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Last Call To See Time Of Things

We have been honoured to host the powerful exhibition TIME OF THINGS in these extraordinary times. The exhibition will be up for only one more day, and we invite you to experience (or re-experience) this while you can. Masks and physical distancing are required. Bring your own mask or use one that we provide.

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Shop:Made Re-Opens

We are so pleased that starting this Wednesday, CVAG’s SHOP:MADE will re-open. Check out this selection of locally made, high quality and carefully crafted items when you come to see the exhibition “The Time of Things”, which closes Sept. 11.

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Pearl Ellis Gallery presents 43rd Anniversary Members’ Show

In 1977 a small group of artists, inspired and lead by Comox artist Pearl Ellis, formed to establish an arts centre to display and promote study of the arts under the name of Comox Arts Society. In 1980, with interest increasing, it was renamed the Filberg Gallery Association and located on the lower floor of what was then the public library in Comox. As the art community in the Comox Valley continued to develop, volunteers founded what is now the Pearl Ellis Gallery of Fine Arts in 2005. The Gallery is now located upstairs at the same location with the entrance on Comox Avenue.

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I believe In My Life’s Purpose

I recently sat down with my marketing coach and mapped out a course of action to market my latest book, Enchanted With Life. However, what I ended up with was a marketing plan to market myself. I had a hard time with that. But really, isn’t that what life is all about? My work is just an extension of who I am: my skills, talents, hopes, and dreams. I have to make a conscious effort to believe that I am important and that the work I do is important, and then I have to give myself permission to be proud of who I am and proud of what I do.

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Finding a Voice

The Courtenay and District Museum is hosting “Finding a Voice: Gender, Sexuality and Music Through the Work of Elinor Dunsmuir,” a travelling exhibition produced by Craigdarroch Castle

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Comox Valley Poet Laureate – Poetry with Purpose

Lawrence J. W. Cooper is the poet laureate of the Comox Valley. He works in conjunction with the Comox Valley Arts Council. Lawrence has two main interests: promoting poetry and developing what he calls Poetry with Purpose. Before his retirement, he was an educational psychologist. He still teaches university entrance psychology courses on line which keeps him up to date on research and trends in psychology. As poet laureate, his goal is to explore the connection between poetry and mental wellness.

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Songs of the Workers

Fill a cup with your favourite beverage, invite your bubble over to join in the fun, kick back and enjoy a night of heartfelt tunes in commemoration of the 35th Miners Memorial in Cumberland BC. Share the facebook event with friends and family and help us build a big beautiful community of music lovers to share this event together Friday night June 19th.

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Rawle James In The Dawg House (Podcast)

Rawle James is a man from Trinidad and Tabago who grew up in Brooklyn. He is an inspirational speaker and poet currently living in Kelowna. In this edition Andrew Davis and Jessica Lightburn talk racism, Black Lives Matter and humanity with him. It also turned out the date this was recorded (June 5) was his 60th birthday!

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Comox Valley Arts Recently Started a Community Gallery

Artists of all types – visual, musical, performing, writing, digital, video – are welcome to share their work for the public to see and hear – and buy. It’s a casual and personal way to engage with local art, spurred by the need to find new ways to connect.

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