Arts

The Gabriola Arts Council’s Cultivate arts festival will be held at the Gabriola Commons, 675 North Rd., from June 30 until July 3. (Photo courtesy Gabriola Arts Council)

Gabriola’s Cultivate festival brings together music, theatre and art

Four-day long event starts morning of June 30, ends evening of July 3

 

Sooke ceramicist Sarah Graeme exhibits her latest collection of ceramic forms with cultivated plant fibres in ‘Together, Becoming’ at the Nanaimo Ceramic Arts Gallery until June 18. (Submitted photos)

Artist’s pieces combine ceramics and organics

Sarah Graeme to exhibit collection at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts Gallery

 

Cara Luft and J.D. Edwards of The Small Glories will stop in Nanaimo on June 13 as the folk duo tours across Canada and the United States. (Photo by Stefanie Atkinson)

Canadian Folk Music Award-winning duo stops in Nanaimo during international tour

The Small Glories play the First Unitarian Fellowship Hall on June 13

Cara Luft and J.D. Edwards of The Small Glories will stop in Nanaimo on June 13 as the folk duo tours across Canada and the United States. (Photo by Stefanie Atkinson)
Jacksun Fryer, left and Carlow Rush, Funkanometry, performed on America’s Got Talent the night of June 7. (News Bulletin file photo)

Vancouver Island’s Funkanometry nails audition at America’s Got Talent

Two-minute audition grabs unanimous ‘yes’ from judges

Jacksun Fryer, left and Carlow Rush, Funkanometry, performed on America’s Got Talent the night of June 7. (News Bulletin file photo)
Keiko Bottomley’s artwork can be viewed until May 31 at the Art 10 Gallery in the Nanaimo North Town Centre. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo gallery featuring the art of the apple

Keiko Bottomley’s exhibit ‘Songs of Apples’ at Art 10 Gallery until May 31

Keiko Bottomley’s artwork can be viewed until May 31 at the Art 10 Gallery in the Nanaimo North Town Centre. (Photo submitted)
Hawksley Workman plays the Queen’s in Nanaimo on May 2. (Photo submitted)
Hawksley Workman plays the Queen’s in Nanaimo on May 2. (Photo submitted)
Cathy Winsby and her mother Jane Perala, not pictured, have been busy all winter creating pots for the Nanaimo Pottery Co-op’s annual Spring Sale to be held at Country Club Centre on April 29-30. (photos submitted)

Nanaimo Pottery Co-op’s Spring Sale will feature a wide variety of wares

Local ceramic artists to offer variety of functional pottery and art pieces April 29-30

Cathy Winsby and her mother Jane Perala, not pictured, have been busy all winter creating pots for the Nanaimo Pottery Co-op’s annual Spring Sale to be held at Country Club Centre on April 29-30. (photos submitted)
Yellow Point Drama’s ‘Spring Thaw’ production, running April 29 to May 15 at the Cedar Community Hall, features three one-act plays including ‘Five Poor Travellers.’ (Yellow Point Drama photo)

Yellow Point Drama Group readies for ‘Spring Thaw’ of three one-act plays

‘War,’ ‘Stranger Than Fiction’ and ‘Five Poor Travellers’ running April 29 to May 15

Yellow Point Drama’s ‘Spring Thaw’ production, running April 29 to May 15 at the Cedar Community Hall, features three one-act plays including ‘Five Poor Travellers.’ (Yellow Point Drama photo)
William Shakespeare’s First Folio, published in 1623, acquired by UBC Library. (UBC handout photo)

UBC Library gifted Shakespeare’s 1623 First Folio

The first folio, published in 1623, features 36 of 38 known Shakespeare plays

William Shakespeare’s First Folio, published in 1623, acquired by UBC Library. (UBC handout photo)
The Vancouver Island Economic Summit will be held virtually Oct. 26-28. (News Bulletin file photo)

Study finds Vancouver Island arts sector generates $900 million annually

Vancouver Island Economic Summit presentation looks at convergence of arts and business

The Vancouver Island Economic Summit will be held virtually Oct. 26-28. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is leading the way on a Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands project to show the significance of art as an industry in the region. (Chronicle photo)

Vancouver Island art councils work together on regional impact study

Arts Council of Ladysmith leads project to have arts recognized as a significant industry

The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is leading the way on a Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands project to show the significance of art as an industry in the region. (Chronicle photo)
Port Theatre Forev Circus

Nanaimo theatre brings the world to the stage

If you live in Nanaimo, chances are you know of The Port…

  • Oct 4, 2021
Port Theatre Forev Circus
Don Eaton, next to his work that is currently on display at the Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery until the end of July. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Nanoose Bay artist displaying his unique take on realism and impressionism

Don Eaton’s work being exhibited in Qualicum Beach this month and next month

Don Eaton, next to his work that is currently on display at the Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery until the end of July. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Lauren Spencer-Smith in Hawaii during ‘American Idol’ tapings. Her elimination from the singing competition was the most read arts and entertainment story of 2020. (Lauren Spencer-Smith Instagram)

Nanaimo News Bulletin’s top 10 most-read arts and entertainment stories of 2020

Nanaimo singer Lauren Spencer-Smith and her ‘American Idol’ journey well represented in top 10

Lauren Spencer-Smith in Hawaii during ‘American Idol’ tapings. Her elimination from the singing competition was the most read arts and entertainment story of 2020. (Lauren Spencer-Smith Instagram)
This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)

Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts turns digital for fifth anniversary

The festival celebrates South Asian artists and performers

This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)
Nanaimo Art Gallery building at 150 Commercial St. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo Art Gallery requesting $200,000 to upgrade its downtown space

Councillors supportive of NAG’s plans, but no decision made on increasing financial assistance

Nanaimo Art Gallery building at 150 Commercial St. (News Bulletin file)
Patrick Aleck is among the recipients of the City of Nanaimo’s 2020 Culture and Heritage Awards. (Bulletin file photo)

City of Nanaimo announces recipients of Culture and Heritage Awards

Award ceremony to take place at the Port Theatre on April 16

Patrick Aleck is among the recipients of the City of Nanaimo’s 2020 Culture and Heritage Awards. (Bulletin file photo)
Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People

Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People

Former dancer is now the artistic and executive director

  • Sep 11, 2018
Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People