Arts and culture

Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish artist Maynard Johnny Jr. beside the unveiled design of the Salish Heron vessel. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

BC Ferries unveils Indigenous design for next Salish Class vessel

Including Island artist Maynard Johnny Jr.’s artwork seen as meaningful act towards reconciliation

 

Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish artist Maynard Johnny Jr. beside the unveiled design of the Salish Heron vessel. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

BC Ferries unveils Indigenous design for next Salish Class vessel

Including Maynard Johnny Jr.’s artwork seen as a meaningful act towards reconciliation

 

(Contributed by Michelle Malan)

Sparwood seniors pose as firefighters in fundraising calendar

Funds raised will go towards the supported living facility

 

Chris Ronald is headlining a concert Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 at Providence Farm in Duncan. (Submitted photo)

A&E column: Music for all tastes coming to Cowichan

What’s coming up in the arts and entertainment scene in Cowichan

Chris Ronald is headlining a concert Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 at Providence Farm in Duncan. (Submitted photo)
'God is a Scottish Drag Queen' hits the stage this holiday season at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, along with more music and comedy than you can shake a stick at. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Performing Arts Centre)

Winter delights abound at Cowichan Performing Arts Centre this holiday season

The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre has picked up where they left off

'God is a Scottish Drag Queen' hits the stage this holiday season at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, along with more music and comedy than you can shake a stick at. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Performing Arts Centre)
Mike Alexander will have an exhibition of his paintings at Excellent Frameworks Gallery in Duncan. (Mike Alexander artwork)

A&E column: Art and music coming to Cowichan

What’s coming up in Arts and Entertainment

Mike Alexander will have an exhibition of his paintings at Excellent Frameworks Gallery in Duncan. (Mike Alexander artwork)
Julio Cochoy of Guatemala shows an admiring customer the beautiful beaded hummingbirds crafted by women in his Guatemalan village at a previous Fiesta World Craft Bazaar. The Bazaar is coming to Duncan Nov. 13 and 14, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Fiesta World Craft Bazaar)

Coming up in Cowichan: Craft fairs are back

Christmas Chaos, Fiesta World Craft Bazaar

Julio Cochoy of Guatemala shows an admiring customer the beautiful beaded hummingbirds crafted by women in his Guatemalan village at a previous Fiesta World Craft Bazaar. The Bazaar is coming to Duncan Nov. 13 and 14, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Fiesta World Craft Bazaar)
Red Sky Performance is bringing the production Trace to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Nov. 14, 2021. (Rob DeVito photo)

Indigenous dance company brings ‘Trace’ to Duncan stage

One of the world’s leading Indigenous dance, theatre, music and media companies

Red Sky Performance is bringing the production Trace to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Nov. 14, 2021. (Rob DeVito photo)
Debbie Stenner was the 500th person through the door at the Garden House Foundation’s annual book sale in October, 2021. She received a free book. (Photo courtesy Garden House Foundation)

A&E column: News about theatre, music, art and books this week

The latest in arts and entertainment in the Cowichan Valley

Debbie Stenner was the 500th person through the door at the Garden House Foundation’s annual book sale in October, 2021. She received a free book. (Photo courtesy Garden House Foundation)
Kem Luthor will talk mushrooms at a presentation by the Cowichan Valley Naturalists on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. (Submitted photo)

A&E column: Art Prize winners announced

The latest from Cowichan’s arts and entertainment community

Kem Luthor will talk mushrooms at a presentation by the Cowichan Valley Naturalists on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann will host two Noteworthy Classical Concerts at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan in November. (Submitted)
Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann will host two Noteworthy Classical Concerts at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan in November. (Submitted)
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)
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)
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

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