Arts & Entertainment
The Comox Valley Art Gallery is inviting people of all ages to join artist Anne Steves for virtual Make Art Saturdays that are taking place throughout the month of May.
Every Saturday this month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. , you can make your own collage alongside Steves via zoom.
People are welcome to drop in any time, and stay for as little or as much time as they like.
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.
We welcome you to walk with us – as we journey through the intimate aspects of a crisis that has deeply impacted our community – in pursuit of meaningful change. The artwork and audio created through this project can be visited: September 30 – November 21 2020 (with the exception of closure on November 11th) Wednesdays + Saturdays / 10am – 4:30pm
COVID protocols will be followed.
The Sid will host two sets of live presentations at 3pm and 7pm tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 19. The live event is by invite only to respect COVID protocols, but they will also live stream the presentation. Visit the Sid’s website to see these works.
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.
On Sunday, September 22, settle in to hear Scottish Super Fiddler, Alasdair Fraser, and rockin’ cellist, Natalie Haas, in concert at the Big Yellow Merville Hall in Merville.
The Pearl Ellis Gallery presents “Philocaly, the Love of Beauty”, by mother/daughter team, Christina Nilsson and Amanda Ritchie from September 17 to October 5.
World Community is hosting a series of four special events on the theme ‘Addressing the Climate Crisis: Activism, Adaptation & Resilience’. The series of films, panel discussions, and presentations will highlight some of the positive actions taking place in our community.
The Vancouver Island Silk Painters celebrate their 20th Anniversary with a “West Coast Symphony” from August 27 to September 14 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox. This group of eclectic artists has taken the ancient fine art form of silk painting to its optimum level.
Six weeks ago, David Hickey embarked on the 2019 Cosmic Sound Canada Wide Tour with his family. At the end of August, he will begin performing Crystal Journey shows in venues all around Vancouver Island, including the Comox Valley. The intent of the music is to create expansive and relaxing music, to awaken consciousness and to provide a Cosmic Musical Journey into the Unknown.
Gardeners Green Folk Club in Merville is thrilled to welcome back our very favourite performer Jocelyn Pettit for a Summertime house concert at 7 pm on Sunday August 18th. This time she’ll be sharing the stage with Ellen Gira on cello.
The Pearl Ellis Gallery is pleased to present its members’ anniversary show from August 6th-24th. A wide variety of styles and themes will be displayed and available for purchase.
This Thursday is concert #5 in the NEW Elevate Summer Concert Series taking place each and every Thursday night right in the heart of the Village of Cumberland! And this week is shaping up to be a wildly fun ride with musical guests Entangados!
Mostly Watercolours, showcasing local artists Trisha Scarlett Milne and Heather Wilkinson, runs July 16-August 3 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox. The artists are friends with much in common: both are excited by watercolour, have traveled widely, live in the Comox Valley and winter in La Manzanilla, Mexico.