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Dr. John Hooper is the new conductor of Island Voices. Photo supplied

Island Voices welcomes new conductor

Dr. John Hooper to lead mid-Island based choir

 

Sara Lopez Assu says she’s relatively happy with how the Campbell River Art Gallery team managed to weather the storm that was 2020. File Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Art Gallery director reflects on ‘maybe our hardest year ever’

‘It would be easy to look back and be disappointed … but that’s not going to get us anywhere’

 

Joy Sharpe holds a picture of her late husband Ray while posing for a photograph with the Sybil Andrews painting ‘hauling’ before donating it to the Campbell River Hospice Society. (Submitted photo)

$6 painting turned into $10,000 charity windfall

A 1952 original Sybil Andrews painting donation fetches Campbell River Hospice Society a nice return

 

The Campbell River Art Gallery has been transformed into a Fine Arts Sale until Dec. 22, featuring work from artists from all over Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Campbell River Art Gallery

Campbell River Art Gallery transformed into Fine Arts Sale until Dec. 22

Sale made up of ‘thoughtfully selected, high quality fine art’ by Vancouver Island artists

The Campbell River Art Gallery has been transformed into a Fine Arts Sale until Dec. 22, featuring work from artists from all over Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Campbell River Art Gallery
Metchosin's Jesse Roper wowed the capacity crowd at the Tidemark Thursday with only a guitar, a cajon and his voice, so much so that they made him come back up for a three-song encore – a rare event for an opening act.

Blues rocker Jesse Roper returns for a hybrid concert experience

Music has a throwback vibe akin to Stevie Ray Vaughan and vintage Texas blues

  • Nov 12, 2020
Metchosin's Jesse Roper wowed the capacity crowd at the Tidemark Thursday with only a guitar, a cajon and his voice, so much so that they made him come back up for a three-song encore – a rare event for an opening act.
The Museum at Campbell River is offering two-week writing retreats to three local authors in Roderick Haig-Brown’s study at the Haig-Brown House this winter/spring. Photo by Island Life Photographics

Prestigious Haig-Brown Writer-in-Residence program becomes retreat

Pandemic leads Campbell River program to focus on local writers in 2020

The Museum at Campbell River is offering two-week writing retreats to three local authors in Roderick Haig-Brown’s study at the Haig-Brown House this winter/spring. Photo by Island Life Photographics
Legendary Vancouver-based blues and jazz guitarist and vocalist Jim Byrnes will perform live at the Tidemark Theatre in a concert that will also be streamed. Contributed photo

Legendary blues musician and actor Jim Byrnes hits the Island

Playing Campbell River’s Tidemark Theatre for a hybrid live/online show

  • Oct 25, 2020
Legendary Vancouver-based blues and jazz guitarist and vocalist Jim Byrnes will perform live at the Tidemark Theatre in a concert that will also be streamed. Contributed photo
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
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
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
Writer Libby King is one of the artists in residence for 2020 at the Walter Morgan Studio. Photo supplied by Campbell River Arts Council

Two Campbell River artists take residency at Walter Morgan Studio

Writer Libby King and sculptor Orland Hansen to use studio space this summer

  • Jul 20, 2020
Writer Libby King is one of the artists in residence for 2020 at the Walter Morgan Studio. Photo supplied by Campbell River Arts Council
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
Jennifer Abbott, a music teacher at Sandowne Elementary School, shares a musical literacy activity with her students over a Facebook video. She’s been sharing optional music activities for students to do during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sandowne Elementary School/ Facebook

Music education remains important, especially during pandemic

‘Music really does lift people up in times of trial,’ says Island music teacher

Jennifer Abbott, a music teacher at Sandowne Elementary School, shares a musical literacy activity with her students over a Facebook video. She’s been sharing optional music activities for students to do during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sandowne Elementary School/ Facebook
The Campbell River Arts Council’s 38th annual members’ show moved to online.

After 37 years, Campbell River Arts Council annual members’ show goes online

38th Annual Members Show shifted from physical gallery to website

The Campbell River Arts Council’s 38th annual members’ show moved to online.