Arts & Entertainment

Fall Show at Pearl Ellis Gallery

COVID protocols are in place. Signage for direction and spacing is installed and hand sanitizer is available at the door. Gallery capacity is limited.

Blind Tiger Comedy Inviting People From Communities That Are Underrepresented In Comedy To Try Classes

This is the most recent in a string of efforts and initiatives by the Directors of Blind Tiger to break down barriers to access and create space for traditionally sidelined or marginalized people in comedy. At a time where most could sorely use humour in their lives, this exciting creative outlet is being offered online through the Blind Tiger Comedy Digital School and also (for the first time in over a year) In Person at their new safety-first Fresh Air space at the NextDoor Gallery in Vancouver.

Young Artists Featured At Pearl Ellis Gallery

Young Artists Featured At Pearl Ellis Gallery

“The Next Generation: Young Artists in the Comox Valley” showcases several emerging visual artists, all of them former students of G.P.Vanier, Highland Secondary or Mark R. Isfeld Secondary

Community Make Art Projects Start Wednesday at CVAG

Community Make Art Projects Start Wednesday at CVAG

Starting June 16 CVAG will expand its hours of operation, the new exhibition “Under One Sky” will open to the public, and the gallery will host community make art projects on its outdoor plaza every Wednesday through the summer.

Former Kootenay Artists at Pearl Ellis Gallery

Former Kootenay Artists at Pearl Ellis Gallery

Kate Bridger, a fabric artist and Sue Parr, a painter worked together several times when they lived in Nelson but it was pure coincidence that they would both move to Vancouver Island in the same year. Bridger now lives in Comox and Parr is in Parksville.

Members’ Spring Show at Pearl Ellis Gallery

Members’ Spring Show at Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery will host its Members’ Spring Show and Sale from April 29 to May 22, 2021. A wide range of styles from both emerging and professional artists will be displayed including watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, photography, fibre art and sculpture. All work will be available for purchase. The Gallery also offers a wide selection of original greeting cards for sale by local artists.

Visible Labour Is Now Open At The Comox Valley Art Gallery

Visible Labour Is Now Open At The Comox Valley Art Gallery

We are excited to be inviting visitors back into our interior exhibition space after an intense week of cleaning up. As you may have heard, a fire was set outside our lower level garage 9 days ago. It happened very early in the morning, before our staff arrived. No one was hurt, and damage was minor thanks to the quick response of the Courtenay Fire Department and City Hall staff.

Pandemic Diaries

Pandemic Diaries

“ A story about how even through the scariest times you can find friendship in the
most unlikely people.” – Adelie

Pearl Ellis Gallery Apr 01- Apr 24

Pearl Ellis Gallery Apr 01- Apr 24

COVID protocols in place. Signage for direction and spacing is installed and hand sanitizer is available at the door. Gallery capacity is limited to six people at a time.

Gallery Members Featured at Pearl Ellis Gallery

Gallery Members Featured at Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Gallery will host its first Members’ Show and Sale of the year from February 4-27, 2021. A wide range of styles, from both emerging and professional artists, will be displayed and include watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, photography, fibre art and sculpture. All work will be available for purchase. Art cards are also available for sale.

Space Between Us

Space Between Us

It is hard to remember that just one year ago our biggest challenge was all the snow. Little did we know that COVID-19 would have such a significant impact on our programming and operations.

2021 North Island Writers Conference

2021 North Island Writers Conference

The Comox Valley Writers Society is hosting its 4th annual North Island Writers Conference which runs from Jan. 8 to the 29th. Opening Night is a free event on Friday, Jan. 8 at 7 pm. The public is invited but registration is required for access.
All conference workshops are offered via Zoom

Fibre Art at the Pearl Ellis Gallery

Fibre Art at the Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery is located at 1729 Comox Avenue in Comox. The Gallery is currently open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 am-2:00 pm with COVID protocols in place. Signage for direction and spacing has been installed and hand sanitizer is available at the door. Gallery capacity is limited to six people at a time.