Arts and culture

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 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’

 

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)
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)
The cast is busy preparing to present ‘The Winter’s Tale’ at the Cowichan Valley Shakespeare Festival in August. (Submitted)

A&E column: New children’s book, Shakespeare Festival, comedy classes

Check out what’s going on in Cowichan arts and entertainment

The cast is busy preparing to present ‘The Winter’s Tale’ at the Cowichan Valley Shakespeare Festival in August. (Submitted)
Ceramic artist Ed Oldfield kneels next to his current raku pottery display at the Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery, July 5, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Hidden treasures: Artist encourages people to find his raku pottery pieces across Vancouver Island

Ed Oldfield currently has work on display at Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery

Ceramic artist Ed Oldfield kneels next to his current raku pottery display at the Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery, July 5, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Susan de Bree (poster/literary chair) presents a plaque to Peter Terpstra of Duncan Christian School with an award in recognition of Emily Ann Aylward winning first place at the national level in senior black and white poster contest. (Submitted)

A&E column: Podcast, poster contest winner, art on display

A taste of what’s going on in the Cowichan Valley

Susan de Bree (poster/literary chair) presents a plaque to Peter Terpstra of Duncan Christian School with an award in recognition of Emily Ann Aylward winning first place at the national level in senior black and white poster contest. (Submitted)
A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)

Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
The former St. Joseph’s School converted to the St. Joseph’s Art Studios in 2019. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Former Chemainus St. Joseph’s School site sold to addictions recovery group

Diocese stresses the importance of a community outreach option in its decision

The former St. Joseph’s School converted to the St. Joseph’s Art Studios in 2019. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus Theatre facilities manager Damion Knight at the spot inside the gallery and gift shop where thieves smashed a window and grabbed masks. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Unique masks valued at $1,000 stolen from Chemainus Theatre Gallery

Thieves smash a window and grab the goods early Monday morning

Chemainus Theatre facilities manager Damion Knight at the spot inside the gallery and gift shop where thieves smashed a window and grabbed masks. (Photo by Don Bodger)
What’s better than yakking with friends? Join the free Women’s Winter Yakfest to recharge. The online event takes place on the first and third Mondays of the month at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. (Submitted image)

Nuu-chah-nulth storyteller kicks off virtual 2021 Women’s Winter Yakfest series on Vancouver Island

‘It’s part book club, part hen party, part learning conference — and all fun’

What’s better than yakking with friends? Join the free Women’s Winter Yakfest to recharge. The online event takes place on the first and third Mondays of the month at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. (Submitted image)
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography

Ellen Lyons, A Pioneer In The Art Of Collecting Photographs

The William Lyons Gallery of Photography opened in 1979

  • Dec 18, 2020
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography
Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)

Q&A with VIFF’s B.C. Emerging Filmmaker Award winner, Jessie Anthony

Her feature film, Brother, I Cry premiered at VIFF this year

Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)
Artwork by Jennifer Lawson, 2018 Artist of the Somenos. This year’s WildWings Festival has been condensed due to COVID-19, but will go ahead next month. (submitted)

WildWings Festival pandemic edition coming to Cowichan in October

Three outdoor events, two reception-free art shows, and one small indoor workshop.

  • Sep 28, 2020
Artwork by Jennifer Lawson, 2018 Artist of the Somenos. This year’s WildWings Festival has been condensed due to COVID-19, but will go ahead next month. (submitted)
Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo

Province announces $2M in arts and culture funding under BC Arts Council

The program will go toward renovating arts and cultural spaces in BC and to buy special equipment

Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo
Chiara Lea, 17, of Brentwood College steps onto the soap box to dissent. (Sharon Jackson photo)

Students take to the soap box to ‘Dissent’ at Duncan gallery

Portals gallery is located in the Cowichan Community Centre in Duncan.

  • Feb 2, 2020
Chiara Lea, 17, of Brentwood College steps onto the soap box to dissent. (Sharon Jackson photo)
Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage

Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage

Victoria songstress is fueled by the music

  • Dec 18, 2019
Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage
The art of Kelly Corbett

The art of Kelly Corbett

Landscapes and wildlife of British Columbia

  • Dec 9, 2019
The art of Kelly Corbett