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A&E column: New window displays and live music at Riot

The latest in arts and entertainment in the Cowichan Valley
The work of Laurel Hibbert will be featured in the window of Imagine That! gallery in downtown Duncan for the month of June, 2023. (Laurel Hibbert artwork)

Imagine That! gallery in downtown Duncan is putting up two new window displays for June.

The first features the work of Jake Humphrey of Pacifica Woodwork and Design.

“Jake Humphrey’s motto is ‘designed by nature, crafted by hand’,” said a press release. “For him, this means creating one-of-a-kind furniture pieces, charcuterie boards, and kitchen accessories from locally sourced wood, using the natural racks and fissures that form as wood dries, and the natural colours of each wood to enhance the designs.”

The second will feature the work of Laurel Hibbert in a display titled “Stories of Joy”.

“Laurel’s work is remarkable for its vibrant colour and for its story telling quality. It is illustrative, whimsical, and captures moments in time. Looking at her work invites the viewer to ask what has just happened, or what is about to happen. Most of her work has a joyful quality. She paints from her imagination and from deep memory,” said the release.

Both artists will be featured until June 30.


Riot Brewing in Chemainus has music coming.

On Friday, June 2 Crissinger/Stevens will hit the stage. The pair have played in a band together since 2015, and their show will features roots, blues, country and rock n’ roll. It starts at 6 p.m.

On Saturday, June 10 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. it’s One Hit Away. Billed as Cowichan Valley’s No. 1 good time rock n’ roll band, they’ll be hitting the stage with roots, punk, rock and everything in between.

“This fantastic foursome is ready to play what you want to hear,” said a press release for the show.

Then on Friday, July 8 at 5:30 p.m. it’s Cesar Medina. Medina is described as a “soulful singer/songwriter” with “a golden guitar and vocals to match.”

You’ll hear rock, blues and flamenco, including classics and originals.


To reserve your table for any of the shows call 250-324-7468.

Andrea Rondeau

About the Author: Andrea Rondeau

I returned to B.C. and found myself at the Cowichan Valley Citizen.
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