Sunday, November 20, 2022 (8)

Nov 20, 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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October 25, 2022
  • VISIONS Majie Lavergne & Claudia Lohmann

  • Oct 25, 2022 to Nov 20, 2022
  • Location: Concert Gallery - McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Majie Lavergne & Claudia Lohmann 3095 DeCourcy Drive, Ladysmith, BC, V9G 1E2 250-722-3445

    Born in Germany in April of 1957, Claudia Lohmann has been exposed to art her entire life. Her father was an artist accomplished in landscapes, architecture, and still life. Claudia immigrated to Canada in 1995 with her husband and three children. In 2004 while managing a modest gallery on Salt Spring Island, featuring the art of Richard Jacksties, her own creativity and desire to paint was catalyzed. With her family’s support and encouragement, she began to experiment with various styles and mediums and has since come to favor acrylic paint on wood and canvas. Her paintings began with rudimentary geometric shapes in intricate patterns and bold colours in daring combinations. Although still rooted in her beginnings, her style since progressed into an ever more deliberate method featuring bold lineation and tincture with subtle shapes and symbolism. She c

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  • GROWTH - Lynne Patrick Lynne Patrick

  • Oct 25, 2022 to Nov 20, 2022
  • Location: Nemeth Gallery: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    GROWTH Lynne Patrick

    Abstraction is my favourite way of exploring an idea with paint and collage. I use intuitive techniques such as collage, layering of paint and scraping or scratching into wet paint which adds mystery, depth and fragmentation simulating the imperfection of vision, the fluid nature of memory and the richness of lived experience.

    Themes I have recently explored include: beach grass landscapes and wild bird murmurations. The beach grass theme contrasts the small ordinariness of beach grass within its greater context: the cosmic energies of sky, sun, earth, wind and water. Plays on visual perspective are present: the beach grass growing at one’s feet superimposed on the expansiveness of a sky view or a distant ocean horizon. This series emerged after several days of camping on the west coast of British Columbia near Tofino.


    The paintings within this exhibition invite you to consider a context of uncontrollable and massive external forces, large scale almost atmospheric p

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November 15, 2022
  • The Industrial Shoreline

  • Nov 15, 2022 at 1:00pm to Nov 27, 2022 at 5:00pm
  • Location: The Gallery at Hope Bay, Bedwell Harbour Road, Pender Island
  • Description:

    The Industrial Shoreline Series - examines the working harbour, where the industry of shipping goods and products from our factories and fields intersects with our essential need for a healthy ecosystem and marine environment. This textile exhibition showcases work created over the past 6 years and includes both large scale wall pieces and 3D components.
    You are welcome to an Opening Reception and Artist Talk on Nov. 16th, 1-3 pm. If you are coming anytime from off island, please contact me and I would love to meet you at the gallery.


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November 20, 2022
  • 2022 Fall Art Bites Classes

  • Nov 20, 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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  • 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:


    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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