Arts & Entertainment

Blind Tiger Comedy Inviting People From Communities That Are Underrepresented In Comedy To Try Classes

Blind Tiger Comedy Inviting People From Communities That Are Underrepresented In Comedy To Try Classes

This is the most recent in a string of efforts and initiatives by the Directors of Blind Tiger to break down barriers to access and create space for traditionally sidelined or marginalized people in comedy. At a time where most could sorely use humour in their lives, this exciting creative outlet is being offered online through the Blind Tiger Comedy Digital School and also (for the first time in over a year) In Person at their new safety-first Fresh Air space at the NextDoor Gallery in Vancouver.

2021 North Island Writers Conference

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

Fibre Art at the Pearl Ellis Gallery

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.

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

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.

2021 North Island Writers Conference

2021 North Island Writers Conference

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

Fibre Art at the Pearl Ellis Gallery

Fibre Art at the Pearl Ellis Gallery

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.

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.

New Tradition Brewing Presents Art for Your Bathroom

New Tradition Brewing Presents Art for Your Bathroom

New Tradition Brewing will host an opening reception for the exhibition Art for Your Bathroom on Saturday March 14 at 5 p.m.

The exhibition features work by five Comox Valley artists: Travis Curtis, Leah Hodge, Bran Mackie, Gabrielle Moore, and Audrey Smith. Art for Your Bathroom will be up for viewing from March 9 to April 9.

Film Fundraiser for McLoughlin Gardens

Film Fundraiser for McLoughlin Gardens

The McLoughlin Gardens Society is postponing their screening of “Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy,” which had been set for April 2nd at the Stan Hagen Theatre. Tickets purchased at local bookstores can be returned for a refund. Tickets purchased online will be refunded directly through Eventbrite. For updates about the McLoughlin Gardens, please visit mcloughlingardens.org

Art, Like Fine Wine, Improves With Age

Art, Like Fine Wine, Improves With Age

Artist & graphic designer, Marci Katz, shares insights and stories from her life long creative career. Thursday, March 12, 1pm at Comox Valley Arts Boardroom – upstairs at 580 Duncan Ave, in Downtown Courtenay.

Learn to Sculpt Clay with a Live Model

Learn to Sculpt Clay with a Live Model

Have you dreamed of unleashing your inner Michaelangelo? This one-day workshop at Lewis Centre could be the start! Saturday March 14, CV/Arts hosts professional sculptor, Joel A. Prevost. Come and learn the essentials of forming clay into a figure.

“The Time of Things” opens March 14 at CVAG

“The Time of Things” opens March 14 at CVAG

The Comox Valley Art Gallery will host an artist/curatorial talk and reception Saturday, March 14, starting at 1pm, to mark the opening of “The Time of Things: The Continuum of Indigenous Customary Practices into Contemporary Art.”
The exhibition is guest-curated by visual artist, researcher and curator France Trépanier. It features the work of five contemporary Indigenous artists from Vancouver Island, Montreal, and Inuvialuit: Daphne Boyer, Maureen Bruben, Susan Pavel, Skeena Reece and Maika Echasis Swan.

Local Photographers Set to Share Stories

Local Photographers Set to Share Stories

“This year’s exhibit has been crafted to tell a story through the print, that’s the reason for printing an image… to tell a story to the viewer,” says CVPS Showcase coordinator Norm Prince. This year’s exhibit will showcase both the technical and creative skills of the photographers, and images range from landscapes/wildlife to cityscapes and multiple exposed abstracts, printed in both colour and black and white.