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June 13, 2022
Monday
  • ART Open Studio: Mend, Stitch, Create

  • Jun 13, 2022 to Dec 19, 2022
  • Location: MAC - 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
  • Description:

    Mondays – 5:00 to 7:00 PM

    Now until December 19, 2022
    Drop-in: no pre-registration required

    Experience the benefits of creative expression in a supportive group environment. No experience required.

    10562860873?profile=RESIZE_710xJoin us at our weekly open studio, each with its own theme, using a variety of art making mediums and techniques like mending, stitching, paint, collage, clay, found objects, 2d and 3d, weaving, and nature to explore what is immediate for you in the moment.

    Making art together can support us to move through life’s challenges, helping us to grieve our losses, mitigate feelings of isolation and loneliness and reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety.

    The sessions will be facilitated by Art Therapist Heidi Abbott, and Art Therapy Intern Farrell Elliot.  Heidi and Farell both have a love for the therapeutic, meditative, healing, and self-expressive attributes of creating together.

    Everyone welcome, free, all supplies are provided.

    Click here to sign up for a newsletter reminder

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July 2, 2022
Saturday
  • THE TALE OF ONE URBAN CREEK

  • Jul 2, 2022 to Aug 28, 2022
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre
  • Description:

    In the tradition of creating installation art with a message, the OCAC and the McMillan Arts Centre are excited to present the Summer 2022 exhibit!  The Tale of One Urban Creek is the exploration in glass, photography, acrylic and steel art mediums of the beauty and fragile nature of our special urban places. Focusing the artistic narrative on Parksville’s Shelly Creek we can follow it from its source in Errington farmland, flowing past Little Mountain, to its confluence with the Englishman River just below the Martindale Pond.

    Focussing on the unique beauty of our special urban spaces, these amazing local artists bring their incredible talents to create an exhibit that will showcase the story of one of the last local waterways that bears salmon and trout populations and what we can do to sustain and even enhance them for future generations to enjoy.

    From cathedral-like images of Shelly Creek filling the windows in the beautiful Concert Gallery, three incredible painted canvasses providi

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July 5, 2022
Tuesday
  • ECHOES - JOE ENNS

  • Jul 5, 2022 to Jul 31, 2022
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre - Nemeth Gallery
  • Description:

    “Echoes” is a collection of oil portraits by Vancouver Island artist Joe Enns. Stuck at home during the pandemic and seeing only masked faces in public, Joe decided to surround himself with faces in a creative way. The inspiration for each face comes from an app called “Museum by Sktchy” where people from around the world upload source photos and artists draw or paint them as an online community. The process allowed Joe to improve his portraiture skills while connecting with others in the middle of an otherwise isolating time.

    Joe’s Bio

    Joe Enns is an oil painter, writer, and fisheries biologist on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Joe is self-taught as an oil painter (YouTube tutorials and magazines), and his subjects range from portraits and figures to wildlife and landscapes. He is inspired by impressionism and disruptive realism and strives to emulate these aspects in his own work with loose and messy brush strokes.

    Joe’s paintings are currently showing at Attractive Distraction Fra

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  • WILD BY NATURE Patricia MANSELL

  • Jul 5, 2022 to Jul 31, 2022
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre - Oceanside Gallery
  • Description:

    Born in Kent, England, Patricia moved to Canada in 1981 and resided for many years in Alberta.  She now lives in Nanaimo, BC.

     She has a special interest in painting endangered wildlife.  Often something unique about the animal will inspire a painting.  She develops her paintings from research and photographing animals in the wild and enjoys bringing out each animal’s character. 

     ARTIST STATEMENT

     One of the strengths of wildlife art is its ability tell stories.  In my paintings I try to bring out the individuality of each animal as it goes about its everyday life. 

     My journey as a Wildlife Artist is one of constant learning.  No matter where I travel I am looking for opportunities – what animals can be encountered in the wild in that area, what birds could I see migrating overhead, what sanctuaries and wildlife preserves are located there.  Choosing subjects, learning about their struggles as a species, developing ideas for how best to paint them are ongoing for every painting – bringin

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July 8, 2022
Friday
  • 29th Annual Grand Prix Plein Air Painting Race

  • Jul 8, 2022 at 9:00am to Aug 4, 2022 at 11:00am
  • Location: Qualicum Beach, BC
  • Description:

    Every Friday in July and August, 4

    Painters in the streets in the streets of Qualicum Beach!

    Every year artists from all over Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland come to Qualicum Beach, BC to create art that represents our beautiful community.

    The Grand Prix d’Art is a three-hour painting “race” that requires artists to complete a work of art “En Plein Air” (working outside, not in a studio). Each artist is assigned a location in the Town of Qualicum Beach by lottery. The artwork must represent or be inspired by something that is visible from the assigned location. Artists of all levels, experience and mediums are welcome. Modified for COVID19, Artists can paint anytime between 9 am and 2 pm. Artwork is brought back to TOSH to be hung. Afterwards, the artwork will be exhibited in the gallery for display starting September through October.

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  • Nanoose Bay Art in the Garden

  • Jul 8, 2022 at 12:00pm to Jul 10, 2022 at 4:00pm
  • Location: 2525 Northwest Bay Road Nanoose Bay, BC 250-729-1529
  • Description:

    Come walk the gardens, listen to live music, enjoy some yummy food and shop the wonderful talented Vancouver Island artisans!

    July 8th Noon - 6pm
    July 9th 10am- 4pm
    July 10th 10am- 4pm

    Proceeds of the entrance fee going to the Nanoose Community Services, helping our school, families and seniors in our community.

    Free parking and Shuttle Bus Service from NBES school and Community Centre - avoid the traffic and busy roads. The shuttle brings you right into the Art in the Garden property leaving every 20min.

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July 12, 2022
Tuesday
  • Creative Kids Summer 2022

  • Jul 12, 2022 to Aug 18, 2022
  • Location: MAC - 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
  • Description:

    About Creative Kids:

    Our goal is to have fun through creative expression while learning some basic art elements, art principles and art history.
    This summer we are excited to welcome instructors Juli Rockliff and Emily Brooke to our Tent Studio.  Juli and Emily have a fun variety of classes youu can choose. Our camps include a bit of everything from drawing to painting to multi-media and more.

    Classes are $30 and will take place outside in our Tent Studio 

    Limit 10 students per class

    AM classes:  10am – 12 pm
    PM classes:  1-3 pm

    Register online or at the MAC Office 

     

    About our Instructors:

    Juli Rockliff (July classes): Juli is a born and raised Vancouver Island artist inspired by the beauty of the island, a love of nature and gardening, animals and a love of sharing art with children;  Juli wants to inspire a lifelong love of art by teaching techniques easily recreated at home, so that young artists can experience many art forms to help inspire them to find their inner artist. Juli’s teaching

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July 14, 2022
Thursday
  • Knox Presents: Blue Moon Marquee ft. Duke Robillard

  • Jul 14, 2022 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Location: Knox United Church 345 Pym St. Parksville, BC V9P 1C8 Contact: Ken Simms 604-940-4888
  • Description:

    Scream, Holler & Howl, their upcoming release is inspired by artists with an Indigenous lineage - like Charlie Patton, Link Ray, T-Bone Walker, Mildred Bailey and others - who have connected their heritage with the Jazz, Blues and Swing tradition. Blue Moon Marquee has created their own personal voice within this genre. Robillard co-produced the album which releases in September 2022.

    “To say A.W. and Jasmine are old souls is an understatement to say the least! They are poised for worldwide recognition in an amazing genre-bending ride through American blues and folk.”

    – Duke Robillard

    Blue Moon Marquee is a swingin’ blues duo/band currently living on the coast of the Salish Sea. Vocalist/guitarist A.W. Cardinal and vocalist/bassist/drummer Jasmine Colette perform original compositions influenced by anything that swings, jumps or grooves. Colette, the rhythm section, commands the upright bass, and brings the swing with her feet on the kick drum, snare, and high hat, all while singing harmo

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July 15, 2022
Friday
  • Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibition

  • Jul 15, 2022 at 8:30am to Aug 21, 2022 at 8:30pm
  • Location: Parksville Community Park Beachside Drive Parksville, British Columbia
  • Description:

    The Quality Foods Competition is the only competition in Canada designated as a qualifying event for the World Championship of Sand Sculpting!

    The sculptures will be on display 9:30am to 8:30pm daily July 16 to August 21, 2022. The competition begins with the “pound up” on Thursday, July 14 when the sculptors build and fill their forms. Once their forms are filled and the sculptor feels they are solidly packed, they may remove their forms and begin to carve. The public can watch the competitors carving beginning Friday, July 15, at 2:00pm. Judging will take place on Sunday, July 17, from 3:00-4:30pm and the winners will be announced on-site at approximately 5:00pm.

    The gated exhibition will remain open to the public from 9:30am to 8:30pm daily until Sunday, August 21. During the exhibition visitors are invited to vote for their favourite sculpture deciding who takes the “People’s Choice Award”.

    For more information 

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  • Knox Presents: Thunder Road - A Bruce Springsteen Concert Experience

  • Jul 15, 2022 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Location: Knox United Church 345 Pym Street Parksville, BC V9P 1C8
  • Description:

    Knox Presents "Thunder Road", A Bruce Springsteen Concert Experience on Friday, July 15th 2022 at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.

    An Evening Concert Experience of THE BOSS, Bruce Springsteen. Brought to you by Victoria's "Thunder Road", a 10pc electrifying Band that duplicates The Boss LIVE.

    Thunder Road performs a scintillating tribute to one of Music’s iconic Rockers, Bruce Springsteen. Lonnie Glass(The Boss) playing the “essential” fender Telecaster, performs the Greatest Hits with precision, exercising all the nuances of “The Boss” while the 10 piece, dynamic, explosive band generates all the high energy of Bruce’s “E Street Band”.

    Admission: $35Knox

    United Church 345 Pym Street Parksville, BC V9P 1C8

    Contact: Karen Freeman

    250-248-3927

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July 22, 2022
Friday
  • Parksville Outdoor Stage Dedication

  • Jul 22, 2022 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Location: Parksville Community Park
  • Description:

    We are truly excited about the completion of the new outdoor stage in the Parksville Community Park. Dedication of the stage on July 22 will kick off Parksville Beach Festival’s summer concert series. The evening starts at 6.30 pm and will feature entertainment by two bands from 7-9.30 pm; South Island Rhythm Kings and the Mark Crissinger Band. 

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August 5, 2022
Friday
  • Rock The Park

  • Aug 5, 2022 to Aug 7, 2022
  • Location: Parksville Outdoor Theatre in Parksville Community Park, Parksville, British Columbia
  • Description:

    A CELEBRATION OF OLD TIME ROCK & ROLL, CLASSIC ROCK, AND MORE!

    Join us Friday, August 5th through Sunday, August 7th, 2022 at the beautiful new Parksville Outdoor Theatre in Parksville Community Park, Parksville, British Columbia

     


    FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PERFORMERS AND THE SCHEDULE, PRESS HERE:Rock the Park 2022 Performer's Schedule >


     Featuring world class tribute bands performing the music of:

    • Bad Company
    • The Beatles
    • Buddy Holly
    • The Eagles
    • Heart
    • Joe Cocker
    • Linda Ronstadt
    • Pat Benatar
    • and more...

    PLUS performances by perennial favourites...

    • Johnny Inappropriate
    • Kenny & The Cruisers
    • The Apollos,
    • The Time Benders
    • Time Well Wasted
    • Younger Than Yesterday
    • and more...

    Get your tickets HERE.

     
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September 11, 2022
Sunday
  • 2022 Fall Art Bites Classes

  • Sep 11, 2022 all day
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Go on, take a bite!

    Have you been curious about trying an art class, but not sure what medium you would like? Not ready to commit to a full class (and art supplies) if you don’t know you’ll like it?  Why not try this sampler course?

    Art Bites is a course designed to give you a taste of a variety of art mediums. Each 2-hour class introduces you to a new medium and show you the basic techniques using a small array of supplies. Everything is provided; you don’t have to bring a thing!  Go home each week with a piece of your own and a sense of how this art medium works.

    Pick and choose one or more classes. Classes are $35 each.   

    AM classes are 10am-12pm;  PM classes are 1-3 pm.   

    Follow the links below for class details and online registrations

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September 12, 2022
Monday
  • 2022 Fall Art Foundations Courses - Creative Imaging: Drawing

  • Sep 12, 2022 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Art Foundations-Creative Imaging: Drawing with Catherine Trembath 

    Sep 12, 2022 10am-3pm

    Students will learn about drawing tools, materials, terminology and techniques through explorations of value, shape, line and perspective.

    All materials included for this class.

    Cost: $100

    About the Instructor: Catherine Trembath studied at Emily Carr College of Art and Design, worked as an art director in Vancouver and a graphic designer in Victoria and is now a local artist. She teaches children’s art classes as well as accessible art classes.

    Location of class: Studio

    Maximum number of participants: 12

    Book Here

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September 18, 2022
Sunday
  • 2022 Fall Art Bites Classes

  • Sep 18, 2022 all day
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Go on, take a bite!

    Have you been curious about trying an art class, but not sure what medium you would like? Not ready to commit to a full class (and art supplies) if you don’t know you’ll like it?  Why not try this sampler course?

    Art Bites is a course designed to give you a taste of a variety of art mediums. Each 2-hour class introduces you to a new medium and show you the basic techniques using a small array of supplies. Everything is provided; you don’t have to bring a thing!  Go home each week with a piece of your own and a sense of how this art medium works.

    Pick and choose one or more classes. Classes are $35 each.  

     

    AM classes are 10am-12pm;  PM classes are 1-3 pm.   

    Follow the links below for class details and online registrations

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September 19, 2022
Monday
  • 2022 Fall Art Foundations Courses - Colour Theory

  • Sep 19, 2022 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Art Foundations-Decoding Colour: Colour Theory with Margery Blom

    Sep 19,2022  10am -3pm

     Students will be mixing colours, using warm and cool tones to create an individual colour palette. A variety of mediums will be used for this project to help understand the fundamental science of colour. Several small painting projects will be assigned during this class that will help in the understanding of applied theory.

    All materials included for this class.

    Cost: $100

    About the Instructor: Margery Blom  BFA is an oil paint artist specializing in scenes from Vancouver Island. Margery displays in galleries all over the Island and is an active member of FCA.  You can find Margery as Resident Artist at the McMillan Arts Centre on Thursdays.

    Location of class: Studio

    Maximum number of participants: 12

    Book Here

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September 25, 2022
Sunday
  • 2022 Fall Art Bites Classes

  • Sep 25, 2022 all day
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Go on, take a bite!

    Have you been curious about trying an art class, but not sure what medium you would like? Not ready to commit to a full class (and art supplies) if you don’t know you’ll like it?  Why not try this sampler course?

    Art Bites is a course designed to give you a taste of a variety of art mediums. Each 2-hour class introduces you to a new medium and show you the basic techniques using a small array of supplies. Everything is provided; you don’t have to bring a thing!  Go home each week with a piece of your own and a sense of how this art medium works.

    Pick and choose one or more classes. Classes are $35 each.  

     

    AM classes are 10am-12pm;  PM classes are 1-3 pm.   

    Follow the links below for class details and online registrations

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September 26, 2022
Monday
  • 2022 Fall Art Foundations Courses - Zentangle

  • Sep 26, 2022 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Art Foundations-Untangle with ‘Tangling’: Zentangle with Rhonda Roy

    Sep 26, 2022  10am -3pm

    Using The Zentangle Method, this class will explore using elemental strokes and simple materials to create non-representational structured patterns that weave into a small completed 3.5” work of art.  Areas of focus will be the importance of the ‘process not outcome’ aspect of Zentangle,  the mindfulness element (sometimes called ‘yoga for your brain’), incorporating into your own art practice, including warm-ups, block-breakers, and Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA).

    All materials included for this class.

    Cost:  $100

    About the Instructor:   Rhonda Roy is a Zentangle artist and Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). She discovered Zentangle in 2015, became a CZT in April 2016 and has been teaching Zentangle classes and creating Zentangle Inspired Art since then. Rhonda believes we are all born with a need and an ability to create, and that Zentangle is a great way to awaken that creative side in us all. 

    Locat

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October 2, 2022
Sunday
  • 2022 Fall Art Bites Classes

  • Oct 2, 2022 all day
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Go on, take a bite!

    Have you been curious about trying an art class, but not sure what medium you would like? Not ready to commit to a full class (and art supplies) if you don’t know you’ll like it?  Why not try this sampler course?

    Art Bites is a course designed to give you a taste of a variety of art mediums. Each 2-hour class introduces you to a new medium and show you the basic techniques using a small array of supplies. Everything is provided; you don’t have to bring a thing!  Go home each week with a piece of your own and a sense of how this art medium works.

    Pick and choose one or more classes. Classes are $35 each.  

     

    AM classes are 10am-12pm;  PM classes are 1-3 pm.   

    Follow the links below for class details and online registrations

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October 3, 2022
Monday
  • 2022 Fall Art Foundations Courses - Composition

  • Oct 3, 2022 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Art Foundations-Creating Visual Harmony:  Composition with Susan Schaefer

    Oct 3, 2022  10am -3pm

    We learn by doing, so by doing pencil drawings and quick paintings, the student will be able to see various examples of poor and good designs.  You may know something is off but be unable to put your finger on what. In this class we will talk about what makes a good design and how to make your paintings work.

    All materials included for this class.

    Cost:  $100

    About the Instructor: A West Coast artist with Prairie roots, Susan is an accomplished acrylic painter who is generous in sharing 20 years of tricks and tips that she has learned from some of Canada’s finest artists.

    Location of class: Studio

    Maximum number of participants: 12

    Book Here

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