Arts

The Old School House Arts Centre, located at 122 Fern Rd West in Qualicum Beach, announced its intent to install new banners designed by Qualicum First Nation member, Mathew Andreatta, in the spring of 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)

TOSH in Qualicum Beach to install banners created by Indigenous artist

Mathew Andreatta designs will adorn entrances to gallery and gift shop

 

Jennifer Bate, the executive director of the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville, visits the PQB News studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Catching up with Jennifer Bate, executive director of the MAC in Parksville

Podcast: Talk includes how artists have been coping with COVID-19, plans for 2021

Jennifer Bate, the executive director of the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville, visits the PQB News studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Spencer W. Stuart. (Submitted photo)
Spencer W. Stuart. (Submitted photo)
Arabella Costello, left, from Parksville, played the role of Cher in ‘All-in Madonna’, while Clayton Neuwirth, right, from Bowser, played the role of Victor. ‘All-in Madonna’ plays at the Victoria Film Festival through Feb. 14. (Submitted photos)

Parksville Qualicum Beach actors earn roles in ‘All-in Madonna’

Feature film, directed by Arnold Lim, currently showing at Victoria Film Festival

Arabella Costello, left, from Parksville, played the role of Cher in ‘All-in Madonna’, while Clayton Neuwirth, right, from Bowser, played the role of Victor. ‘All-in Madonna’ plays at the Victoria Film Festival through Feb. 14. (Submitted photos)
Illana Hester, executive director of The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)

PQBeat: Catching up with Illana Hester of TOSH in Qualicum Beach

Podcast: Talk includes plans for 2021, how artists are dealing with COVID-19 and much more

Illana Hester, executive director of The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
The Old School House Arts Centre has announced its 2021 winter classes and workshop, offering both in-person and online study. (Mandy Moraes photo)

The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach rolls out 2021 winter workshops list

Students can learn variety of techniques via online and in-person classes

The Old School House Arts Centre has announced its 2021 winter classes and workshop, offering both in-person and online study. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Listen to a special performance of ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ by the ECHO Players. (Photo submitted)
Listen to a special performance of ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ by the ECHO Players. (Photo submitted)
Kerry Campbell, rehearsing for the premier of ‘Second Chances’. (PQB News file photo)

PQBeat: Kerry Campbell of ECHO Players shares details of a special production

Podcast: Listen to a performance of ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’

Kerry Campbell, rehearsing for the premier of ‘Second Chances’. (PQB News file photo)
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)
The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach has temporarily closed its doors to the public as of Nov.18. (Mandy Moraes photo)

COVID-19: The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach closes until 2021

TOSH takes proactive approach to ‘protect the well-being of the community’

The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach has temporarily closed its doors to the public as of Nov.18. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Bard to Broadway Theatre Society may stage shows outdoors next summer. (PQB News photo file)

Qualicum Beach’s Bard to Broadway group may stage shows outdoors

Theatre society plans smaller productions due to ongoing pandemic

Bard to Broadway Theatre Society may stage shows outdoors next summer. (PQB News photo file)
The City of Quesnel has painted its functional fire hydrants with different characters. (Quesnel Downtown Association Photo)
The City of Quesnel has painted its functional fire hydrants with different characters. (Quesnel Downtown Association Photo)
First place in TOSH’s Federation of Canadian Artists 25th Anniversary Juried Exhibition was awarded to Lois Goodnough for her acrylic on canvas called ‘A Spray of Stargazers.’ (Photo submitted)
First place in TOSH’s Federation of Canadian Artists 25th Anniversary Juried Exhibition was awarded to Lois Goodnough for her acrylic on canvas called ‘A Spray of Stargazers.’ (Photo submitted)
Jennifer Bate, executive director of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Jennifer Bate of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre

Podcast: Discussion includes COVID-19 issues, singing in a rock band and more

Jennifer Bate, executive director of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
A slide from the Parksville Beach Festival presentation showing where the stage will be placed, bottom left. (Submitted)

Parksville Beach Festival Society provides encouraging update on outdoor theatre

City’s community park will serve as venue for new addition

A slide from the Parksville Beach Festival presentation showing where the stage will be placed, bottom left. (Submitted)
Music promoter and businessman Doug Pickard visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: A chat with music promoter and business owner Doug Pickard

LISTEN: Talk includes COVID-19, future of live performances and more

Music promoter and businessman Doug Pickard visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)

Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts turns digital for fifth anniversary

The festival celebrates South Asian artists and performers

This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)
Parksville’s McMillan Art Centre. (MAC photo)
Parksville’s McMillan Art Centre. (MAC photo)