Monday, February 27, 2023 (5)

Feb 27, 2023
January 28, 2023
  • Story Keeping

  • Jan 28, 2023 to Apr 9, 2023
  • Location: Nanaimo Art Gallery - 150 Commercial Street Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G6 Canada
  • Description:

    ArtistBrittney Namaakki Bear Hat and Richelle Bear Hat

    All are Welcome to the Opening Reception on January 27th at 7 pm.


    Nanaimo Art Gallery is pleased to present Story Keeping, an exhibition of new and existing work by Calgary based artists Brittney Namaakki Bear Hat and Richelle Bear Hat. Drawing from their shared Blackfoot and Dane-zaa Cree heritage, the artists look to storytelling practices and legacies of land and language displacement through their experiences growing up in rural and urban environments. While Story Keeping will include the 2016 collaborative work: Little Cree Women (Sisters, Secrets & Stories), it will also highlight Brittney and Richelle’s individual practices and perspectives. Through photography, video, sculpture, and installation, this exhibition celebrates the value of stories carried through everyday lives.

    Story Keeping is the fourth exhibition through which Nanaimo Art Gallery asks the question, What stories do we tell?

    Brittney Namaakii Bear Hat is a M

  • Created by: Admin Support
  • Categories: Exhibition
January 31, 2023

  • Jan 31, 2023 to Mar 5, 2023
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    MIKE BELLIS Haida Carver


    Mike Bellis is a Haida artist born in Victoria, BC in 1973. He is inspired by Haida mythology and culture, and interprets that through his own interactions with the natural world. Working mostly with red and yellow cedar, Bellis enjoys combining the time-honoured beauty of traditional Haida art with contemporary shapes, colours, and design.

    Bellis hails from a family with multiple generations of Haida artists. His father John Bellis has been instrumental in passing on knowledge of traditional Haida design. Master carver Bill Bellis is his cousin, and captain Andrew Brown is his great grandfather.

    Bellis is a citizen of the Haida Nation of Old Massett, and was born into the Eagle Clan

  • Created by: Events OCAC
  • Categories: Exhibition
  • IN FOCUS Oceanside Photographers Assn

  • Jan 31, 2023 to Mar 5, 2023
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:


    Oceanside Photographers Assn

    The club membership consists of over 50 photographers from novice to professional and everything in between. Our members live, work and play in a photographer’s paradise, the east coast of Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

    We meet once a month in Qualicum Beach, with half the meeting devoted to education, and the other half covering club business. We also have a dedicated education meeting, optional assignments and one field trip each month, tying into special events in the area as much as possible.

    The goal of the club is to promote learning, sharing and the enjoyment of photography in a convivial atmosphere. We welcome new members whether beginners or more experienced photographers. We encourage all members to share their knowledge with each other whether photography or use of their camera and equipment

  • Created by: Events OCAC
  • Categories: Exhibition
February 13, 2023
  • The Building Blocks of Acrylics-A Starter Course

  • Feb 13, 2023 at 1:00am to Mar 6, 2023 at 1:00am
  • Location: ONLINE
  • Description:


    Click here to learn more ....

    Feb 6th signup deadline

    This course is all about teaching you much of what I wish I was told just a little sooner in my learning process.

    There is so much to learn and it can be overwhelming. So many products, techniques and supplies!

    This is why it can be so difficult to start, and to top it off, the self doubt comes along and can really take the wind out of your sails. It’s all so silly…right?  

    "Building Blocks of Acrylics-A Starter Course" is designed for the beginner acrylic level.  In a nutshell I will cover :



    how to use your brushes and which ones to buy?

    mixing black, grey AND colour

    basic compositional tips


    warm and cool colours

    And plenty more.

    You will come away at the end with more confidence and understanding of this versatile medium and be able to move forward to either paint on your own or take a class without feeling like a fish out of water.  You should be able to go into an art supply store and know what many of the items are a

  • Created by: Cindy Mawle
  • Categories: Class
  • Tags: acrylicclasses, beginnerpaintingworkshop, cmawleart, paintingclasses, learntopaint