Sunday, June 26, 2022 (4)

Jun 26, 2022
June 10, 2022
  • MAC - Oceanside Art gallery

  • Jun 10, 2022 to Jun 26, 2022
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:


    In The Midst of Wonder

    MAY 31 – JUNE 26, 2022


    Experience the wonder and joy of Vancouver Island’s natural beauty through the paintings of Lisa Riehl. Lisa has created a masterful collection of oil and acrylic paintings of the island, from majestic old growth trees and forests to the beaches of the wild west coast. Being immersed in nature is a powerful thing and sometimes evokes very strong emotions. See the island from the point of view of the artist, through a lens that makes everything brighter and more intense.


    A unique feature of this show are Haiku poems that have been specially crafted by Lisa to pair with each painting. Haikus are short Japanese poems inspired by the emotion of the moment – they can help expose deep emotions and also gain a different perspective. Through these poems and the phrases she chooses as titles for each of her paintings, Lisa shares with you what she feels with each scene she has created. It may be something completely different from what you

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June 12, 2022
  • Growth & Knowledge Billie BLUE

  • Jun 12, 2022 to Jun 26, 2022
  • Location: MAC, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
  • Description:



    Now until June 26, 2022

    Growth & Knowledge is an exhibition that displays the path toward finding the style, mood, and concepts that I came to incorporate into my art practice. After experimenting with multiple types of mediums and subject matter in art school, I began working with watercolour and ink depicting representational subjects. From there, I worked on a series called Contemporary Portraits, in which I created modernized versions of historical paintings. While working on this series I used information and findings from my education in Studies in Women and Gender, taking into consideration the objectification of women and the male gaze that felt so catered to in historical portraiture. 

    As I worked on the Contemporary Portraits series, I realized my love for narrative artwork and artwork that can tell a story or hold a narrative. I enjoyed hearing other people’s interpretations of what the artwork was saying and appreciated the fact that each person could have their own opinion

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  • Categories: Exhibition

  • Jun 12, 2022 to Jun 26, 2022
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
  • Description:

    Visit Sheena’s Virtual Gallery here

    McMillan Arts Centre will host Sheena McCorquodale’s first solo exhibition of wire sculptures, featuring over a dozen full sized figures along with a collection of smaller wall and table mount figures, shown in a blacked out room with projected lighting onto the sculptures.  

    Sheena uses painted galvanized chicken wire to create these lifelike sculptures that are suitable for interior or exterior applications, making them ideal for garden features. The figures are not fragile and are lightweight (approx 20 lbs without a base), making them easily shipped.  There is a low wind load factor for easy installations. A surprisingly forgiving medium, it provides her with endless opportunities to create, breathing life into this relatively industrial, unlikely material.

    Sheena worked as a commercial artist all her adult life in sign design, computer graphics, hand-painted designs, tv set graphics, theatre set & prop design, and typography. She explored her own c

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  • Categories: Exhibition
June 13, 2022
  • 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.

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