Arts and Entertainment

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)

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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)
The CVAC Fine Arts Show is always something to see and 2021 promises to be no different, as they adopt a fully multimedia approach. (File photo)

Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show goes multimedia for 2021

The show, which runs from May 1-22 will be available both in person and online.

The CVAC Fine Arts Show is always something to see and 2021 promises to be no different, as they adopt a fully multimedia approach. (File photo)
Artist Jennifer Lawson is opening her studio this weekend for people to take a look at her latest work. (Submitted)
Artist Jennifer Lawson is opening her studio this weekend for people to take a look at her latest work. (Submitted)
Trickster author Eden Robinson will be reading from her new book during an online conversation hosted by the Vancouver Island Regional Library on April 23. (Red Works Photography)

A&E column: Music, art, fundraising and renowned author

What’s going on in Cowichan Valley arts and entertainment

Trickster author Eden Robinson will be reading from her new book during an online conversation hosted by the Vancouver Island Regional Library on April 23. (Red Works Photography)
The music video for “Green and Blue” featured a Willington Care Centre in Burnaby as well as some of the volunteers and employees. (Screenshot/Todd Richard)

‘Green and Blue’: B.C. country musician releases tribute song for front-line workers

Richard’s new single has been viewed more than 3,000 times on his YouTube channel

The music video for “Green and Blue” featured a Willington Care Centre in Burnaby as well as some of the volunteers and employees. (Screenshot/Todd Richard)
The McCloskey-Hydro Rain Garden, located in a sunny Hydro corridor and receiving about 2.5 million litres of rainwater runoff per year from the roof of nearby McCloskey Elementary School. (Deborah Jones photo)

A&E column: From nature to poetry to puppets, there’s plenty afoot

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

The McCloskey-Hydro Rain Garden, located in a sunny Hydro corridor and receiving about 2.5 million litres of rainwater runoff per year from the roof of nearby McCloskey Elementary School. (Deborah Jones photo)
Thomas Kuecks, Bellamy Kuecks and Paula Foot have come together to create an album of stories for children. (Nina Foot photo)
Thomas Kuecks, Bellamy Kuecks and Paula Foot have come together to create an album of stories for children. (Nina Foot photo)
Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo

When the world needs more beauty

Artist Vedrana Ascroft curates her Aquamaris Art Gallery

  • Apr 2, 2021
Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo
Senior Modern Group, Human Behaviour of Steps Ahead Dance: Aimee Nelson, Alison Vliet, Peyton Bomans, Brianna Younger, Gillian Duta, Natalie Geldart, Lyndzie Brizzi and Meghan Lewthwaite (Choreography Bryony Blake) filmed on the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre stage for remote competitions in 2021. (Submitted)
Senior Modern Group, Human Behaviour of Steps Ahead Dance: Aimee Nelson, Alison Vliet, Peyton Bomans, Brianna Younger, Gillian Duta, Natalie Geldart, Lyndzie Brizzi and Meghan Lewthwaite (Choreography Bryony Blake) filmed on the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre stage for remote competitions in 2021. (Submitted)
Donna Jones, who was born and raised in the Cowichan Valley, is the executive director of the documentary ‘Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence’. (Submitted)

Producer from Cowichan Valley proud of new documentary that offers hope to those with addictions

Donna Jones and husband Brent just released Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence

Donna Jones, who was born and raised in the Cowichan Valley, is the executive director of the documentary ‘Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence’. (Submitted)
Catherine Babault will take viewers on a photo journey at the next meeting of the Cowichan Valley Naturalists on March 16, 2021. (Catherine Babault photo)

Arts and entertainment column: From the beauty of nature to the beauty of art

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

Catherine Babault will take viewers on a photo journey at the next meeting of the Cowichan Valley Naturalists on March 16, 2021. (Catherine Babault photo)
Cowichan Valley author Allan W. Waddy has released his second novel, ‘Guilty Knowledge’. (Submitted)
Cowichan Valley author Allan W. Waddy has released his second novel, ‘Guilty Knowledge’. (Submitted)