Arts and culture

Chemainus Theatre facilities manager Damion Knight at the spot inside the gallery and gift shop where thieves smashed a window and grabbed masks. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Unique masks valued at $1,000 stolen from Chemainus Theatre Gallery

Thieves smash a window and grab the goods early Monday morning

 

An artist’s rendition from 2018 of the outdoor performance theatre, slated for construction at the Parksville Community Park. (Photo courtesy of parksvilleoutdoortheatre.ca)
An artist’s rendition from 2018 of the outdoor performance theatre, slated for construction at the Parksville Community Park. (Photo courtesy of parksvilleoutdoortheatre.ca)
Lloyd Major, left, and Judy Maxwell at the Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery, located at 206 First Ave West in Qualicum Beach, on March 11, 2021. Both Major and Maxwell will have their work displayed at the gallery until the end of March. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Lloyd Major, left, and Judy Maxwell at the Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery, located at 206 First Ave West in Qualicum Beach, on March 11, 2021. Both Major and Maxwell will have their work displayed at the gallery until the end of March. (Mandy Moraes photo)
What’s better than yakking with friends? Join the free Women’s Winter Yakfest to recharge. The online event takes place on the first and third Mondays of the month at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. (Submitted image)

Nuu-chah-nulth storyteller kicks off virtual 2021 Women’s Winter Yakfest series on Vancouver Island

‘It’s part book club, part hen party, part learning conference — and all fun’

What’s better than yakking with friends? Join the free Women’s Winter Yakfest to recharge. The online event takes place on the first and third Mondays of the month at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. (Submitted image)
From left to right; Jessica Kelly; Allaina Moore; Ben Rosnau; and Isaiah McAleese. Members of the ECHO Players Youth Group after they performed ‘Words, Words, Words’ by David Ives, in May 2019. (submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach youth theatre group looks at more livestream performances in 2021

Members stay active during pandemic with playwriting competitions and online play readings

From left to right; Jessica Kelly; Allaina Moore; Ben Rosnau; and Isaiah McAleese. Members of the ECHO Players Youth Group after they performed ‘Words, Words, Words’ by David Ives, in May 2019. (submitted photo)
Some of the 30 benches currently being constructed by eight Grade 11 and 12 Ballenas Secondary students. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Some of the 30 benches currently being constructed by eight Grade 11 and 12 Ballenas Secondary students. (Mandy Moraes photo)
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

  • Dec 18, 2020
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography
Qualicum Beach artist Deb Peters at the Gallery at the Qualicum Art Supply, Nov. 30 (Mandy Moraes photo)

Qualicum Beach painter Deb Peters discusses the power of art

‘If you’re given the ability to create something, you need to pass it on to people’

Qualicum Beach artist Deb Peters at the Gallery at the Qualicum Art Supply, Nov. 30 (Mandy Moraes photo)
Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)

Q&A with VIFF’s B.C. Emerging Filmmaker Award winner, Jessie Anthony

Her feature film, Brother, I Cry premiered at VIFF this year

Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)
Parkville’s McMillan Art Centre. (File photo)
Parkville’s McMillan Art Centre. (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
A new poetry collective has been started on Vancouver Island. (Robert Garlington image)

Poetry contest started for Vancouver Island poets

“We’re such a unique group,” says founder on why she wanted to start the collective

A new poetry collective has been started on Vancouver Island. (Robert Garlington image)
TOSH is gearing up to re-open after being closed due to COVID-19. (File photo)
TOSH is gearing up to re-open after being closed due to COVID-19. (File photo)
Emily Vance, feeling like an alchemist as she prepares to anneal the sterling silver ring shape with a torch. (Francois Lavigne photo)

Making jewelry by hand: DIY ring-making at Parksville’s Metal Art Studio

Valerie Harty offers jewelry-making classes, drop-in sessions in the MAC’s MakerSpace

Emily Vance, feeling like an alchemist as she prepares to anneal the sterling silver ring shape with a torch. (Francois Lavigne photo)
All that jazz: Parksville high school students gear up for ‘Chicago: High School Edition’

All that jazz: Parksville high school students gear up for ‘Chicago: High School Edition’

Ballenas Secondary performers stage slightly toned-down version of popular show

All that jazz: Parksville high school students gear up for ‘Chicago: High School Edition’
Lois Goodnough celebrates the sale of two of her paintings at the opening of her exhibit at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach. (Emily Vance photo)
Lois Goodnough celebrates the sale of two of her paintings at the opening of her exhibit at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach. (Emily Vance photo)
A selection of Kat Cearns’s work is on display at Creekmore’s Coffee in Coombs. (Emily Vance photo)
A selection of Kat Cearns’s work is on display at Creekmore’s Coffee in Coombs. (Emily Vance photo)
Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage

Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage

Victoria songstress is fueled by the music

  • Dec 18, 2019
Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage