Art

A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)

Sculpture stolen from B.C. Children’s Hospital weeks after being donated

Bronze artwork went missing from outside the Oak Street entrance on April 3

A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)
February 11, 2022 - Photographer Kate Seaborne holds a teacup in an Oak Bay back alley for a Tea With feature.  Don Denton photo

Tea with photographer Kate Seaborne

Artist creates Oak Bay Back Alley photo series

  • Apr 1, 2022
February 11, 2022 - Photographer Kate Seaborne holds a teacup in an Oak Bay back alley for a Tea With feature.  Don Denton photo
Cindy Mawle in her studio in Bowser on March 18, 2022, next to several renditions of the seascape mural she worked on which will be displayed in downtown Bowser in early April. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Unique seascape mural to be displayed in downtown Bowser

Artist Cindy Mawle creates 4 renditions of Denman and Hornby Islands

Cindy Mawle in her studio in Bowser on March 18, 2022, next to several renditions of the seascape mural she worked on which will be displayed in downtown Bowser in early April. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A metal, limited-edition killer whale was among three unique art pieces stolen during an overnight theft from the Coastal Carvings Fine Art Gallery in Coombs on March 4. (RCMP photo)

3 unique art pieces stolen during overnight theft from Coombs art gallery

Items include a metal, limited-edition killer whale

A metal, limited-edition killer whale was among three unique art pieces stolen during an overnight theft from the Coastal Carvings Fine Art Gallery in Coombs on March 4. (RCMP photo)
Michael Warren. Photograph by Lia Crowe

Life and style with Michael Warren

Madrona Gallery director is fired up by art and people

  • Mar 7, 2022
Michael Warren. Photograph by Lia Crowe
LCVI youth literacy coordinator Quillénge Sepulveda helped assemble the latest issue of ‘Place Magazine.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Magazine gives LGBTQ and BIPOC youths in Nanaimo a place to share writing and art

Literacy Central Vancouver Island presents third issue of ‘Place Magazine’

LCVI youth literacy coordinator Quillénge Sepulveda helped assemble the latest issue of ‘Place Magazine.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
The opening reception of My Place in 2018. (Photo courtesy AV Museum).

Vancouver Island juried art show re-emerges as Emergence

Free workshops, talks planned for summer of 2022 in Port Alberni

The opening reception of My Place in 2018. (Photo courtesy AV Museum).
Shawna Magnusson has surrounded herself with delightfully colourful paintings of her own creation. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty/Campbell River Mirror

‘Get out of this stinkin’ thinkin’: B.C. mouth-painter finds purpose in art

Campbell River woman pulls herself up from life-changing fall with paintbrush clenched in her teeth

Shawna Magnusson has surrounded herself with delightfully colourful paintings of her own creation. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty/Campbell River Mirror
Fernie local Dave Richards with his latest carving creation - an ice bear carved from ice from Crowsnest Pass Lake. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

(Ice) bear spotted in Fernie

Local wood carver in training Dave Richards is the artist behind the ice sculpture

Fernie local Dave Richards with his latest carving creation - an ice bear carved from ice from Crowsnest Pass Lake. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Chilliwack sculptor Kevin Stone stands beside a gigantic Elon Musk head in his workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: B.C. metal sculptor makes giant Elon Musk head for cryptocurrency monument

Kevin Stone making head which will attach to goat body riding rocket, then presented to Elon Musk

Chilliwack sculptor Kevin Stone stands beside a gigantic Elon Musk head in his workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Plein air painter Darren Claydon on-site. (Submitted photo)

Claydon exhibit at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach until Feb. 26

Savary Island plein air artist looks to capture changing beauty of natural world

Plein air painter Darren Claydon on-site. (Submitted photo)
Samantha Dickie photographed by Lia Crowe

Sound, silence and space

The work of ceramic artist Samantha Dickie

  • Jan 5, 2022
Samantha Dickie photographed by Lia Crowe
Top left: one of Pattiann Withapea’s pieces from her ‘Oceana Series’. Bottom left: Sarah Boileau’s ‘Mystic Falls’. Right: Cindy Mersky’s ‘Ronda’. Works to be shown at the Bayside Gallery located in the dining room at the Bayside Oceanfront Resort in Parksville from Jan. 4 until March 31, 2022. (Submitted photos)

3 artists to exhibit their work at new Bayside Gallery in Parksville

Works by Cindy Mersky, Sarah Boileau and Pattiann Withapea shown through March 31

Top left: one of Pattiann Withapea’s pieces from her ‘Oceana Series’. Bottom left: Sarah Boileau’s ‘Mystic Falls’. Right: Cindy Mersky’s ‘Ronda’. Works to be shown at the Bayside Gallery located in the dining room at the Bayside Oceanfront Resort in Parksville from Jan. 4 until March 31, 2022. (Submitted photos)
Parksville-Qualicum MLA Adam Walker stopped by Dave MacVicar's Grade 4/5 class at Arrowview Elementary school on Friday, Dec. 10, to award $100 in gift certificates to the winner of his winter art contest. (Submitted photo)

Parksville-Qualicum MLA Adam Walker visits with Arrowview Elementary School youngsters

Walker awarded $100 in gift certificates to the winner of regional school winter art contest

Parksville-Qualicum MLA Adam Walker stopped by Dave MacVicar's Grade 4/5 class at Arrowview Elementary school on Friday, Dec. 10, to award $100 in gift certificates to the winner of his winter art contest. (Submitted photo)
September 7, 2021 -Artist Karel Doruyter stands in front of a painting on his easel in his home studio in Nanaimo. Don Denton photograph

The rising landscapes of painter Karel Doruyter

A life of exploration and experimentation

  • Dec 1, 2021
September 7, 2021 -Artist Karel Doruyter stands in front of a painting on his easel in his home studio in Nanaimo. Don Denton photograph
The Vancouver Island Symphony will perform Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s suite ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ this coming April. (Photo courtesy Heydemann Art of Photography)

Vancouver Island Symphony seeking art inspired by music inspired by art

VIS to hold exhibition by Island artists based on Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’

The Vancouver Island Symphony will perform Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s suite ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ this coming April. (Photo courtesy Heydemann Art of Photography)
Artist Erica Hawkes photographed by Lia Crowe

From Group of 7 to Nouveau 7

Artist Erica Hawkes brings Canadian scenes to life

  • Nov 24, 2021
Artist Erica Hawkes photographed by Lia Crowe
Two teenagers attempt to trap and kill a monster in an “iconic” scene from the Netflix program ‘Stranger Things’ recreated by Nanaimo man Todd Cameron using vintage toys . (Photo courtesy Todd Cameron)

Netflix enlists Island man to recreate ‘Stranger Things’ scenes with vintage toys

Todd Cameron replicates ‘iconic scenes’ from TV series using figurines, Lite-Brite

Two teenagers attempt to trap and kill a monster in an “iconic” scene from the Netflix program ‘Stranger Things’ recreated by Nanaimo man Todd Cameron using vintage toys . (Photo courtesy Todd Cameron)
Voxel Bridge art

Technology as art

The dazzling Voxel Bridge installation

  • Nov 19, 2021
Voxel Bridge art
The new Bayside Gallery at The Bayside Oceanfront Resort (240 Dogwood St., Parksville), created in partnership with the McMillan Arts Centre. (Submitted photo)
The new Bayside Gallery at The Bayside Oceanfront Resort (240 Dogwood St., Parksville), created in partnership with the McMillan Arts Centre. (Submitted photo)
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