Arts

The Mistletoe Craft Faire takes place Nov. 11-13 at the Florence Filberg Centre. The first craft fair of the season always draws hundreds of early Christmas shoppers. File photo

Mistletoe Craft Faire coming to the Florence Filberg in Courtenay

In the early 1990s, Lori Schiersmann became a self-taught artist of a…

 

Joëlle Rabu was a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Award earlier this year and was honoured during a celebration ceremony in late August. (Nico Rhodes photo)

Vancouver Island torch singer receives Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Award

Joëlle Rabu’s award part of celebrations in honour of late Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

 

Colin James plays at Nanaimos Port Theatre Sept. 27. (J. OMeara Photo)

Colin James takes ‘Open Road’ toward Vancouver Island

Musician to performs songs from Juno Award-winning new album in Nanaimo and Victoria

 

Karl Schutz was the ultimate Chemainus booster. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Island town’s mural project visionary Schutz dies

Chemainus booster leaves a lasting legacy with outdoor art gallery project

Karl Schutz was the ultimate Chemainus booster. (Photo by Art Carlyle)
The show features Dave Ingram (photos), Martha Jablonski-Jones (collage), Ian Fry (painting top right) and John Janzen (painting bottom right), among others. Photo supplied

Artful show will ignite memory and nostalgia

Summer exhibition features the work of eight Comox Valley artists

The show features Dave Ingram (photos), Martha Jablonski-Jones (collage), Ian Fry (painting top right) and John Janzen (painting bottom right), among others. Photo supplied
Strike/Slip is a book of poetry by Canadian poet Don McKay.

Renowned Canadian poet Don McKay to give reading at Comox Valley Art Gallery

Celebrated Canadian poet Don McKay will give a public reading at the…

Strike/Slip is a book of poetry by Canadian poet Don McKay.
Jacksun Fryer, left and Carlow Rush, Funkanometry, performed on America’s Got Talent the night of June 7. (News Bulletin file photo)

Vancouver Island’s Funkanometry nails audition at America’s Got Talent

Two-minute audition grabs unanimous ‘yes’ from judges

Jacksun Fryer, left and Carlow Rush, Funkanometry, performed on America’s Got Talent the night of June 7. (News Bulletin file photo)
Carolyn Kirk-Albert and Roger Albert were presented with the Nonny Milne Award for 2020. Photo supplied.
Carolyn Kirk-Albert and Roger Albert were presented with the Nonny Milne Award for 2020. Photo supplied.
This portrait of Steven Point was created by David Goatley. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Arts hosting numerous workshops this spring

In keeping with a mandate to support and encourage artistic excellence, Comox…

This portrait of Steven Point was created by David Goatley. Photo supplied
Former Youth Media Project participants April McDonald (left) and Mia Savanna review some of their work. Photo by Léa Sapphire.

Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Youth Media Project now accepting applications

Application window closes March 9; program begins March 21

Former Youth Media Project participants April McDonald (left) and Mia Savanna review some of their work. Photo by Léa Sapphire.
William Shakespeare’s First Folio, published in 1623, acquired by UBC Library. (UBC handout photo)

UBC Library gifted Shakespeare’s 1623 First Folio

The first folio, published in 1623, features 36 of 38 known Shakespeare plays

William Shakespeare’s First Folio, published in 1623, acquired by UBC Library. (UBC handout photo)
Tom Cochrane and Red Rider was a headliner at the 2019 Vancouver Island MusicFest in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell

Study finds Vancouver Island arts sector generates $900 million annually

Vancouver Island Economic Summit presentation looks at convergence of arts and business

Tom Cochrane and Red Rider was a headliner at the 2019 Vancouver Island MusicFest in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell
The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is leading the way on a Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands project to show the significance of art as an industry in the region. (Chronicle photo)

Vancouver Island art councils work together on regional impact study

Arts Council of Ladysmith leads project to have arts recognized as a significant industry

The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is leading the way on a Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands project to show the significance of art as an industry in the region. (Chronicle photo)
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Comox Valley poetry contest now accepting entries

Elevate, Comox Valley Arts and Cumberland Brewing Company present the first-ever Show…

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The Comox Valley Youth Music Centre is going strong and again preparing weeks of safe summer fun for musicians of all ages. Photo supplied

Registration open for Comox Valley Youth Music Centre summer programs

The Comox Valley Youth Music Centre is going strong and again preparing…

The Comox Valley Youth Music Centre is going strong and again preparing weeks of safe summer fun for musicians of all ages. 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.
Artist Jim Holyoak’s installation Quagmire. Holyoak will be the first speaker for the Artist Talk Online Winter 2021 series, Monday, Jan 25 at 6 p.m. NIC photo

NIC Artist Talk goes online for winter 2021

NIC’s Artist Talk is returning for the winter 2021 season with a…

  • Jan 20, 2021
Artist Jim Holyoak’s installation Quagmire. Holyoak will be the first speaker for the Artist Talk Online Winter 2021 series, Monday, Jan 25 at 6 p.m. NIC photo
A rendering shows the entrance planned for the Hornby Island Arts Centre. Image supplied

Work on Hornby Island Arts Centre to start this month

Community worked with award-winning architectural firm on design

A rendering shows the entrance planned for the Hornby Island Arts Centre. Image supplied
This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)

Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts turns digital for fifth anniversary

The festival celebrates South Asian artists and performers

This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)
Professional sculptor Joël A. Prévost teaches the techniques and use of tools necessary to sculpt a wall-mounted sculpture at a one-day workshop in Courtenay, March 14. Photo supplied.

One-day workshop for learning to sculpt clay in Courtenay

Have you dreamed of unleashing your inner Michaelangelo? This one-day workshop at…

  • Mar 6, 2020
Professional sculptor Joël A. Prévost teaches the techniques and use of tools necessary to sculpt a wall-mounted sculpture at a one-day workshop in Courtenay, March 14. Photo supplied.
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