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Nanaimo musician Dave Read is releasing his third album as El Hombre Al Agua entitled ‘Memories can be Injected.’ (Photo courtesy Pamela Dawson)

Nanaimo psychedelic rocker releases album of ‘paranoid’ electronic music

Dave Read a.k.a. El Hombre Al Agua presents ‘Memories can be Injected’

Nanaimo musician Dave Read is releasing his third album as El Hombre Al Agua entitled ‘Memories can be Injected.’ (Photo courtesy Pamela Dawson)
Billionaire Claire Zachanassian, played by Emily Dunigan (top), parades through town with her entourage - Daleal Monjazeb, Charlie Lincoln, Emma St. Laurent, Cameron Le and Curtis Magas (from left) - during rehearsals for the upcoming VIU theatre production, ‘The Visitor.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Woman puts $1-billion bounty on treacherous ex-boyfriend in VIU play

Director Leon Potter presents ‘The Visitor’ at Malaspina Theatre

Billionaire Claire Zachanassian, played by Emily Dunigan (top), parades through town with her entourage - Daleal Monjazeb, Charlie Lincoln, Emma St. Laurent, Cameron Le and Curtis Magas (from left) - during rehearsals for the upcoming VIU theatre production, ‘The Visitor.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo writer Judy Millar has a short story in the latest issue of Vancouver Island Regional Library’s ‘Sea and Cedar’ magazine. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

VIRL’s online art and literature magazine now available in print

‘Sea and Cedar’ highlights art, poetry and stories by Vancouver Islanders

Nanaimo writer Judy Millar has a short story in the latest issue of Vancouver Island Regional Library’s ‘Sea and Cedar’ magazine. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Josef Jacobson climbs under his desk at the Nanaimo News Bulletin office during a Great B.C. Shakeout earthquake drill. He’s decided to move farther away from the fault line. (News Bulletin file photo)

COLUMN: Arts editor will remember Nanaimo’s active arts and culture scene

Nanaimo News Bulletin’s arts editor Josef Jacobson moving on after four and a half years

Josef Jacobson climbs under his desk at the Nanaimo News Bulletin office during a Great B.C. Shakeout earthquake drill. He’s decided to move farther away from the fault line. (News Bulletin file photo)
Toronto poet laureate A.F. Moritz will deliver the 2022 VIU Gustafson Lecture and Reading. (Photo courtesy Steven Payne)

Poet to discuss oral, written poetry at Vancouver Island University

Toronto poet laureate A.F. Moritz to deliver VIU Gustafson lecture and reading

Toronto poet laureate A.F. Moritz will deliver the 2022 VIU Gustafson Lecture and Reading. (Photo courtesy Steven Payne)
Art works by Maxx Duncalfe, Makenna Godfrey, Cedarfell, Dave Aris, Gwen Spinks and Tyrrell Clarke (clockwise from top-left) are among those on display as part of Stretched – the Art Show. (Photos courtesy the artists)

Round art joins narrow art in this year’s ‘Stretched’ art show on Gabriola

Three-day ‘Stretched – the Art Show’ exhibition to feature 80 works by 64 artists

Art works by Maxx Duncalfe, Makenna Godfrey, Cedarfell, Dave Aris, Gwen Spinks and Tyrrell Clarke (clockwise from top-left) are among those on display as part of Stretched – the Art Show. (Photos courtesy the artists)
Artist Anne Ramsden, puppeteers Alexandra Hicks and Katie Gilray, author Craig Taylor and poet Sonnet L’Abbé (clockwise from top-left) will be discussing their artistic practices as part of the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Making Waves event on Feb. 25. (Photos courtesy Elaine Reed/A Penny A Sketch Productions/Mayita Mendez/Astrid Lyre)
Artist Anne Ramsden, puppeteers Alexandra Hicks and Katie Gilray, author Craig Taylor and poet Sonnet L’Abbé (clockwise from top-left) will be discussing their artistic practices as part of the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Making Waves event on Feb. 25. (Photos courtesy Elaine Reed/A Penny A Sketch Productions/Mayita Mendez/Astrid Lyre)
Nelson-based artist Jim Holyoak presents ‘Arborescence’ at VIU’s View Gallery from Feb. 17 to April 9. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Art exhibition transforms Nanaimo gallery into immersive forest reading room

Nelson-based artist Jim Holyoak presents ‘Arborescence’ at VIU’s View Gallery

Nelson-based artist Jim Holyoak presents ‘Arborescence’ at VIU’s View Gallery from Feb. 17 to April 9. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
LCVI youth literacy coordinator Quillénge Sepulveda helped assemble the latest issue of ‘Place Magazine.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Magazine gives LGBTQ and BIPOC youths in Nanaimo a place to share writing and art

Literacy Central Vancouver Island presents third issue of ‘Place Magazine’

LCVI youth literacy coordinator Quillénge Sepulveda helped assemble the latest issue of ‘Place Magazine.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo filmmaker Barry Jesse Smith’s science fiction film ‘Pirette,’ filmed using green screens with actors in virtual surroundings, is among those being screened at this year’s Cinefest film festival at the Avalon Cinema. (Photos courtesy Barry Jesse Smith)

Nanaimo’s Cinefest film festival making its return to the big screen

CineCentral Filmmakers Society’s two-day festival will highlight Island-made films

Nanaimo filmmaker Barry Jesse Smith’s science fiction film ‘Pirette,’ filmed using green screens with actors in virtual surroundings, is among those being screened at this year’s Cinefest film festival at the Avalon Cinema. (Photos courtesy Barry Jesse Smith)
Nanaimo artist Marilyn Strongitharm has collected more than 100 works of art to donate to Haven House and Samaritan House. The art works fill her spare bedroom and spill down the hall. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Artists donate more than 100 works to shelters in Nanaimo

Haven Society’s Haven House and Island Crisis Care Society’s Samaritan House to benefit

Nanaimo artist Marilyn Strongitharm has collected more than 100 works of art to donate to Haven House and Samaritan House. The art works fill her spare bedroom and spill down the hall. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Nelson-based artist Jim Holyoak presents ‘Arborescence’ at VIU’s View Gallery from Feb. 17 to April 9. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Art exhibition transforms VIU gallery into immersive forest reading room

Nelson-based artist Jim Holyoak presents ‘Arborescence’ at the View Gallery

Nelson-based artist Jim Holyoak presents ‘Arborescence’ at VIU’s View Gallery from Feb. 17 to April 9. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
James Kelly is the featured artist for February at Art 10 Gallery. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Painting exhibit rich in symbolism comes to Nanaimo’s Art 10 Gallery

Bowser-based painter James Kelly is the gallery’s featured artist for February

James Kelly is the featured artist for February at Art 10 Gallery. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Aunalee Boyd-Good and Sophia Seward-Good (from left) of Nanaimo’s Ay Lelum – The Good House of Design present Xwi’xwi’em: “Telling a Story” at the Port Theatre on Feb. 19. (Photo courtesy Arun Nevader)

Clothing design company presents first big fashion production in Nanaimo

Ay Lelum – The Good House of Design presents Xwi’xwi’em: Telling a Story at the Port Theatre

Aunalee Boyd-Good and Sophia Seward-Good (from left) of Nanaimo’s Ay Lelum – The Good House of Design present Xwi’xwi’em: “Telling a Story” at the Port Theatre on Feb. 19. (Photo courtesy Arun Nevader)
Ontario writer Anne Marie Carson and Yellow Point poet Ian Cognito have released their poetry/prose collaboration, ‘Interchange.’ (Photos courtesy Shane MacLaughlan/François Cormier)

Nanaimo area poet, Ontario writer pen ‘accidental’ book of poetry and prose

Ian Cognito and Anne Marie Carson holding virtual launch for ‘Interchange’

Ontario writer Anne Marie Carson and Yellow Point poet Ian Cognito have released their poetry/prose collaboration, ‘Interchange.’ (Photos courtesy Shane MacLaughlan/François Cormier)
Artist Brendan Lee Satish Tang, whose 2021 Nanaimo Art Gallery exhibition Reluctant Offerings featured a life-size paper sculpture of a Ford F-150, is the recipient of this year’s Excellence in Culture Award. (Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo reveals this year’s Culture and Heritage Award recipients

Artist, outgoing Port Theatre manager and Mid Island Métis Nation president honoured

Artist Brendan Lee Satish Tang, whose 2021 Nanaimo Art Gallery exhibition Reluctant Offerings featured a life-size paper sculpture of a Ford F-150, is the recipient of this year’s Excellence in Culture Award. (Bulletin file photo)
Vancouver Island Symphony principal violinist Calvin Dyck and the string orchestra present ‘Slavonic Sweets’ at the Port Theatre. (Photo courtesy Diamonds Edge Photography)

Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Symphony presents largest concert in two years

22-member string orchestra presents ‘Slavonic Sweets’ at the Port Theatre

Vancouver Island Symphony principal violinist Calvin Dyck and the string orchestra present ‘Slavonic Sweets’ at the Port Theatre. (Photo courtesy Diamonds Edge Photography)
Nanaimo medieval doom metal duo Caedmon’s Dream – guitarist Dallas Kruszelnicki and vocalist Tara Stadnyk – recently released their latest single, ‘O Ecclesia.’ (Photo courtesy Caedmon’s Dream)

Medieval doom metal duo release song about saint martyred with 11,000 virgins

Nanaimo band Caedmon’s Dream covers 12th century Latin composition, ‘O Ecclesia’

Nanaimo medieval doom metal duo Caedmon’s Dream – guitarist Dallas Kruszelnicki and vocalist Tara Stadnyk – recently released their latest single, ‘O Ecclesia.’ (Photo courtesy Caedmon’s Dream)
The Nanaimo Art Gallery is conducting a feasibility study to see if its current space meets community needs. (Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Art Gallery studying whether current space meets community needs

Open house taking place as gallery seeks input for feasibility study

The Nanaimo Art Gallery is conducting a feasibility study to see if its current space meets community needs. (Bulletin file photo)
Vancouver Island Symphony principal violinist Calvin Dyck and the string orchestra present ‘Slavonic Sweets’ at the Port Theatre. (Photo courtesy Diamonds Edge Photography)

Vancouver Island Symphony presents largest concert in two years

22-member string orchestra presents ‘Slavonic Sweets’ at the Sid Williams Theatre

Vancouver Island Symphony principal violinist Calvin Dyck and the string orchestra present ‘Slavonic Sweets’ at the Port Theatre. (Photo courtesy Diamonds Edge Photography)