Arts and culture

The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville council approves allocation of up to $50K for B.C. Culture Days celebration

Funding dependent upon presentation detailing cultural events

The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
Don Eaton, next to his work that is currently on display at the Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery until the end of July. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Nanoose Bay artist displays work at Qualicum Art Supply and Gallery

Don Eaton has a unique take on realism and impressionism

Don Eaton, next to his work that is currently on display at the Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery until the end of July. (Mandy Moraes photo)
A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)

Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
The Old School House Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd in Qualicum Beach, has reopened its doors for general viewing again, with two artists on exhibit until June 26, 2021. (PQN News file photo)

The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach once again open to the public

COVID-19 protocols in place, two artists have work on display until June 26 in ‘Moments of Silence’

The Old School House Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd in Qualicum Beach, has reopened its doors for general viewing again, with two artists on exhibit until June 26, 2021. (PQN News file photo)
The Old School House (TOSH) Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach will host their 28th annual Grand Prix Plein Air Painting Race this year, with small adjustments for COVID-safe protocols. (PQB News file photo)

The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach hosts annual painting race

Artists assigned locations in town, can paint anytime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Old School House (TOSH) Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach will host their 28th annual Grand Prix Plein Air Painting Race this year, with small adjustments for COVID-safe protocols. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre. (PQB News file photo)

Three shows to run at Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre in June

Works by Richard Alm, Paul Stuart and Susan Schaefer to be shown

Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre. (PQB News file photo)
Richard Alm next to two of his pieces for June’s exhibit ‘Spatialist Nouveau: the rise of structured canvas in the art world’ at the McMillan Arts Centre. (submitted photo)
Richard Alm next to two of his pieces for June’s exhibit ‘Spatialist Nouveau: the rise of structured canvas in the art world’ at the McMillan Arts Centre. (submitted photo)
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Bowser artist Lynda Hyndman stands with different series of her work currently on display at the Qualicum Art Supply and Gallery until approximately the end of May. Nature and mythology play an integral part of Hyndman’s process, acting both as a muse and subject matter. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Bowser artist looks to bridge the gap between humanity and nature in her work

Lynda Hyndman’s work to be on display at the Qualicum Art and Supply Gallery until end of May

Bowser artist Lynda Hyndman stands with different series of her work currently on display at the Qualicum Art Supply and Gallery until approximately the end of May. Nature and mythology play an integral part of Hyndman’s process, acting both as a muse and subject matter. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Susan White at her home studio in French Creek. Her work will be juried by senior members of the FCA during the organization’s exhibit at the MAC this month. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Susan White at her home studio in French Creek. Her work will be juried by senior members of the FCA during the organization’s exhibit at the MAC this month. (Mandy Moraes photo)
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

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)
The show winner Gloria Ainsworth Mount’s work titled “Islander Dahlia” for the 2020 spring exhibit. The Spring Juried Exhibition for 2021 will showcase at the McMillan Arts Centre from April 6 until May 2. (Submitted photo)
The show winner Gloria Ainsworth Mount’s work titled “Islander Dahlia” for the 2020 spring exhibit. The Spring Juried Exhibition for 2021 will showcase at the McMillan Arts Centre from April 6 until May 2. (Submitted photo)
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)