Arts

The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is leading the way on a Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands project to show the significance of art as an industry in the region. (Chronicle photo)

Vancouver Island art councils work together on regional impact study

Arts Council of Ladysmith leads project to have arts recognized as a significant industry

 

Cheryl DeWolf, gift shop manager of the McMillan Arts Centre, hold a copy of the Oceanside Community Arts Council’s latest project, the ‘Artful Appies & Afters’ cookbook, on Sept. 29, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Cheryl DeWolf, gift shop manager of the McMillan Arts Centre, hold a copy of the Oceanside Community Arts Council’s latest project, the ‘Artful Appies & Afters’ cookbook, on Sept. 29, 2021. (Submitted photo)
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Jessica Kelly, left, receives a $1,000 ECHO Players Performing Arts Scholarship from ECHO Players president, Alistair McVey, outside the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
Jessica Kelly, left, receives a $1,000 ECHO Players Performing Arts Scholarship from ECHO Players president, Alistair McVey, outside the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
Tony Kirby next to his latest collection, unofficially dubbed ‘Earthworks,’ at the Qualicum Art Supply and Gallery, Aug. 23, 2021. (Mandy Moraes)
Tony Kirby next to his latest collection, unofficially dubbed ‘Earthworks,’ at the Qualicum Art Supply and Gallery, Aug. 23, 2021. (Mandy Moraes)
Artist Richard Alm presents a donation of $4,200 to the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville. From left: Bonnie Rapaport, Richard Alm, Jennifer Bate, executive director of the MAC, and Tom Roy, Oceanside Community Arts Council president. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Artist Richard Alm donates $4,200 to McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville

Donation amount amassed from 100 per cent of all sale proceeds

Artist Richard Alm presents a donation of $4,200 to the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville. From left: Bonnie Rapaport, Richard Alm, Jennifer Bate, executive director of the MAC, and Tom Roy, Oceanside Community Arts Council president. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Fourteen-year-old Kwalikum Secondary School student illustrates children’s book ‘The Amazing Adventures of Anna the Rat,’ written by retired elementary school teacher from Quadra Island, Michael Redican. (Submitted photo).

Qualicum Beach teen illustrates children’s book to promote access to reading

Teegan Walshe plans to donate her portion of sale proceeds to reading foundation

Fourteen-year-old Kwalikum Secondary School student illustrates children’s book ‘The Amazing Adventures of Anna the Rat,’ written by retired elementary school teacher from Quadra Island, Michael Redican. (Submitted photo).
BC Culture Days logo. The McMillan Arts Centre will host provincial celebration events from September through October 2021. (Submitted photo)

McMillan Arts Centre to host BC Culture Days in Parksville, without city funds

5 public events planned, starting in early September and running through October

BC Culture Days logo. The McMillan Arts Centre will host provincial celebration events from September through October 2021. (Submitted photo)
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(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)
Hannes Grosse, left, and Iris Steigemann, right, as they prepared for their 'Moments of Silence' exhibit. The father-daughter duo are showing at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach until June 26. (Submitted photo)

Cortes Island artists exhibit at Qualicum Beach’s TOSH in first father-daughter show

Both artists will be present at shows on Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26

Hannes Grosse, left, and Iris Steigemann, right, as they prepared for their 'Moments of Silence' exhibit. The father-daughter duo are showing at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach until June 26. (Submitted 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)
A peacock themed floral fascinator designed by Mid Island Floral Art Club member, Lois Walker. This, and many more, will be on display during the club’s annual show in Qualicum Beach in July, 2021. (Laurene Ebbett photo)
A peacock themed floral fascinator designed by Mid Island Floral Art Club member, Lois Walker. This, and many more, will be on display during the club’s annual show in Qualicum Beach in July, 2021. (Laurene Ebbett photo)
Musqueam and Qualicum First Nations artist, Mathew Andreatta, next to several of his ongoing projects, including carvings and illustrations. (Submitted photo)
Musqueam and Qualicum First Nations artist, Mathew Andreatta, next to several of his ongoing projects, including carvings and illustrations. (Submitted photo)
Karen Golden will portray Ann Landers in the ECHO Players digital production of ‘The Lady With All The Answers’ by David Rambo. Show dates will be May 7, 8 and 9, at 7:30 p.m., and tickets can be purchased online starting April 14. (Submitted photo)
Karen Golden will portray Ann Landers in the ECHO Players digital production of ‘The Lady With All The Answers’ by David Rambo. Show dates will be May 7, 8 and 9, at 7:30 p.m., and tickets can be purchased online starting April 14. (Submitted photo)
Corinna Ludovici, right, community relations manager for Berwick Retirement Communities Parksville, presents a cheque for $10,000 to Lloyd Derry, centre, capital projects chair and Cheryl Dill, president of the Parksville Beach Festival Society. The Berwick donation is to help equip the new outdoor performance theatre with a sound system, spotlights, risers and portable dance floor. (Peter McCully photo)
Corinna Ludovici, right, community relations manager for Berwick Retirement Communities Parksville, presents a cheque for $10,000 to Lloyd Derry, centre, capital projects chair and Cheryl Dill, president of the Parksville Beach Festival Society. The Berwick donation is to help equip the new outdoor performance theatre with a sound system, spotlights, risers and portable dance floor. (Peter McCully photo)
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

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)
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)