Past Events (15)

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July 1, 2022
Friday
  • Canada Day Blues Show with Brandon Isaak and Pat Darcus

  • Jul 1, 2022 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Location: Qualicum Beach Community Hall 644 Memorial Ave
  • Description:

    Come celebrate Canada day with arguably the most dynamic and talented blues act in the land.  Pound for pound perhaps the most entertaining bluesman around, Brandon is a multi instrumentalist, playing guitar, harmonica, keyboards, and drums with sparkling ability.....Accompanied by bassist OPat Darcus, as worthy a 'pulse' as any acy could ask for, they will undoubtably give us something wonderful.
    Tickets $30    
    https://youtu.be/hYuuGDyz8bc

    For further info or to reserve your seats please contact by calling 403 608 7280
    Please note all shows occur at the QB Community Hall 644 Memorial Ave. and start at 7pm with the doors opening at 6,15pm

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June 30, 2022
Thursday
  • Live Music at the QBC: Melanie & Vicky

  • Jun 30, 2022 all day
  • Location: Qualicum Beach Cafe 2690 Island Hwy W Qualicum Beach, British Columbia 250-752-8146
  • Description:

    Complimentary live music for guests at Qualicum Beach Cafe! Come on out on June 30th for Melanie & Vicky!

    The enchanting Melanie Dekker & the fiery Vicky Sjohall have been playing shows together in Europe & North America since their debut as 4play, 20 years ago. Amongst opening for Russell Peters and various songwriting awards, they simply just love to perform feel-good favourites. If Simon & Garfunkel & Lady Gaga could be one.

    Call for times.

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June 24, 2022
Friday
  • Stephen Fearing

  • Jun 24, 2022 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Location: Qualicum Beach Community Hall 644 Memorial Ave
  • Description:

    Stephen should need no introduction. He has maintained a position as one of Canada's top singer songwriters for 25 years....He is a highly regarded  veteran of the clubs, concert halls and festivals across North America and Europe. His abiding love for his craft and ability to delight audiences are further reflected in multiple  JUNO and Canadian Folk Music Awards nominations and awards.  In addition to his solo career he is a founding member of acclaimed Canadian Roots supergroup Blackie and The Rodeo Kings.   Be advised....this show will sell out quickly. 
    Tickets $30  
    https://youtu.be/bQ54afcW7jc

    For further info or to reserve your seats please contact by calling 403 608 7280
    Please note all shows occur at the QB Community Hall 644 Memorial Ave. and start at 7pm with the doors opening at 6,15pm

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June 17, 2022
Friday
  • Singer Songwriter Showcase with Tammy Fassaert and Tom Neville

  • Jun 17, 2022 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Location: Qualicum Beach Community Hall 644 Memorial Ave
  • Description:

    Tammy Fassaert (The Sirens of the Salish Sea) returns to present a selection of her own songs. Tammy has a musical resume that reads lime a who's who of Bluegrass. She is an accomplished writer, singer, and instrumentalist. 
    1988-1990, worked with Laurie Lewis and Grant Street.
    1989, formed “Tammy and the Americans” with Scott Nygaard, Sally Van Meter and John Reischman.
    1990, joined the Good Old Persons
    1995, formed The Sally Van Meter/Tammy Fassaert Band.
    1996, toured as a duo with Dobro™ player Doug Cox.
    2005, formed the Shearwater Bluegrass Band with Dave Clarke (guitar) and James Whittall (mandolin).
    https://youtu.be/MqJW9JxW0x8?list=OLAK5uy_keFYWNBB_KbfYdDVJsBfBFtIpFElvNrSw

    Tom Neville - Most of you know Tom as violinist and backing musician extraordinaire, but what most people don't know it that Tom is a very well seasoned session player and occasional songwriter....it's about time that Tom sang some of his fine songs in public....


    Tickets $25

    For further info or to reserve your s

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June 16, 2022
Thursday
  • Garden Fairy Wire Sculpture Workshop

  • Jun 16, 2022 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location: MAC - 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
  • Description:

    Create your own 12” Chicken Wire Garden Fairy!

    Make her a garden accent, sitting on your fencing or flying through your trees.

    Join wire artist Sheena McCorquodale from the Cathouse  Gallery in this relaxed 2-hour evening workshop.

    All materials & tools supplied.

    Bring your own gardening gloves

    register online

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June 12, 2022
Sunday
  • WIRED WIRE SCULPTURE EXHIBITION SHEENA MCCORQUODALE

  • Jun 12, 2022 to Jun 26, 2022
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
  • Description:

    Visit Sheena’s Virtual Gallery here

    McMillan Arts Centre will host Sheena McCorquodale’s first solo exhibition of wire sculptures, featuring over a dozen full sized figures along with a collection of smaller wall and table mount figures, shown in a blacked out room with projected lighting onto the sculptures.  

    Sheena uses painted galvanized chicken wire to create these lifelike sculptures that are suitable for interior or exterior applications, making them ideal for garden features. The figures are not fragile and are lightweight (approx 20 lbs without a base), making them easily shipped.  There is a low wind load factor for easy installations. A surprisingly forgiving medium, it provides her with endless opportunities to create, breathing life into this relatively industrial, unlikely material.

    Sheena worked as a commercial artist all her adult life in sign design, computer graphics, hand-painted designs, tv set graphics, theatre set & prop design, and typography. She explored her own c

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  • Growth & Knowledge Billie BLUE

  • Jun 12, 2022 to Jun 26, 2022
  • Location: MAC, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
  • Description:

     

     

    Now until June 26, 2022

    Growth & Knowledge is an exhibition that displays the path toward finding the style, mood, and concepts that I came to incorporate into my art practice. After experimenting with multiple types of mediums and subject matter in art school, I began working with watercolour and ink depicting representational subjects. From there, I worked on a series called Contemporary Portraits, in which I created modernized versions of historical paintings. While working on this series I used information and findings from my education in Studies in Women and Gender, taking into consideration the objectification of women and the male gaze that felt so catered to in historical portraiture. 

    As I worked on the Contemporary Portraits series, I realized my love for narrative artwork and artwork that can tell a story or hold a narrative. I enjoyed hearing other people’s interpretations of what the artwork was saying and appreciated the fact that each person could have their own opinion

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June 11, 2022
Saturday
  • Through the Forest, Into the Light – Workshop with Susan Schaefer

  • Jun 11, 2022 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Get ready to loosen up!

    By using bold and bright colours we will first paint the background, looking for light as it shimmers through the forest.

    Then we will have fun working on the foreground with the tangle of twisted branches and limbs.

    Work BIG – Work LOOSE and have FUN!

    Saturday June 11, 10:00 – 3:00 pm

    $115.00 (+gst)

     Register online, at the MAC or Call Susan • 250-586-5510

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June 10, 2022
Friday
  • MAC - Oceanside Art gallery

  • Jun 10, 2022 to Jun 26, 2022
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    LISA RIEHL

    In The Midst of Wonder

    MAY 31 – JUNE 26, 2022

     

    Experience the wonder and joy of Vancouver Island’s natural beauty through the paintings of Lisa Riehl. Lisa has created a masterful collection of oil and acrylic paintings of the island, from majestic old growth trees and forests to the beaches of the wild west coast. Being immersed in nature is a powerful thing and sometimes evokes very strong emotions. See the island from the point of view of the artist, through a lens that makes everything brighter and more intense.

     

    A unique feature of this show are Haiku poems that have been specially crafted by Lisa to pair with each painting. Haikus are short Japanese poems inspired by the emotion of the moment – they can help expose deep emotions and also gain a different perspective. Through these poems and the phrases she chooses as titles for each of her paintings, Lisa shares with you what she feels with each scene she has created. It may be something completely different from what you

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May 28, 2022
Saturday
  • All-Day Abstract Acrylics Workshop with Deborah Nicol

  • May 28, 2022 from 3:00am to 3:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    In this workshop we will start the day with a short talk and demo, and then move on to paint our masterpieces! We will break for a short lunch around noon so bring something or plan on slipping out to pick something up. We will pick up our brushes after that and have a short critique session at the end of the day.

    In this workshop we will focus our efforts on incorporating shapes and how that effects the outcome!

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May 26, 2022
Thursday
  • Garden Fairy Wire Sculpture Workshop

  • May 26, 2022 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Create your own 12” Chicken Wire Garden Fairy!

    Make her a garden accent, sitting on your fencing or flying through your trees.

    Join wire artist Sheena McCorquodale from the Cathouse  Gallery in this relaxed 2-hour evening workshop.

    All materials & tools supplied.

    Bring your own gardening gloves

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May 20, 2022
Friday
  • Pierre Schryer and Adam Dobres

  • May 20, 2022 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Location: QB Community Hall 644 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach
  • Description:

    Acoustic music phenomenons, Pierre and Adam are among the very best in the world. The last time Pierre played the club he got an unreserved standing ovation. A recipient of numerous titles and awards including Canadian Open Fiddle Champion, Grand Masters Champion, Violoneux Championnat, and North American Irish Fiddle Champion, Pierre truly captivates an audience with his energy and genuine warmth. His ability knows no bounds, covering styles from Irish, Scottish, Québecois, and Cape Breton to Canadian Old Time, American Swing, Gypsy Jazz and more.His ally Adam is the accompanist of choice for a veritable who's who of pop and folk music, including Toni Childs, Ruth Moody and Dustin Bentall. He is an acknowledged master  guitar player. This Juno award winning duo  will undoubtably thrill with their fiery  performance. Check them out below....
    https://youtu.be/_Qf37QTFC5g

    to reserve your seats please contact micksherlock58@gmail.com or by call 403 608 7380

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May 13, 2022
Friday
  • SCOTT COOK with Pamela Mae

  • May 13, 2022 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Location: Qualicum Beach, Community Hall, 644 Memorial Ave
  • Description:

    This is a very exciting event. Scott is considered arguably to be the bearer of the mantle once carried by Woody Guthrie  and Pete Seeger.  A travelling folk singer proclaiming a folkie gospel isn't that unusual.....but nobody writes songs like Scott. His biography is much too extensive  to print here and to cherry pick it would be like trying to find the best bits in 'War and Peace'. 
    See Scott here....at this link.
     

     

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April 26, 2022
Tuesday
  • Federation of Canadian Artists, Arrowsmith Chapter SPRING Juried Exhibition: Moving Forward

  • Apr 26, 2022 at 3:00am to May 1, 2022 at 3:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    The  spring show entitled “Moving Forward” exhibited by the Arrowsmith Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists will run from March 29th through May 1st, 2022.  This exhibit at the McMillan Art Centre will be our first major public open show since the beginning of Covid19. The MAC has kindly supported us by providing the use of the entire gallery.

     Over 125 paintings were juried for this show with over 90 being successful. This is an outstanding level of acceptance for this show. The FCA will also be hosting an online presentation of the same exhibit.

    The artists are excited to present some of their best works. This show celebrates the importance and depth of our community in art.”

    CLOSED MONDAYS

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