Arts briefs for March 21

Movie playing at Parksville Community and Conference Centre, concert at the MAC

Concert at the MAC

Vancouver’s Reid Jamieson is a prolific songbird who loves to sing.

Jamieson will be performing at the McMillan Arts Centre (133 McMillan St., Parksville) on March 24 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $20 or $17 for Oceanside Community Arts Council members. Tickets are available online, at the MAC or by phone (250-248-8185).

Known for his compelling vocal performances and therapeutic lyrics, Reid has appeared regularly on CBC’s Vinyl Cafe with Stuart McLean and has recorded with Cowboy Junkies, Sarah Harmer and members of Blue Rodeo and Be Good Tanyas.

Alongside his award-winning original music, Jamieson recently released two tasty tributes: The Presley Sessions Revisited, a musical love letter to the 1950s era greats; and his latest, a luminous homage to the master of song Leonard Cohen titled Dear Leonard: The Cohen Collection.

Jamieson turns the master into the muse with seven compelling covers plus the haunting title track, an original open letter to the man himself. Featuring Anne Lindsay (Jim Cuddy, James Taylor) on burning violin. Performing as an acoustic duo with his long-time songwriting partner and saucy wife, Carolyn Victoria Mill, they are committed to making music that matters.

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MAC release

One-day painting class offered at the MAC

Vancouver-based artist Lori Goldberg will be teaching a one-day class at the McMillan Arts Centre (133 McMillan St., Parksville).

Find Your Creative Muse will allow people to explore and experiment with their paintings.

With guided exercises and demonstrations, Goldberg will help people push their paintings to the edge while focusing on the creative process.

All mediums are welcomed for the Saturday, April 8 workshop. The class runs from 9:30 a.m to 4 p.m. at the MAC. The cost is $125 (plus GST).

There is also an Artist’s Talk on April 7 from 7-9 p.m. at the MAC. the cost is $25. Goldberg will talk about her career with time for a question-and-answer period.

Goldberg is a professional artist and Emily Carr University of Art and Design instructor/ Her painting practice has evolved since the 1980s from large, semi-abstracted works to more intimate still lifes noted for their meditative qualities.

For more information, call 250-586-5510. To register, vsiit

Submitted by Susan Shaefer

Animated movie playing at the PCCC

The Secret Life of Pets will be playing at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre today (March 21) at 12, 3 and 6 p.m.

Secret Life of Pets follows the quiet life of Max, a terrier. Max’s life is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

The animated movie is rated PG.

NEWS Staff




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