Rachel Stern

Indigenous education coordinator building community at art gallery

Indigenous education coordinator building community at art gallery

Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Arlene Deptuck is committed to helping cultivate understanding

Indigenous education coordinator building community at art gallery
Dorothy Sevcov, left, and Lee Stead are two of nearly 20 artists displaying their work during the Celebrating 150 Years Canada exhibit at Art 10 Gallery. RACHEL STERN / The News Bulletin

Artists come up with expressions of Canada

Celebrating 150 Years Canada exhibit runs at Art 10 Gallery until end of July

Dorothy Sevcov, left, and Lee Stead are two of nearly 20 artists displaying their work during the Celebrating 150 Years Canada exhibit at Art 10 Gallery. RACHEL STERN / The News Bulletin
Nanaimo musician Dane Letourneau has released a solo album called 20/20 and is performing during an album release show at White Sails Brewing on July 14. RACHEL STERN / The News Bulletin

Nanaimo musician Dane Letourneau releases solo album

Dane Letourneau hosts an album release show July 14 at Nanaimo’s White Sails Brewing

Nanaimo musician Dane Letourneau has released a solo album called 20/20 and is performing during an album release show at White Sails Brewing on July 14. RACHEL STERN / The News Bulletin
James Hill and Anne Janelle perform during the Nanaimo Ukulele Festival Saturday (July 15) at 7 p.m. at the Neighbourhood Church. Photo Contributed

James Hill and Anne Janelle perform during the Nanaimo Ukulele Festival

The Nanaimo Ukulele Festival runs Saturday and Sunday (July 15-16)

James Hill and Anne Janelle perform during the Nanaimo Ukulele Festival Saturday (July 15) at 7 p.m. at the Neighbourhood Church. Photo Contributed
Photo Contributed                                Andrew Homzy’s NOLA NightHawks perform Saturday (July 8) with tap and swing dancers Kat Single-Dain and Timothy Allen during the Infringing Dance Festival at Maffeo Sutton Park.

NOLA Nighthawks perform during Infringing Dance Festival

Nanaimo show will combine jazz music and tap and swing dancing

Photo Contributed                                Andrew Homzy’s NOLA NightHawks perform Saturday (July 8) with tap and swing dancers Kat Single-Dain and Timothy Allen during the Infringing Dance Festival at Maffeo Sutton Park.
The Glen Foster Group recently released its new album Music Alchemy. Foster created a cigar box instrument, which is featured on one of the songs. RACHEL STERN / The News Bulletin

VIDEO: Glen Foster Group releases new album, Music Alchemy

The Glen Foster Group is hosting an album release show July 14 and 15 at Nanaimo’s Lighthouse Bistro

The Glen Foster Group recently released its new album Music Alchemy. Foster created a cigar box instrument, which is featured on one of the songs. RACHEL STERN / The News Bulletin
Crimson Coast Dance Society’s Infringing Dance Festival includes pieces such as Co.Erasga’s Unwrapping Culture, which shows July 8 at 7 p.m. at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Photo Contributed

Crimson Coast Dance presents Infringing Dance Festival July 6-9

Annual festival in Nanaimo combines traditional and contemporary voices through dance

Crimson Coast Dance Society’s Infringing Dance Festival includes pieces such as Co.Erasga’s Unwrapping Culture, which shows July 8 at 7 p.m. at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Photo Contributed
Gabriola Island Singers were invited by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon to perform at Government House during a citizenship ceremony on Canada Day. Gary Lund Photo

Gabriola singers help welcome new Canadians

Choir invitated by lieutenant-governor to perform during a citizenship ceremony July 1 in Victoria

Gabriola Island Singers were invited by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon to perform at Government House during a citizenship ceremony on Canada Day. Gary Lund Photo
Jessica Lowry, left, Katy Bowen-Roberts and James Mark created Blackstones and Bathtubs, a musical in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. File Photo

Blackstones and Bathtubs musical delves into Nanaimo’s past

Musical revue coming to the Port Theatre from July 2-8

Jessica Lowry, left, Katy Bowen-Roberts and James Mark created Blackstones and Bathtubs, a musical in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. File Photo
Author Tom Hawthorn recently released The Year Canadians Lost Their Minds and Found Their Country: The Centennial of 1967. The book includes a story about Nanaimo’s centennial bathtub race. Photo Contributed

Island author recalls Canada’s centennial stories

Tom Hawthorn’s book includes chapter about Nanaimo’s first bathtub race

Author Tom Hawthorn recently released The Year Canadians Lost Their Minds and Found Their Country: The Centennial of 1967. The book includes a story about Nanaimo’s centennial bathtub race. Photo Contributed
File Photo                                Concerts in the Park run July and August at Maffeo Sutton Park and the Bowen Park amphitheatre. The concert series features a variety of performers including Kendall Patrick who plays Aug. 8 at Bowen Park.

Free Concerts in the Park series, presented by the City of Nanaimo, runs July and August

Concert series runs at Maffeo Sutton Park and the Bowen Park amphitheatre

File Photo                                Concerts in the Park run July and August at Maffeo Sutton Park and the Bowen Park amphitheatre. The concert series features a variety of performers including Kendall Patrick who plays Aug. 8 at Bowen Park.
Aaron Pritchett is the headlines Party in the Park on Saturday (June 24) from noon to 10:30 p.m. at Bowen Park. Photo Contributed

Aaron Pritchett headlines Party in the Park

Party in the Park is Saturday (June 24) at Nanaimo’s Beban Park

Aaron Pritchett is the headlines Party in the Park on Saturday (June 24) from noon to 10:30 p.m. at Bowen Park. Photo Contributed
Kyle Shepard, Sebastian; Braeja Chadwick, Ariel, and Isaiah McAleese, Flounder, star in Schmooze Productions’ presentation of The Little Mermaid.                                 RACHEL STERN / The News Bulletin

Schmooze Productions takes audience members under the sea during The Little Mermaid

Nanaimo theatre company presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid: the Broadway Musical

Kyle Shepard, Sebastian; Braeja Chadwick, Ariel, and Isaiah McAleese, Flounder, star in Schmooze Productions’ presentation of The Little Mermaid.                                 RACHEL STERN / The News Bulletin
Howie James performs with Cyndi Doell at Country Club Centre June 29 at 2 p.m. Deddeda Photo
Howie James performs with Cyndi Doell at Country Club Centre June 29 at 2 p.m. Deddeda Photo
Arlene Deptuck, indigenous education coordinator, centre, and Yvonne Vanderkooi, art education coordinator, gives a tour of Marianne Nicolson’s exhibition Awi’nagwiskasu: Real Land to elementary school students. Chris Kuderle Photo
Arlene Deptuck, indigenous education coordinator, centre, and Yvonne Vanderkooi, art education coordinator, gives a tour of Marianne Nicolson’s exhibition Awi’nagwiskasu: Real Land to elementary school students. Chris Kuderle Photo
Photo Contributed                                Cellist Marina Hasselberg performs with Cathy Fern Lewis during the Vancouver Island Chamber Music Festival.

Vancouver Island Chamber Music Festival allows listeners to enjoy music in an intimate setting

Seventh annual chamber music festival run Friday and Saturday (June 23-24)

Photo Contributed                                Cellist Marina Hasselberg performs with Cathy Fern Lewis during the Vancouver Island Chamber Music Festival.
Nanaimo photographer Sarah Bowman creates portraits with a surreal, ethereal and whimsical quality such as Bloom, featuring model Shannon Alce. Sarah Bowman Photography.
Nanaimo photographer Sarah Bowman creates portraits with a surreal, ethereal and whimsical quality such as Bloom, featuring model Shannon Alce. Sarah Bowman Photography.
Margie Haber is leading a session in Nanaimo, presented by Spotlight Academy, to help people find their power. Photo Contributed
Margie Haber is leading a session in Nanaimo, presented by Spotlight Academy, to help people find their power. Photo Contributed
Nanaimo author Rick Harbo releases revised Pacific Reef and Shore: A Photo Guide to Northwest Marine Life
Nanaimo author Rick Harbo releases revised Pacific Reef and Shore: A Photo Guide to Northwest Marine Life
RACHEL STERN / The News Bulletin                                Lucy Elliott, who stars as Captain Slank, and Nivedan Kaushal, who stars as Black Stache, battle in a boxing match, which includes a duel of words, a fight with a plunger and a mop and some mustache pulling.

VIDEO: Dover Bay Secondary School students present Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher tells the backstory of characters from Peter Pan

RACHEL STERN / The News Bulletin                                Lucy Elliott, who stars as Captain Slank, and Nivedan Kaushal, who stars as Black Stache, battle in a boxing match, which includes a duel of words, a fight with a plunger and a mop and some mustache pulling.