Want some colour in your life? Head to the Cowichan Valley Arts Council Gallery in the Cowichan Community Centre to see the works of Rohana Laing, on exhibit now in the Annex. (Rohana Laing artwork)

Want some colour in your life? Head to the Cowichan Valley Arts Council Gallery in the Cowichan Community Centre to see the works of Rohana Laing, on exhibit now in the Annex. (Rohana Laing artwork)

Travel a theme for upcoming entertainment events

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On now until Aug. 21 at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council’s Cowichan Community Centre space is a show called “Inspired by Travel” featuring the colourful art of Rohana Laing, a retired United Church minister who travelled extensively in Mexico. The exhibit is in the Annex.

From Aug. 23 to Sept. 8 “Mycelium Forest” takes centre stage, with works from three artists from Haida Gwaii and Vancouver Island. The works are inspired by mushroom patterns. You can also meet the artist on Monday, Aug. 23 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the gallery.

Then, from Aug. 27 to Sept. 25 comes “Watershed: Through the Lens of Art”. You will recall several columns in the Citizen in recent weeks where Susan Down familiarized our readers with the watersheds that have inspired the show.

This show included works created by individuals and community groups that celebrate our ecosystem. The exhibit will open with a special event on Thursday, Sept. 9 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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Classic Car Adventures is coming to the Cowichan Valley, with all the fun and spectacle on wheels that you might expect. On Friday, Aug. 20, the group is holding a car rally starting from the Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre just outside Duncan. The vehicles will be meeting at the centre at 8:30 a.m. for a 9:30 start, so be early start if you want to see the vehicles before they head out.

From the entry list it looks like Porsche lovers will especially be in for a treat, but the roster also includes everything from a Jaguar to a Chevrolet Corvette, a Roadster, a Lotus Europa, a Mazda and a Mercedes.

Check out the complete roster here: https://classiccaradventures.com/bc-events/2020-hagerty-fall-classic-alternate/i-a-entry-list-2021/

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