.

In the week prior to the opening “Neon Bloom” will take on a life of its own, hooking into ceilings, spreading along walls and anchoring along ledges. The public is welcome to drop by the CVAG plaza this week to see the installation taking shape in the window gallery.

Peters is an interdisciplinary artist from Winnipeg. She works with photography, video and installation to explore ways in which organic and human-built environments overlap.

“Unusual Migration” is part of a larger two-year project entitled “Shed”. It documents changes in semi-rural habitat at the edge of Winnipeg.

There will also be a group show by students from Beachcombers Community School called “Combing Through Natural History”. This exhibition employs the centuries-old tradition in the biological sciences of using art as an instrument to better understand flora and fauna.

McCavour is also offering a workshop called “experimental layers” on Saturday, March 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Using a mixed-media approach to embroidery, workshop participants will use stitch and collage techniques to create dynamic surfaces for embroidery, wearable art, and painting.

The workshop costs $70, and you can register by calling CVAG at 250-338-6211.

All three shows will run from March 14 to April 18. The gallery will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for statutory holidays.

For more details about shows and events at the gallery,  visit www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com

 

Just Posted

Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa wins prestigious award

The annual Tourism Vancouver Island Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony was held… Continue reading

Workplace weed: what is allowed with cannabis legalization

Can you smoke a joint and then go to work starting Wednesday?… Continue reading

Mount Washington maintains smoke-free policy in light of marijuana legalization

The policy bans all smoking, including cigarettes, vaporizers and marijuana

Printmakers association and fair in Cumberland

The Comox Valley Printmakers Association is holding a members’ exhibition and print… Continue reading

Cumberland mayoral debate announced prematurely; Leslie Baird declines invitation

Eduardo Uranga hoped to hold the debate Wednesday evening

Legal pot price must be ‘competitive’ with black market: Blair

Bill Blair shared final words on journey to legalization ahead of official day Wednesday

Mayor of Kamloops says ‘history has been made’ with vote on B.C.’s lone pot shop

The store to be run by the province in B.C.’s Interior is opening Wednesday as pot sales become legal across Canada

New bus route to ‘replace’ Greyhound along Trans-Canada Highway

Rider Express Transportation says they will soon begin a bus service from Winnipeg to Vancouver

U.S. pot firm urges Trump to deny Canadian producers ‘competitive advantage’

The challenge for U.S. firms lies in the fact that while recreational cannabis is legal in nine states and medicinal pot in 22 others, it remains illegal under federal law

Government says imprisoned Canadian terror suspects must face consequences

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale showed little sympathy Tuesday for such individuals who now want to return to Canada

How rules for inmate segregation in Canada will change under Bill C-83

Federal government proposing changes to rules around inmates in federal correctional institutions

Comox Valley RCMP briefs and warrants

Drug Trafficking On Oct. 3, 2018, at approximately 2:40 p.m., the Comox… Continue reading

Visit the living library at the Cumberland museum

Herstory features Leslie Baird, Oct. 25

Courtenay’s Dingwall Road to be temporarily closed for construction

Next week, the intersection of Dingwall Road and McQuillan Road will be… Continue reading

Most Read