Art

Brenda Lennax (right), a volunteer with BC Airlift Emergency Response Operations, delivered cards and books to students at Stein Valley Nlakapamux School in Lytton, B.C.

Students across B.C. send Lytton students artwork, books and cards

The gifts were part of a special project by Qualicum Beach artist, Diane Moran

Brenda Lennax (right), a volunteer with BC Airlift Emergency Response Operations, delivered cards and books to students at Stein Valley Nlakapamux School in Lytton, B.C.
April 28, 2022 - Fabric artist Pipi Tustian in her Whippletree Junction workspace photographed for Boulevard magazine. Don Denton photograph.

True Colours

The creative world of Pipi Tustian

  • Jul 11, 2022
April 28, 2022 - Fabric artist Pipi Tustian in her Whippletree Junction workspace photographed for Boulevard magazine. Don Denton photograph.
First Nations artist Richard Hunt began carving at the age of 13 now at 71 he continues to hone his skills as he works on his latest piece the Sun Mask using red cedar to create his one of a kind artwork at his studio in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, June 30, 2022 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Victoria artist urges feds to crack down on fake Indigenous art, copyright breaches

Senator says industry of fake Indigenous art may be worth millions of dollars

First Nations artist Richard Hunt began carving at the age of 13 now at 71 he continues to hone his skills as he works on his latest piece the Sun Mask using red cedar to create his one of a kind artwork at his studio in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, June 30, 2022 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The finished Indigenous mural project of art students, with expertise from Charlene Johnny, greatly enhances the courtyard of Chemainus Secondary School. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Students embrace Indigenous-based mural project

Study and refinement leads to the production of a masterpiece

The finished Indigenous mural project of art students, with expertise from Charlene Johnny, greatly enhances the courtyard of Chemainus Secondary School. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Peter Oliver, co-founder of the Beltline Neighbourhoods Association, gestures as he is interviewed about internationally renowned graffiti artist Mirko Reisser’s creation of the world’s tallest mural in Calgary, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Graffiti artist completes world’s tallest mural in downtown Calgary

Work part of a project to turn an austere area of downtown into expansive open-air urban art gallery

Peter Oliver, co-founder of the Beltline Neighbourhoods Association, gestures as he is interviewed about internationally renowned graffiti artist Mirko Reisser’s creation of the world’s tallest mural in Calgary, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Artist Charles Campbell. Photography by Lia Crowe

In Studio with Charles Campbell

Victoria artist wins Shadbolt Foundation VIVA Award

  • Jul 4, 2022
Artist Charles Campbell. Photography by Lia Crowe
A new piece of wall art at the James Bay branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library was unveiled in June to help tell the stories and history of B.C.’s Black pioneers. (Courtesy of B.C. Black History Awareness Society)

New James Bay wall art helps tell story of B.C. Black pioneers

The new artwork connects to a virtual exhibition by the B.C. Black History Awareness Society

A new piece of wall art at the James Bay branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library was unveiled in June to help tell the stories and history of B.C.’s Black pioneers. (Courtesy of B.C. Black History Awareness Society)
Xyólheméylh’s youth art/writing contest this year asked ‘What does being Indigenous mean to you?’ (Submitted)

Winners announced for B.C.-wide art, writing contest for Indigenous youth

Youth asked ‘What does being Indigenous mean to you?’ as the topic contest

Xyólheméylh’s youth art/writing contest this year asked ‘What does being Indigenous mean to you?’ (Submitted)
Artist Mario Labonte shows off some of his work in a garden during a previous edition of Esquimalt’s Urban Art Tour. (Courtesy of Esquimalt Community Arts Hub)

Esquimalt Urban Arts Tour returns Saturday

Visitors can tour local gardens and artists throughout the township

Artist Mario Labonte shows off some of his work in a garden during a previous edition of Esquimalt’s Urban Art Tour. (Courtesy of Esquimalt Community Arts Hub)
Nanaimo’s Glenn Brucker, author and illustrator of ‘City Day,’ was nominated for a Chocolate Lily Book Award in May. (Photo by Alyson Brucker)

Nanaimo author and illustrator nominated for B.C. children’s book award

Glenn Brucker’s ‘City Day’ shortlisted for Chocolate Lily Book Award

Nanaimo’s Glenn Brucker, author and illustrator of ‘City Day,’ was nominated for a Chocolate Lily Book Award in May. (Photo by Alyson Brucker)
Jennifer Kostuik . Photo by Lia Crowe

Down to a fine art

Gallerist Jennifer Kostuik reflects on 25 years

  • Jun 15, 2022
Jennifer Kostuik . Photo by Lia Crowe
First People’s Cultural Council CEO Tracey Herbert, right, responds to a provincial funding announcement for Indigenous language, art, culture and heritage revitalization at the legislature June 14. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

B.C. commits $35M to continue revitalization of Indigenous languages, arts, culture

First Peoples’ Cultural Council learning initiatives to be funded

First People’s Cultural Council CEO Tracey Herbert, right, responds to a provincial funding announcement for Indigenous language, art, culture and heritage revitalization at the legislature June 14. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Applications are open online until July 4 for mid-career visual artists seeking to become the City of Victoria’s next artist-in-residence. (Black Press Media file photo)

Applications open for next City of Victoria artist-in-residence

Mid-career visual artists can apply online until July 4

Applications are open online until July 4 for mid-career visual artists seeking to become the City of Victoria’s next artist-in-residence. (Black Press Media file photo)
People take part the 2019 Spirit of the People Powwow at Chilliwack Secondary on Feb. 16, 2019. Youth are being asked “What does being Indigenous mean to you?” as the topic of the National Indigenous Peoples Day 2022 Writing and/or Art Contest. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Fraser Valley writing, art contest open to all Indigenous youth in B.C.

Youth asked ‘What does being Indigenous mean to you?’ as the topic contest

People take part the 2019 Spirit of the People Powwow at Chilliwack Secondary on Feb. 16, 2019. Youth are being asked “What does being Indigenous mean to you?” as the topic of the National Indigenous Peoples Day 2022 Writing and/or Art Contest. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A ‘Hidden Messages’ poem applied in hydrophobic material that only appears when wet. This haiku, written by Nanaimo’s poet laureate, Kamal Parmar, was installed along the Haliburton Road multi-use path in late May. (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo unveils ‘Hidden Messages’ public art project to encourage physical activity

Project showcases 10 haikus by city’s poet laureate that only appear when wet

A ‘Hidden Messages’ poem applied in hydrophobic material that only appears when wet. This haiku, written by Nanaimo’s poet laureate, Kamal Parmar, was installed along the Haliburton Road multi-use path in late May. (Submitted photo)
Children and youth under the age of 18 can access the Vancouver Art Gallery for free for five years starting July 1, 2022. (Photo: Anita Bonnarens)

Vancouver Art Gallery soon free for those 18 and under thanks to $1M donation

Free admission to begin July 1 and last until gallery moves to new building in 2027

Children and youth under the age of 18 can access the Vancouver Art Gallery for free for five years starting July 1, 2022. (Photo: Anita Bonnarens)
Sidney Cliff McNeil-Smith said the original art of WSANEC artist Sarah Jim displayed on Sidney’s seasonal banners celebrates the ocean and serves as a beautiful reminder that the Sidney community lies within the traditional territory of the WSANEC people “whose presence and connection to these lands and waters continues today and has since time immemorial.” (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Original Sidney art by WSANEC artist recognizes legacy, presence of Saltwater People

Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith says Sidney committed to strengthening relations with local First Nations

Sidney Cliff McNeil-Smith said the original art of WSANEC artist Sarah Jim displayed on Sidney’s seasonal banners celebrates the ocean and serves as a beautiful reminder that the Sidney community lies within the traditional territory of the WSANEC people “whose presence and connection to these lands and waters continues today and has since time immemorial.” (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
FILE - Visitors pose in front of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa in the Louvre museum, Wednesday, May, 19, 2021 in Paris. A man seemingly disguised as an old woman in a wheelchair threw a piece of cake at the glass protecting the Mona Lisa on Sunday May 29, 2022 at the Louvre Museum and shouted at people to think of planet Earth. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Man in wig and wheelchair throws cake at glass protecting Mona Lisa

Attack left white smear on the glass but the famous work by Leonardo da Vinci wasn’t damaged

FILE - Visitors pose in front of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa in the Louvre museum, Wednesday, May, 19, 2021 in Paris. A man seemingly disguised as an old woman in a wheelchair threw a piece of cake at the glass protecting the Mona Lisa on Sunday May 29, 2022 at the Louvre Museum and shouted at people to think of planet Earth. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
April 7, 2022 - Artist Paul Butvila photographed with his Alfa Romeo sports car.. Don Denton photograph.

Upon reflection…

West Kelowna artist Paul Butvila finds his niche

  • May 30, 2022
April 7, 2022 - Artist Paul Butvila photographed with his Alfa Romeo sports car.. Don Denton photograph.
Two pieces, a drum painted by Greg Henderson and a grizzly print created by Brent J. Smith were stolen from a local charity in Campbell River over the Victoria Day long weekend. Photo courtesy Campbell River RCMP

Art pieces stolen from Campbell River charity

RCMP asking for pieces to be returned, ‘no questions asked’

Two pieces, a drum painted by Greg Henderson and a grizzly print created by Brent J. Smith were stolen from a local charity in Campbell River over the Victoria Day long weekend. Photo courtesy Campbell River RCMP