Andrea Rondeau

The Cowichan Valley Arts Council is offering courses in drawing May through August 2021. (Submitted)

A&E column: Art is everywhere in the Cowichan Valley

What’s going in the Cowichan Valley arts and entertainment community

The Cowichan Valley Arts Council is offering courses in drawing May through August 2021. (Submitted)
The Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show has 113 entries for 2021. (Screenshot)
The Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show has 113 entries for 2021. (Screenshot)
The CVAC Fine Arts Show is always something to see and 2021 promises to be no different, as they adopt a fully multimedia approach. (File photo)

Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show goes multimedia for 2021

The show, which runs from May 1-22 will be available both in person and online.

The CVAC Fine Arts Show is always something to see and 2021 promises to be no different, as they adopt a fully multimedia approach. (File photo)
Artist Jennifer Lawson is opening her studio this weekend for people to take a look at her latest work. (Submitted)
Artist Jennifer Lawson is opening her studio this weekend for people to take a look at her latest work. (Submitted)
Trickster author Eden Robinson will be reading from her new book during an online conversation hosted by the Vancouver Island Regional Library on April 23. (Red Works Photography)

A&E column: Music, art, fundraising and renowned author

What’s going on in Cowichan Valley arts and entertainment

Trickster author Eden Robinson will be reading from her new book during an online conversation hosted by the Vancouver Island Regional Library on April 23. (Red Works Photography)
The McCloskey-Hydro Rain Garden, located in a sunny Hydro corridor and receiving about 2.5 million litres of rainwater runoff per year from the roof of nearby McCloskey Elementary School. (Deborah Jones photo)

A&E column: From nature to poetry to puppets, there’s plenty afoot

What’s going on in the Cowichan Valley arts and entertainment scene

The McCloskey-Hydro Rain Garden, located in a sunny Hydro corridor and receiving about 2.5 million litres of rainwater runoff per year from the roof of nearby McCloskey Elementary School. (Deborah Jones photo)
Thomas Kuecks, Bellamy Kuecks and Paula Foot have come together to create an album of stories for children. (Nina Foot photo)
Thomas Kuecks, Bellamy Kuecks and Paula Foot have come together to create an album of stories for children. (Nina Foot photo)
Senior Modern Group, Human Behaviour of Steps Ahead Dance: Aimee Nelson, Alison Vliet, Peyton Bomans, Brianna Younger, Gillian Duta, Natalie Geldart, Lyndzie Brizzi and Meghan Lewthwaite (Choreography Bryony Blake) filmed on the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre stage for remote competitions in 2021. (Submitted)
Senior Modern Group, Human Behaviour of Steps Ahead Dance: Aimee Nelson, Alison Vliet, Peyton Bomans, Brianna Younger, Gillian Duta, Natalie Geldart, Lyndzie Brizzi and Meghan Lewthwaite (Choreography Bryony Blake) filmed on the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre stage for remote competitions in 2021. (Submitted)
Jessica James, 40, has been missing since fall 2020, and police are asking for the public's help to find her. (Submitted)

Cowichan Valley RCMP looking for missing woman

Have you seen Jessica James?

Jessica James, 40, has been missing since fall 2020, and police are asking for the public's help to find her. (Submitted)
Catherine Babault will take viewers on a photo journey at the next meeting of the Cowichan Valley Naturalists on March 16, 2021. (Catherine Babault photo)

Arts and entertainment column: From the beauty of nature to the beauty of art

What’s going on in the Cowichan Valley arts and entertainment scene

Catherine Babault will take viewers on a photo journey at the next meeting of the Cowichan Valley Naturalists on March 16, 2021. (Catherine Babault photo)
Chemainus firefighters were called to the scene of a pedestrian incident on the Trans-Canada Highway at Mount Sicker Road Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Air ambulance called to scene of pedestrian incident on TCH near Chemainus

Chemainus firefighters were called to the scene just before 10 a.m.

Chemainus firefighters were called to the scene of a pedestrian incident on the Trans-Canada Highway at Mount Sicker Road Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Martha Jane McHardy displays her knitwear in one of the windows at Imagine That! in Duncan this month. (Submitted)

Arts and Entertainment column: Lots to see in Duncan in March

Funding success, painters show, folk art, tell your COVID story

Martha Jane McHardy displays her knitwear in one of the windows at Imagine That! in Duncan this month. (Submitted)
The Cowichan Holstein Club wants your support in a fundraising lottery. (Submitted)
The Cowichan Holstein Club wants your support in a fundraising lottery. (Submitted)
Victoria-based Audie Murray took home the Juror’s Choice Prize at the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) in 2020. (File contributed/SSNAP)

Call for entries for Salt Spring Island Art Prize

There will be 10 prizes awarded, with a first prize of $15,000

Victoria-based Audie Murray took home the Juror’s Choice Prize at the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) in 2020. (File contributed/SSNAP)
Snow was piling up in the Cowichan Valley on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley under winter storm warning as snowfall continues

Significant snow is expected today and into Sunday and Monday

Snow was piling up in the Cowichan Valley on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
A work from Domonique Eustace’s show at the Portals Gallery in Duncan. Eustace will be giving an acrylic painting demonstration on Saturday at the gallery. (Submitted)

Arts and entertainment column: Family Day fun in Cowichan; Marine SAR online auction

Check out some of the things you can do on the Family Day weekend

A work from Domonique Eustace’s show at the Portals Gallery in Duncan. Eustace will be giving an acrylic painting demonstration on Saturday at the gallery. (Submitted)
Adaline Russell has written a book of poetry titled ‘Elemental’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Arts and Entertainment column: Woodwork, poetry, and podcasts

Here’s what’s happening in the arts community in Cowichan

Adaline Russell has written a book of poetry titled ‘Elemental’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Chris Bloomfield was shot by police at a Mill Bay trailer park in 2018. Two RCMP officers have now been cleared in his shooting. (Facebook photo)
Chris Bloomfield was shot by police at a Mill Bay trailer park in 2018. Two RCMP officers have now been cleared in his shooting. (Facebook photo)
A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Cowichan Secondary School. (File photo)

COVID exposure reported at 3 Cowichan schools since last week

Island Health completes contact tracing to identify staff or students who need to self-isolate

A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Cowichan Secondary School. (File photo)
The RCMP are looking for a suspect after a sexual assault in Duncan. (Citizen file)

RCMP looking for Duncan sexual assault suspect

Woman walking dog touched inappropriately

The RCMP are looking for a suspect after a sexual assault in Duncan. (Citizen file)