Art

Nanaimo’s Brenda Brown is the featured artists for March at Art 10 Gallery. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Coastal journeys inspire Nanaimo painter

Brenda Brown’s ‘Journeys Along Coastal B.C.’ featured this month at Art 10 Gallery

Nanaimo’s Brenda Brown is the featured artists for March at Art 10 Gallery. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
A metal, limited-edition killer whale was among three unique art pieces stolen during an overnight theft from the Coastal Carvings Fine Art Gallery in Coombs on March 4. (RCMP photo)

3 unique art pieces stolen during overnight theft from Vancouver Island art gallery

Items include a metal, limited-edition killer whale

A metal, limited-edition killer whale was among three unique art pieces stolen during an overnight theft from the Coastal Carvings Fine Art Gallery in Coombs on March 4. (RCMP photo)
Michael Warren. Photograph by Lia Crowe

Life and style with Michael Warren

Madrona Gallery director is fired up by art and people

  • Mar 7, 2022
Michael Warren. Photograph by Lia Crowe
Gabriola Island artist Deb Chaney is showing art pieces at Gabriola Island Library from March 9-April 30. (Photo submitted)

Gabriola Island artist showing a decade worth of creativity

Deb Chaney’s solo exhibit starts March 9 at Gabriola Island Library

Gabriola Island artist Deb Chaney is showing art pieces at Gabriola Island Library from March 9-April 30. (Photo submitted)
Art works by Maxx Duncalfe, Makenna Godfrey, Cedarfell, Dave Aris, Gwen Spinks and Tyrrell Clarke (clockwise from top-left) are among those on display as part of Stretched – the Art Show. (Photos courtesy the artists)

Round art joins narrow art in this year’s ‘Stretched’ art show on Gabriola

Three-day ‘Stretched – the Art Show’ exhibition to feature 80 works by 64 artists

Art works by Maxx Duncalfe, Makenna Godfrey, Cedarfell, Dave Aris, Gwen Spinks and Tyrrell Clarke (clockwise from top-left) are among those on display as part of Stretched – the Art Show. (Photos courtesy the artists)
Artist Anne Ramsden, puppeteers Alexandra Hicks and Katie Gilray, author Craig Taylor and poet Sonnet L’Abbé (clockwise from top-left) will be discussing their artistic practices as part of the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Making Waves event on Feb. 25. (Photos courtesy Elaine Reed/A Penny A Sketch Productions/Mayita Mendez/Astrid Lyre)
Artist Anne Ramsden, puppeteers Alexandra Hicks and Katie Gilray, author Craig Taylor and poet Sonnet L’Abbé (clockwise from top-left) will be discussing their artistic practices as part of the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Making Waves event on Feb. 25. (Photos courtesy Elaine Reed/A Penny A Sketch Productions/Mayita Mendez/Astrid Lyre)
LCVI youth literacy coordinator Quillénge Sepulveda helped assemble the latest issue of ‘Place Magazine.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Magazine gives LGBTQ and BIPOC youths in Nanaimo a place to share writing and art

Literacy Central Vancouver Island presents third issue of ‘Place Magazine’

LCVI youth literacy coordinator Quillénge Sepulveda helped assemble the latest issue of ‘Place Magazine.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo artist Marilyn Strongitharm has collected more than 100 works of art to donate to Haven House and Samaritan House. The art works fill her spare bedroom and spill down the hall. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Artists donate more than 100 works to shelters in Nanaimo

Haven Society’s Haven House and Island Crisis Care Society’s Samaritan House to benefit

Nanaimo artist Marilyn Strongitharm has collected more than 100 works of art to donate to Haven House and Samaritan House. The art works fill her spare bedroom and spill down the hall. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Nelson-based artist Jim Holyoak presents ‘Arborescence’ at VIU’s View Gallery from Feb. 17 to April 9. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Art exhibition transforms VIU gallery into immersive forest reading room

Nelson-based artist Jim Holyoak presents ‘Arborescence’ at the View Gallery

Nelson-based artist Jim Holyoak presents ‘Arborescence’ at VIU’s View Gallery from Feb. 17 to April 9. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
The opening reception of My Place in 2018. (Photo courtesy AV Museum).

Vancouver Island juried art show re-emerges as Emergence

Free workshops, talks planned for summer of 2022 in Port Alberni

The opening reception of My Place in 2018. (Photo courtesy AV Museum).
James Kelly is the featured artist for February at Art 10 Gallery. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Painting exhibit rich in symbolism comes to Nanaimo’s Art 10 Gallery

Bowser-based painter James Kelly is the gallery’s featured artist for February

James Kelly is the featured artist for February at Art 10 Gallery. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Shawna Magnusson has surrounded herself with delightfully colourful paintings of her own creation. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty/Campbell River Mirror

‘Get out of this stinkin’ thinkin’: B.C. mouth-painter finds purpose in art

Campbell River woman pulls herself up from life-changing fall with paintbrush clenched in her teeth

Shawna Magnusson has surrounded herself with delightfully colourful paintings of her own creation. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty/Campbell River Mirror
The Nanaimo Art Gallery is conducting a feasibility study to see if its current space meets community needs. (Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Art Gallery studying whether current space meets community needs

Open house taking place as gallery seeks input for feasibility study

The Nanaimo Art Gallery is conducting a feasibility study to see if its current space meets community needs. (Bulletin file photo)
Fernie local Dave Richards with his latest carving creation - an ice bear carved from ice from Crowsnest Pass Lake. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

(Ice) bear spotted in Fernie

Local wood carver in training Dave Richards is the artist behind the ice sculpture

Fernie local Dave Richards with his latest carving creation - an ice bear carved from ice from Crowsnest Pass Lake. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Nanaimo Art Gallery curator Jesse Birch prepares work by American artist Nancy Spero for the gallery’s next exhibition, the nuclear-themed Bombhead, on tour from the Vancouver Art Gallery. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Art Gallery hosting travelling exhibition ‘Bombhead’ inspired by atomic age

Paintings, sculptures, film, everyday items from past 75 years being shown starting Jan. 29

Nanaimo Art Gallery curator Jesse Birch prepares work by American artist Nancy Spero for the gallery’s next exhibition, the nuclear-themed Bombhead, on tour from the Vancouver Art Gallery. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Chilliwack sculptor Kevin Stone stands beside a gigantic Elon Musk head in his workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: B.C. metal sculptor makes giant Elon Musk head for cryptocurrency monument

Kevin Stone making head which will attach to goat body riding rocket, then presented to Elon Musk

Chilliwack sculptor Kevin Stone stands beside a gigantic Elon Musk head in his workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Dancer in Blue by Denman Island artist Katarina Meglic is among the works on display in the latest View Gallery exhibition, Figuratively Speaking: A Journey Through Movement. (Photo courtesy the artist)

New movement-themed painting and sculpture exhibit opens at VIU’s View Gallery

‘Figuratively Speaking: A Journey Through Movement’ features work by four regional artists

Dancer in Blue by Denman Island artist Katarina Meglic is among the works on display in the latest View Gallery exhibition, Figuratively Speaking: A Journey Through Movement. (Photo courtesy the artist)
Corinne Flaws presents her polar bear-themed photography and painting exhibition The Longest Wait at the Gabriola Medical Clinic gallery. (Photo courtesy Corinne Flaws)

Gabriola artist fulfills lifelong dream of photographing polar bears at Hudson Bay

Corinne Flaws presents polar bear-themed photography and painting exhibit ‘The Longest Wait’

Corinne Flaws presents her polar bear-themed photography and painting exhibition The Longest Wait at the Gabriola Medical Clinic gallery. (Photo courtesy Corinne Flaws)
Trudy Broadley hangs a series of paintings inspired by cave drawings in the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library’s Creativity Commons area. The library is asking artists to submit work to be displayed. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Harbourfront Library seeks local art to display this year

Nanaimo area artists have until end of January to submit their work

Trudy Broadley hangs a series of paintings inspired by cave drawings in the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library’s Creativity Commons area. The library is asking artists to submit work to be displayed. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Qualicum Beach artist Jan Byers presents Abstracted at Art 10 Gallery until the end of January. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Abstract art exhibit draws from travel, outer space and Greek mythology

Qualicum Beach artist Jan Byers presents ‘Abstracted’ at Nanaimo’s Art 10 Gallery

Qualicum Beach artist Jan Byers presents Abstracted at Art 10 Gallery until the end of January. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)