Arts

Some of Steen Hjort’s masterpieces make unique Christmas gifts. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Saltair craftsman bowls ‘em over with his woodwork

Through some incredible adversity, a new passion emerges

 

Chemainus Festival of Murals Society president Tom Andrews makes the introductions and addresses the crowd at Saturday’s mural unveiling ceremony. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Mural unveiling festival draws a crowd

Plenty of interest in the latest additions to the collection

 

Joëlle Rabu was a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Award earlier this year and was honoured during a celebration ceremony in late August. (Nico Rhodes photo)

Vancouver Island torch singer receives Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Award

Joëlle Rabu’s award part of celebrations in honour of late Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

 

Colin James plays at Nanaimos Port Theatre Sept. 27. (J. OMeara Photo)

Colin James takes ‘Open Road’ toward Vancouver Island

Musician to performs songs from Juno Award-winning new album in Nanaimo and Victoria

Colin James plays at Nanaimos Port Theatre Sept. 27. (J. OMeara Photo)
The Cast of Brave. Back row, from left: Ace Copp, Laura Parkyn. Front: Caidence Burns, Janelle Sharpe, Sierra Jones. (Photo by Stephanie Roth)

Young cast members put on a Brave face for musical revue

Free public performance at the Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre Saturday

The Cast of Brave. Back row, from left: Ace Copp, Laura Parkyn. Front: Caidence Burns, Janelle Sharpe, Sierra Jones. (Photo by Stephanie Roth)
Karl Schutz was the ultimate Chemainus booster. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Chemainus mural project visionary Schutz dies

Town booster leaves a lasting legacy with outdoor art gallery project

Karl Schutz was the ultimate Chemainus booster. (Photo by Art Carlyle)
Georgia Bennett with proud grandma Sandra Heydon for the Lion Witch and Wardrobe at the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo submitted)

Family’s passion for the performing arts passes through three generations

Sandra Heydon’s granddaughter Georgia Bennett comes by her talents naturally

Georgia Bennett with proud grandma Sandra Heydon for the Lion Witch and Wardrobe at the Chemainus Theatre. (Photo submitted)
Detail from the painting ‘Curiosity’ created specially for the exhibition. (Ice Bear painting)

CPAG hosts exhibition by renowned Ojibway artist IceBear

Public opening reception on July 28 from 4-7 p.m. at Portals Gallery

  • Jul 28, 2022
Detail from the painting ‘Curiosity’ created specially for the exhibition. (Ice Bear painting)
MISSA art room. (Photo submitted)

Summer School of the Arts moves to Shawnigan Lake

More than 35 workshops offered from July 29 to Aug. 12

  • Jul 27, 2022
MISSA art room. (Photo submitted)
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)
There’s always a large crowd when the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society brings the Naden Band to the Rotary bandshell. (Photo submitted)

MLAs say strengthened recovery funding will help support Mid-Island artists and organizations

New Democratic Party MLAs Sheila Malcolmson, Doug Routley and Adam Walker say…

  • Apr 2, 2022
There’s always a large crowd when the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society brings the Naden Band to the Rotary bandshell. (Photo submitted)
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)
Jessica Lewinski, community engagement and development manager for Cowichan Women Against Violence, makes one of the two winning prize draws in front of the fundraising display at Rainforest Arts. (Photo by Rainforest Arts)

Rainforest Arts fundraiser benefits Cowichan Women Against Violence

A total of $667 in cash donations, plus items, collected

Jessica Lewinski, community engagement and development manager for Cowichan Women Against Violence, makes one of the two winning prize draws in front of the fundraising display at Rainforest Arts. (Photo by Rainforest Arts)
Tom Cochrane and Red Rider was a headliner at the 2019 Vancouver Island MusicFest in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell

Study finds Vancouver Island arts sector generates $900 million annually

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

Tom Cochrane and Red Rider was a headliner at the 2019 Vancouver Island MusicFest in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell
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)
Kate Abraham’s temperature quilt dwarfs her when it’s all spread out. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Gauging the temperature in Saltair through quilting

Abraham’s work presents a pattern of daily highs and lows throughout 2020

Kate Abraham’s temperature quilt dwarfs her when it’s all spread out. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Rainforest Arts in downtown Chemainus is closing temporarily. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Rising COVID cases cited in temporary Rainforest Arts closure

Contact can still be made through email and social media

Rainforest Arts in downtown Chemainus is closing temporarily. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Rainforest Arts in downtown Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Rainforest Arts maintains a strong presence

Public continues to respond well to showcased artists

Rainforest Arts in downtown Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Internationally-renowned chainsaw carver Liam Tromans with some of his creations at the Wednesday outdoor market at the Chemainus Public Market. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Master craftsman at work

Internationally-known chainsaw carver displays his technique for beautiful creations

Internationally-renowned chainsaw carver Liam Tromans with some of his creations at the Wednesday outdoor market at the Chemainus Public Market. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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)