It’s a wonderful thing to do as a morning coffee project, or with your family as an after dinner project, or for homeschoolers as part of your art curriculum. If you’ve been “thinking” about getting back to art, this can be a great way to kickstart your creative flow. And for those who actively create art, it provides a launchpad for new ideas and inspiration by offering unusual subjects and opportunities to get out of your routine.
Creativity abounds when Tin Town opens its doors. You’ll see the very fine art of Helen Utsal, Sue Pyper, Ian Fry, Robert Moon (originals, prints, cards and/or jewellery), the unique glass artistry of Nancy Morrison (stained glass) and Roberta Meilleur (metal and crystal window creations), plus a spectrum of art and crafts at the Tin Town Café, as well as art featured at many neighbourhood venues. If your gift criteria includes artistic, hand-crafted, locally made, one-of-a-kind and reasonably priced, this event will fill the bill.
ROOT LOVE is a thematic program that includes the 45 annual Winter Art Market, the longest-running holiday fair in the Comox Valley. The market features a large selection of well-made-things created by dozens of artists and craftspeople throughout the region.
Passes for all ten films are $126 for CVAG members and $135 for non-members. Individual tickets are $14 each for CVAG members and $15 for non-members.
(Please note: passes and tickets are sold for either Sunday or Wednesday screenings.)
Call 250-338-6211 ext 1 to purchase over the phone, or drop by CVAG at 580 Duncan Avenue in Courtenay.
Want to take a gamble for Kus-kus-sum? Join Project Watershed and LIFT for Festive Cheer at Match Eatery and Public House/Chances Casino. Every year LIFT hosts a Festive Cheer party as a fun way to wrap up their year of networking events and a FUNdraiser for a local charity. Project Watershed and the Kus-kus-sum project have been the recipients two years in a row. “ We are honored to be chosen again this year. It is just in time for our final push to raise the money needed to acquire and restore the property!”
In Nature’s Realm is a celebration of the richly diverse flora and fauna of Vancouver Island as explored through the records of settlers, explorers and visitors, and with due respect to the wealth of Indigenous traditional knowledge of the island’s ecosystems.
Strathcona Park Lodge and Outdoor Education Centre celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Situated on Highway 28 halfway between Campbell River and Gold River, the ‘Lodge,’ as it is affectionately known, began as a cedar log building that floated across from one side of the lake to the other when Upper Campbell Lake was flooded during the 1958 construction of Strathcona Dam.
Volunteers, most of them artists, help keep the Pearl Ellis Gallery, the Comox Recreation Centre
Showcase, the Comox Library display and the Comox Valley high school bursary program
running and moving forward. The final exhibition of the year at the Pearl Ellis Gallery features
work by our volunteers. A wide variety of art including paintings, mixed media, photography,
sculpture and greeting cards will be on display and available for purchase. If you are looking for
a special one-of-a-kind gift, you can find something original and created locally at the Pearl Ellis
As California farmers struggle with drought and other impacts of climate change, our ability to grow and access local food is becoming more important every year. World Community’s film series continues Tuesday, November 19 at 7 pm in the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College with the film Five Acres (30 min.) followed by a panel discussion with one of the filmmakers and local food activists from Nanaimo and the Comox Valley.