Art

The 1964 painting Shot Sage Blue Marilyn by Andy Warhol is carried in Christie’s showroom in New York City on Sunday, May 8, 2022. The auction house predicts it will sell for $200 million on Monday, becoming the most expensive 20th-century artwork to sell at auction. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

Warhol’s ‘Marilyn nabs $195M in auction, most ever for US artist

Unnamed buyer made the purchase Monday night through Christie’s auction house in New York

 

Festival of Murals Society president Tom Andrews with the Twisted Oval wind sculpture in the foreground and the Double Spinner in the background. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Mural society sets new sculptures in motion

Additional attraction complements the existing outdoor art collection

 

Maynard Johnny Jr. looks over the Salish Heron at BC Ferries Fleet Maintenance Unit in Richmond. (Photo by BC Ferries)

Scope of Salish Heron ferry design captivates artist

Seeing the final product for the first time inspiring

 

Maynard Johnny Jr. looks over the Salish Heron at BC Ferries Fleet Maintenance Unit in Richmond. (Photo by BC Ferries)

Scope of Salish Heron ferry design captivates artist

Seeing the final product for the first time inspiring

Maynard Johnny Jr. looks over the Salish Heron at BC Ferries Fleet Maintenance Unit in Richmond. (Photo by BC Ferries)
A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)

Sculpture stolen from B.C. Children’s Hospital weeks after being donated

Bronze artwork went missing from outside the Oak Street entrance on April 3

A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)
February 11, 2022 - Photographer Kate Seaborne holds a teacup in an Oak Bay back alley for a Tea With feature.  Don Denton photo

Tea with photographer Kate Seaborne

Artist creates Oak Bay Back Alley photo series

  • Apr 1, 2022
February 11, 2022 - Photographer Kate Seaborne holds a teacup in an Oak Bay back alley for a Tea With feature.  Don Denton photo
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
Art group donation project coordinator Jetta van Westen, centre, with acting manager Jeff Strain and library assistant Martha Martinez from the Chemainus branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Art Group brightens community facilities with donations

Uplifting project welcomed by staff in several locations

Art group donation project coordinator Jetta van Westen, centre, with acting manager Jeff Strain and library assistant Martha Martinez from the Chemainus branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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).
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
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)
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)
Samantha Dickie photographed by Lia Crowe

Sound, silence and space

The work of ceramic artist Samantha Dickie

  • Jan 5, 2022
Samantha Dickie photographed by Lia Crowe
Student Christmas art at the former Kinney Clothing location in downtown Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Student Christmas art work decorates business windows

Festive flair helps spread joy throughout the community

Student Christmas art at the former Kinney Clothing location in downtown Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The purchaser, JoHannah Knight, with the artist Kathi Diewert. (Photo submitted)

Feral cats the benefactors of painting sale

Donation will help bolster the food supply

The purchaser, JoHannah Knight, with the artist Kathi Diewert. (Photo submitted)
September 7, 2021 -Artist Karel Doruyter stands in front of a painting on his easel in his home studio in Nanaimo. Don Denton photograph

The rising landscapes of painter Karel Doruyter

A life of exploration and experimentation

  • Dec 1, 2021
September 7, 2021 -Artist Karel Doruyter stands in front of a painting on his easel in his home studio in Nanaimo. Don Denton photograph
The Vancouver Island Symphony will perform Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s suite ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ this coming April. (Photo courtesy Heydemann Art of Photography)

Vancouver Island Symphony seeking art inspired by music inspired by art

VIS to hold exhibition by Island artists based on Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’

The Vancouver Island Symphony will perform Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s suite ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ this coming April. (Photo courtesy Heydemann Art of Photography)
Artist Erica Hawkes photographed by Lia Crowe

From Group of 7 to Nouveau 7

Artist Erica Hawkes brings Canadian scenes to life

  • Nov 24, 2021
Artist Erica Hawkes photographed by Lia Crowe
Two teenagers attempt to trap and kill a monster in an “iconic” scene from the Netflix program ‘Stranger Things’ recreated by Nanaimo man Todd Cameron using vintage toys . (Photo courtesy Todd Cameron)

Netflix enlists Island man to recreate ‘Stranger Things’ scenes with vintage toys

Todd Cameron replicates ‘iconic scenes’ from TV series using figurines, Lite-Brite

Two teenagers attempt to trap and kill a monster in an “iconic” scene from the Netflix program ‘Stranger Things’ recreated by Nanaimo man Todd Cameron using vintage toys . (Photo courtesy Todd Cameron)