Friday, July 8, 2022 (6)

Jul 8, 2022
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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July 2, 2022

  • 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 provi

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  • Categories: Exhibition
July 5, 2022

  • 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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  • Categories: Exhibition

  • 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. 


     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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  • Categories: Exhibition
July 8, 2022
  • 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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  • Categories: Exhibition
  • 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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  • Categories: Exhibition