Thursday, August 4, 2022 (6)

Aug 4, 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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  • Categories: Class
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 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
July 12, 2022
  • 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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  • Categories: Class
July 15, 2022
  • 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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  • Categories: Exhibition
August 3, 2022
  • RDN Photo Contest 2022

  • Aug 3, 2022 to Aug 31, 2022
  • Location: Regional District of Nanaimo
  • Description:

    We already know our region is beautiful, now we want you to show us! If you enjoy taking photos throughout the Regional District of Nanaimo, here’s your chance to share your shutterbug skills.

    We are hosting a summer photo contest, and winning images will be selected for publication on our website, social media, public reports, promotional materials and more.

    Participation is as easy as 1, 2, 3, click.

    1. Register or Sign In at Get Involved RDN to submit your photo or to vote for your favourite.
    2. Review the contest rules.
    3. Upload your image to your preferred category below.

    Winning photographers will receive a gift card to a local RDN business of their choice.

    Photo submissions must be made by Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.


    Photo: Great Blue Heron by Ren Dicker, 2020 Winner of the 'Your Region' category for youth.


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  • Categories: Fun