Arts & Entertainment

Fall Show at Pearl Ellis Gallery

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.

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

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

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.

Comox Valley Airport Announces the Spring – Art in the Airport & Virtual Exhibit

“Twice annually, we look forward to the arrival of new art work for the enjoyment of our
passengers,” said Comox Valley Airport’s CEO, Mike Atkins. “With all of the challenges brought
about by the pandemic, the opportunity to provide our passengers and staff with a curated
selection of high quality, original works from some of the region’s finest artists is most welcome.
The artists capture the beauty of the spectacular region we live in, inspiring hope and optimism
while we patiently await the return to normal, and can invite the public to visit the terminal.”

Comox Valley Airport Announces the Spring – Art in the Airport & Virtual Exhibit

Comox Valley Airport Announces the Spring – Art in the Airport & Virtual Exhibit

“Twice annually, we look forward to the arrival of new art work for the enjoyment of our
passengers,” said Comox Valley Airport’s CEO, Mike Atkins. “With all of the challenges brought
about by the pandemic, the opportunity to provide our passengers and staff with a curated
selection of high quality, original works from some of the region’s finest artists is most welcome.
The artists capture the beauty of the spectacular region we live in, inspiring hope and optimism
while we patiently await the return to normal, and can invite the public to visit the terminal.”

Cvag Hosts Virtual Make Art Saturdays Throughout May

Cvag Hosts Virtual Make Art Saturdays Throughout May

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.

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.

Greta Thunberg Film Online

Greta Thunberg Film Online

“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.

The Bleak Midwinter – A Night of Dark Stories

The Bleak Midwinter – A Night of Dark Stories

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.

River City Drumbeat

River City Drumbeat

Bring some joy into your holiday season with World Community’s film series screening of River City Drumbeat (95 min), available online from Dec. 26 – Dec 29th. The film is a reminder that there is kindness, compassion, and community in this world.

World Community’s 30th Film Festival Goes Online

World Community’s 30th Film Festival Goes Online

Films will be available to watch from the comfort of your home at any time during the festival. Audience members can purchase festival passes or tickets for individual films and decide when to watch, in any order, for 9 days. It’s “your festival, your way.”

CVAG Re-Opens Thursday Morning

CVAG Re-Opens Thursday Morning

In these extraordinary times, our winter program will look different than in previous years.

Due to COVID-19, our hours of operation will be limited to Thursday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. (Except for for the final two weeks of December, when we will open Dec. 22+23 from 10am to 5pm, Dec. 24 from 10am to 3pm, and close from Christmas to New Years).

Mother Nature Eats Her Kind

Mother Nature Eats Her Kind

Neil is a member of the FBCW, the Comox Valley Writers Society, and the Victoria Writers’ Society. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to support the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

Affordable Art Featured At Pearl Ellis Christmas Show

Affordable Art Featured At Pearl Ellis Christmas Show

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery is located at 1729 Comox Avenue in Comox. The Gallery is currently open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm with 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

Jimmy Carter Film to Screen Online Nov. 6 – 8

Jimmy Carter Film to Screen Online Nov. 6 – 8

When the USA hit rock bottom in the mid 1970s after years of war, scandal, and corruption, the nation
turned to a Georgia peanut farmer to become their president. Jimmy Carter was a Democrat, a devout
Christian, a man of impeccable integrity who believed passionately in racial equality. He was also a
music fan. June Carter Cash claimed to be a cousin; Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan would become firm
friends, and without the support of the Allman Brothers, his campaign may never have gotten off the
ground.

Cvag Accepting Applications For Youth Media Project

Cvag Accepting Applications For Youth Media Project

The Comox Valley Art Gallery now is accepting applications for the Youth Media Project, a program that provides wages and hands-on training in video production.

The application deadline is November 5. Five applicants will be accepted for a program that will run from Nov. 9 to Feb. 19.