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Art exhibit will share and commemorate the legacy of late Gabriola artist

A Spirit Never Dies exhibit will showcase the work of Jeff Molloy until May 25
A portrait of Louis Riel, left, and a mixed media assemblage titled Pink Cowboy by Jeff Molloy will be part of the memorial exhibit in his honour at Twin Beaches Mall until May 25. (Submitted images)

An art show on Gabriola Island will honour a late artist, musician, community icon and visionary.

According to a release, A Spirit Never Dies exhibit will feature both familiar and new works by Jeff Molloy – who died of cancer in 2016 – as assembled to share and uphold his legacy.

A website,, will feature the work in the show as well as “pieces that have found their place in prestigious portfolios, museums and homes across the world.”

“The Gabriola art scene has not been the same since Jeff earned his wings and many longtime Gabriola artists will agree his presence, energy and mentorship are missed,” noted a release for the show. “The themes in Jeff’s artwork carry considerations around identity, history and spirituality. You will encounter Canadiana with a definite measure of humour, where other pieces will stop you dead in your tracks, as you absorb the gravity of what Jeff was trying to convey.”

For those interested in learning more about the artist, A Spirit Never Dies: The Book, can be pre-ordered online until Dec. 1 on the website with a planned availability date of May 1, 2025.

There is also an online funding campaign for a potential documentary about the artist, called Due East: A Journey of Transformation - The Jeff Molloy Story. More information on the film and campaign can be found on the website.

A Spirit Never Dies will showcase the work of Jeff Molloy at Twin Beaches Mall, 377 Berry Point Rd., Wednesdays-Sundays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. until May 25.

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