Art

Top left: painting by Donna Hales. Top right: painting by Tony Pawlett. Bottom: painting by Gwen Spinks. (Submitted photos)

McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville to host three exhibits in March

Works of Charles Anthony Pawlett, Donna Hales and Gwen Spinks on display

 

Chris Bullock, Parksville artist, stands next to his ‘Mermother’ series, on display at the McMillan Arts Centre until Feb. 29. Bullock himself will be at the MAC from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. every Saturday until the end of the month. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville artist Chris Bullock’s unique illustrations on display at the MAC until Feb. 29

‘I’m heavily influenced by old comic book styles from the 1950s’

 

The Oceanside Community Art Council was awarded a grant from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation to offer free art therapy group sessions to members of the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (Photo submitted)
The Oceanside Community Art Council was awarded a grant from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation to offer free art therapy group sessions to members of the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (Photo submitted)
The Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest runs Feb. 1 to 12 and is open to all B.C. Indigenous children and youth between the ages of three and 19. (www.pikist.com)

Indigenous B.C. children invited to enter ‘gratitude’ art contest

What are you thankful for? Gratitude Art Contest ask kids to express it via art

The Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest runs Feb. 1 to 12 and is open to all B.C. Indigenous children and youth between the ages of three and 19. (www.pikist.com)
Nicole Shaw, left, and Sekoya Dawn next to their respective works at the Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery in Qualicum Beach. The art will be on display until the end of February. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Acrylic artists display work in Qualicum Beach

Nicole Shaw and Sekoya Dawn both featured at Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery

Nicole Shaw, left, and Sekoya Dawn next to their respective works at the Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery in Qualicum Beach. The art will be on display until the end of February. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Joy Sharpe holds a picture of her late husband Ray while posing for a photograph with the Sybil Andrews painting ‘hauling’ before donating it to the Campbell River Hospice Society. (Submitted photo)

$6 painting turned into $10,000 charity windfall

A 1952 original Sybil Andrews painting donation fetches Campbell River Hospice Society a nice return

Joy Sharpe holds a picture of her late husband Ray while posing for a photograph with the Sybil Andrews painting ‘hauling’ before donating it to the Campbell River Hospice Society. (Submitted photo)
Nanoose Bay artist Kelly Corbett’s upcoming exhibition, Extent, features paintings including <em>Reverie</em>, <em>Release</em> and <em>Threshold</em> (clockwise from left). (Photos courtesy Kelly Corbett)

Nanoose Bay artists brings B.C. landscapes to new gallery show in Qualicum Beach

Painter Kelly Corbett presents scenes from Vancouver Island and beyond in ‘Extent’

Nanoose Bay artist Kelly Corbett’s upcoming exhibition, Extent, features paintings including <em>Reverie</em>, <em>Release</em> and <em>Threshold</em> (clockwise from left). (Photos courtesy Kelly Corbett)
Sammie Gillan-Kennedy found out she is expecting baby number three this year. (Courtesy of Sammie Gillan-Kennedy)

GALLERY: British Columbians celebrate triumphs during a trying year

Residents share some positive news from a year dominated by COVID-19

Sammie Gillan-Kennedy found out she is expecting baby number three this year. (Courtesy of Sammie Gillan-Kennedy)
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography

Ellen Lyons, A Pioneer In The Art Of Collecting Photographs

The William Lyons Gallery of Photography opened in 1979

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Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography
Two fire hydrants in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area, painted with creative designs. (Michael Briones photo)
Two fire hydrants in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area, painted with creative designs. (Michael Briones photo)
Nanaimo artist Tom Shardlow will be exhibiting his B.C. landscapes at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville in November. (Photos courtesy Tom Shardlow)

Nanaimo painter brings B.C. landscapes to Parksville in first solo show

Tom Shardlow presents ‘Wild Places of B.C.’ at Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre

Nanaimo artist Tom Shardlow will be exhibiting his B.C. landscapes at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville in November. (Photos courtesy Tom Shardlow)
Cathy Stewart is currently the featured artist at the Qualicum Art and Supply Gallery, through the end of October. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Cathy Stewart is currently the featured artist at the Qualicum Art and Supply Gallery, through the end of October. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Old School House Arts Centre, located at 122 Fern Rd. in Qualicum Beach, will feature the Federation of Canadian Artists, Arrowsmith Chapter, until Dec. 17. (Mandy Moraes photo)

TOSH features Arrowsmith FCA exhibit until Dec. 17

Artists will be in Brown Gallery throughout October and November to discuss work

The Old School House Arts Centre, located at 122 Fern Rd. in Qualicum Beach, will feature the Federation of Canadian Artists, Arrowsmith Chapter, until Dec. 17. (Mandy Moraes photo)
‘Wherry 2’ by Tony Grove. (Tony Grove image)

September at the MAC in Parksville: a new exhibit and painting class

‘Art Bite’ program allows participants to try a variety of mediums

‘Wherry 2’ by Tony Grove. (Tony Grove image)
Robert Tutty’s glass work at Robert Held Art Glass in Parksville. (Submitted photo)

Robert Tutty unveils first glass exhibit in Parksville

Work on display at Robert Held Art Glass until Sept. 29

Robert Tutty’s glass work at Robert Held Art Glass in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
David Kaube’s sand sculpture of an eagle in Qualicum Beach. (Peter McCully photo)
David Kaube’s sand sculpture of an eagle in Qualicum Beach. (Peter McCully photo)
A mural at Nanaimo’s Bastion Street parkade, shown in progress earlier this month, was vandalized Friday. (News Bulletin file photo)

Mural in downtown Nanaimo vandalized less than a week after completion

Black paint thrown on Hub City Walls mural at Bastion Street parkade

A mural at Nanaimo’s Bastion Street parkade, shown in progress earlier this month, was vandalized Friday. (News Bulletin file photo)
Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo

Province announces $2M in arts and culture funding under BC Arts Council

The program will go toward renovating arts and cultural spaces in BC and to buy special equipment

Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo
Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Sylvester Stallone gives shout-out to new Rambo chainsaw carving in Hope, B.C.

Sylvester Stallone, the star behind John J. Rambo, “very proud” of newly installed red cedar work

Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)