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Deborah Dumka’s interactive installation “Our Young Girls” in the Comox Valley Art Gallery window gallery. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Art Gallery hosting artmaking projects May 28-29

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is hosting virtual and outdoor artmaking projects…

  • May 25, 2021
Deborah Dumka’s interactive installation “Our Young Girls” in the Comox Valley Art Gallery window gallery. Photo supplied
Comox Valley singer-songwriter Helen Austin, and Cincinnati’s Paul Otten are Big Little Lions. Austin will headline a live-streamed fundraising concert for Weird Church Cumberland on Saturday, May 29.

Helen Austin headlines Weird Church Cumberland’s online concert Saturday

All music fans thirsty for live music these days, so why not…

  • May 25, 2021
Comox Valley singer-songwriter Helen Austin, and Cincinnati’s Paul Otten are Big Little Lions. Austin will headline a live-streamed fundraising concert for Weird Church Cumberland on Saturday, May 29.
McLoughlin Gardens will be hosting Jennifer Manuel as their 2021 writer-in-residence from June 20 – July 25. Photo supplied

Merville’s McLoughlin Gardens writer in residence announced

Ethel Wilson Prize winner Jennifer Manuel in residence from June 20 – July 25

McLoughlin Gardens will be hosting Jennifer Manuel as their 2021 writer-in-residence from June 20 – July 25. Photo supplied
Mark Henderson’s exhibit, “Bikes and Barbies,” is now showing at Artful : The Gallery on Cumberland Road in Courtenay. Photo supplied.

New exhibit at Courtenay art gallery

Artful : The Gallery is showing art by Mark Henderson until Saturday,…

Mark Henderson’s exhibit, “Bikes and Barbies,” is now showing at Artful : The Gallery on Cumberland Road in Courtenay. Photo supplied.
The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is working with several Vancouver Island art councils on the Digitial Innovation Group to improve digital skills for Island artists. (Submitted photo)

Arts group promotes digital literacy for Island artists

The goal is to leverage digital skills to promote Vancouver Island as an ‘arts powerhouse’

The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is working with several Vancouver Island art councils on the Digitial Innovation Group to improve digital skills for Island artists. (Submitted photo)
From left - Anela Kahiamoe, Jenn Forsland (top; photo by Karen McKinnon), Charlotte & Dave Harvey, and Ralph Barrat have been bringing joy to those in extended care with recorded performances. Photos supplied.

Comox Valley musicians collaborate to bring joy to extended care residents

The Pandemic has been especially brutal to residents of extended care, who…

From left - Anela Kahiamoe, Jenn Forsland (top; photo by Karen McKinnon), Charlotte & Dave Harvey, and Ralph Barrat have been bringing joy to those in extended care with recorded performances. Photos supplied.
Nature photographer Catherine Babault has won a prestigious Silver Nautilus Book Award for her book “Vancouver Island Wildlife, a Photo Journey.”

Comox Valley photographer wins prestigious book award

Nature photographer Catherine Babault has won a prestigious Silver Nautilus Book Award…

Nature photographer Catherine Babault has won a prestigious Silver Nautilus Book Award for her book “Vancouver Island Wildlife, a Photo Journey.”
Comox Valley author Lisa Johnston has published her first fiction novel - “Wakeless.” Photos supplied.

Comox Valley author publishes first fiction novel

Wakeless chronicles the challenges faced by a woman in a post-apocalyptic world

Comox Valley author Lisa Johnston has published her first fiction novel - “Wakeless.” Photos supplied.
CVAG staffer Gabrielle Moore (green hat) documents artist Anne Steves while she works on her collage project. Photo supplied.

Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Make Art Saturdays goes virtual for month of May

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is inviting people of all ages to…

CVAG staffer Gabrielle Moore (green hat) documents artist Anne Steves while she works on her collage project. Photo supplied.
You Are What You Emit by Chloe Hatch.

Comox Valley students’ photos part of prestigious exhibition

Two local schools among the seven taking part at Capture online event

You Are What You Emit by Chloe Hatch.
“Catching the Light” by Karen MacRae is one of the pieces on exhibit during the Pearl Ellis Gallery Members’ Spring Show and Sale from April 29 to May 22.

Members share the space for next Pearl Ellis Gallery show

Members’ Spring Show and Sale from April 29 to May 22, 2021.

  • Apr 28, 2021
“Catching the Light” by Karen MacRae is one of the pieces on exhibit during the Pearl Ellis Gallery Members’ Spring Show and Sale from April 29 to May 22.
“Songwriters of the Comox Valley” features 4 solo artists and 2 duos, all recorded at the Sid Williams Theatre. Photo via Sid Williams Theatre.

Local musical artists featured in upcoming Comox Valley Arts Council production

Songwriters of the Comox Valley to be streamed in May

  • Apr 25, 2021
“Songwriters of the Comox Valley” features 4 solo artists and 2 duos, all recorded at the Sid Williams Theatre. Photo via Sid Williams Theatre.
Three Legged Dog Productions performed Jesus Christ Superstar in 2019. Tim Penney photo

Non-profit plans musical renaissance in the Comox Valley

A non-profit society hopes to keep musical theatre alive this summer in…

Three Legged Dog Productions performed Jesus Christ Superstar in 2019. Tim Penney photo
Step into Wilderness is the companion volume to the museum’s popular 2015 release Watershed Moments. Photo supplied

Courtenay author among finalists in historical writing competition

Courtenay author Deborah Griffiths is a finalist for the 38th annual British…

  • Apr 14, 2021
Step into Wilderness is the companion volume to the museum’s popular 2015 release Watershed Moments. Photo supplied
“California Dreamin’” by Roche MacRae is one of the pieces on exhibit at Inside Art, at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox, April 1-24. Photo supplied

Inside Art featured at next Pearl Ellis Gallery exhibit in Comox

The Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox presents the Inside Art Annual Spring…

  • Mar 31, 2021
“California Dreamin’” by Roche MacRae is one of the pieces on exhibit at Inside Art, at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox, April 1-24. Photo supplied
Waddy Wachtel and Leland Sklar were just of a few of the studio legends behind so many hits that took to the stage at the 2019 festival. The fest is again online for 2021. Record file photo

Vancouver Island MusicFest plans online event with Comox Valley touches

Organizer Doug Cox says BC Tourism will help online event promote music and community

Waddy Wachtel and Leland Sklar were just of a few of the studio legends behind so many hits that took to the stage at the 2019 festival. The fest is again online for 2021. Record file photo
The B.C. Federation of B.C. Writers hosts the BC Writers’ Summit May 15-21. Black Press file photo

Courtenay-based writers’ federation receives funding boost

The Courtenay-based Federation of B.C. Writers is among the organizations in line…

The B.C. Federation of B.C. Writers hosts the BC Writers’ Summit May 15-21. Black Press file photo
Arcana Dea performs at the opening ceremonies of the Woodstove Film Festival. Photo supplied.

Cumberland’s Woodstove Film Festival an online festival experience

Did you miss the Woodstove Fest in 2020? Cumberland Culture & Arts…

Arcana Dea performs at the opening ceremonies of the Woodstove Film Festival. Photo supplied.
Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)

‘Resident Alien’ plans to return to Ladysmith for season 2

Show runner Chris Sheridan says the hit SYFY series will return to film season two in Ladysmith

Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)
Adelie Simson and Sarah Dolman in a scene from Quaranteened, one of two one-act plays that Courtenay Little Theatre will be presenting virtually, April 2-5. Photo supplied

Courtenay Little Theatre returning with a virtual event

The Pandemic Diaries featuring two original one-act plays, can be viewed April 2-5

Adelie Simson and Sarah Dolman in a scene from Quaranteened, one of two one-act plays that Courtenay Little Theatre will be presenting virtually, April 2-5. Photo supplied