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Vincent’s Room, Intaglio etching with aquatint, from a zinc plate by artist Jim Malo will be one of the works on display during the Printmakers Only Group show at the Portals Annex in Duncan starting Oct. 30, 2021. (Jim Malo print)

A&E column: War and art; printmaking; Fairy Creek wildlife

The latest from the Cowichan Valley arts community

Writer and star Mia Golden in a scene from ‘Fragile Seeds’ shot in Cobble Hill. (Submitted by Empress Avenue Media Inc.)

Cowichan region featured in Cobble Hill company’s first feature film

“From a filmmaker’s perspective the Cowichan Valley is a magical place”

Winners from last year’s Salt Spring National Art Prize. The 2021 winners will be announced Saturday, Oct. 23. (Screenshot www.saltspringartprize.ca)

Art Prize winners to be announced Saturday

The SSNAP closing gala will take place on Saturday, Oct. 23

Noel McRobbie and Domagoj Ivanovic will perform in the return concert of the Chemainus Classical Concerts Series on Oct. 17, 2021. (Photo courtesy Chemainus Classical Concerts)

Chemainus Classical Concerts are back

Noel McRobbie on piano and Domagoj Ivanovic on violin

Noel McRobbie and Domagoj Ivanovic will perform in the return concert of the Chemainus Classical Concerts Series on Oct. 17, 2021. (Photo courtesy Chemainus Classical Concerts)
Pianist and humorist Sarah Hagen is headed to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Oct. 22. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Performing Arts Centre)

Pianist and humorist headed to Duncan for Cabaret performance

Sarah Hagen will be at the Cowichan Peforming Arts Centre Oct. 22

Pianist and humorist Sarah Hagen is headed to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Oct. 22. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Performing Arts Centre)
Astrid Notte’s Aura of Hope. (Photo submitted)

Artists provide different reflections for Duncan art show

Notte and Green combine their many talents to provide picturesque examples of work

Astrid Notte’s Aura of Hope. (Photo submitted)
The Naden Band performs at Providence Farm in September, 2021, hosted by the Cowichan Symphony. (Photo submitted by Cowichan Symphony)

From John Williams to Brahms, Cowichan Symphony Society has 4 diverse concerts on calendar

Naden Band entertains symphony audiences at Providence Farm

  • Oct 11, 2021
The Naden Band performs at Providence Farm in September, 2021, hosted by the Cowichan Symphony. (Photo submitted by Cowichan Symphony)
The Garden House Charity Book Sale is back in October 2021 in Mill Bay. (Citizen file)

A&E column: Books are back; music, art, and theatre are too

The latest from the Cowichan Valley arts community

The Garden House Charity Book Sale is back in October 2021 in Mill Bay. (Citizen file)
Stone Poets are headed to the Duncan Showroom on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. (Photo courtesy stonepoets.ca)

A&E column: Live music and artwork on, Halloween Train cancelled

The latest in arts and culture in the Cowichan Valley

Stone Poets are headed to the Duncan Showroom on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. (Photo courtesy stonepoets.ca)
The Cowichan Valley Naturalists Society is presenting a talk on whales, dolphins a porpoises on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. (Ocean Wise photo)

Cowichan Naturalists present: flukes, fins and blows: whale ID 101

The Cowichan Valley Naturalists Society is all about whales next week.

  • Oct 2, 2021
The Cowichan Valley Naturalists Society is presenting a talk on whales, dolphins a porpoises on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. (Ocean Wise photo)
The authors of ‘Luschiim’s Plants: Traditional Indigenous Foods, Materials and Medicines’ will be at the Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre in Cowichan Bay on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. (Book cover)

Interested in traditional uses for native plants? Book from Cowichan author for you

Luschiim’s Plants: Traditional Indigenous Foods, Materials and Medicines

  • Oct 2, 2021
The authors of ‘Luschiim’s Plants: Traditional Indigenous Foods, Materials and Medicines’ will be at the Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre in Cowichan Bay on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. (Book cover)
Bluesman Harry Manx. (Photo courtesy harrymanx.com)
Bluesman Harry Manx. (Photo courtesy harrymanx.com)
Two dozen different events are planned for the WildWings Nature & Arts Festival in October in Cowichan. (Submitted by WildWings Nature & Arts Festival)
Two dozen different events are planned for the WildWings Nature & Arts Festival in October in Cowichan. (Submitted by WildWings Nature & Arts Festival)
Kele Fleming is headed to the Duncan Showroom on Oct. 2, 2021. (Submitted photo)

A&E column: Art, music and inspiration in Cowichan

A look at what’s coming up in arts, entertainment and culture in the Cowichan Valley

Kele Fleming is headed to the Duncan Showroom on Oct. 2, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Maynard Johnny Jr. created this steering paddle orca design using a playful colour palette and as he was painting the fun colours it reminded him of how playful and happy his granddaughter is, therefore becoming granddaughter orca. “I’m proud to be a part of the Coast Salish Renaissance and perpetuating the style to the forefront of the West Coast Native Art world,” he noted. (Photo submitted)

Coast Salish artist’s colourful design selected for newest BC Ferries vessel

Maynard Johnny Jr. honoured for his vision for the Salish Heron

Maynard Johnny Jr. created this steering paddle orca design using a playful colour palette and as he was painting the fun colours it reminded him of how playful and happy his granddaughter is, therefore becoming granddaughter orca. “I’m proud to be a part of the Coast Salish Renaissance and perpetuating the style to the forefront of the West Coast Native Art world,” he noted. (Photo submitted)
Jacksun Fryer, left, and Carlow Rush at the Vancouver Island Exhibition last month. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Jacksun Fryer, left, and Carlow Rush at the Vancouver Island Exhibition last month. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
The Green Door Society and the Cowichan Public Art Gallery Society have joined forces to create a new purpose-built public art gallery in a portion of the historic Green Door building on Ingram Street. (Submitted by the Cowichan Public Art Gallery)

State-of-the-art public art gallery plans revealed

Green Door Society and Cowichan Public Art Gallery Society joined forces to help further the goal

The Green Door Society and the Cowichan Public Art Gallery Society have joined forces to create a new purpose-built public art gallery in a portion of the historic Green Door building on Ingram Street. (Submitted by the Cowichan Public Art Gallery)
The new Cowichan Valley Dance Academy, a partnership between SD79 and Adagé Studio, gives students with an interest in dance an opportunity to pursue their passion alongside academics. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

New Cowichan Dance Academy lets students pursue their passion

New school is a partnership between SD79 and Adagé Studio

The new Cowichan Valley Dance Academy, a partnership between SD79 and Adagé Studio, gives students with an interest in dance an opportunity to pursue their passion alongside academics. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Valley Arts Council volunteers take their turn posing as lampreys at the interactive Watershed show at the Cowichan Community Centre. (Submitted by CVAC)
Cowichan Valley Arts Council volunteers take their turn posing as lampreys at the interactive Watershed show at the Cowichan Community Centre. (Submitted by CVAC)
The Terry Fox Run is set for Sept. 19. While there will be no big gathering, you can still take part in your own community. (Citizen file)

A&E column: Terry Fox Run Sept. 19; book about brothers; musicians in Honeymoon Bay

A look at what’s coming up in arts and culture in the Cowichan Valley

The Terry Fox Run is set for Sept. 19. While there will be no big gathering, you can still take part in your own community. (Citizen file)