Arts

Bard to Broadway Theatre Society may stage shows outdoors next summer. (PQB News photo file)

Qualicum Beach’s Bard to Broadway group may stage shows outdoors

Theatre society plans smaller productions due to ongoing pandemic

 

The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach has temporarily closed its doors to the public as of Nov.18. (Mandy Moraes photo)

COVID-19: The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach closes until 2021

TOSH takes proactive approach to ‘protect the well-being of the community’

 

The City of Quesnel has painted its functional fire hydrants with different characters. (Quesnel Downtown Association Photo)

Qualicum Beach committee wants fire hydrants painted with sea life designs

Local artists would be invited to help with the work

 

Jennifer Bate, executive director of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Jennifer Bate of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre

Podcast: Discussion includes COVID-19 issues, singing in a rock band and more

Jennifer Bate, executive director of Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
The 2020 City of Victoria Youth Poet Laureate Neko Smart will give up her seat for the next young poet in January. (Contributed/ Jeremy Loveday)

Nominations open for Victoria’s 2021 Youth Poet Laureate

Honourary one-year term reserved for region’s emerging poets

The 2020 City of Victoria Youth Poet Laureate Neko Smart will give up her seat for the next young poet in January. (Contributed/ Jeremy Loveday)
The Bateman Foundation’s outdoor learning program starts Oct. 10. Registration is $120 for juniors and $126 for adults. (Courtesy of the Bateman Foundation)

Nature Sketch program returns in Victoria with COVID-19 safety protocols

Bateman Foundation reintroduces in-person wildlife and art lessons

The Bateman Foundation’s outdoor learning program starts Oct. 10. Registration is $120 for juniors and $126 for adults. (Courtesy of the Bateman Foundation)
Peter Shostak’s “This was our hockey rink,” a 22- by 35-inch oil on canvas, is showing Oct. 3 in the West End Gallery downtown. (Peter Shostak Image)
Peter Shostak’s “This was our hockey rink,” a 22- by 35-inch oil on canvas, is showing Oct. 3 in the West End Gallery downtown. (Peter Shostak Image)
2020 Arts Alive sculpture Counterpoise by Richard Young is now on display in Haynes Park along Beach Drive. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Voting now ready for Oak Bay’s Arts Alive 2020 sculptures

Audio and written descriptions posted for all 10 sculptures

2020 Arts Alive sculpture Counterpoise by Richard Young is now on display in Haynes Park along Beach Drive. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
There won’t be any in-person tours of the Haig-Brown House during the Art+Earth Festival this year. But the Museum at Campbell River will be releasing video tours of the property over the festival weekend. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Art+Earth Festival gets growing this weekend

Find out what events are in-person and what’s happening online

There won’t be any in-person tours of the Haig-Brown House during the Art+Earth Festival this year. But the Museum at Campbell River will be releasing video tours of the property over the festival weekend. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Organizer Nanci Cook works on a painting under a smoky sky at the Plein-Air paint off on Sept. 12, 2020. Photo by Marc Kitteringham
Organizer Nanci Cook works on a painting under a smoky sky at the Plein-Air paint off on Sept. 12, 2020. Photo by Marc Kitteringham
Music promoter and businessman Doug Pickard visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: A chat with music promoter and business owner Doug Pickard

LISTEN: Talk includes COVID-19, future of live performances and more

Music promoter and businessman Doug Pickard visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)

Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts turns digital for fifth anniversary

The festival celebrates South Asian artists and performers

This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)
Ryver Cegnar performs a song during a dress rehearsal for this living room production of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert in Campbell River, B.C. on June 15, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River teen produces quarantine musical

Ryver Santos Cegnar performed for friends and family over Facebook

Ryver Cegnar performs a song during a dress rehearsal for this living room production of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert in Campbell River, B.C. on June 15, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre will open again on June 18. (File photo)

Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre set to reopen on June 18

Local artists will have work on display; COVID-19 protocols observed

  • May 30, 2020
Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre will open again on June 18. (File photo)
Calligraphy by Warmland Calligrapher Marilyn Boechler. The Warmland Calligraphers are celebrating their 25 anniversary this year. (submitted)

Cowichan Calligraphers mark 25 years of loving letters

For the past 25 years our group has worked regularly with the public.

  • May 25, 2020
Calligraphy by Warmland Calligrapher Marilyn Boechler. The Warmland Calligraphers are celebrating their 25 anniversary this year. (submitted)
The CVAC spring art show has gone online for its 50th anniversary due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Head over to the website to view the stunning works submitted by more than 100 artists. (screenshot)
The CVAC spring art show has gone online for its 50th anniversary due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Head over to the website to view the stunning works submitted by more than 100 artists. (screenshot)
Joshua Hansen with some of his paintings in his Oyster River home. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror

Vancouver Island painter wins salmon stamp contest

Funds raised from Joshua Hansen’s ‘Untouchable’ go towards salmon conservation

Joshua Hansen with some of his paintings in his Oyster River home. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror
CVAC board member Angela Anderson records a video in her studio. (submitted)

Vancouver Island’s largest non-juried art show on is headed online

Cowichan’s Spring Fine Arts Show celebrating its 50th anniversary; enter now

  • Apr 15, 2020
CVAC board member Angela Anderson records a video in her studio. (submitted)
Performers with IGNIO rehearsed the final scene in their upcoming show “Bend or Break” (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Performers with IGNIO rehearsed the final scene in their upcoming show “Bend or Break” (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People

Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People

Former dancer is now the artistic and executive director

  • Sep 11, 2018
Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People