Past Events (305)

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February 23, 2024
Friday
  • North West Coast Indigenous Stories

  • Feb 23, 2024 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre
  • Description:
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    Join us on Friday, February 23,
    to hear
    Mavis Dumont
    a Cree First Nations Storyteller
    sharing stories of the Northwest Coast

    To purchase tickets online go to
    www.mcmillanartscentre.com
    and go to the Box Office tab,
    Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door if you have not had the opportunity to purchase your tickets for the live show at the McMillan Arts Centre.
    Don't be disappointed. This show may sell out. It is advisable to purchase your tickets in advance.
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  • Categories: Story Time
 
  • TALES FOR THE TELLING - STORYTELLING FOR ADULTS - NORTH WEST COAST INDIGENOUS STORIES

  • Feb 23, 2024 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, B.C.
  • Description:

    TALES FOR THE TELLING

    STORYTELLING FOR ADULTS

    NORTH WEST COAST INDIGENOUS STORIES FEATURING MAVIS DUMONT

    Friday,

    February 23, 2024

    7:00 p.m.

     

    Discover the beauty and rich culture of North West Coast Indigenous peoples with Tales for the Telling.

     
     
    Featuring Mavis Dumont, this storytelling event will bring to life the vibrant history and traditions of this amazing region and its inhabitants. Come explore the power of stories with us!

     

    TICKETS HERE

  • Created by: Events OCAC
  • Categories: Story Time
February 12, 2024
Monday
  • Fashion Divas – an Art Gems Painting Workshop with Patt Scrivener

  • Feb 12, 2024 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
  • Description:

    Description

    Art Gems: Feb 12 – Fashion Divas Painting Workshop with Patt Scrivener

    Have you always wanted to paint the figure but feel intimidated?

    Patt will show you her step-by-step process to create a striking painting based on a magazine model.

    We will create two 4x12” paintings with acrylic paint while learning the essentials of using negative painting techniques. Further interest and pattern will be created using stencils and collage.

    All materials provided.

    About the Instructor:  Patt was born and raised on a farm in Saskatchewan where she had plenty of time to pursue her creative talents. While pursuing her career in floral and interior design Patt honed her painting skills. In 2009 she became a full-time visual artist. She teaches workshops in acrylic, cold wax and oil, and encaustic. Her passion is sharing her knowledge and helping others on their creative journey. 

    Book here

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  • Categories: Class
February 4, 2024
Sunday
  • Art Bites Classes for February 2024

  • Feb 4, 2024 to Feb 25, 2024
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre
  • Description:

    $40/Class – supplies included

    Feb 4 AM/PM – Painting with Gouache with Gordon Wilson

    Feb 11 AM – Carving a Lino Block with Margie Davidson

    Feb 11 PM – Dramatic Drawing with Carol Ann Owers

    Feb 18 AM – Soft Pastel Impressions with Lucy Wallace

    Feb 18 PM – Block Printing on Fabric with Margie Davidson

    Feb 25 AM – Northern Lights Splendor with Adina Barugolo

    Feb 25 PM – Slow Stitch with Margie Davidson

    AM classes:  10am – 12 pm

    PM classes:  1-3 pm

    Complete details HERE

    Register online or at the MAC Office

     

    About Art Bites:

    Art Bites is a fun way to try out all different kinds of art mediums without investing a lot of time and money.  Our instructors are welcoming and encourage everyone to ‘just have’ fun creating art.  Try something you’ve always wondered about, or take a class with a friend or family member just for fun!  Our classes run from Sept-Dec in the fall and Jan-Jun in the spring

    Ready for more?  Try our Art Gems classes and explore techniques and mediums in a mor

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  • Categories: Class
January 15, 2024
Monday
  • Jitterbug dancing for beginers

  • Jan 15, 2024 to Feb 26, 2024
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre
  • Description:

    Are you looking for a healthy activity this New Year?

    Well dancing has been proven to be one of the best holistic forms of exercise for mind, body and spirit! Classes will be taught by Pamela Podmoroff, one of Canada's top All-Star West coast swing dancers.

    With 25 years of teaching experience in a large variety of dances, she is known for her joy of dance and musicality. Pamela’s classes are a wonderful blend of footwork, good technique, partner communication and pure dance fun. Students who start with “two left feet” will indeed find their right one!

    Please email pamelamore2001@yahoo.ca to register for upcoming series starting Monday January 22 at 6 pm at the MAC and get any further information on other classes currently offered.

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  • Categories: Class, Music, Fun
December 14, 2023
Thursday
  • Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical

  • Dec 14, 2023 to Dec 31, 2023
  • Location: Village Theatre 110 West 2nd Avenue Qualicum Beach Canada
  • Description:

    Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical

    Thursday, December 14, 20237:30 PM 
    Sunday, December 31, 20232:00 PM

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    By Dennis Kelly

    Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin

    Directed by Brian Mather

    Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and a special power. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, Miss Honey Trunchbull, the school’s headmistress, hates children and makes the lives of her pupils as miserable as possible. Matilda and Trunchbull are on a collision course. Add an acrobat, an escapologist, a salsa dancer and some Russian thugs to the mix and you have a complete entertainment package.

    For more details click HERE

     

    Presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

  • Created by: Events OCAC
  • Categories: Theatre
December 11, 2023
Monday
  • MAC SCHOOL-MONDAY ART GEMS-BLOCK PRINTING SILK SCARVES

  • Dec 11, 2023 from 2:00am to 2:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
  • Description:

    Monday Art Gems - Block Printing on Silk Scarves with Margie Davidson
    Dec 11 10AM-2PM

    Join Margie on this one day workshop and block print on a silk scarf. Participants can expect information on how to plan out a design to fit the scarf using registration, pattern and grid. Some experience blockprinting is an asset. Note: Margie will be teaching an Art Bites Block Printing class Oct 1st .

    All materials provided for this class.  Participants who have carved blocks are encouraged to bring them.

    About the Instructor:  Margie Davidson is a quilt artist and surface designer. She enjoys painting, sunprinting, and blockprinting as well as cooking up colour with natural dyes. Her award-winning quilts have been exhibited in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United States.   

    BOOK HERE

  • Created by: Admin Support
  • Categories: Class
November 28, 2023
Tuesday
  • THE FEELING OF THE PLACE

  • Nov 28, 2023 to Jan 28, 2024
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Mike LATHROP

    November 28 – January 28, 2024

    Opening Reception Saturday, Dec 2, 1-3pm

    Bio

    Mike has always felt the impact of the landscapes that surround him, and enjoys exploring the outdoors on Vancouver Island. In his paintings, he captures his feeling of a moment in nature; and attempts to document the motion, the colour, the light, and the overall experience of taking in our natural environment.

    Born and raised in Calgary, Mike Lathrop moved to Victoria to earn a degree in Visual Arts from the University of Victoria from 1990-94. After working in graphic design, motion graphics video, and internet programming in Vancouver, he returned to Victoria in 2006, and then to painting in 2016.

    Mike lives with his spouse and two children in Victoria, BC. He works in his home studio, and sells original paintings and limited edition giclée prints.

    Artist’s Statement

    I am an abstract landscape painter. I paint images from places near where I live, on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada,

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  • Categories: Exhibition
 
  • Up and Down and All Around

  • Nov 28, 2023 to Jan 28, 2024
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Rita BLOM & William ALLEN

    A unique exhibit featuring intricate meditative pen and ink, and beautiful un-manipulated photography.

    November 28 – January 28, 2024

    Opening Reception, Saturday, December 2, 1-3pm

    William Allen Background

    I began taking photographs in Junior High with a very active and vibrant photo club. We learned all the fundamentals of film photography and printing. Later, I was fortunate enough to be able to take a Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree with Photography as my fine arts concentration.

    I have always traveled with a camera, and I’ve been fortunate enough to travel extensively in Canada. The most important thing I’ve learned is to simply seize the moment, take the picture with what you have and under the circumstances you are presented. This has fostered my approach to photography and processing.

    My vision

    I want to communicate my emotional response to those who see my photos. To do that I feel that the photo must speak for itself, it must capture some essence o

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  • Categories: Exhibition
November 24, 2023
Friday
  • TALES FOR THE TELLING - SLICE OF LIFE: REAL PEOPLE, REAL STORIES

  • Nov 24, 2023 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, B.C. (doors open at 6:30)
  • Description:

    MID-ISLAND STORYTELLERS PRESENTS

    SLICE OF LIFE:

    REAL PEOPLE, REAL STORIES

    DARE TO SHARE

    November Slice

    Friday November 24 2023 at 7pm

     

    Come and join us for a lively evening of storytelling! Tales for the Telling - Slice of Life: Real People, Real Stories will make for a memorable experience. Hear some captivating stories and create your own memories--get your tickets now!

    People tell their own stories.

    A delightful way to spend an evening.

    TICKETSHERE

  • Created by: Events OCAC
  • Categories: Story Time
November 17, 2023
Friday
  • Elegant Threads

  • Nov 17, 2023 at 10:00am to Nov 18, 2023 at 4:00pm
  • Location: St Stephen's Church, 150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach
  • Description:

    Elegant Threads is the annual show and sale of the Qualicum Weavers and Spinners Guild.  It features wearable art and accessories, home decor, table linens, uniques handspun yarns and much more.  All items are hand crafted by our members. The event includes demonstrations and a silent auction. There is parking off Village Way.  Daily hours are 10 am to 4 pm, Friday and Saturday.  Admission is free.12267245461?profile=RESIZE_710x

  • Created by: Qualicum Weavers and Spinners Guild
  • Categories: Markets
  • Tags: markets, exhibition
November 11, 2023
Saturday
  • Holiday Markets & Craft Fairs

  • Nov 11, 2023 to Dec 31, 2023
  • Location: Various
  • Description:

    Explore these festive holiday markets and Christmas craft fairs and support local this holiday season.

    Check-off items on your holiday shopping list at the many markets and craft fairs in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area this holiday season. From artisan foods to handmade crafts, visitors will be able to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts for every loved one while supporting local artisans. Check our events calendar often as more holiday markets and craft fairs are added.

    For more details click HERE

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  • Categories: Markets
 
  • Home for the Holidays promotion

  • Nov 11, 2023 to Nov 25, 2023
  • Location: Parksville
  • Description:
    A key part of our Home for the Holidays promotion will be an amazing kick-off for the holidays on November 25.  The streets will be filled with carollers, music, strolling holiday mascots, hot chocolate/cider & popcorn stations and a super-fun family photo booth! 
    Sound like fun?  I think so too!  I can’t wait…. But…I need some help. 
    Calling all singers, musicians, people who want to let out their mascot personality…. And general helpers.  
    I know most of you will be hands-on working on that Saturday but maybe you know someone – your kids, your spouse, your mother, your uncle, the guy next door.  The more helpers I get, the better the event will be. 
    If you know someone that can give me a 2-hour shift on that Saturday I would forever grateful! 
    Please have them text me, call me at 604 657 5695 or drop by the office at 177 Weld Street. 
    Here’s to a wonderful Small Business Saturday kick-off to the holidays! 

     

    Thanks a bunch.

    Teresa Cooper

    Executive Director

    Parksville Downtown Bu

  • Created by: Admin Support
  • Categories: Fun
October 31, 2023
Tuesday
  • TODD MCANEELEY

  • Oct 31, 2023 to Nov 26, 2023
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre
  • Description:

    OPENING RECEPTION, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1-3PM

     Artist’s Statement

    The wood art I create comes from my deep love of wood and nature. They both have many textures, colours and aromas, and each of them are natural, beautiful elements in my everyday life.
    My artwork is a creation from salvaged woods that inspire my creativity to design unique and intriguing artwork from abstract to representative art. My medium is the same wood that so many people chop up and turn it into ashes. Seeing the beauty in wood ‘offcuts’ makes me feel I am making a contribution in cleaning the air we all breath.
    Nature is filled with wondrous landscapes, so I will continue to be inspired and turn salvaged wood into works of art.
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  • Categories: Exhibition
 
  • QUILTING AND BEYOND NANOOSE BAY QUILTERS

  • Oct 31, 2023 to Nov 26, 2023
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre
  • Description:

    OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, November 4th, 1-3pm

    Nanoose Quilters began in 2010 when seven keen women took a leap of faith that there would be enough quilters in Nanoose Bay to form a group: the initial 26 members has since grown to 50. We are all enthusiastic quilters who range from beginners to advanced. Our love of fabric and quilting is shared in a supportive community. Quilting journeys are shared with each other, creating friendships along the way. We meet once a month in Nanoose Bay where we have demos, projects, and sew days. Members always bring projects to show, and new notions and patterns are discussed. The charity arm of the group works on providing comfort and warmth through donating quilted items. We are an amazing and fun-loving group who support, encourage and inspire each other in our creativity and love of quilting.

  • Created by: Admin Support
  • Categories: Exhibition