Arts

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

 

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

 

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)
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)