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.
“ A story about how even through the scariest times you can find friendship in the
most unlikely people.” – Adelie
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
“Even more than describing her cause, “I Am Greta” introduces us to the person herself, digging deep into why she’s pushing herself so hard, to do what our planet’s adults apparently won’t.” Noel Murray, LA Times.
These stories turn us away from the bright lights and festive pressures and move us into an exploration of darker, older, more fundamental things: winter, cold, poverty, loneliness, death, the cycle of life, awakening, fire, rebirth, and the rapt connection between a teller and their audience. They give us permission to dance with darker contemplations, which can be refreshing in this strange 2020, and at the time of year when we’re all supposed to be tinsel, eggnog and merriment.