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PODCAST: Coastal Carvings Fine Art Gallery in Coombs coming to TV

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Jeremy Humpherville of Coastal Carvings Fine Art Gallery in Coombs. (Peter McCully photo)

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Host Peter McCully welcomes Jeremy Humpherville to the PQBeat podcast to chat about a TV show featuring the gallery and its artists.

The program will trace the creation of art pieces, from the search for the right material, through the artistic process up to completion. The gallery artists do a lot of multimedia work, anything from wood to glass, iron and stone.

Humpherville said the idea was initially floated five or six years ago. He was discussing a project with a client, whose brother has a connection to the film world and was impressed with the custom projects — and even more impressed when he saw the gallery.

The series is planned to be 13 episodes, each approximately 30 minutes long.

“We’re basically just following them as artists, kind of the life of an artist, what it’s like here on the West Coast,” said director Darren Niblock.

Also appearing in the series are Jeremy and Darlene’s daughter, Thea Humpherville, as well as Levi Purjue, Lorne Hussey, Lisa Shepherd and Christopher Smith

“It was very respectful. Respectful of the art, all of our artists,” said Jeremy Humpherville. He added it took some time to get used to the film crew, but after a while they forget they are being filmed.

Humpherville also talks about functional art and the ‘Music by the Sea’ house project in Qualicum Beach, one of the most awarded homes in Canada.

“That house is really a living piece of art,” said Humpherville. “I’m hoping it’s preserved forever because, it’s really a testament to this area and what we have in local talents. It was amazing what that house on Vancouver Island has accomplished in our community.”

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Peter McCully

About the Author: Peter McCully

Peter has been a broadcaster and publisher on both of Canada’s coasts and has owned a small newspaper and run an advertising agency along the way.
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