Category: A & E

Film Envisages a Vibrant Future

Around the world, people are developing the skills, will and resources necessary to re-imagine civilization, even in the event of an uncertain future. We encounter extraordinary projects and people such as renegade economist Kate Raworth, philosopher Roger Scruton, Gaian ecologist Stephan Harding and localization revolutionary Helena Norberg-Hodge.

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The Waltz – Vancouver Island Symphony

“The story behind this show is tied to Viennese tradition. The Viennese Philharmonic Orchestra for years puts on a New Year’s celebration, which features the orchestra performing waltzes and polkas every year,” says Pierre Simard, conductor and artistic director of VIS. “Johann Strauss wrote so much music, you could have years of repertoire with his music alone. Then his son Johann Strauss Jr., who was considered the king of the waltz in the 19th century, only added to that magnificent body of work..”

“Vienna was ‘the’ music city in the world at that time. Anyone who wanted to make it as a musician – had to make it there. It was the popular music of the time, and these composers embraced it and made it their brand.”

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“Ask Doctor Ruth” Kicks Off CVAG Winter Film Series

The film follows the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became the world’s most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality.

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New year, new show at the Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Gallery starts the new year with “Selections” by J.F. Janzen. The exhibition is about choices and – in this case – images that are part of the artist’s journey of change and growth over the past five years. A recent move to the Comox Valley from Victoria led Janzen to establish Studio Rivertown on his new property. It meshes, along with other ongoing projects, his impressions of the surrounding area from an environmental viewpoint with a deep need for concern for the planet. ”Selections” could be considered a familiarization of Janzen’s style of mark making

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6th Annual 30-Day Drawing Challenge will be bigger than ever

It’s a wonderful thing to do as a morning coffee project, or with your family as an after dinner project, or for homeschoolers as part of your art curriculum. If you’ve been “thinking” about getting back to art, this can be a great way to kickstart your creative flow. And for those who actively create art, it provides a launchpad for new ideas and inspiration by offering unusual subjects and opportunities to get out of your routine.

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Tin Town’s Gift of Art & Neighbourhood Cheer

Creativity abounds when Tin Town opens its doors. You’ll see the very fine art of Helen Utsal, Sue Pyper, Ian Fry, Robert Moon (originals, prints, cards and/or jewellery), the unique glass artistry of Nancy Morrison (stained glass) and Roberta Meilleur (metal and crystal window creations), plus a spectrum of art and crafts at the Tin Town Café, as well as art featured at many neighbourhood venues. If your gift criteria includes artistic, hand-crafted, locally made, one-of-a-kind and reasonably priced, this event will fill the bill.

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Tickets On Sale For Cvag’s Winter 2020 Film Series

Passes for all ten films are $126 for CVAG members and $135 for non-members. Individual tickets are $14 each for CVAG members and $15 for non-members.
(Please note: passes and tickets are sold for either Sunday or Wednesday screenings.)
Call 250-338-6211 ext 1 to purchase over the phone, or drop by CVAG at 580 Duncan Avenue in Courtenay.

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Take a gamble for Kus-kus-sum!

Want to take a gamble for Kus-kus-sum? Join Project Watershed and LIFT for Festive Cheer at Match Eatery and Public House/Chances Casino. Every year LIFT hosts a Festive Cheer party as a fun way to wrap up their year of networking events and a FUNdraiser for a local charity. Project Watershed and the Kus-kus-sum project have been the recipients two years in a row. “ We are honored to be chosen again this year. It is just in time for our final push to raise the money needed to acquire and restore the property!”

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In Nature’s Realm

In Nature’s Realm is a celebration of the richly diverse flora and fauna of Vancouver Island as explored through the records of settlers, explorers and visitors, and with due respect to the wealth of Indigenous traditional knowledge of the island’s ecosystems.

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