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Kelly Everill puts the finishing touches on one of two new murals for Lake Trail Middle School. Photo by Terry Farrell

Comox Valley muralist adding colour to new Lake Trail School

Kelly Everill has returned to where it all began. Twenty-one years after…

The Garden Stage at the Gardens at Anderton will be the site for a series of concerts put on by the Georgia Straight Jazz Society. Photo supplied

Series of jazz concerts slated for Anderton Gardens in Comox

Malcolm Holt Special to The Record After almost a year of inactivity…

Violinist Kai Gleusteen and pianist Catherine Ordronneau are in the Comox Valley for the annual Kaimerata Chamber Music Festival. Photo supplied

Kaimerata Festival returns to the Comox Valley

Erik Taynen Special to The Record For many, the reality of the…

Two examples of the artwork on exhibit at the upcoming outdoor show at the Gardens at Anderton. “Fleur-de-lis Moon” (left) is a piece by Larissa McLean. On the right is a Sofie Skapski piece entitled “Field of Dreams.” Photos supplied.

Two Courtenay artists featured at Anderton Gardens outdoor art exhibit

A connection with the natural rhythms of the Earth is reflected in…

  • Aug 1, 2021
Two examples of the artwork on exhibit at the upcoming outdoor show at the Gardens at Anderton. “Fleur-de-lis Moon” (left) is a piece by Larissa McLean. On the right is a Sofie Skapski piece entitled “Field of Dreams.” Photos supplied.
The Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens’ Summer Show that will take place on the BC Day holiday weekend, July 31 to Aug. 2. File photo

Comox Valley’s Woodland Gardens hosting summer festival on BC Day long weekend

Art and artisans outdoor shows have been hit hard over the past…

The Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens’ Summer Show that will take place on the BC Day holiday weekend, July 31 to Aug. 2. File photo
Comox Valley Art Gallery is hosting free make art drop-ins on its plaza every Wednesday this summer. Photo supplied

Make your own zine at Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Make Art Wednesdays

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is inviting people to make their own…

  • Jul 26, 2021
Comox Valley Art Gallery is hosting free make art drop-ins on its plaza every Wednesday this summer. Photo supplied
Thea VanHerwaarden of Comox. (Photo supplied)

PQBeat: Chat with Vancouver Island’s ‘master chef’ Thea VanHerwaarden

Podcast: Talk includes an early introduction to food, time on TV and future plans

Thea VanHerwaarden of Comox. (Photo supplied)
Artful: The Gallery’s current show includes a fundraising angle for the Comox Valley Transition Society. Photo supplied.
Artful: The Gallery’s current show includes a fundraising angle for the Comox Valley Transition Society. Photo supplied.
Vancouver Island Symphony’s popular Summer Pop Up Concert Series returns to the Comox Valley this summer. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island Symphony popping up in the Comox Valley for series of concerts

Comox Valley concert-goers can expect the unexpected with the return of the…

Vancouver Island Symphony’s popular Summer Pop Up Concert Series returns to the Comox Valley this summer. Photo supplied
Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
Beacon is one of the Jack Duckworth paintings on exhibit at the next Pearl Ellis Gallery show. Photo supplied.

Nanaimo artist featured at next Pearl Ellis Gallery show in Comox

Jack Duckworth’s interest and talent for art emerged naturally in his younger…

Beacon is one of the Jack Duckworth paintings on exhibit at the next Pearl Ellis Gallery show. Photo supplied.
From left, Alexander Nicoll, Chelsea Keene, Nathaniel Johnson, and Kate Morrison will stage the Filberg Summer Series. Photos supplied

Comox Valley’s Three Legged Dog Productions staging the Filberg Summer Series

Three Legged Dog Productions will be entertaining folks on the Comox Rotary…

From left, Alexander Nicoll, Chelsea Keene, Nathaniel Johnson, and Kate Morrison will stage the Filberg Summer Series. Photos supplied
Coast to Coast plays the Gardens on Anderton on Sunday, July 11. Photo supplied
Coast to Coast plays the Gardens on Anderton on Sunday, July 11. Photo supplied
Comox author Loraine Hartley, with a few copies of her debut novel, “My Delightfully Dysfunctional Family.” Photo supplied

Comox author launching her book at Gardens on Anderton

Comox author Loraine Hartley will be on hand at the Gardens on…

  • Jul 7, 2021
Comox author Loraine Hartley, with a few copies of her debut novel, “My Delightfully Dysfunctional Family.” Photo supplied
Filberg Lodge and Park, in Comox. Jennifer Blyth photo

Island artists and artisans popping up at Filberg Park all summer

The Filberg Heritage Lodge will be supporting local arts with weekend pop-up…

  • Jul 7, 2021
Filberg Lodge and Park, in Comox. Jennifer Blyth photo
Leonard Sumner (main photo) will be performing at Vancouver Island MusicFest, as well as curating a special session, featuring some of his favourite Indigenous performers from across the country, including (right side, from top) Fawn Wood, Caley Watts, and Wyatt C. Louis. Photos supplied.

Vancouver Island MusicFest features Indigenous talent from across the country

Gerri Trimble Special to Black Press Leonard Sumner’s coming back to Vancouver…

  • Jul 5, 2021
Leonard Sumner (main photo) will be performing at Vancouver Island MusicFest, as well as curating a special session, featuring some of his favourite Indigenous performers from across the country, including (right side, from top) Fawn Wood, Caley Watts, and Wyatt C. Louis. Photos supplied.
One reviewer doubted whether any other band produced such as complex and engaging fiddle music as Fara. The group will be part of MusicFest’s Postcards from Scotland. Photo supplied

Texas tunes, Swampers and Scots on Vancouver Island MusicFest stream

This year’s online events include some international artists strumming their stuff

One reviewer doubted whether any other band produced such as complex and engaging fiddle music as Fara. The group will be part of MusicFest’s Postcards from Scotland. Photo supplied
Jeff Plankenhorn, a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter playing in this year’s virtual Island Musicfest, at his studio in downtown Campbell River. Sean Feagan Photo / Campbell River Mirror

Multi-instrumentalist Plankenhorn sliding into MusicFest

Jeff Plankenhorn, a musician living in Campbell River, is performing in this year’s Island MusicFest.

Jeff Plankenhorn, a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter playing in this year’s virtual Island Musicfest, at his studio in downtown Campbell River. Sean Feagan Photo / Campbell River Mirror
“Monkey Diptych” by Lauren Correia is one of the works on exhibit at Pearl Ellis Gallery’s next show - “The Next Generation: Young Artists in the Comox Valley” Photo supplied

Comox Valley student artists share the spotlight at next Pearl Ellis Gallery show

“The Next Generation: Young Artists in the Comox Valley” showcases several emerging…

“Monkey Diptych” by Lauren Correia is one of the works on exhibit at Pearl Ellis Gallery’s next show - “The Next Generation: Young Artists in the Comox Valley” Photo supplied
Denman Island artist Katarina Meglic’s new work will be on display at the Denman Island Art Centre from July 12-21.

Denman Art Centre exhibit opening July 12

Denman Island artist Katarina Meglic’s new work will be on display at…

Denman Island artist Katarina Meglic’s new work will be on display at the Denman Island Art Centre from July 12-21.