Arts council hosts artful evening celebration

NANAIMO - Arts Council honours the Spring Visual and Islands Short Fiction winners Thursday (April 25).

The Nanaimo Arts Council is hosting An Artful Evening to celebrate B.C. Arts and Culture Week in Nanaimo.

The event is Thursday (April 25) at 7 p.m. at the arts council gallery, located in Nanaimo North Town Centre.

It features visual art, music, spoken work and a performance by the Olynk and Dyck trio from the Wellington Secondary Band program.

Work by Start With Art Nanaimo member Noel McLean, Nanaimo Travellers Lodge art therapy program participants and Nanaimo Arts Council members will also be on display. During the evening the winners of the Spring Visual Showcase and the Islands Short Fiction competition will be announced. Ashta Cormier, of CHLY Radio Malaspina will read the short fiction winning entries.

B.C. Arts and Culture Week is entering its 14th year and is meant to raise awareness about the contributions arts and culture makes in communities.

For more information please call 250-729-3947, e-mail admin@nanaimoartscouncil.ca or go to www.nanaimoartscouncil.ca.