Arts and culture

IceBear has an exhibition of his work at the CVAC gallery in Duncan, hosted by the Cowichan Public Art Gallery. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Public Art Gallery)

A&E column: Artists wanted, performances, climate festival

Some of what’s coming up in Cowichan arts and entertainment

 

Right, Saturday night headliner Darius Rucker performs for a big crowd at Sunfest 2022.

Cowichan’s Sunfest thrills country fans

Not just the weather that heated up the weekend

 

Lana McQueen’s work, including Ghost Pony, will be featured in the window at Imagine That! gallery in downtown Duncan through August, 2022. (Lana McQueen artwork)
Lana McQueen’s work, including Ghost Pony, will be featured in the window at Imagine That! gallery in downtown Duncan through August, 2022. (Lana McQueen artwork)
Mike Coleman, who served as the mayor of Duncan for 22 years, died on June 29. Here, he attends his last council meeting in 2005. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Foundation poetry contest winners announced

Competition honours foundation founder Michael Coleman

Mike Coleman, who served as the mayor of Duncan for 22 years, died on June 29. Here, he attends his last council meeting in 2005. (Citizen file)
Cowichan Marsh, by Cheryl Painter. Painter has a solo show at Excellent Frameworks in Duncan during July 2022. (Cheryl Painter artwork)
Cowichan Marsh, by Cheryl Painter. Painter has a solo show at Excellent Frameworks in Duncan during July 2022. (Cheryl Painter artwork)

A&E column: Art on the menu in Duncan through July

Shows at Excellent Frameworks and CVAC’s Annex, Elsie Miles

Cowichan Marsh, by Cheryl Painter. Painter has a solo show at Excellent Frameworks in Duncan during July 2022. (Cheryl Painter artwork)
Cowichan Marsh, by Cheryl Painter. Painter has a solo show at Excellent Frameworks in Duncan during July 2022. (Cheryl Painter artwork)
Sunset Cinema is back in Duncan in 2022 with a free outdoor movie night July 14. (Black Press file)
Sunset Cinema is back in Duncan in 2022 with a free outdoor movie night July 14. (Black Press file)
Arkells perform at Laketown Shakedown in Youbou over the 2022 Canada Day long weekend. (Robert Porter/RMS Media photo)
Arkells perform at Laketown Shakedown in Youbou over the 2022 Canada Day long weekend. (Robert Porter/RMS Media photo)
Caidence Burns leads off the 2022 Cowichan Music Festival Highlights Concert on Sunday, March 6. She recently won accolades from the 2022 Provincial Festival as well. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Caidence Burns leads off the 2022 Cowichan Music Festival Highlights Concert on Sunday, March 6. She recently won accolades from the 2022 Provincial Festival as well. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)

Sustainability and world class art to meet in new Vancouver Art Gallery building

Federal government kicks in $29 million to help fund ‘passive house’ arts centre in downtown Vancouver

Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)
Howdy pardners. Ready to take you on a journey along Classic Country Roads, from left, are: Sean Baker, Katelyn Morishita and Georgia Bennett. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Howdy pardners. Ready to take you on a journey along Classic Country Roads, from left, are: Sean Baker, Katelyn Morishita and Georgia Bennett. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Dancers with Warmland Dance perform the number Sour Candy. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

PHOTOS: Cowichan’s Warmland Dance spring show a hit

Dancers took to the big stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre

Dancers with Warmland Dance perform the number Sour Candy. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Harrison Firefighter Fred Webber smiles as he holds copies of the two Chicken Soup for the Soul books that contain his story. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Harrison firefighter publishes story in 2 ‘Chicken Soup’ books

Fred Webber fulfilled his firefighting dream in his mid 50s

Harrison Firefighter Fred Webber smiles as he holds copies of the two Chicken Soup for the Soul books that contain his story. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Pharis and Jason Romero are just some of the talent that will hit the stage at the Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival, held this weekend at Laketown Ranch. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival)

A&E column: Bluegrass Festival this weekend

The latest in Cowichan Valley arts and entertainment

Pharis and Jason Romero are just some of the talent that will hit the stage at the Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival, held this weekend at Laketown Ranch. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival)
Members of the Cowichan Public Art Gallery Society and volunteers from Island Savings Credit Union recently treated the heritage Green Door Building and grounds on Ingram Street to a thorough cleanup in preparation for the Summer Fine Arts Fair. (Submitted photo)

Cowichan Public Art Gallery launches Summer Fine Arts Fair

Fair will be held Saturdays until end of August

  • Jun 10, 2022
Members of the Cowichan Public Art Gallery Society and volunteers from Island Savings Credit Union recently treated the heritage Green Door Building and grounds on Ingram Street to a thorough cleanup in preparation for the Summer Fine Arts Fair. (Submitted photo)
Cowichan’s Malakai brings his singing and songwriting to the stage at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on June 15, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Malakai)

A&E column: Art, auditions, and music

The latest in Cowichan Valley arts and entertainment

Cowichan’s Malakai brings his singing and songwriting to the stage at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on June 15, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Malakai)
Vera Crane, right, with Pat Weaver in front of Crane’s People’s Choice award winning painting at the Kaatza Art Show in Lake Cowichan over the May long weekend in 2022. (Photo courtesy of Kaatza Art Group)

Kaatza art show celebrates success

It was a pleasure to give something back to the community

  • Jun 5, 2022
Vera Crane, right, with Pat Weaver in front of Crane’s People’s Choice award winning painting at the Kaatza Art Show in Lake Cowichan over the May long weekend in 2022. (Photo courtesy of Kaatza Art Group)
Bottom left: The Intermediate Foundation Ballet dancers perform ‘Gravity’. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Bottom left: The Intermediate Foundation Ballet dancers perform ‘Gravity’. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Brentwood College’s upcoming Concert for a Summer’s Eve is raising money for the Monday Morning Music program for special needs people in the Cowichan Valley. (Citizen file)
Brentwood College’s upcoming Concert for a Summer’s Eve is raising money for the Monday Morning Music program for special needs people in the Cowichan Valley. (Citizen file)
Jann Arden is headed to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Facebook/Jann Arden)

Big names like Jann Arden and local talent coming to Cowichan theatre in June

Jann Arden, Shaun Majumder, Lion King Jr. and dance, dance, dance

Jann Arden is headed to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Facebook/Jann Arden)