Art

The Witness Blanket residential schools art exhibit is now available on a newly launched interactive website. (witnessblanket.ca)

B.C. artist’s Witness Blanket for National Truth and Reconciliation now accessible to all

Created by Carey Newman, the art installation had previously only been viewable in person

 

Indigenous artist John Marston in his Chemainus studio.The painting behind him is by his friend, Ladysmith artist Dennis Brown. In front of him are architectural plans for new artist studios in Ladysmith that he is helping to design. Don Denton photo.

Rising from the storm

Stz’uminus artist John Marston

  • Sep 28, 2022

 

Kimberley Weber, Nanaimo makeup artist, transformed herself into a siren with an ornate headpiece for one of her online master classes last year. (Instagram photo)

Nanaimo makeup artist’s eye-catching creations also capturing brand attention

Visual effects artist Kimberley Margarita Weber racks up more than 750,000 Instagram followers

 

Cim MacDonald’s Rotary Club mural on the Rotary bunker. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Unveiling tour showcases newest Chemainus murals and sculptures since 2020

Everyone invited for walking tour to see and hear about the latest additions

Cim MacDonald’s Rotary Club mural on the Rotary bunker. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Drag performer Darrian Tolerance will host ‘Drag in the Lobby’ as presented by Vancouver Island University’s Positive Space Alliance and theatre program at the Malaspina Theatre on Sept. 22. (Ami MacFarlane photo)

Drag show with diverse lineup to be held at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre

‘Drag in the Lobby’ takes place Sept. 22 with singer and six performers

Drag performer Darrian Tolerance will host ‘Drag in the Lobby’ as presented by Vancouver Island University’s Positive Space Alliance and theatre program at the Malaspina Theatre on Sept. 22. (Ami MacFarlane photo)
People wait to enter the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, Saturday, June 6, 2020. In the early morning hours of Sept. 4, 1972, three men rappelled from a skylight down a nylon rope into the second floor of the museum. Fifty years after what has been described as the biggest art heist in Canadian history, the thieves’ identity remains a mystery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

50 years after major Montreal art theft, trail has gone cold and nobody’s talking

Thieves rappelled into the museum from a skylight, overpowered the guards and stole millions in art

People wait to enter the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, Saturday, June 6, 2020. In the early morning hours of Sept. 4, 1972, three men rappelled from a skylight down a nylon rope into the second floor of the museum. Fifty years after what has been described as the biggest art heist in Canadian history, the thieves’ identity remains a mystery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Pictured is Ryleigh (right) with her late mom Jax. (Photo courtesy of Lisa Pyne-Mercier)

Campaign underway to bring traumatized South African orphan to family in B.C.

Girl treated for malaria after being found alone in remote 40 C home with her dead mom

Pictured is Ryleigh (right) with her late mom Jax. (Photo courtesy of Lisa Pyne-Mercier)
Ola Volo handout

Going public

Ola Volo and her spectacular murals

  • Sep 1, 2022
Ola Volo handout
The Union Club of British Columbia copy of Yousuf Karsh’s famous 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill is not at risk of theft following, says the manager after the recent discovery the original on display at the Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa had been replaced by a fake. (Courtesy of the Union Club of British Columbia)

Vancouver club confident its copy of scowling Churchill portrait secure

Union Club of British Columbia owns a copy of the original work discovered stolen from Ottawa hotel

The Union Club of British Columbia copy of Yousuf Karsh’s famous 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill is not at risk of theft following, says the manager after the recent discovery the original on display at the Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa had been replaced by a fake. (Courtesy of the Union Club of British Columbia)
Estrellita Karsh wife of legenary photographer Yousuf Karsh stands in front of the iconic 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill taken by her husband in the Speaker of the House of Commons’ chambers on Tuesday July 14, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Two art heists, 50 years apart: expert says Canada is a ‘soft target’

Officials didn’t discover the latest stolen piece was gone for more than 8 months after it was taken

Estrellita Karsh wife of legenary photographer Yousuf Karsh stands in front of the iconic 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill taken by her husband in the Speaker of the House of Commons’ chambers on Tuesday July 14, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Yousuf Karsh’s iconic 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill as displayed in the Speaker of the House of Commons’ chambers on Tuesday July 14, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Famous Yousuf Karsh portrait of Sir Winston Churchill stolen from Château Laurier

Legendary original swapped out for a copy in a caper worthy of a Hollywood movie

Yousuf Karsh’s iconic 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill as displayed in the Speaker of the House of Commons’ chambers on Tuesday July 14, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Alejandro. Díaz Liceága .  Photography by Lia Crowe

Blow the whistle!

Maynard Johnny Jr.’s Pacific FC jersey design is an instant success

  • Aug 19, 2022
Alejandro. Díaz Liceága .  Photography by Lia Crowe
Master carver Tom LaFortune (left) and Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre inmate Brandon Castle work on the eagle atop the totem pole. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Inmates building community in B.C. prison through totem pole project

Led by Indigenous master carvers, the project aims to raise the pole in October

Master carver Tom LaFortune (left) and Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre inmate Brandon Castle work on the eagle atop the totem pole. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
July 13, 2022 - Indigenous artist Maynard Johnny Jr. poses with one of his prints in his Duncan studio. Don Denton photo.

Spirit of reconciliation

The art of Maynard Johnny Jr.

  • Aug 17, 2022
July 13, 2022 - Indigenous artist Maynard Johnny Jr. poses with one of his prints in his Duncan studio. Don Denton photo.
Judy MacNeal in her home on July 22 where she's spent countless hours hand painting and hand sculpting lawn bowling bowls once destined for the dump. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo artist gives new life to old lawn bowls

Judy MacNeal has creatively upcycled 85 lawn bowls over the past few years

Judy MacNeal in her home on July 22 where she's spent countless hours hand painting and hand sculpting lawn bowling bowls once destined for the dump. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
Ceramist Hazel Dean will be at the Nanaimo Pottery Co-op’s Outdoor Summer Tent Sale at Country Club Centre on July 30. Her work will include summer vintage berry bowls, strawberry and sunflower mugs and more functional and colourful pieces with a modern vintage flair. (Submitted photo)
Ceramist Hazel Dean will be at the Nanaimo Pottery Co-op’s Outdoor Summer Tent Sale at Country Club Centre on July 30. Her work will include summer vintage berry bowls, strawberry and sunflower mugs and more functional and colourful pieces with a modern vintage flair. (Submitted photo)
Brenda Lennax (right), a volunteer with BC Airlift Emergency Response Operations, delivered cards and books to students at Stein Valley Nlakapamux School in Lytton, B.C.

Students across B.C. send Lytton students artwork, books and cards

The gifts were part of a special project by Qualicum Beach artist, Diane Moran

Brenda Lennax (right), a volunteer with BC Airlift Emergency Response Operations, delivered cards and books to students at Stein Valley Nlakapamux School in Lytton, B.C.
Suzanne Orlov's 'Mythology' show will feature at the Art 10 Gallery in Nanaimo North Town Centre until the end of August. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Artist explores mythology in new exhibit

Suzanne Orlov being featured at Art 10 Gallery

Suzanne Orlov's 'Mythology' show will feature at the Art 10 Gallery in Nanaimo North Town Centre until the end of August. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
April 28, 2022 - Fabric artist Pipi Tustian in her Whippletree Junction workspace photographed for Boulevard magazine. Don Denton photograph.

True Colours

The creative world of Pipi Tustian

  • Jul 11, 2022
April 28, 2022 - Fabric artist Pipi Tustian in her Whippletree Junction workspace photographed for Boulevard magazine. Don Denton photograph.
The work of ceramic artist Danica Worrall is being featured in an exhibit at the Nanaimo Ceramics Arts Studio and Gallery until July 23. (submitted photo)

Ceramic gallery’s artist-in-residence finds ‘motion in stillness’ in her work

Danica Worrall’s pieces can be viewed July 8-23 at Wallace Street studio

The work of ceramic artist Danica Worrall is being featured in an exhibit at the Nanaimo Ceramics Arts Studio and Gallery until July 23. (submitted photo)
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