Art

The mural done by Cim MacDonald at the Mount Brenton Golf Club is a work of art. (Photo by Don Bodger)

MacDonald’s artistry superb, of course

Green scene the latest addition to the mural project at Mount Brenton Golf Club

 

Artist and UBC art instructor Samuel Roy-Bois with some of his artwork in Kelowna, British Columbia. Photography by Lia Crowe

Artist Samuel Roy-Bois on story and the built environment

Exploring architecture and space with sculpture, installation and sound

  • Jul 28, 2021

 

A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

‘Make Abbotsford great again’ – artist includes phrase on mural without approval

Abbotsford Downtown Business Association allows unapproved mural to take shape downtown

 

A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

‘Make Abbotsford great again’: Downtown mural used unapproved content

‘Make Abbotsford great again’ slogan included on Bob Bos mural was not approved by ADBA

A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
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
New sign has been installed on the back of the Crofton art kiosk. (Photo submitted)

Crofton welcoming sign put up in memory of Blackburn

Art Group’s design features highlights from around town

New sign has been installed on the back of the Crofton art kiosk. (Photo submitted)
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)
Artist Angela Carlson at the new mural she created. (Photo by Shannon Bellamy)

Fire department commemorative mural hangs in place

Final touch-ups made for Shawnigan Lake artist’s addition to the outdoor collection

Artist Angela Carlson at the new mural she created. (Photo by Shannon Bellamy)
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)
Diana Durrand in her Chemainus home studio with examples of her paper doll work. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Paper doll series Durrand’s signature art

Chemainus artist puts some flair into eye-catching portraits

Diana Durrand in her Chemainus home studio with examples of her paper doll work. (Photo by Don Bodger)
This wall space on the back of the Chemainus post office will soon look a lot better with the addition of a 100th anniversary Chemainus Fire Department commemorative mural. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Fire Department 100th anniversary mural taking shape

Artist who’s a newcomer to Shawnigan Lake putting the finishing touches to the project

This wall space on the back of the Chemainus post office will soon look a lot better with the addition of a 100th anniversary Chemainus Fire Department commemorative mural. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The mural mosaic installed in the Chemainus library window. (Photo by Ellen Brandson)

Joyful Spring mural mosaic on display at the Chemainus Library

Chemainus Art Group’s collaborative piece features 32 artist squares

  • May 31, 2021
The mural mosaic installed in the Chemainus library window. (Photo by Ellen Brandson)
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)

B.C. 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)
Reunited and it feels so good, Stefan and Josh are back together again. (Photo by Cim MacDonald)

Stefan statue from In Search of Snipes back in place

Ten long years of fundraising leads to replacement of bronze figure

Reunited and it feels so good, Stefan and Josh are back together again. (Photo by Cim MacDonald)
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)
Artist Elizabeth Cross. Lia Crowe photography

In Studio with Artist Elizabeth Cross

The colour of passion

  • May 11, 2021
Artist Elizabeth Cross. Lia Crowe photography
Artist Ira Hoffecker. Photograph by Lia Crowe

In Studio with Artist Ira Hoffecker

Exhibition captures painter’s incredible journey

  • Apr 27, 2021
Artist Ira Hoffecker. Photograph by Lia Crowe
The former St. Joseph’s School houses an artist studio and Brazilian Jiu-JItsu in the gym. (Photo by Don Bodger)

No decision yet on sale of St. Joseph’s School building

Talks always ongoing for a further use of the site, but nothing confirmed

The former St. Joseph’s School houses an artist studio and Brazilian Jiu-JItsu in the gym. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Sue Bosecker, left, and Beckie Hutchinson amid the beautiful backdrop of Crofton with their art pieces featured on banners. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crofton Art Group’s wonderful work hangs over the town

There may not be any public shows, but banners maintain artists’ presence

Sue Bosecker, left, and Beckie Hutchinson amid the beautiful backdrop of Crofton with their art pieces featured on banners. (Photo by Don Bodger)