Arts and Entertainment

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

 

Jason Momoa is seen here as Baba Voss in the Apple+ series “See”, partially filmed in Harrison Mills. Momoa is coming back to Canada to film ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ but specific filming locations are currently under wraps. (Photo/Apple)

‘Aquaman’s’ Jason Momoa resurfacing in Canada for sequel

Jason Momoa was last seen in Canada filming ‘See,’ which was shot in Harrison Mills

 

Genevieve Singleton. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Art and the watershed: Learning about what’s here and how to preserve it

what makes her Facebook page special is her commentary includes names in Hul’q’umi’num’ language

  • Jul 17, 2021

 

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)
Adam Nicholas (pictured) measures a tree’s age with an incremental borer. He is working with Brad Sylvester to complete the riparian study. (Susan Down photo)

Art and the watershed: Taking inventory in by Cowichan’s rivers

A vibrant riparian zone reduces extremes of flooding, erosion and drought

  • Jul 12, 2021
Adam Nicholas (pictured) measures a tree’s age with an incremental borer. He is working with Brad Sylvester to complete the riparian study. (Susan Down photo)
James Hamilton is performing on his sitar at 4 p.m. every Thursday of the festival. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
James Hamilton is performing on his sitar every at 4 p.m. every Thursday of the festival. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
James Hamilton is performing on his sitar at 4 p.m. every Thursday of the festival. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
James Hamilton is performing on his sitar every at 4 p.m. every Thursday of the festival. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
An international art exhibit exploring Falun Gong will be at the Cowichan Community Centre through much of July, 2021. (Submitted)

A&E column: Art exhibition explores Falun Gong; Symphony pop-up concerts

A taste of what’s going on in Cowichan arts, culture and entertainment

An international art exhibit exploring Falun Gong will be at the Cowichan Community Centre through much of July, 2021. (Submitted)
Cowichan elder Ruby Peter’s book hits the shelves six months after her death, detailing her perseverance in preserving the Hul’q’umi’num’ language. (Book cover)
Cowichan elder Ruby Peter’s book hits the shelves six months after her death, detailing her perseverance in preserving the Hul’q’umi’num’ language. (Book cover)
Jared Popma recently streamed a live concert from the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre. (Ashley Daniel Foot photo)

21-year-old jazz artist talks favourite tunes and joys of music theory

Jared Popma recently streamed a concert from the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre

  • Jun 19, 2021
Jared Popma recently streamed a live concert from the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre. (Ashley Daniel Foot photo)
A vial of AstraZeneca vaccine is seen at a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 22, 2021. The website for a Broadway theatre showing "Springsteen on Broadway" said it would only allow guests "fully vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine" — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

No Springsteen for you: AstraZeneca not good enough to qualify for Broadway ticket

Victoria area mayor among those unable to attend New York entertainment due to COVID-19 restriction

A vial of AstraZeneca vaccine is seen at a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 22, 2021. The website for a Broadway theatre showing "Springsteen on Broadway" said it would only allow guests "fully vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine" — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
From left: Thomas Kuecks, David Lane, John Ivison, Denis Berger, Rod Gray, and James Kuecks are Cabin Fever. Catch their performance on the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre website. (Ashley Foot photo)

A&E column: Music Festival winners, CVAC awards, and Cabin Fever

The latest from the Cowichan Valley arts and entertainment community

From left: Thomas Kuecks, David Lane, John Ivison, Denis Berger, Rod Gray, and James Kuecks are Cabin Fever. Catch their performance on the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre website. (Ashley Foot photo)
Blue Moon Marquee from Duncan will be featured at the 2021 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival on June 28. (Submitted)
Blue Moon Marquee from Duncan will be featured at the 2021 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival on June 28. (Submitted)
'Minus 30C Inconveniences' by Thomas Hutchings has won one of two People's Choice Awards at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council Fine Arts Show for 2021. CVAC is holding its annual general meeting on June 8. (Submitted)

A&E column: Fundraisers, arts survey and 50th AGM

What’s going on in the Cowichan Valley arts community

'Minus 30C Inconveniences' by Thomas Hutchings has won one of two People's Choice Awards at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council Fine Arts Show for 2021. CVAC is holding its annual general meeting on June 8. (Submitted)
The Weeknd attends the LA premiere of “Uncut Gems” at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles on December 11, 2019. Justin Bieber and the Weeknd could be taking home some serious hardware at tonight’s Juno Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Richard Shotwell

Juno Awards ring in 50th anniversary; Justin Bieber, the Weeknd lead nominations

Both performers are also among the stacked list of popular artists nominated for fan choice award

The Weeknd attends the LA premiere of “Uncut Gems” at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles on December 11, 2019. Justin Bieber and the Weeknd could be taking home some serious hardware at tonight’s Juno Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Richard Shotwell
Kirsten Schrader says the new arts and entertainment grants will help the Cowichan Valley arts community adapt to digital. (Submitted)

CVRD grants pave way for digital arts development

The Pivot Program will support the development of a community-focused digital studio space

  • Jun 4, 2021
Kirsten Schrader says the new arts and entertainment grants will help the Cowichan Valley arts community adapt to digital. (Submitted)
Students work on designs for the new Cube Mural that will be unveiled in Lake Cowichan on June 3, 2021. (Submitted)

Cube Mural unveiled in Lake Cowichan

“Cowichan Lake Arts and Culture Society has long felt that art could liven up the main street”

  • Jun 4, 2021
Students work on designs for the new Cube Mural that will be unveiled in Lake Cowichan on June 3, 2021. (Submitted)
Curvaceous by Pauline Dueck has won one of two People’s Choice Awards at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council Fine Arts Show for 2021. (Submitted)
Curvaceous by Pauline Dueck has won one of two People’s Choice Awards at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council Fine Arts Show for 2021. (Submitted)
Gulf Islands artists Marsha Batchelor and Bev Paterson will be exhibiting painting and sculpture in the CVAC gallery at the Cowichan Community Centre May 28 to June 19, 2021. (Submitted)

A&E column: Art, art, art — plus a Read-a-Thon

What’s going on in arts and culture in the Cowichan Valley

Gulf Islands artists Marsha Batchelor and Bev Paterson will be exhibiting painting and sculpture in the CVAC gallery at the Cowichan Community Centre May 28 to June 19, 2021. (Submitted)
The Cowichan Valley Naturalists are offering a look at B.C.’s glass sponge reefs at a presentation on May 18. (Adam Taylor photo)

A&E column: Glass sponge reefs; AGM; and new book

What’s going on in arts and entertainment in the Cowichan Valley

The Cowichan Valley Naturalists are offering a look at B.C.’s glass sponge reefs at a presentation on May 18. (Adam Taylor photo)
The Cowichan Valley Arts Council is offering courses in drawing May through August 2021. (Submitted)

A&E column: Art is everywhere in the Cowichan Valley

What’s going in the Cowichan Valley arts and entertainment community

The Cowichan Valley Arts Council is offering courses in drawing May through August 2021. (Submitted)