Art

Painter Mary Ann Fleming presents ‘Ode to Hanging Baskets’ at Art 10 Gallery until the end of the month. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo painter presents exhibition inspired by hanging flower baskets

Mary Ann Fleming’s latest body is work is ‘Ode to Hanging Baskets’

Painter Mary Ann Fleming presents ‘Ode to Hanging Baskets’ at Art 10 Gallery until the end of the month. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
‘Abbey’s Roses’ by Joane Moran, ‘Emergence’ by Rory MacDonald and ‘November Night Lights’ by Trudy Broadley (cropped, from left) won first, second and third place, respectively, in the 2021 Nanaimo FCA Fine Art Show. (Photos courtesy the artists)

Nanaimo chapter of Federation of Canadian Artists holding its Fine Art Show

Juried exhibition taking place online for second year due to COVID-19 uncertainty

‘Abbey’s Roses’ by Joane Moran, ‘Emergence’ by Rory MacDonald and ‘November Night Lights’ by Trudy Broadley (cropped, from left) won first, second and third place, respectively, in the 2021 Nanaimo FCA Fine Art Show. (Photos courtesy the artists)
Ceramic artist and VIU graduate Joe Lyons facilitated the creation of a ceramic mural that is now on display at the university. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Ceramic artist unveils ‘mural’ of 276 tiles celebrating diversity at VIU

VIU grad Joe Lyons created ‘We are VIU’ using 276 ceramic tiles painted by students

Ceramic artist and VIU graduate Joe Lyons facilitated the creation of a ceramic mural that is now on display at the university. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Potter Jan Speers is among those who will be displaying work as part of the Nanaimo Pottery Co-op winter sale. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Pottery Co-op presents first winter sale in two years

Local ceramic artists’ group returns to Country Club Centre mall for two-day sale

Potter Jan Speers is among those who will be displaying work as part of the Nanaimo Pottery Co-op winter sale. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Work by textile artists Tawny Maclachlan Capon, Heather Cameron and Barbara Klunder (cropped, from left) will be on display in the upcoming Triple Thread exhibition at the Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre. (Photos courtesy the artists)

Trio of textile artists displaying work at Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre

Tawny Maclachlan Capon, Heather Cameron and Barbara Klunder present ‘Triple Thread’

Work by textile artists Tawny Maclachlan Capon, Heather Cameron and Barbara Klunder (cropped, from left) will be on display in the upcoming Triple Thread exhibition at the Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre. (Photos courtesy the artists)
Victoria artist Rande Cook with his piece ‘Mother Tree,’ one of the works of art in his View Gallery exhibition, ‘When a Tree Falls, Are We Listening?’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

View Gallery exhibit reflects on humanity’s responsibilities toward nature

Victoria artist Rande Cook presents ‘When a Tree Falls, Are We Listening?’

Victoria artist Rande Cook with his piece ‘Mother Tree,’ one of the works of art in his View Gallery exhibition, ‘When a Tree Falls, Are We Listening?’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Artist Audie Murray’s installation piece We Are Always Love is among the works on display as part of her Nanaimo Art Gallery exhibition, Pawatamihk. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Artist presents dream-inspired exhibition at Nanaimo Art Gallery

Calgary-based multi-disciplinary artist Audie Murray makes Nanaimo debut with ‘Pawatamihk’

Artist Audie Murray’s installation piece We Are Always Love is among the works on display as part of her Nanaimo Art Gallery exhibition, Pawatamihk. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Work by artists Cassidhe McNulty, Logan Alvarez and Tamara Nachtigall (cropped, from left) are among those that will be on display as part of the Youth 20/20 Can Nanaimo art show. (Photos supplied)

Nanaimo youth volunteer group presents its first art show

Youth 20/20 Can Nanaimo to exhibit work at Country Club Centre on Saturday, Oct. 23

Work by artists Cassidhe McNulty, Logan Alvarez and Tamara Nachtigall (cropped, from left) are among those that will be on display as part of the Youth 20/20 Can Nanaimo art show. (Photos supplied)
In this handout photo provided by Sotheby's Auction House, the auction for Banksy's "Love is the Bin" takes place in London, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. A work by British street artist Banksy that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold for $1.4 million has sold again for $25.4 million at an auction on Thursday. “Love is in the Bin” was offered by Sotheby’s in London, with a presale estimate of $5.5 million to $8.2 million. (Haydon Perrior/Sotheby's Auction House via AP)

Shredded Banksy artwork sells for $25.4 million at auction

Price a record for the artist, and close to 20 times the piece’s pre-shredded price

In this handout photo provided by Sotheby's Auction House, the auction for Banksy's "Love is the Bin" takes place in London, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. A work by British street artist Banksy that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold for $1.4 million has sold again for $25.4 million at an auction on Thursday. “Love is in the Bin” was offered by Sotheby’s in London, with a presale estimate of $5.5 million to $8.2 million. (Haydon Perrior/Sotheby's Auction House via AP)
Nanaimo artist Rod Corraini’s latest exhibition ‘Yesteryear’s Wheels’ is on display at Art 10 Gallery until the end of the month. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo artist paints cars from his childhood in new exhibit

Rod Corraini presents ‘Yesteryear’s Wheels’ at Art 10 Gallery through October

Nanaimo artist Rod Corraini’s latest exhibition ‘Yesteryear’s Wheels’ is on display at Art 10 Gallery until the end of the month. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Mary Ann Richards and Dirk Huysman of D’dance Glass studio are taking part in their 10th Gabriola Island Thanksgiving Studio Tour. (Photo courtesy Blair Mann)

Gabriola Arts Council presents 25th annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour

In-person event returns after tour was presented online last year due to COVID-19

Mary Ann Richards and Dirk Huysman of D’dance Glass studio are taking part in their 10th Gabriola Island Thanksgiving Studio Tour. (Photo courtesy Blair Mann)
Cole Speck sits in his Campbell River studio among some incomplete works. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

Vancouver Island artist carves own path while honouring past

Beau Dick protege, Cole Speck, makes magnificent masks

Cole Speck sits in his Campbell River studio among some incomplete works. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
VP of Vancouver Island Blacksmith’s Association, Rob Sainsbury, demonstrates the art of blacksmithing at the shop in Langford. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Vancouver Island blacksmith hammering new era for a legacy trade

Demonstrations occur at local events and during workshops held by the group

VP of Vancouver Island Blacksmith’s Association, Rob Sainsbury, demonstrates the art of blacksmithing at the shop in Langford. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Stz’uminus artist Daniel R. Elliott examines his painting ‘Red Herring,’ one of the pieces on display in his Winds of Change exhibit at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Indigenous artist ponders colonialism and reconciliation in VIU exhibit

Daniel R. Elliott of Stz’uminus First Nation presents ‘Winds of Change’ at Malaspina Theatre

Stz’uminus artist Daniel R. Elliott examines his painting ‘Red Herring,’ one of the pieces on display in his Winds of Change exhibit at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo-based poet and songwriter Sonnet L’Abbé is concluding the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s ‘Huli u’tu staluẃ/Riverbed’ series with a performance at the Brannen Lake boat launch. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Art Gallery wraps up Millstone River-themed summer event series

Poet and songwriter Sonnet L’Abbé to perform at Brannen Lake boat launch

Nanaimo-based poet and songwriter Sonnet L’Abbé is concluding the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s ‘Huli u’tu staluẃ/Riverbed’ series with a performance at the Brannen Lake boat launch. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
A new welcome pole carved by Snuneymuxw carver Noel Brown is put in place Monday, Sept. 27, at Maffeo Sutton Park. A ceremony will be held Thursday, Sept. 30, during an event called Honouring Our Children and Survivors on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the park. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

New welcome totem pole installed at Nanaimo’s Maffeo Sutton Park

15-metre pole by Snuneymuxw carver Noel Brown features a matriarch, orca, bear and eagle

A new welcome pole carved by Snuneymuxw carver Noel Brown is put in place Monday, Sept. 27, at Maffeo Sutton Park. A ceremony will be held Thursday, Sept. 30, during an event called Honouring Our Children and Survivors on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the park. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Maynard Johnny Jr. created this steering paddle orca design using a playful colour palette and as he was painting the fun colours it reminded him of how playful and happy his granddaughter is, therefore becoming granddaughter orca. “I’m proud to be a part of the Coast Salish Renaissance and perpetuating the style to the forefront of the West Coast Native Art world,” he noted. (Photo submitted)

Island Coast Salish artist’s colourful design selected for newest BC Ferries vessel

Maynard Johnny Jr. honoured for his vision for the Salish Heron

Maynard Johnny Jr. created this steering paddle orca design using a playful colour palette and as he was painting the fun colours it reminded him of how playful and happy his granddaughter is, therefore becoming granddaughter orca. “I’m proud to be a part of the Coast Salish Renaissance and perpetuating the style to the forefront of the West Coast Native Art world,” he noted. (Photo submitted)
The City of Nanaimo is de-accessioning Underwater Fantasy, a mural by artist Dan Richey that has decorated the Maffeo Sutton Park toilet block for the last 16 years. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo to paint over Maffeo Sutton Park bathroom mural

‘Underwater Fantasy’ mural was first installed in 2005

The City of Nanaimo is de-accessioning Underwater Fantasy, a mural by artist Dan Richey that has decorated the Maffeo Sutton Park toilet block for the last 16 years. (City of Nanaimo image)
VIU professor Jennifer Griffiths presents ‘Women Artists and Italian Futurism’ as part of the Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series. (Photo submitted)

VIU begins fall lecture series with talk about representation of women artists

Professor Jennifer Griffiths presents ‘Women Artists and Italian Futurism’

VIU professor Jennifer Griffiths presents ‘Women Artists and Italian Futurism’ as part of the Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series. (Photo submitted)
Yvonne Vander Kooi, Cheryle Harrison, Marie Leduc, Jesse Birch and Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun (clockwise from left) are the members of the City of Nanaimo Art in Public Spaces Working Group. (Photos courtesy Kim Smythe, Adam Kennedy/f8 Photography, Bulletin file photos)

City of Nanaimo puts together public art advisory group

Five people with diverse art backgrounds to review proposals and sit on selection panels

Yvonne Vander Kooi, Cheryle Harrison, Marie Leduc, Jesse Birch and Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun (clockwise from left) are the members of the City of Nanaimo Art in Public Spaces Working Group. (Photos courtesy Kim Smythe, Adam Kennedy/f8 Photography, Bulletin file photos)