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The Green Door Society and the Cowichan Public Art Gallery Society have joined forces to create a new purpose-built public art gallery in a portion of the historic Green Door building on Ingram Street. (Submitted by the Cowichan Public Art Gallery)

State-of-the-art public art gallery plans revealed

Green Door Society and Cowichan Public Art Gallery Society joined forces to help further the goal

The new Cowichan Valley Dance Academy, a partnership between SD79 and Adagé Studio, gives students with an interest in dance an opportunity to pursue their passion alongside academics. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

New Cowichan Dance Academy lets students pursue their passion

New school is a partnership between SD79 and Adagé Studio

The Terry Fox Run is set for Sept. 19. While there will be no big gathering, you can still take part in your own community. (Citizen file)

A&E column: Terry Fox Run Sept. 19; book about brothers; musicians in Honeymoon Bay

A look at what’s coming up in arts and culture in the Cowichan Valley

The Terry Fox Run is set for Sept. 19. While there will be no big gathering, you can still take part in your own community. (Citizen file)
The Cowichan Lake Arts and Culture Society is hosting a family fun arts and nature festival at Ts’uubaa-asatx Town Square on Sept. 4.

Arts and Nature Festival set for Sept. 4 in Lake Cowichan

Music, dancing, crafts, arts, vendors, and food… ‘everything you need to have a great day’

The Cowichan Lake Arts and Culture Society is hosting a family fun arts and nature festival at Ts’uubaa-asatx Town Square on Sept. 4.
The window display at Imagine That! for September will acknowledge some of the artists who have gone the extra mile for the Duncan co-operative over the years, as it celebrates its 28th birthday. (Painting by Robin Millan)

Artist’s co-op celebrating 28 years in Duncan

“That’s quite an impressive record for an artist’s co-operative”

The window display at Imagine That! for September will acknowledge some of the artists who have gone the extra mile for the Duncan co-operative over the years, as it celebrates its 28th birthday. (Painting by Robin Millan)
‘Pacific Doorway’ shot by Cowichan fine art landscape photographer Lucas Morton. 
(lucasmorton.com)

Young Cowichan artist taking his time finding his way

No rush to turn his passion into a career for Lucas Morton

‘Pacific Doorway’ shot by Cowichan fine art landscape photographer Lucas Morton. 
(lucasmorton.com)
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)
The Forest: Breath of Life exhibit is set up at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council Gallery in the Cowichan Community Centre. The exhibit is open now until Aug. 24. (Dorian Melton photo)
The Forest: Breath of Life exhibit is set up at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council Gallery in the Cowichan Community Centre. The exhibit is open now until Aug. 24. (Dorian Melton photo)
Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Christmas movie filming in Vernon transforms downtown into winter wonderland

Three Hallmark films and one Lifetime being shot in Okanagan

Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
Polixenes (Rien Vesseur, right) is shocked to learn from Camillo (Robert Foell, left) that King Leontes has ordered Camillo to poison him, in the Shawnigan Players’ production of William Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Shawnigan Players’ ‘Winter’s Tale’ overcomes several unusual circumstances

Bearlessness, heatwave and pandemic not enough to stall this production

Polixenes (Rien Vesseur, right) is shocked to learn from Camillo (Robert Foell, left) that King Leontes has ordered Camillo to poison him, in the Shawnigan Players’ production of William Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Ashley Foot and Anthony Dang take the stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021. (Submitted by Cowichan Performing Arts Centre)

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre featuring free concert from one of its own

Classical vocalist Ashley Foot to take the stage this weekend

Ashley Foot and Anthony Dang take the stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021. (Submitted by Cowichan Performing Arts Centre)
James Hamilton is performing on his sitar every at 4 p.m. every Thursday of the festival. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

39 Days of July a wild success despite COVID-19 hurdles

Done and dusted for another year, the organizers of the 39 Days…

James Hamilton is performing on his sitar every at 4 p.m. every Thursday of the festival. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer, right, form the Vancouver Island-based dance duo Funkanometry. They performed at the Mid-Island Co-Op in downtown Parksville on July 23, 2021, for a coming dance video. (Michael Briones photo)
Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer, right, form the Vancouver Island-based dance duo Funkanometry. They performed at the Mid-Island Co-Op in downtown Parksville on July 23, 2021, for a coming dance video. (Michael Briones photo)
First Mayo Public school in Paldi, built in 1921. Teacher Margaret Evans. Paldi’s history will be featured in an upcoming National Film Board documentary called ‘Unarchived’. (Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives)

Cowichan Valley history part of National Film Board documentary

National Film Board of Canada will be shooting in the Duncan and Paldi area Aug. 1 and Aug. 2

First Mayo Public school in Paldi, built in 1921. Teacher Margaret Evans. Paldi’s history will be featured in an upcoming National Film Board documentary called ‘Unarchived’. (Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives)
Tonye Aganaba will wrap up the 39 Days of July as the final performer to hit the stage in Charles Hoey Park in Duncan on Monday, Aug. 2. (Album cover)

A&E column: 39 Days of July wrapping up

The festival wraps up after the long weekend

Tonye Aganaba will wrap up the 39 Days of July as the final performer to hit the stage in Charles Hoey Park in Duncan on Monday, Aug. 2. (Album cover)
Winners from last year’s Salt Spring National Art Prize. Finalists have now been chosen for this year’s prize. (Screenshot www.saltspringartprize.ca)

A&E column: Art prize finalists chosen; Forest Discovery Centre holding event

A look at what’s going on in arts and entertainment in the Cowichan Valley

Winners from last year’s Salt Spring National Art Prize. Finalists have now been chosen for this year’s prize. (Screenshot www.saltspringartprize.ca)
Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
The Shawnigan Players are ready to present Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’ this August live in Cobble Hill. (Submitted)
The Shawnigan Players are ready to present Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’ this August live in Cobble Hill. (Submitted)
Chemainus is the 79th episode for Jonny Harris of Still Standing. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)

Still Standing with Jonny Harris still has legs

Host of the popular TV show brings educational comedy into his presentations

Chemainus is the 79th episode for Jonny Harris of Still Standing. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)