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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
“Because of the Pandemic, we could not have the kind of large public gathering that would normally accompany the unveiling of such a significant work of art,” said CVAG executive director Glen Sanford.
“But we felt it was especially important to share this artwork at this time, so we had virtual event. We will have a full public celebration when the time is right.”
In consultation with the Comox Museum Board President and the Town of Comox, it has been decided that the Pearl Ellis Gallery will close its doors effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
We are sad to announce this event has been canceled due to ongoing public health concerns.