Art

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)
First Nations artist Richard Hunt began carving at the age of 13 now at 71 he continues to hone his skills as he works on his latest piece the Sun Mask using red cedar to create his one of a kind artwork at his studio in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, June 30, 2022 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Feds urged to crack down on fake Indigenous art, copyright breaches

Senator says industry of fake Indigenous art may be worth millions of dollars

First Nations artist Richard Hunt began carving at the age of 13 now at 71 he continues to hone his skills as he works on his latest piece the Sun Mask using red cedar to create his one of a kind artwork at his studio in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, June 30, 2022 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Kevin Stone works on a gigantic Elon Musk head on May 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Giant Elon Musk head by B.C. metal artist now complete, ready to be shipped

Kevin Stone has finished head of half-Elon, half-goat monument for cryptocurrency creators

Kevin Stone works on a gigantic Elon Musk head on May 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Peter Oliver, co-founder of the Beltline Neighbourhoods Association, gestures as he is interviewed about internationally renowned graffiti artist Mirko Reisser’s creation of the world’s tallest mural in Calgary, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Graffiti artist completes world’s tallest mural in downtown Calgary

Work part of a project to turn an austere area of downtown into expansive open-air urban art gallery

Peter Oliver, co-founder of the Beltline Neighbourhoods Association, gestures as he is interviewed about internationally renowned graffiti artist Mirko Reisser’s creation of the world’s tallest mural in Calgary, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Artist Charles Campbell. Photography by Lia Crowe

In Studio with Charles Campbell

Victoria artist wins Shadbolt Foundation VIVA Award

  • Jul 4, 2022
Artist Charles Campbell. Photography by Lia Crowe
The Nanoose Bay Art in the Garden returns to Northwest Bay Road for its 12th year, from July 8-10. (Submitted photo)
The Nanoose Bay Art in the Garden returns to Northwest Bay Road for its 12th year, from July 8-10. (Submitted photo)
Xyólheméylh’s youth art/writing contest this year asked ‘What does being Indigenous mean to you?’ (Submitted)

Winners announced for B.C.-wide art, writing contest for Indigenous youth

Youth asked ‘What does being Indigenous mean to you?’ as the topic contest

Xyólheméylh’s youth art/writing contest this year asked ‘What does being Indigenous mean to you?’ (Submitted)
Nanaimo’s Glenn Brucker, author and illustrator of ‘City Day,’ was nominated for a Chocolate Lily Book Award in May. (Photo by Alyson Brucker)

Nanaimo author and illustrator nominated for B.C. children’s book award

Glenn Brucker’s ‘City Day’ shortlisted for Chocolate Lily Book Award

Nanaimo’s Glenn Brucker, author and illustrator of ‘City Day,’ was nominated for a Chocolate Lily Book Award in May. (Photo by Alyson Brucker)
Code Switching collective art students Frances Christmas, left, and Teagan MacLean discuss possible changes to Christmas’ acrylic painting. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Art Gallery’s youth art collective shows ‘Story Sense’

Code Switching youth collective concluded its session with exhibit last week

Code Switching collective art students Frances Christmas, left, and Teagan MacLean discuss possible changes to Christmas’ acrylic painting. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
Jennifer Kostuik . Photo by Lia Crowe

Down to a fine art

Gallerist Jennifer Kostuik reflects on 25 years

  • Jun 15, 2022
Jennifer Kostuik . Photo by Lia Crowe
Autumn Cooper, right, of the Stz’uminus First Nation speaks about her experiences learning her traditional language, at an event announcing provincial funding for Indigenous language, art, culture and heritage revitalization at the legislature June 14. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

B.C. commits $35M to continue revitalization of Indigenous languages, arts, culture

First Peoples’ Cultural Council learning initiatives to be funded

Autumn Cooper, right, of the Stz’uminus First Nation speaks about her experiences learning her traditional language, at an event announcing provincial funding for Indigenous language, art, culture and heritage revitalization at the legislature June 14. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Patricia Mansell, left, Karin Schieber and Jackie Crabb present ‘Slate, Wood and Metal’ at the Art 10 Gallery in Nanaimo North Town Centre until June 30. (submitted photo)

Painter, wood carver and jeweller share spotlight at Nanaimo’s Art 10 Gallery

Patricia Mansell, Karin Schieber and Jackie Crabb featured until June 30

Patricia Mansell, left, Karin Schieber and Jackie Crabb present ‘Slate, Wood and Metal’ at the Art 10 Gallery in Nanaimo North Town Centre until June 30. (submitted photo)
Members of the public art advisory committee line up for a photo in front of ‘Gifts of Nature,’ a public art piece installed on silos outside the Molson Coors Fraser Valley Brewery and unveiled on Thursday, June 9, 2022. The piece was designed by Chilliwack artist Silvana Kulyk. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Striking, vibrant, beautiful: Public art on Molson Coors silos unveiled in Fraser Valley

‘Gifts of Nature’ by Silvana Kulyk aims to support and unite community, says brewery GM

Members of the public art advisory committee line up for a photo in front of ‘Gifts of Nature,’ a public art piece installed on silos outside the Molson Coors Fraser Valley Brewery and unveiled on Thursday, June 9, 2022. The piece was designed by Chilliwack artist Silvana Kulyk. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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