Arts

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

 

Black Truck, by Maud Lewis is among the display at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

At The Galleries: Vibrancy fills Greater Victoria walls

Black Truck makes its public exhibition debut at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

  • Sep 4, 2022

 

Brooke Maxwell performs on the McNeill Bay promenade in July. (Recreation Oak Bay/Facebook)

As summer wanes, painted public pianos will soon disappear in Oak Bay

Voting open for people’s choice in the annual sculpture walk

Brooke Maxwell performs on the McNeill Bay promenade in July. (Recreation Oak Bay/Facebook)
Karl Schutz was the ultimate Chemainus booster. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Island town’s mural project visionary Schutz dies

Chemainus booster leaves a lasting legacy with outdoor art gallery project

Karl Schutz was the ultimate Chemainus booster. (Photo by Art Carlyle)
Detail from the painting ‘Curiosity’ created specially for the exhibition. (Ice Bear painting)

Renowned Ojibway artist IceBear sees solo exhibition

Exhibition at Portals Gallery until Aug. 20

  • Aug 7, 2022
Detail from the painting ‘Curiosity’ created specially for the exhibition. (Ice Bear painting)
“Freighter at a Wharf, Crofton B.C.” (1980), a 24-by-36-inch oil on canvas by E.J. Hughes, at Madrona Gallery.

At the Galleries: Enjoy Canada’s wilderness through the eyes of painters, carvers, jewellers

Victoria galleries host a refreshing display of wilderness works this summer with…

  • Aug 1, 2022
“Freighter at a Wharf, Crofton B.C.” (1980), a 24-by-36-inch oil on canvas by E.J. Hughes, at Madrona Gallery.
In addition to exhibiting his work, Sooke resident Duobaitis has worked as a volunteer to set up the Sooke Fine Arts Show. (Rick Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)

Longtime volunteer exhibits dedication to Sooke Fine Arts Show

Sooke Fine Arts Show runs July 22 to Aug. 1 at SEAPARC Leisure Complex

In addition to exhibiting his work, Sooke resident Duobaitis has worked as a volunteer to set up the Sooke Fine Arts Show. (Rick Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)
The Arts and Culture Colwood Society is hosting a summer art show on July 23 at Meadow Park in Colwood. (Courtesy City of Colwood)

Summer art show coming to Colwood

Arts and Culture Colwood Society is hosting the show July 23 at Meadow Park

The Arts and Culture Colwood Society is hosting a summer art show on July 23 at Meadow Park in Colwood. (Courtesy City of Colwood)
Stephie Bright as Rosalind, and Aiden Guerreiro as Orlando, in As You Like It. (Courtesy of Lara Eichhorn/Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival)

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival performing on two stages this year

As You Like It will be performed at The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific and Esquimalt Gorge Park

Stephie Bright as Rosalind, and Aiden Guerreiro as Orlando, in As You Like It. (Courtesy of Lara Eichhorn/Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival)
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)
The mural is one of four being erected across the country which joined together will contain the phrase “True North (and) Strong Free.” (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: New Langford mosaic mural represents ‘True North’

Global Roots has put other murals in the Prairies, Ontario/Quebec and Atlantic Canada

The mural is one of four being erected across the country which joined together will contain the phrase “True North (and) Strong Free.” (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Quvianaqtuk Pudlat’s untitled swimming bear at Madrona Gallery.
Quvianaqtuk Pudlat’s untitled swimming bear at Madrona Gallery.
Oak Bay artist Mike Pipes is new to the Victoria Sketch Club, after picking up painting 10 years into retirement. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

113th Victoria Sketch Club show returns to Oak Bay venue

Oak Bay artist who took up painting in retirement among the talent on display

Oak Bay artist Mike Pipes is new to the Victoria Sketch Club, after picking up painting 10 years into retirement. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Local artist Jim Dodd’s rendering of a potential $30-million arts facility, including a performance hall, rehearsal space, green rooms, gift shop and art gallery in Colwood. (Courtesy Juan de Fuca Performing Arts Centre Society)

Colwood earmarks $30k to further study performing arts centre idea for city

Funds will be used to update 2013 study by Juan de Fuca Performing Arts Centre Society

Local artist Jim Dodd’s rendering of a potential $30-million arts facility, including a performance hall, rehearsal space, green rooms, gift shop and art gallery in Colwood. (Courtesy Juan de Fuca Performing Arts Centre Society)
Salish Sea by Chris Paul, installed at Spewhung/Turkey Head in Oak Bay, was the first ArtsAlive sculpture the district purchased. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Salish Sea by Chris Paul, installed at Spewhung/Turkey Head in Oak Bay, was the first ArtsAlive sculpture the district purchased. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The Sooke Arts Council gallery will close its doors this month as the building’s new owners have served an eviction notice. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke art gallery forced to close after 18 months

The Sooke Arts Council will continue its mission, however, and is on the hunt for a new location

The Sooke Arts Council gallery will close its doors this month as the building’s new owners have served an eviction notice. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Sooke News Mirror)
Chrystal Phan’s Camping at the Chapel Gallery.

At The Galleries: Multi-media marks start of 2022 at galleries in Greater Victoria

Chapel showcases bittersweet story of challenges of assimilation into Canadian culture

Chrystal Phan’s Camping at the Chapel Gallery.
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)
A statue of famed Victoria artist Emily Carr, and her pet monkey, adorns the corner of Belleville and Government streets. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay poet pens award-winning words regarding ‘rebel’ Emily Carr

Two poets recognized among 60 entries in Victoria’s Emily Carr 150 Poetry Contest

A statue of famed Victoria artist Emily Carr, and her pet monkey, adorns the corner of Belleville and Government streets. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
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