CVAG Welcomes New Arrivals

The Comox Valley Art Gallery welcomes the arrival of Victoria-based artists Valerie Salez and Lindsay Katsaktaske Delaronde with guest curator Toby Lawrence for Touching Earth Bodies, a collective exploration of Vancouver Island’s rainforest and the history of, and ongoing, deforestation practices and impacts. An exhibition, artist performances, a make art project and CVAG’s Creative Residency 2018 are part of the comprehensive thematic program.

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Denman Island’s 31st annual Pottery Studio Tour

A wide variety of exciting forms, styles and decorative techniques make Denman’s annual spring pottery tour a truly fascinating exploration into the world of clay! A total of ten unique venues will be welcoming visitors between 10 am and 5 pm daily on Saturday and Sunday, May 19th and 20th. This year the free event is pleased to welcome two new young artists to its impressive roster.

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Miners Memorial Community Choir

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of labour activist Albert ‘Ginger’ Goodwin’s death, the Cumberland Museum and Archives invites you to be a part of the Miners Memorial Choir. Learn and share historic labour songs! Join Choir Director Wendy Nixon Stothert for six weeks of rehearsals leading up to an exciting public performance at this year’s special Ginger Goodwin memorial events.

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Roger Helfrick in Goodbye Concert

Just over 10 years ago, Roger Helfrick, his harps, and his cat moved to the Comox Valley. Immersing himself in the vibrant local culture Roger performed for many charitable and concert events. He and his family are moving from the valley now, destination still to be determined, and it is really important to him to take the opportunity to say goodbye to the Comox Valley and to all of you who have followed and supported him here on his “musical mystery tour”.

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ARTSY CRAFTSY SHOW & SALE!

Save the date! On Saturday, May 12, the I Belong Centre will open its doors from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for the ARTSY CRAFTSY SHOW & SALE! If you’re a hobbyist, looking for a small gift, or need something to brighten your home, this is a perfect opportunity.

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3rd Annual Choral Music Event for Humanitarian Relief

Do you love mass choir music? How about fiery Cuban music at the same event? Safehaven Refugee Sponsorship Group and Wendy Nixon Stothert, the regional director of the BC Choral Federation, are pleased to announce the 3rd annual Choral Music Event. This fundraising concert, commemorating National Music Monday, will feature 5 choirs including 2 children’s choirs. Also performing will be Sweet SanteFe, a Cuban Canadian duo. Their songs are authentic, their rhythmic blends are rich, giving their audiences a fresh and infectious experience.

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Canadian house & techno legend RENNIE FOSTER comes to Courtenay

This is a very special night and you will not want to miss it!  Sunshine Mica is having a birthday and to celebrate we’re bringing Canadian house & techno legend RENNIE FOSTER to the Mex!!!

Rennie Foster has been a well respected figure in the Canadian music and art community since he was just a teenager. He influenced many as an early pioneer of the Hip-Hop / B-Boy movement and later the House Music and Techno / Rave scene.

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Science Pub Explores Trees and Community!

The Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) is hosting the second event in their NEW 2018 CCFS Science Pub Series, where experts, elders, ecologists, artisans and local knowledge holders share stories, insights and understanding about the science and mysteries of life of earth. The next CCFS Science Pub is Wednesday April 25th and its all about Trees!

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