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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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November 20, 2022
Sunday
  • Tides & Moons: Herring Capital

  • Nov 20, 2022 to Jan 8, 2023
  • Location: Nanaimo Art Gallery 150 Commercial Street Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G6 Canada
  • Description:

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    Tides & Moons: Herring Capital is a new animated art installation by Cindy Mochizuki that shares memories and stories from Japanese Canadian fishing and boat building families who populated Nanaimo shorelines before World War II.

    Throughout her practice, Cindy has developed multi-media installations, fictional audio works, performances, animations, drawings, and social collaborations that relate to Japanese Canadian experiences in B.C and Japan. She works with members of these communities and often includes her paternal family’s history both within internment camps and as repatriated Japanese Canadians in Japan after the war.

    In the early 1920’s Japanese Canadian fishers lived and worked in Nanaimo at Hammond Bay (also known as Kujira Bay), Departure Bay, Shack Island (a way station for salmon and coho fishers traveling north), and Saysutshun. While Nanaimo had been known as a coal town for half a century, it also had 43 Japanese herring salteries. Due to the unexplainable abundance of t

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November 24, 2022
Thursday
  • Vancouver Island Silk Painters

  • Nov 24, 2022 to Dec 18, 2022
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    The Silk Worm Club was founded in January 2000 by Vancouver Island silk painter Maureen Walker AFCA, of Pioneer Silk Studio. In 2017, to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday, the members of the club thought it was time to update the club’s name and image from the Silk Worms to the Vancouver Island Silk Painters. The Vancouver Island Silk Painters’ group currently has members from Campbell River, Comox, Whiskey Creek, Qualicum Beach, Parksville, Nanaimo and Sidney.

    The Vancouver Island Silk Painters’ members are proficient and confident in the use of their chosen medium, dye on silk. They have a good grounding in traditional silk painting techniques such as outlining with resist, together with experience of more contemporary techniques like indirect painting and layering. Members also have a sound knowledge of design, composition and colour theory.

    The group holds monthly meetings which include Show & Tell of recent paintings and a helpful critiquing session. This is a very active, enthusias

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  • JC’ART DE JOUR LORI SCHIERSMANN

  • Nov 24, 2022 to Dec 18, 2022
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    My name is Lori Schiersmann and I am an ELITE Certified OneStroke Instructor.  I live in Deep Bay, Vancouver Island with my husband of 43 years.

    In 1996, painting started, quite literally, with “one stroke”. Who knew then, that Donna Dewberry, the creator of “One Stroke” would become my mentor and friend over the next 30 years.  As the years came and went I taught One Stroke, all over Vancouver Island, painted glass for fairs and markets, and went to the 2005 Convention in Florida,  and became an Elite One Stroke Instructor.

    Then ‘Life’ happened…I discovered a vendor at the convention and discovered the ceramic, metallic paste…and that was the beginning of Tin Cup Art.com…I applied the One Stroke method to the ‘stroking of paste” on my glassware….I couldn’t stop, I evolved over the next 18 years…my glassware is still selling in many shops today.  But then…Covid shut down. Yes, we all know that we lost those years, however, that’s when I discovered on ‘social media’ that there were others

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  • Marilyn RIOPEL

  • Nov 24, 2022 to Dec 18, 2022
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    OPENING RECEPTION, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1-3PM

    MY PROCESS

     Starting a new painting, I hold back any thoughts and let my hand make marks where it chooses.  If my thoughts are too active I play music to keep them busy, then the subconscious responds and the hand starts moving again.  

    When marking stops, I assess what’s there and freely lay colour, keeping watch where next to go.  Forms and patterns evolve, it’s then I enter with intention, pushing to develop composition and interest until I like what I’ve done.  Leaving the piece nearby, distance and time assesses if it’s really complete.  I may add, change or remove areas until I’m satisfied and know it is right.

    Gallery is closed Mondays

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December 1, 2022
Thursday
  • Knox Presents...Lush Life featuring Heather Ferguson.

  • Dec 1, 2022 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Knox United Church 345 Pym Street Parksville, BC V9P 1C8
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    Called a “jazz sensation” by one writer, with another calling Heather Ferguson’s music, “lush, expertly performed, with an engaging setlist and…she will fill the room with her silky-smooth notes”. Heather’s journey to music was long and winding but the singer, based in Victoria, Canada, is becoming known for her interpretations of great 20th century songs.

    A family move took Ferguson from Toronto to a new home in Victoria, Canada, where she was one of the first to enroll in jazz vocals at the Victoria Conservatory’s newly opened Chywll Contemporary School. After that it was just layers and layers of music for years after. During that time she found like-minded musicians who wanted to start a band so she cornered the great bassist Joey Smith at a gig one night to ask him to coach.

    Under Joey Smith’s mentorship Heather eventually graduated to solo shows at Victoria’s storied Hermann’s Jazz Club and then to recording, and the release of singles on various streaming services with producer Wy

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December 2, 2022
Friday
  • Milner Christmas Magic

  • Dec 2, 2022 at 5:00pm to Dec 21, 2022 at 8:30pm
  • Location: Milner Gardens & Woodland, 2179 Island Highway W, Qualicum Beach, Canada
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    Milner Christmas Magic

    Make memories with family and friends this holiday season by experiencing Milner Christmas Magic’s outdoor stroll through thousands of twinkling lights and festive window displays. Find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list in our Gingerbread Gift Shop drop off your letters to Santa in our North Pole Mailbox with a wave to Santa and Mrs. Claus themselves! Warm up with a selection of fresh hot food and refreshments for sale in front of Milner House and remember to bring cash to get your own pair of Holiday Specs holographic lenses that miraculously transform Christmas lights into magical figures! Admission runs from 5pm – 8pm with viewing until 8:30. Entry is by suggested donation of $5 per adult $2 per child or $12 per household. Dress warm and grab your camera – you won’t want to miss it!

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  • Coombs Christmas Market

  • Dec 3, 2022 to Dec 4, 2022
  • Location: Coombs Fairgrounds
  • Description:

    Decorated with abundant greenery and twinkling lights guests are invited to embrace the holiday spirit at Coombs Christmas Market. Peruse the abundant vendor booths, grab a bite to eat, and stop at the photo booth for a festive keepsake.

    Date(s): December 3 - December 4, 2022

    Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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  • Coombs Christmas Market

  • Dec 3, 2022 at 10:00am to Dec 4, 2022 at 4:00pm
  • Location: Coombs fairgrounds
  • Description:
    The Arrowsmith Agricultural Association is hosting our annual Christmas Market once again on our beautiful fairgrounds in Coombs.
    We are thrilled to welcome back the incredibly talented vendors to share their products with our community.
    To apply email fair@coombsfair.org
     
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December 4, 2022
Sunday
  • 2022 Fall Art Bites Classes

  • Dec 4, 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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December 5, 2022
Monday
  • 2022 Fall Art Foundations Courses - Watercolour Level 1

  • Dec 5, 2022 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Art Foundations-Textile Art Level 1 with Margie Davidson

    Dec 5, 2022 10 am-3pm

    Here's an opportunity to explore colour and texture by creating small fabric landscapes. Emphasis is placed on use of scale, overlapping, value,  and pattern to create depth within each landscape. Participants will work in series and create two or more small landscapes using a fused applique technique.

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    Recommended Prerequisites:  Decoding Colour (Sep 19), Creating Visual Harmony (Oct 2) 

    Cost $125

    All materials included

    About the Instructor: Margie Davidson is a quilt artist and surface designer. She enjoys painting, sunprinting, and blockprinting as well as cooking up colour with natural dyes. Her award-winning quilts have been exhibited in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United States.  

    Location of class: Studio

    Maximum number of participants: 12

    Book Here

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December 8, 2022
Thursday
  • Cookies & Carols

  • Dec 8, 2022 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Location: Forum of the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre (100 Jensen Ave E).
  • Description:

    “Enjoy Christmas cookies, music, and holiday cheer at this free event,”

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December 9, 2022
Friday
  • Mistletoe on Memorial

  • Dec 9, 2022 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
  • Location: Memorial Plaza, located at Alberni Highway and Memorial Avenue. - Parksville
  • Description:

    Join the city and the Parksville Downtown Business Association for a Christmas celebration at the new Memorial Plaza, located at Alberni Highway and Memorial Avenue.

    “The plaza will be decorated for the holidays and there will be mistletoe so bring your camera for a selfie,” the release read.

    The event will feature music with a DJ, a performance by the Oceanside Concert Band, refreshments including hot chocolate and popcorn sponsored by the Coastal Community Credit Union, a visit from Santa and lots of holiday cheer. Everyone is welcome at this family-friendly community event.

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December 11, 2022
Sunday
  • 2022 Fall Art Bites Classes

  • Dec 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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