Art

A sample of some of Lou-ann Neel’s jewelry.

Lou-ann Neel wins the Fulmer Award in First Nations Art

Originally from Alert Bay, Neel’s family is steeped in renowned Kwakwaka’wakw artists

 

Local Indigenous artist, IceBear’s latest creation draws attention to the state of the world under COVID-19. (Courtesy of IceBear Studios)

Victoria artist hopes painting will boost frontline worker morale

IceBear wants to get copies of his painting into hospitals hardest hit by COVID-19

 

Snaw-naw-as artist Grace Edwards was honoured on Nov. 6 for painting a mural in Lantzville. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Snaw-naw-as artist honoured for painting mural in Lantzville

Grace Edwards completed the project over two weeks in the summer

 

The SkeenaWild Conservation Trust is taking its 11th annual film festival online this year. (Courtesy of SkeenaWild Film Festival)

Thursday night online film festival displays beauty of northern B.C.

Residents can tune in and vote on their favourite films on Nov. 12

The SkeenaWild Conservation Trust is taking its 11th annual film festival online this year. (Courtesy of SkeenaWild Film Festival)
Nanaimo painter Su Orlov’s exhibition All the Colours and Other Stories is on display at Art 10 Gallery until the end of November along with a COVID-19-themed exhibit called Art in Isolation. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Painter who sees colours differently presents first Nanaimo exhibition

Art 10 Gallery also holding concurrent ‘Art in Isolation’ show

Nanaimo painter Su Orlov’s exhibition All the Colours and Other Stories is on display at Art 10 Gallery until the end of November along with a COVID-19-themed exhibit called Art in Isolation. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Gatineau artist Michèle Provost visits the Malaspina Galleries during her artist residency on Gabriola Island. (Photo supplied)

Gatineau artist the first to take part in new Gabriola Island artist residency

Michèle Provost to create art book reflecting on the positives of aging

Gatineau artist Michèle Provost visits the Malaspina Galleries during her artist residency on Gabriola Island. (Photo supplied)
Nanaimo-based ceramic artist Joe Lyons is presenting his first solo exhibition, ‘Poppin Bottles Soda Distraction,’ at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts from Oct. 26 to Nov. 12. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-based ceramic artist showcases variety of bottles in first solo show

Joe Lyons presents ‘Poppin Bottles Soda Distraction’ at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts

Nanaimo-based ceramic artist Joe Lyons is presenting his first solo exhibition, ‘Poppin Bottles Soda Distraction,’ at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts from Oct. 26 to Nov. 12. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
Artwork by Snuneymuxw artist Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun, is being installed at Beban Park pool while it remains closed to the public this month. (Photos courtesy the City of Nanaimo)

Snuneymuxw artist brings aquatic designs to Nanaimo’s Beban Park pool

Work by artist Eliot White-Hill is being installed at the pool this month

Artwork by Snuneymuxw artist Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun, is being installed at Beban Park pool while it remains closed to the public this month. (Photos courtesy the City of Nanaimo)
Nanaimo Art Gallery curator Jesse Birch performs a frontside ollie as he tests out the gallery’s new halfpipe being built in ArtLab as part of the upcoming ‘Boarder X’ exhibition. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)

Indigenous artists showcase extreme sport-themed art at Nanaimo Art Gallery

Touring exhibition ‘Boarder X’ features work inspired by skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing

Nanaimo Art Gallery curator Jesse Birch performs a frontside ollie as he tests out the gallery’s new halfpipe being built in ArtLab as part of the upcoming ‘Boarder X’ exhibition. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
Dan Gray, from Errington, paints en plein air at Harbour Quay during the eighth annual Alberni Valley Paint Out on Sunday, Sept. 13. Some of the paintings from this year’s two-day event will be available to view at DRAW Gallery. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Smoky skies don’t stop plein air Paint Out in Port Alberni

Painting took place at Sproat Lake and Harbour Quay

Dan Gray, from Errington, paints en plein air at Harbour Quay during the eighth annual Alberni Valley Paint Out on Sunday, Sept. 13. Some of the paintings from this year’s two-day event will be available to view at DRAW Gallery. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Guided tours of Haig-Brown House ended in the study during the Fall Festival at Haig-Brown House in Campbell River, B.C. on Sept. 22, 2019. The Art+Earth Festival is going mostly virtual for its second year as organizers find a way to hold it during the coronavirus pandemic. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Guided tours of Haig-Brown House ended in the study during the Fall Festival at Haig-Brown House in Campbell River, B.C. on Sept. 22, 2019. The Art+Earth Festival is going mostly virtual for its second year as organizers find a way to hold it during the coronavirus pandemic. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Nanaimo artist Amber Morrison flips through copies of her art magazine, ‘Sad Girl Review.’ Issue 5 comes out on Sept. 12. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo artist Amber Morrison flips through copies of her art magazine, ‘Sad Girl Review.’ Issue 5 comes out on Sept. 12. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Robert Tutty unveils first glass exhibit in Parksville

Robert Tutty unveils first glass exhibit in Parksville

Work on display at Robert Held Art Glass until Sept. 29

Robert Tutty unveils first glass exhibit in Parksville
Nelson Forest, 24, of Saanich, wrote an EP of songs inspired by his time in the Canadian Conservation Corps. (Courtesy of Nelson Forest)

Canadian wilderness inspires Saanich man’s first EP

Nelson Forest writes songs after time in Canadian Conservation Corps

Nelson Forest, 24, of Saanich, wrote an EP of songs inspired by his time in the Canadian Conservation Corps. (Courtesy of Nelson Forest)
Dazzle Camouflage participant Ben James, 15, films a scene that will be part of a group video project at the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s ArtLab studio on Aug. 7. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Art Gallery summer campers explore private, public spaces in new show

Dazzle Camouflage participants to unveil painting and video projects online next week

Dazzle Camouflage participant Ben James, 15, films a scene that will be part of a group video project at the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s ArtLab studio on Aug. 7. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
Francine Street’s winning piece. (Submitted)
Francine Street’s winning piece. (Submitted)
David Spiritwolf Bodaly, seen here teaching weaving at last year’s Isle of the Arts Festival, is returning to IOTA to lead a workshop called Indigenous Wildcrafting. (Photo courtesy William Pope)

Gabriola’s Isle of the Arts Festival goes ‘mini’ on 10th anniversary

Gabriola Arts Council presents scaled-down, workshop-only IOTA Mini festival

David Spiritwolf Bodaly, seen here teaching weaving at last year’s Isle of the Arts Festival, is returning to IOTA to lead a workshop called Indigenous Wildcrafting. (Photo courtesy William Pope)
Local artists Kara Dee Harrison, Russell Morland and Austin Weflen will be painting murals in downtown Nanaimo as part of the inaugural Hub City Walls festival. (Photos submitted)

Mural artists announced for Nanaimo’s inaugural Hub City Walls festival

Local artists Kara Dee Harrison, Russell Morland and Austin Weflen to paint downtown walls

Local artists Kara Dee Harrison, Russell Morland and Austin Weflen will be painting murals in downtown Nanaimo as part of the inaugural Hub City Walls festival. (Photos submitted)
Nanaimo artist Pattiann Withapea, seen here with her piece ‘Blinding Nemo’ at the Federation of Canadian Artists gallery in Vancouver, is presenting a new exhibition at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville. (Photo courtesy Pattiann Withapea)

Nanaimo artist showing holographic, glow-in-the-dark paintings in Parksville

Pattiann Withapea presents ‘Designs From My Abstract Mind’ at McMillan Arts Centre

Nanaimo artist Pattiann Withapea, seen here with her piece ‘Blinding Nemo’ at the Federation of Canadian Artists gallery in Vancouver, is presenting a new exhibition at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville. (Photo courtesy Pattiann Withapea)
COVID and a time of isolation: an artist’s personal observation

COVID and a time of isolation: an artist’s personal observation

Campbell River artist Ken Blackburn shares his thoughts on finding inspiration in tough times

  • Jul 26, 2020
COVID and a time of isolation: an artist’s personal observation