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Dorothy Sevcov adjusts one of her paintings on display as part of Art 10 Gallery’s August exhibition, ‘Celebrations.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s Art 10 Gallery celebrates original member’s 90th birthday at upcoming show

Dorothy Sevcov’s works featured this month at Nanaimo North Town Centre gallery

Dorothy Sevcov adjusts one of her paintings on display as part of Art 10 Gallery’s August exhibition, ‘Celebrations.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Last year Snaw-naw-as artist Grace Edwards painted a mural in downtown Lantzville. This year the district is once again asking artists to submit proposals for public art. (Bulletin file photo)

Lantzville aiming to add more public art to village core

For second year district asking artist to submit proposals for outdoor art

Last year Snaw-naw-as artist Grace Edwards painted a mural in downtown Lantzville. This year the district is once again asking artists to submit proposals for public art. (Bulletin file photo)
Kamal Parmar is Nanaimo’s new poet laureate. (Photo courtesy HA Photography)

City of Nanaimo appoints new poet laureate

Kamal Parmar will serve in the role for a two-year term

Kamal Parmar is Nanaimo’s new poet laureate. (Photo courtesy HA Photography)
Brazilian jazz trumpeter Amelia Thomas and her band kicked off Sounds of Summer at the Old City Quarter in 2019. This year’s concert series begins Aug. 6. (Bulletin file photo)

Sounds of Summer outdoor concert series returns to Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter

Last year’s event was to be twice as long before being cancelled due to COVID-19

Brazilian jazz trumpeter Amelia Thomas and her band kicked off Sounds of Summer at the Old City Quarter in 2019. This year’s concert series begins Aug. 6. (Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Harbourfront Library librarian April Ripley is the managing editor of VIRL’s new online art and literature magazine, ‘Sea and Cedar.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island Regional Library unveils new art and literature magazine

‘Sea and Cedar’ features poetry, stories and visual art from across the Island

Nanaimo Harbourfront Library librarian April Ripley is the managing editor of VIRL’s new online art and literature magazine, ‘Sea and Cedar.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Artisans’ Studio member Sue Williams adjusts the display in the front window showing off items available for raffle as the studio celebrates 45 years. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s artist-run Artisans’ Studio celebrates 45th anniversary

Art works to be raffled off as group acknowledges milestone

Artisans’ Studio member Sue Williams adjusts the display in the front window showing off items available for raffle as the studio celebrates 45 years. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo blues musician Whitey Somers’s latest record is ‘The Call of the Blues.’ (Photo courtesy D. Penyige)

Nanaimo blues musician releasing new album

Whitey Somers’s latest record is ‘The Call of the Blues’

Nanaimo blues musician Whitey Somers’s latest record is ‘The Call of the Blues.’ (Photo courtesy D. Penyige)
Island filmmakers picked up four out of six awards at this year’s Vancouver Island Short Film Festival. (Photo courtesy Denisa Reyes)

Regional filmmakers fare well at Vancouver Island Short Film Festival

Four of out six awards collected by Victoria, Comox filmmakers

Island filmmakers picked up four out of six awards at this year’s Vancouver Island Short Film Festival. (Photo courtesy Denisa Reyes)
Vancouver artist Steve Brekelmans’s installation The Tallest Vessels is one of the contemporary contributions to the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s exhibition We Do Not Work Alone, a show highlighting the pottery in the gallery’s collection. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Art Gallery delves into pottery collection for latest exhibition

Works from the ’60s to modern day on display in ‘We Do Not Work Alone’

Vancouver artist Steve Brekelmans’s installation The Tallest Vessels is one of the contemporary contributions to the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s exhibition We Do Not Work Alone, a show highlighting the pottery in the gallery’s collection. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo potter Joe Lyons presents ‘Permanence Resonance’ at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts Studio and Gallery from July 30 to Aug. 15. (Photo courtesy Lindsay Ford)

Nanaimo potter gets vulnerable in new collaborative exhibition

Joe Lyons presents ‘Permanence Resonance’ at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts Studio and Gallery

Nanaimo potter Joe Lyons presents ‘Permanence Resonance’ at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts Studio and Gallery from July 30 to Aug. 15. (Photo courtesy Lindsay Ford)
Nanaimo storyteller Sandra Cole’s short story ‘Beauty Doesn’t Have to Come with Pain’ is in the recent issue of ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul, Navigating Elder Care and Dementia: 101 Stories for Family Caregivers.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo writer’s personal story about dementia care chosen for ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’

Sandra Cole shares experience about caring for mother with Alzheimer’s

Nanaimo storyteller Sandra Cole’s short story ‘Beauty Doesn’t Have to Come with Pain’ is in the recent issue of ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul, Navigating Elder Care and Dementia: 101 Stories for Family Caregivers.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
A totem pole by carver Noel Brown of Snuneymuxw and Kwagulth First Nations, seen here as as rough sketch, is coming to Spirit Square at Maffeo Sutton Park. (Images courtesy City of Nanaimo)

Nanaimo’s new welcoming totem pole to cost $50,000 more than expected

City now contributing $100,000 to project to bring totem pole to Maffeo Sutton Park

A totem pole by carver Noel Brown of Snuneymuxw and Kwagulth First Nations, seen here as as rough sketch, is coming to Spirit Square at Maffeo Sutton Park. (Images courtesy City of Nanaimo)
Victoria musician Leeroy Stagger performs at the Queen’s on July 22. (Photo courtesy Piper Ferguson)

Musician plays Nanaimo in return to performing on Vancouver Island

Victoria’s Leeroy Stagger worked on a new record during pandemic

Victoria musician Leeroy Stagger performs at the Queen’s on July 22. (Photo courtesy Piper Ferguson)
Kyle and Marty Shepherd of the Big Mess performed in Diana Krall Plaza on Saturday as part of the Downtown Nanaimo business association’s Corner Concerts series. (Photo submitted)

Mid-day outdoor entertainment series comes to downtown Nanaimo

Downtown Nanaimo business association presents new ‘Corner Concerts’

Kyle and Marty Shepherd of the Big Mess performed in Diana Krall Plaza on Saturday as part of the Downtown Nanaimo business association’s Corner Concerts series. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo poet and VIU poetry professor Sonnet L’Abbé performs at the Port Theatre on July 23. (Photo courtesy Michael Anderson)

VIU poetry prof Sonnet L’Abbé to perform new music at the Port Theatre

Performance part of venue’s ‘Discovery’ series highlighting emerging local artists

Nanaimo poet and VIU poetry professor Sonnet L’Abbé performs at the Port Theatre on July 23. (Photo courtesy Michael Anderson)
Lys Glassford and Lauren Semple of Humanity in Art (from left) painted their Pride mural on the side of the A&B Sound building in 2018. After it was vandalized earlier this month the duo raised more than $5,000 to replace it with a new, permanent mural. (Bulletin file photo)

Defaced Pride mural in Nanaimo to be replaced after more than $5,000 raised

Mural and rainbow crosswalk defaced with black paint earlier this month

Lys Glassford and Lauren Semple of Humanity in Art (from left) painted their Pride mural on the side of the A&B Sound building in 2018. After it was vandalized earlier this month the duo raised more than $5,000 to replace it with a new, permanent mural. (Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo man Todd Cameron and his son Jack play with a miniature replica of Schitt’s Creek Cameron made from vintage children’s toys. (Photo courtesy Nicole Cameron)

Nanaimo man builds miniature ‘Schitt’s Creek’ out of vintage children’s toys

Todd Cameron previously had viral success with a ‘Schitt’s Creek’ stop-motion video

Nanaimo man Todd Cameron and his son Jack play with a miniature replica of Schitt’s Creek Cameron made from vintage children’s toys. (Photo courtesy Nicole Cameron)
The Nanaimo Art Gallery is launching a series of events along the Millstone River. (Bulletin File Photo)

Nanaimo Art Gallery presents series of events along Millstone River

‘Huli u’tu staluẃ/Riverbed’ project to feature presentations, activities through October

The Nanaimo Art Gallery is launching a series of events along the Millstone River. (Bulletin File Photo)
Daniel Wesley plays the Queen’s on July 16. (Photo courtesy James Looker Photography)

Singer-songwriter plays Nanaimo in return to live performance

Sunshine Coast’s Daniel Wesley brings solo show to the Queen’s

Daniel Wesley plays the Queen’s on July 16. (Photo courtesy James Looker Photography)
The Glen Foster Group – guitarist Glen Foster, drummer Dwight Gray and bassist Pat Shonwise (from right) – performs at the Queen’s on July 24. (Photo courtesy Marg Foster)

Nanaimo musician Glen Foster releases live concert album

Foster and his band presenting album release concert for two albums at the Queen’s this month

The Glen Foster Group – guitarist Glen Foster, drummer Dwight Gray and bassist Pat Shonwise (from right) – performs at the Queen’s on July 24. (Photo courtesy Marg Foster)