Arts

Jennifer Bate visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Jennifer Bate of Parksville’s MAC set for a rockin’ summer

PQBeat: Big season planned at arts centre; band ready to ‘Rock the Park’

 

Stephie Bright as Rosalind, and Aiden Guerreiro as Orlando, in As You Like It. (Courtesy of Lara Eichhorn/Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival)

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival performing on two stages this year

As You Like It will be performed at The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific and Esquimalt Gorge Park

 

Jacksun Fryer, left and Carlow Rush, Funkanometry, performed on America’s Got Talent the night of June 7. (News Bulletin file photo)

Vancouver Island’s Funkanometry nails audition at America’s Got Talent

Two-minute audition grabs unanimous ‘yes’ from judges

 

The mural is one of four being erected across the country which joined together will contain the phrase “True North (and) Strong Free.” (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: New Langford mosaic mural represents ‘True North’

Global Roots has put other murals in the Prairies, Ontario/Quebec and Atlantic Canada

The mural is one of four being erected across the country which joined together will contain the phrase “True North (and) Strong Free.” (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Quvianaqtuk Pudlat’s untitled swimming bear at Madrona Gallery.
Quvianaqtuk Pudlat’s untitled swimming bear at Madrona Gallery.
A new anthology was launched at a public reading in Tofino on April 30 at an event that also served to introduce the town’s new Poet Laureate.

Anthology featuring love letters to trees set for launch in Tofino

Worth More Standing was edited and curated by Tofino’s Poet Laureate Christine Lowther

A new anthology was launched at a public reading in Tofino on April 30 at an event that also served to introduce the town’s new Poet Laureate.
From left: ‘Beaver in the River Lilies’, acrylic on denim by Mathew Andretta.; ‘Eagle’, red cedar by Jesse Recalma; ‘Moon Gifts a Blanket’, acrylic on canvas by Andretta; and ‘Copper Shield’, acrylic on denim by Andretta. (Mandy Moraes photo)
From left: ‘Beaver in the River Lilies’, acrylic on denim by Mathew Andretta.; ‘Eagle’, red cedar by Jesse Recalma; ‘Moon Gifts a Blanket’, acrylic on canvas by Andretta; and ‘Copper Shield’, acrylic on denim by Andretta. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Agnes Thomas constructs a dream catcher at the Campbell River Art Gallery. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Agnes Thomas constructs a dream catcher at the Campbell River Art Gallery. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Oak Bay artist Mike Pipes is new to the Victoria Sketch Club, after picking up painting 10 years into retirement. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

113th Victoria Sketch Club show returns to Oak Bay venue

Oak Bay artist who took up painting in retirement among the talent on display

Oak Bay artist Mike Pipes is new to the Victoria Sketch Club, after picking up painting 10 years into retirement. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Local artist Jim Dodd’s rendering of a potential $30-million arts facility, including a performance hall, rehearsal space, green rooms, gift shop and art gallery in Colwood. (Courtesy Juan de Fuca Performing Arts Centre Society)

Colwood earmarks $30k to further study performing arts centre idea for city

Funds will be used to update 2013 study by Juan de Fuca Performing Arts Centre Society

Local artist Jim Dodd’s rendering of a potential $30-million arts facility, including a performance hall, rehearsal space, green rooms, gift shop and art gallery in Colwood. (Courtesy Juan de Fuca Performing Arts Centre Society)
Salish Sea by Chris Paul, installed at Spewhung/Turkey Head in Oak Bay, was the first ArtsAlive sculpture the district purchased. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Salish Sea by Chris Paul, installed at Spewhung/Turkey Head in Oak Bay, was the first ArtsAlive sculpture the district purchased. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The Sooke Arts Council gallery will close its doors this month as the building’s new owners have served an eviction notice. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke art gallery forced to close after 18 months

The Sooke Arts Council will continue its mission, however, and is on the hunt for a new location

The Sooke Arts Council gallery will close its doors this month as the building’s new owners have served an eviction notice. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Sooke News Mirror)
The Bard to Broadway Theatre Society has announced it will be dissolved. For more than two decades they have produced an array of entertaining shows. (PQB News file photo)

Pandemic-related issues mean final curtain drops for Bard to Broadway Theatre Society

Difficulties in securing enough qualified personnel prove too much

The Bard to Broadway Theatre Society has announced it will be dissolved. For more than two decades they have produced an array of entertaining shows. (PQB News file photo)
Chrystal Phan’s Camping at the Chapel Gallery.

At The Galleries: Multi-media marks start of 2022 at galleries in Greater Victoria

Chapel showcases bittersweet story of challenges of assimilation into Canadian culture

Chrystal Phan’s Camping at the Chapel Gallery.
William Shakespeare’s First Folio, published in 1623, acquired by UBC Library. (UBC handout photo)

UBC Library gifted Shakespeare’s 1623 First Folio

The first folio, published in 1623, features 36 of 38 known Shakespeare plays

William Shakespeare’s First Folio, published in 1623, acquired by UBC Library. (UBC handout photo)
A statue of famed Victoria artist Emily Carr, and her pet monkey, adorns the corner of Belleville and Government streets. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay poet pens award-winning words regarding ‘rebel’ Emily Carr

Two poets recognized among 60 entries in Victoria’s Emily Carr 150 Poetry Contest

A statue of famed Victoria artist Emily Carr, and her pet monkey, adorns the corner of Belleville and Government streets. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Art pieces, tasteful Christmas decorations and stylings can be found this month at Coast Collective’s Gifts and Wishes holiday showcase of art and fine craft. (Courtesy of Coast Collective)

Holiday shopping transforms Pendray House in Colwood

Coast Collective’s annual Gifts and Wishes show runs Nov. 27 and 28

Art pieces, tasteful Christmas decorations and stylings can be found this month at Coast Collective’s Gifts and Wishes holiday showcase of art and fine craft. (Courtesy of Coast Collective)
The Vancouver Island Economic Summit will be held virtually Oct. 26-28. (News Bulletin file photo)

Study finds Vancouver Island arts sector generates $900 million annually

Vancouver Island Economic Summit presentation looks at convergence of arts and business

The Vancouver Island Economic Summit will be held virtually Oct. 26-28. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is leading the way on a Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands project to show the significance of art as an industry in the region. (Chronicle photo)

Vancouver Island art councils work together on regional impact study

Arts Council of Ladysmith leads project to have arts recognized as a significant industry

The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is leading the way on a Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands project to show the significance of art as an industry in the region. (Chronicle photo)
Students Sophia Petronas, left, and Beyla Medos strike a pose in rehearsal as lionesses in The Lion King from 2019. Amber Academy launches its 2021-22 season on Sept. 13. (Contributed - Amber Academy)

Sooke arts academy pushes through pandemic

Amber Academy ready to launch 2021-22 season

Students Sophia Petronas, left, and Beyla Medos strike a pose in rehearsal as lionesses in The Lion King from 2019. Amber Academy launches its 2021-22 season on Sept. 13. (Contributed - Amber Academy)