Art

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

 

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)
Fairy doors on the Parksville Wetlands Trail. (Submitted photo)

Family decorates Parksville trails with fairy doors

St. John wanted to bring some joy to the area during COVID-19 pandemic

Fairy doors on the Parksville Wetlands Trail. (Submitted photo)
Francine Street. (Submitted photo)
Francine Street. (Submitted photo)
Illana Hester, the exective director of The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach. (NEWS file photo)
Illana Hester, the exective director of The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach. (NEWS file photo)
Donna Baspaly at her exhibit at Qualicum Gallery and Art Supply. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach artist shows off new work full of whimsy and power

Baspaly’s new exhibit is at Qualicum Gallery and Art Supply

Donna Baspaly at her exhibit at Qualicum Gallery and Art Supply. (Submitted photo)
Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction

Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction

The catalogue also features seven works from Quebec automatiste painter Jean-Paul Riopelle,

Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction
Junior (left) and Bill Henderson have a conversation in the carving studio. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)

Inside master carver Bill Henderson’s shed on Vancouver Island

Where Kwakwakaʼwakw mythology and the past comes back to life

Junior (left) and Bill Henderson have a conversation in the carving studio. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)
Alert Bay resident carves tribute to his community kicking COVID-19’s butt

Alert Bay resident carves tribute to his community kicking COVID-19’s butt

‘Our little village crushed the curve with love and commitment’

Alert Bay resident carves tribute to his community kicking COVID-19’s butt
The painting “Mountain Solitude (Lake Oesa)” (left) was inspired by Lake Oesa, British Columbia (right).

Travel to ‘Group of Seven’ art sites using Google Street View, 100 years after first exhibit

Art group’s first formal exhibit was on May 7, 1920, in Toronto

The painting “Mountain Solitude (Lake Oesa)” (left) was inspired by Lake Oesa, British Columbia (right).
A cartoon by Gord Barney. (Submitted)

Ladysmith cartoonist documents loggers’ lives through caricatures

Gordon Barney’s cartoons tell stories of lives inside logging camps along the west coast of the Island

A cartoon by Gord Barney. (Submitted)
B.C. artist erects 15-foot statue and names it COVID

B.C. artist erects 15-foot statue and names it COVID

Decades of collecting spare parts culminated in folk art towering over a country road

B.C. artist erects 15-foot statue and names it COVID