Art

Noel Brown, Snuneymuxw First Nation carver, observes the house post he carved, which now is situated in front of the Kw’umut Lelum centre on Centre Street in Nanaimo. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

House post representative of work of Kw’umut Lelum in Nanaimo

Snuneymuxw First Nation artist Noel Brown’s carved red cedar house post unveiled Friday, April 16

 

A screenshot from a Nuu-chah-nulth healing song and performance created in collaboration between Hjalmer Wenstob and Timmy Masso. (Screenshot from YouTube)

VIDEO: Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation brothers produce COVID-19 healing song

Hjalmer Wenstob and Timmy Masso share dance and inspiration.

 

‘We Are All Beautiful’ by Elise Cole and ‘The Modern Thrall’ by Enigye (Happy) Amarkah (from left) are two of the pieces featured in VIU’s Anti-Racism Arts Festival. (Images courtesy the artists)

Vancouver Island University holds first Anti-Racism Arts Festival

Three-day online event to feature visual arts, performance, film and poetry

 

‘Frank Ney’ by Patrick Flavin, ‘Millstone River Upper Falls’ by John Collison Baker, ‘Labyrinth of Dreams’ by MA Molcan, ‘On the Other Side’ by Liana Ravensbergen, ‘December Snow’ by Laurel Karjala and ‘Jacks Point’ by Dana Smiley (cropped, clockwise from top-left) are among the works in the Nanaimo Arts Council’s latest exhibition. (Photos courtesy Nanaimo Arts Council)

Nanaimo Arts Council presents its first online gallery show

Submissions now open for upcoming ‘Ekphrastic Celebration’ show

‘Frank Ney’ by Patrick Flavin, ‘Millstone River Upper Falls’ by John Collison Baker, ‘Labyrinth of Dreams’ by MA Molcan, ‘On the Other Side’ by Liana Ravensbergen, ‘December Snow’ by Laurel Karjala and ‘Jacks Point’ by Dana Smiley (cropped, clockwise from top-left) are among the works in the Nanaimo Arts Council’s latest exhibition. (Photos courtesy Nanaimo Arts Council)
Dorothy Sevcov’s exhibition ‘Having Fun With Acrylics’ is on display at Art 10 Gallery until the end of the month. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)

Experimental paintings now on exhibit at Nanaimo’s Art 10 Gallery

Dorothy Sevcov’s ‘Having Fun With Acrylics’ on display through April

Dorothy Sevcov’s exhibition ‘Having Fun With Acrylics’ is on display at Art 10 Gallery until the end of the month. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo

When the world needs more beauty

Artist Vedrana Ascroft curates her Aquamaris Art Gallery

  • Apr 2, 2021
Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo
Courtenay artist Christine Boyer presents Alongside My Path: Native Wildflowers of Canada at Gallery Merrick from April 9 to 23. (Photo courtesy Christine Boyer)

Island painter shows off the wildflowers of Western Canada in first solo show

Courtenay’s Christine Boyer presents floral exhibit at Nanaimo’s Gallery Merrick

Courtenay artist Christine Boyer presents Alongside My Path: Native Wildflowers of Canada at Gallery Merrick from April 9 to 23. (Photo courtesy Christine Boyer)
‘Pastime Activity’ by Katherine Leung, ‘Everyone Deserves a Future’ by Angela Mark and ‘Protection’ by Jess Richter (cropped, clockwise from left) are among the works on display in the Bloodroot Gallery’s Spring Equinox 2021 exhibition. (Photos courtesy Bloodroot Gallery)

New online Nanaimo gallery showcasing underrepresented artists with a message

Nanaimo photographer Karly Morrison launched Bloodroot Gallery this month

‘Pastime Activity’ by Katherine Leung, ‘Everyone Deserves a Future’ by Angela Mark and ‘Protection’ by Jess Richter (cropped, clockwise from left) are among the works on display in the Bloodroot Gallery’s Spring Equinox 2021 exhibition. (Photos courtesy Bloodroot Gallery)
‘From the Boardwalk’ by Hilary Farmer, ‘Fawn in the Forest’ by Cindy Friesen-Ford Ashurst, ‘Heralds of Early Spring’ by Brenda Brown and ‘Wind in the Sails’ by Jan Byers (cropped, clockwise from top left) are among the paintings in the Federation of Canadian Artists Nanaimo chapter’s Spring Art Showcase. (Photos courtesy FCA: Nanaimo)

UPDATE: Nanaimo chapter of Federation of Canadian Artists spring exhibition cancelled

More than 150 paintings by 44 artists were to be on display in ‘Spring Art Showcase’

‘From the Boardwalk’ by Hilary Farmer, ‘Fawn in the Forest’ by Cindy Friesen-Ford Ashurst, ‘Heralds of Early Spring’ by Brenda Brown and ‘Wind in the Sails’ by Jan Byers (cropped, clockwise from top left) are among the paintings in the Federation of Canadian Artists Nanaimo chapter’s Spring Art Showcase. (Photos courtesy FCA: Nanaimo)
A screenshot featuring some of the works on display by VIU visual art students. (VIU website screenshot)

Vancouver Island University art students display latest work in online show

View Gallery is presenting the exhibition, plans to open in time for grad show

A screenshot featuring some of the works on display by VIU visual art students. (VIU website screenshot)
Art boxes, like this one Ann Zanbilowicz had built for the Kye Bay neighbourhood, are popping up all over the Comox Valley. The boxes allow artists to exhibit their work. New pieces are placed in the box regularly, for your viewing pleasure.

New public art boxes providing a window into Vancouver Island’s creative soul

New Comox Valley-based initiative gives artists a COVID-safe way to exhibit their work

Art boxes, like this one Ann Zanbilowicz had built for the Kye Bay neighbourhood, are popping up all over the Comox Valley. The boxes allow artists to exhibit their work. New pieces are placed in the box regularly, for your viewing pleasure.
The winners’ artwork from the Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest will be turned into thank-you cards for the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society. (Submitted)

Winners announced in provincewide Indigenous youth ‘gratitude’ art contest

Winners’ artwork from Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest to be turned into thank-you cards

The winners’ artwork from the Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest will be turned into thank-you cards for the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society. (Submitted)
Wordstorm Society of the Arts artistic director Carla Stein says artists have had difficulty meeting during the pandemic. (Photo courtesy Aviva Stein-Wotten)

Nanaimo spoken word group launches virtual venue for artistic discussion

Wordstorm Society of the Arts presents ‘Omniform Lounge’

Wordstorm Society of the Arts artistic director Carla Stein says artists have had difficulty meeting during the pandemic. (Photo courtesy Aviva Stein-Wotten)
Vancouver-based artists Azul Duque and Haruko Okano (from left) are participating in the Gabriola Arts Council’s four-month-long Kasahara Gabriola Trust Artist Residency. (Photo supplied)

Gabriola artists-in-residence to ‘listen to the land’ as they create new work

Vancouver’s Azul Duque and Haruko Okano taking part in four-month-long residency

Vancouver-based artists Azul Duque and Haruko Okano (from left) are participating in the Gabriola Arts Council’s four-month-long Kasahara Gabriola Trust Artist Residency. (Photo supplied)
Miranda Chiasson, Tammy Hudgeon and Melinda Wilde (from left) are among the those presenting workshops during the upcoming online edition of Isle of the Arts. (Photos courtesy Miranda Chiasson/Ode Howard/submitted)

Gabriola’s Isle of the Arts Festival returns in online form due to COVID-19

Variety of workshops offered that participants can take part in from home

Miranda Chiasson, Tammy Hudgeon and Melinda Wilde (from left) are among the those presenting workshops during the upcoming online edition of Isle of the Arts. (Photos courtesy Miranda Chiasson/Ode Howard/submitted)
This month Christy Blom’s Springtime show is on display at Art 10 Gallery. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo painter welcomes spring with watercolour exhibition

Christy Blom presents month-long ‘Springtime’ show at Art 10 Gallery

This month Christy Blom’s Springtime show is on display at Art 10 Gallery. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo painter Shawnda Wilson hangs her exhibit Tropical Wallpaper at Jonny’s Barbershop. The show runs until the end of March. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo painter battles pandemic blues with tropical exhibition

Shawnda Wilson presents ‘Tropical Wallpaper’ at Old City Quarter barbershop

Nanaimo painter Shawnda Wilson hangs her exhibit Tropical Wallpaper at Jonny’s Barbershop. The show runs until the end of March. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
Gina Adams as she works on her latest piece titled ‘Undying Love’. (Submitted photo)

‘Toothless’ the kitty inspires B.C. wood carver to break out the chainsaw

Inspired by plight of a toothless cat, Gina Adams offers proceeds from her artwork to help animals

Gina Adams as she works on her latest piece titled ‘Undying Love’. (Submitted photo)
West Coast-themed metal art by Nanaimo artists Hayley Willoughby (pictured), her father Jack and partner Blair LeFebvre is on display in the window of Lululemon at Woodgrove Centre from now until March 13 as part of the store’s monthly local artist program. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)

Metal artists present cross-generational show at Nanaimo’s Woodgrove Centre

Work by Hayley Willoughby, her partner and father on display in Lululemon window

West Coast-themed metal art by Nanaimo artists Hayley Willoughby (pictured), her father Jack and partner Blair LeFebvre is on display in the window of Lululemon at Woodgrove Centre from now until March 13 as part of the store’s monthly local artist program. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
Snuneymuxw artist Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun is among the artists participating in the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Rain Shadow exhibit. His piece, ‘We Fell from the Sky/Together and Apart,’ depicts a Snuneymuxw creation story. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Art Gallery exhibit explores the ways people think about place

‘Rain Shadow’ features work mostly by Vancouver Island and Gulf Island artists

Snuneymuxw artist Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun is among the artists participating in the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Rain Shadow exhibit. His piece, ‘We Fell from the Sky/Together and Apart,’ depicts a Snuneymuxw creation story. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)