Arts and culture

Toronto-based queer stand-up comedian Laura Piccinin will show her narrative storytelling of ‘Lesbihonest’ in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter between Aug. 12-21 as part of the Nanaimo Fringe Festival. (Submitted photo)

Queer stand-up comedian will ‘tell all’ at Nanaimo Fringe Festival

Laura Piccinin brings ‘Lesbihonest’ to the festival, which starts this week

 

Jessy Watson’s work is part of the McMillan Arts Centre’s ‘Artward Bound’ exhibit. (Submitted photo)
Jessy Watson’s work is part of the McMillan Arts Centre’s ‘Artward Bound’ exhibit. (Submitted photo)
Gwen Buechler, Thistle Williams-Carswell, Jack Duce, Fiona Logan and Emily Anderson of ECHO Players perform in ‘Narnia’ ECHO Players’ 2021 production of ‘Narnia.’ (Don Emerson photo)
Gwen Buechler, Thistle Williams-Carswell, Jack Duce, Fiona Logan and Emily Anderson of ECHO Players perform in ‘Narnia’ ECHO Players’ 2021 production of ‘Narnia.’ (Don Emerson photo)
Nanoose Bay photographer Deborah Freeman’s work is on display as part of an ecologically-themed exhibition at the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Nanoose Bay photographer Deborah Freeman’s work is on display as part of an ecologically-themed exhibition at the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Valerie Giles, Arrowsmith Fine Arts president, left, and Vikki Vettese, chairperson, right, are excited for the inaugural Oceanside Studio Tour. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach artists prepare new studio tour

Tour runs Aug. 6 and Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Valerie Giles, Arrowsmith Fine Arts president, left, and Vikki Vettese, chairperson, right, are excited for the inaugural Oceanside Studio Tour. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Zoey Clare’s exhibition, ‘The Colour of Longing’, will be on display at the Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach until Sept. 3. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Zoey Clare’s exhibition, ‘The Colour of Longing’, will be on display at the Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach until Sept. 3. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Zoey Clare’s exhibition, ‘The Colour of Longing’, will be on display at the Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach until Sept. 3. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Zoey Clare’s exhibition, ‘The Colour of Longing’, will be on display at the Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach until Sept. 3. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Kaimerata Chamber Music Festival will visit Parksville’s Knox United Church (345 Pym St) for two classical music performances on Aug. 2 and Aug 3. Left to right: Beth Root Sandvoss, Dan Scholz, Catherine Ordronneau, Kai Gleusteen. (Submitted photo)
Kaimerata Chamber Music Festival will visit Parksville’s Knox United Church (345 Pym St) for two classical music performances on Aug. 2 and Aug 3. Left to right: Beth Root Sandvoss, Dan Scholz, Catherine Ordronneau, Kai Gleusteen. (Submitted photo)
Robert Held created a glassworks waterfall for the MAC’s exhibit “A Tale of One Urban Creek,” on display July 2 to Aug. 28. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville hosts ecologically-themed summer exhibit

Exhibition includes glass waterfall piece by Robert Held

Robert Held created a glassworks waterfall for the MAC’s exhibit “A Tale of One Urban Creek,” on display July 2 to Aug. 28. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
TOSH is hosting an exhibition by an enigmatic and under-appreciated Canadian artist, Georganna Malloff, who drew inspiration from dreams, meditation and her adopted West Coast home. The exhibition is on display until Sept. 3. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

TOSH exhibit in Qualicum Beach explores work of enigmatic Canadian artist

Georganna Malloff worked under residencies for Canada Council for the Arts

TOSH is hosting an exhibition by an enigmatic and under-appreciated Canadian artist, Georganna Malloff, who drew inspiration from dreams, meditation and her adopted West Coast home. The exhibition is on display until Sept. 3. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Larry Stuart, left, and brother Ron Stuart during the 2017 studio tour. (PQB News File photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach artist studio tour begins July 16

Tour runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

Larry Stuart, left, and brother Ron Stuart during the 2017 studio tour. (PQB News File photo)
TOSH will host an online Zoom exhibition opening Wednesday, July 13 at 2 p.m. with some of the exhibiting artists. Georganna Malloff’s paintings are shown here. (TOSH photo)

TOSH to host online exhibition opening

Zoom opening set for July 13 at 2 p.m.

TOSH will host an online Zoom exhibition opening Wednesday, July 13 at 2 p.m. with some of the exhibiting artists. Georganna Malloff’s paintings are shown here. (TOSH photo)
Parksville council approved a sponsorship request by the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville to support local BC Culture Days activities this fall. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville council approved a sponsorship request by the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville to support local BC Culture Days activities this fall. (PQB News file photo)
Ballenas Secondary School graduate Juliana Cook will soon be off to the Royal Academy of Music in London with a prestigious scholarship. (Submitted photo)

Ballenas Secondary grad receives Royal Academy of Music scholarship

Juliana Cook will begin advanced studies in London this fall

Ballenas Secondary School graduate Juliana Cook will soon be off to the Royal Academy of Music in London with a prestigious scholarship. (Submitted photo)
Screenshot from Parksville council June 20, 2022 regular meeting.

Parksville council considers funding for BC Culture Days events

Votes to defer OCAC sponsorship request to next meeting

Screenshot from Parksville council June 20, 2022 regular meeting.
Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)

Sustainability and world class art to meet in new Vancouver Art Gallery building

Federal government kicks in $29 million to help fund ‘passive house’ arts centre in downtown Vancouver

Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)
Harrison Firefighter Fred Webber smiles as he holds copies of the two Chicken Soup for the Soul books that contain his story. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Harrison firefighter publishes story in 2 ‘Chicken Soup’ books

Fred Webber fulfilled his firefighting dream in his mid 50s

Harrison Firefighter Fred Webber smiles as he holds copies of the two Chicken Soup for the Soul books that contain his story. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre. (PQB News file photo)

MAC summer installation will focus on Parksville’s Shelly Creek

‘The Tale of One Urban Creek’ will run from July 2 until Aug. 28

Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre. (PQB News file photo)
Raymond Tony Charlie and his wife Lorraine hold a copy of Charlie's book about the abuse he experienced at residential school, his recovery, and the scars that remain. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island residential school survivor publishes account of abuse and recovery

Penelakut elder Raymond Tony Charlie writes In the Shadow of the Red Brick Building

  • May 29, 2022
Raymond Tony Charlie and his wife Lorraine hold a copy of Charlie's book about the abuse he experienced at residential school, his recovery, and the scars that remain. (Submitted photo)