Comox Valley

Art boxes, like this one Ann Zanbilowicz had built for the Kye Bay neighbourhood, are popping up all over the Comox Valley. The boxes allow artists to exhibit their work. New pieces are placed in the box regularly, for your viewing pleasure.

New public art boxes providing a window into Vancouver Island’s creative soul

New Comox Valley-based initiative gives artists a COVID-safe way to exhibit their work

 

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

 

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

 

Comox Valley singer-songwriter Helen Austin, and Cincinnati’s Paul Otten are Big Little Lions. Photo via biglittlelions.com

Big Little Lions earn Canadian Folk Music Award nomination

Duo featuring Comox Valley singer-songwriter Helen Austin keeping busy during pandemic

Comox Valley singer-songwriter Helen Austin, and Cincinnati’s Paul Otten are Big Little Lions. Photo via biglittlelions.com
Jen Hodge conducts an online concert during the pandemic after returning to B.C. from New York City. Photo courtesy Claudia Nobauer

Canada Recovery Benefit won’t replace the magic of live performance, musicians say

Cash will help, but its the audience connection that most performers miss — and crave

  • Oct 26, 2020
Jen Hodge conducts an online concert during the pandemic after returning to B.C. from New York City. Photo courtesy Claudia Nobauer
Musicians Teva McHillis (left) and Anela Kahiamoe (full-time musician and regular at Roy’s Towne Pub) play some tunes. The pub wants to get small-scale performances going again. Photo supplied

Island pub wants people to ‘drop five’ to keep music alive

Royston’s Charlie Aiken thinks his plan can help artists and venues alike

Musicians Teva McHillis (left) and Anela Kahiamoe (full-time musician and regular at Roy’s Towne Pub) play some tunes. The pub wants to get small-scale performances going again. Photo supplied
The Sid Williams Theatre is receiving some funding for livestream programming. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Courtenay theatre gets support for livestream ‘hybrid’ shows this year

Island Coastal Economic Trust funds help Sid Williams Theatre with infrastructure, training

The Sid Williams Theatre is receiving some funding for livestream programming. Photo by Mike Chouinard
K’omoks First Nation artist Andy Everson stands at the steps of the Comox Valley Art Gallery plaza, in front of his new public artwork, titled “Crossroads.” Photo supplied

Comox Valley Art Gallery unveils new public artwork creation by Andy Everson

Event, and images of Crossroads on the Comox Valley Art Gallery Facebook page

  • Apr 14, 2020
K’omoks First Nation artist Andy Everson stands at the steps of the Comox Valley Art Gallery plaza, in front of his new public artwork, titled “Crossroads.” Photo supplied
Screenshot from video.

VIDEO: Island artist gets help from Canadians far and wide for inspirational self-isolation message

Sue Pyper and others appear in video, accompanied by the Big Little Lions’ tune ‘Big Mistake’

Screenshot from video.
Bahamas will close the 2020 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Photo provided

Island MusicFest going to Bahamas to close show

Comox Valley hosting annual musical extravaganza July 10-12 at the Fairgrounds

  • Feb 11, 2020
Bahamas will close the 2020 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Photo provided