Art

Sculptor Russell Papp stands in his backyard in the doorway to his artist studio. Don Denton photograph

Master of the creative

Sculptor and designer Russell Papp

  • Jul 19, 2021
Sculptor Russell Papp stands in his backyard in the doorway to his artist studio. Don Denton photograph
Lys Glassford and Lauren Semple of Humanity in Art (from left) painted their Pride mural on the side of the A&B Sound building in 2018. After it was vandalized earlier this month the duo raised more than $5,000 to replace it with a new, permanent mural. (Bulletin file photo)

Defaced Pride mural in Nanaimo to be replaced after more than $5,000 raised

Mural and rainbow crosswalk defaced with black paint earlier this month

Lys Glassford and Lauren Semple of Humanity in Art (from left) painted their Pride mural on the side of the A&B Sound building in 2018. After it was vandalized earlier this month the duo raised more than $5,000 to replace it with a new, permanent mural. (Bulletin file photo)
Ceramic artist Ed Oldfield kneels next to his current raku pottery display at the Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery, July 5, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Hidden treasures: Artist encourages people to find his raku pottery pieces across Vancouver Island

Ed Oldfield currently has work on display at Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery

Ceramic artist Ed Oldfield kneels next to his current raku pottery display at the Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery, July 5, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Nanaimo painter Patricia Mansell presents her latest exhibit, Naturally Wild, at Art 10 Gallery from now until the end of July. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo painter presents portraits of Island wildlife at Art 10 Gallery

Patricia Mansell’s exhibit ‘Naturally Wild’ continues until end of July

Nanaimo painter Patricia Mansell presents her latest exhibit, Naturally Wild, at Art 10 Gallery from now until the end of July. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo sculptor Joel Prevost will unveil his new series of dog busts at his second annual Outdoor Garden Sculpture Show at Vancouver Island Sculpting Studio July 10 and 11. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo sculptor to unveil series of dog busts in backyard art exhibition

Joel Prevost’s outdoor garden sculpture show back at Vancouver Island Sculpting Studio

Nanaimo sculptor Joel Prevost will unveil his new series of dog busts at his second annual Outdoor Garden Sculpture Show at Vancouver Island Sculpting Studio July 10 and 11. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Artist Sebastian Abboud created designs to cover electrical boxes on Chapel, Dunsmuir and Skinner streets in downtown Nanaimo. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Utility boxes in Nanaimo covered in artwork to combat graffiti

City enlists three local artists to create designs for six downtown hydro boxes

Artist Sebastian Abboud created designs to cover electrical boxes on Chapel, Dunsmuir and Skinner streets in downtown Nanaimo. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
A reproduction of Vancouver Island master carver Carey Newman’s installation The Witness Blanket is on display at Nanaimo Harbourfront Library until Sept. 30. (Photo courtesy Vancouver Island Regional Library)

Art installation examining residential school era comes to Nanaimo library

‘The Witness Blanket’ makes first B.C. appearance of three-year cross-country tour

A reproduction of Vancouver Island master carver Carey Newman’s installation The Witness Blanket is on display at Nanaimo Harbourfront Library until Sept. 30. (Photo courtesy Vancouver Island Regional Library)
Nanaimo Art Gallery art education co-ordinator Yvonne Vander Kooi addresses Dazzle Camouflage members Tori Djakovic, Teagan MacLean and Eila and Asuka King (from right) in the gallery’s ArtLab studio. (Photo courtesy Sean Fenzl)

Nanaimo Art Gallery resumes fully in-person programming as restrictions ease

Dazzle Camouflage youth art immersion summer program seeking applications

Nanaimo Art Gallery art education co-ordinator Yvonne Vander Kooi addresses Dazzle Camouflage members Tori Djakovic, Teagan MacLean and Eila and Asuka King (from right) in the gallery’s ArtLab studio. (Photo courtesy Sean Fenzl)
Emily Carr’s 1939 forest scene, “Tossed by the Wind,” is shown in this handout image. A mature-period canvas by Emily Carr fetched more than $3 million at a Toronto auction, making it one of the most valuable works by the artist to come to market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heffel Fine Art Auction House-Ward Bastian *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Emily Carr canvas fetches $3 million at auction, some major works go unsold

‘Tossed by the Wind’ hammered down for $3.1 million — roughly twice its pre-sale estimate

Emily Carr’s 1939 forest scene, “Tossed by the Wind,” is shown in this handout image. A mature-period canvas by Emily Carr fetched more than $3 million at a Toronto auction, making it one of the most valuable works by the artist to come to market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heffel Fine Art Auction House-Ward Bastian *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Seth Rogen’s vibrant orange sculpture was sold for $7,000 above Vancouver Art Gallery’s initial estimation at auction Tuesday. June 15. (Heffel Fine Arts)

Vase made by Seth Rogen sells for $12,000 at Vancouver auction

The B.C.-born comedian has a new pot habit and it’s paying off

Seth Rogen’s vibrant orange sculpture was sold for $7,000 above Vancouver Art Gallery’s initial estimation at auction Tuesday. June 15. (Heffel Fine Arts)
Nanaimo artist Melissa Anderson has paintings on display at White Rabbit Coffee Co. for the next month. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo painter showcases coastal Island views in first exhibit in two years

Melissa Anderson presents ‘Seascapes’ oil painting exhibit at White Rabbit Coffee Co.

Nanaimo artist Melissa Anderson has paintings on display at White Rabbit Coffee Co. for the next month. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Lauren Semple is the new general manager of the OV Arts Centre, formerly the Harbour City Theatre. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Harbour City Theatre undergoes renovations, re-opening as ‘OV Arts Centre’

Longtime GM Dean Chadwick retiring, to be succeeded by artist Lauren Semple

Lauren Semple is the new general manager of the OV Arts Centre, formerly the Harbour City Theatre. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Potters Virginia Dunseith and Ruth Porter present their joint exhibit ‘Dig It’ at Art 10 Gallery until the end of June. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Potters show pieces for home and garden at Nanaimo’s Art 10 Gallery

Virginia Dunseith and Ruth Porter’s show ‘Dig It’ on display until end of June

Potters Virginia Dunseith and Ruth Porter present their joint exhibit ‘Dig It’ at Art 10 Gallery until the end of June. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo artist Dave Stevens is displaying paintings inspired by arbutus trees and the Millstone River at Nanaimo Harbourfront Library from now until the end of fall. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo writer and artist’s work goes up at Harbourfront library

Dave Stevens presents work inspired by arbutus trees and the Millstone River

Nanaimo artist Dave Stevens is displaying paintings inspired by arbutus trees and the Millstone River at Nanaimo Harbourfront Library from now until the end of fall. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Emerging Nanaimo artist Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun has won a $5,000 YVR Foundation scholarship to pursue art. (Photo courtesy City of Nanaimo)

Emerging Nanaimo artist wins YVR Foundation scholarship to pursue art

Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun, to attend Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Emerging Nanaimo artist Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun has won a $5,000 YVR Foundation scholarship to pursue art. (Photo courtesy City of Nanaimo)
Art works by Lynda Morrison, Brenda Kelly, Frank Kobe, Etsuko Kaji-Holley, Dennis McMahon and Bonnie Stebbings (cropped, clockwise from top-left) are among those on display in the upcoming 12 Artists by the River exhibition. (Photos courtesy the artists)

One dozen artists to showcase variety of work along the Nanaimo River

‘12 Artists by the River’ present third annual exhibition

Art works by Lynda Morrison, Brenda Kelly, Frank Kobe, Etsuko Kaji-Holley, Dennis McMahon and Bonnie Stebbings (cropped, clockwise from top-left) are among those on display in the upcoming 12 Artists by the River exhibition. (Photos courtesy the artists)
Reunited and it feels so good, Stefan and Josh are back together again. (Photo by Cim MacDonald)

Snipe hunting brothers reunited in Chemainus (and it feels so good)

Ten long years of fundraising leads to replacement of bronze figure in signature downtown artpiece

Reunited and it feels so good, Stefan and Josh are back together again. (Photo by Cim MacDonald)
Nanaimo-raised artist Brendan Lee Satish Tang built a life-size 1984 Ford F-150 truck out of watercolour paper as part of his Reluctant Offerings exhibition at the Nanaimo Art Gallery. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-raised artist makes offering of Ford F-150 sculpture to his ancestors

Brendan Lee Satish Tang presents ‘Reluctant Offerings’ at Nanaimo Art Gallery

Nanaimo-raised artist Brendan Lee Satish Tang built a life-size 1984 Ford F-150 truck out of watercolour paper as part of his Reluctant Offerings exhibition at the Nanaimo Art Gallery. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
‘Sustenance’ and ‘Moths Dancing Around the Moon’ by Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun, ‘Wihkasin (Delicious)’ and ‘Ennbrosh a payncheur (Paintbrush)’ by Carly Nabess and ‘Fern Dance’ and ‘Fluid Space’ by Mary Anne Molcan (cropped, clockwise from bottom left) are among the pieces on display in the Nanaimo Arts Council’s first curated online exhibition. (Photos courtesy the artists)

Artists’ connections with the land explored at Nanaimo Arts Council exhibition

Online ‘Rooted’ show features digital art, prints and multimedia work

‘Sustenance’ and ‘Moths Dancing Around the Moon’ by Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun, ‘Wihkasin (Delicious)’ and ‘Ennbrosh a payncheur (Paintbrush)’ by Carly Nabess and ‘Fern Dance’ and ‘Fluid Space’ by Mary Anne Molcan (cropped, clockwise from bottom left) are among the pieces on display in the Nanaimo Arts Council’s first curated online exhibition. (Photos courtesy the artists)
Steven Shearer, <em>Untitled. </em>(Dennis Ha/Courtesy of Steven Shearer)

Vancouver photographer’s billboards taken down after complaints about being ‘disturbing’

‘Context is everything’ when it comes to understanding these images, says visual art professor Catherine Heard

  • May 14, 2021
Steven Shearer, <em>Untitled. </em>(Dennis Ha/Courtesy of Steven Shearer)