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It’s almost hard to tell which is the window and which is the art in Skye Skagfeld’s great landscape artwork. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Colorful scenery abundant in Chemainus spring equinox art exhibit

St. Joseph’s Artist Studio Gallery the site for bright landscape paintings

It’s almost hard to tell which is the window and which is the art in Skye Skagfeld’s great landscape artwork. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Koksilah Music Festival, taking place online March 20 and 27, features a host of Indigenous performers speakers and more. (koksilahfestival.com photo)

Koksilah Music Festival to showcase Indigenous culture

Family-friendly performances and workshops to be streamed online

  • Mar 19, 2021
The Koksilah Music Festival, taking place online March 20 and 27, features a host of Indigenous performers speakers and more. (koksilahfestival.com photo)
Babe Gunn receives a bouquet of flowers during the unveiling ceremony for ‘Our Rugged Returning Salmon,’ her commissioned sculpture in the fountain at Harbour Quay, May 23, 1992. (PHOTO COURTESY COMIS FAMILY)

Babe Gunn’s legacy is carved in stone

The Port Alberni woman also known as Priscilla Comis will be remembered for much more

Babe Gunn receives a bouquet of flowers during the unveiling ceremony for ‘Our Rugged Returning Salmon,’ her commissioned sculpture in the fountain at Harbour Quay, May 23, 1992. (PHOTO COURTESY COMIS FAMILY)
Jay Lang and her 94-year-old grandmother, Betty Annand, are both enjoying success as fiction novelists. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island authors share special family bond

Betty Annand and Jay Lang an emerging grandmother/granddaughter literary force

Jay Lang and her 94-year-old grandmother, Betty Annand, are both enjoying success as fiction novelists. Photo supplied
Strong support from the public for the Bridge The Gap campaign will keep the Chemainus Theatre going until performances can hopefully return to the stage in the fall. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Popular Island dinner theatre hoping fundraiser can Bridge The Gap

Chemainus Theatre patrons launch campaign to assist in filling the void until performances return

Strong support from the public for the Bridge The Gap campaign will keep the Chemainus Theatre going until performances can hopefully return to the stage in the fall. (Photo by Don Bodger)
James Jones, also known as Notorious Cree, is one of the instructors for this year’s Crimson Coast Dance Society Body Talk Hip Hop Pow Wow. (Photo courtesy Norman Wong)

Crimson Coast Dance Society’s spring break camp returns to online format

Week-long Body Talk Hip Hop Pow Wow to feature new and returning instructors

James Jones, also known as Notorious Cree, is one of the instructors for this year’s Crimson Coast Dance Society Body Talk Hip Hop Pow Wow. (Photo courtesy Norman Wong)
Dan Hayes, left, and Art Napolean star in Moosemeat and Marmalade. An episode of the show was recently shot in Sooke and other locations on the South Island. (Dean Azim photo)
Dan Hayes, left, and Art Napolean star in Moosemeat and Marmalade. An episode of the show was recently shot in Sooke and other locations on the South Island. (Dean Azim photo)
Miranda Chiasson, Tammy Hudgeon and Melinda Wilde (from left) are among the those presenting workshops during the upcoming online edition of Isle of the Arts. (Photos courtesy Miranda Chiasson/Ode Howard/submitted)

Gabriola’s Isle of the Arts Festival returns in online form due to COVID-19

Variety of workshops offered that participants can take part in from home

Miranda Chiasson, Tammy Hudgeon and Melinda Wilde (from left) are among the those presenting workshops during the upcoming online edition of Isle of the Arts. (Photos courtesy Miranda Chiasson/Ode Howard/submitted)
Paul Lewis is the Goldstream Gazette’s 2021 Local Hero as Arts Advocate of the Year. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

West Shore driftwood sculptor inspired by Esquimalt Lagoon

The creations of Paul Lewis have become a community signature and are his way of giving back

  • Mar 14, 2021
Paul Lewis is the Goldstream Gazette’s 2021 Local Hero as Arts Advocate of the Year. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
Conversations with the Sea from Impulse Theatre during the 2020 SKAMpede in Victoria. (Courtesy Theatre SKAM)

Waterway theatre display seeks plays, actors for 2021 SKAMpede in Victoria

Second season set for physically distanced show going on the Gorge

Conversations with the Sea from Impulse Theatre during the 2020 SKAMpede in Victoria. (Courtesy Theatre SKAM)
“Of Bears at Fridges, drinking Planes and Cinderella’s Shoe” is Jordis Trumby’s first children’s book. Photo supplied.

Courtenay author writes, illustrates first children’s book

When is a collaboration not a collaboration? At first glance, Courtenay author…

“Of Bears at Fridges, drinking Planes and Cinderella’s Shoe” is Jordis Trumby’s first children’s book. Photo supplied.
The Grand Chamber by Claire Huang, an acrylic and oil on canvas, is exhibiting at the Avenue Gallery in Oak Bay this month. (Image by Claire Huang)

At The Galleries: March exhibitions come to life in Victoria area

A look at what’s on display this month at Greater Victoria art galleries

The Grand Chamber by Claire Huang, an acrylic and oil on canvas, is exhibiting at the Avenue Gallery in Oak Bay this month. (Image by Claire Huang)
Ravi Jain, Why Not Theatre’s founding artistic director, will present a Zoom lecture as part of the University of Victoria’s Orion fine art series on March 8. (Photo: University of Victoria).

Award-winning directors highlight coming University of Victoria lecture series

The March 8 and 18 Zoom events are part of the Orion fine arts lecture series

Ravi Jain, Why Not Theatre’s founding artistic director, will present a Zoom lecture as part of the University of Victoria’s Orion fine art series on March 8. (Photo: University of Victoria).
Gabriel Swift, 23, is one of three Victoria filmmakers chosen to receive $20,000 Telus Storyhive grants to produce Local Heroes documentaries. (Courtesy of Gabriel Swift)

Three Victoria filmmakers producing ‘local heroes’ documentaries with $20,000 grants

Telus Storyhive providing $20,000 to 40 Western Canada productions

Gabriel Swift, 23, is one of three Victoria filmmakers chosen to receive $20,000 Telus Storyhive grants to produce Local Heroes documentaries. (Courtesy of Gabriel Swift)
The shadow cast of the Satyr Players production of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’: Linda Dohmeier as Dr. Scott, Olivia Erickson as Columbia, Brandon Caul as Rocky, Christopher Carter as Brad, Charlie Prince as Eddie, Branden Martell as Riff Raff, Jenna Morgan as Magenta, Megan Rhode as Janet and Adrien Kennedy as Dr. Frank-N-Furter (clockwise from left). (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)

VIU student actors go online for 25th-annual ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’

Satyr Players theatre company to broadcast pre-recorded shadow production

The shadow cast of the Satyr Players production of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’: Linda Dohmeier as Dr. Scott, Olivia Erickson as Columbia, Brandon Caul as Rocky, Christopher Carter as Brad, Charlie Prince as Eddie, Branden Martell as Riff Raff, Jenna Morgan as Magenta, Megan Rhode as Janet and Adrien Kennedy as Dr. Frank-N-Furter (clockwise from left). (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
Gabriola Island poet Naomi Beth Wakan’s latest book is ‘Wind on the Heath.’ (Photo courtesy Elias Wakan)

Former Nanaimo poet laureate revisits past poems in latest collection

Gabriola Island’s Naomi Beth Wakan presents career-spanning ‘Wind on the Heath’

Gabriola Island poet Naomi Beth Wakan’s latest book is ‘Wind on the Heath.’ (Photo courtesy Elias Wakan)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Get the word on art on Sunday afternoons in Victoria

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria presents Sunday lecture series in March

(Black Press Media file photo)
Donna Hales next to one of her paintings of Sooke. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville artist Donna Hales still displaying her work at age 94

Current exhibit at the McMillan Arts Centre through April 1

Donna Hales next to one of her paintings of Sooke. (Mandy Moraes photo)
GVPA authors

Write On! Greater Victoria Public Library releases 2021 local authors collection

Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL) is celebrating local authors with the unveiling…

  • Mar 5, 2021
GVPA authors
Hermann's Jazz Club

Hermann’s celebrates International Women’s Day and St. Paddy’s Day

International Women’s Day will be celebrated at Hermann’s Jazz Club with an…

  • Mar 5, 2021
Hermann's Jazz Club