Arts and culture

Belle (Alora Killam) sings about her love of books during the opening number of the Cowichan Musical Society’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. She has now won a 2022 Joey Award for her performance. (Citizen file)

4 Cowichan performers take home Joey Awards

Alora Killam, Lily Killam, Owen Hogg and Austin Friesen were all winners

 

Deborah Sumner has been named the composer in residence for the Encore! Women’s Choir. (Submitted photo)

Cowichan’s Encore! choir names new composer in residence

Deborah Sumner recently retired as a music teacher and librarian in the Duncan area

  • Nov 21, 2022

 

Andrea Rodall is one of the soloists in the upcoming presentation of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ in Duncan. (Submitted photo)
Andrea Rodall is one of the soloists in the upcoming presentation of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ in Duncan. (Submitted photo)
Tanis Humeny’s garlic pots will be some of the items for sale at the Clay Hub Collective’s one-day Christmas sale on Nov. 5, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Tanis Humeny’s garlic pots will be some of the items for sale at the Clay Hub Collective’s one-day Christmas sale on Nov. 5, 2022. (Submitted photo)
The Kingpins with Big Hank are kicking off their Christmas tour at the Duncan Showroom on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Big Hank)

‘Blues Songs of Christmas’ ringing in the season at Duncan Showroom

Big Hank and The Kingpins perform Nov. 5

  • Oct 31, 2022
The Kingpins with Big Hank are kicking off their Christmas tour at the Duncan Showroom on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Big Hank)
Wendy Bryan’s work Home Sweet Home is but one of the pieces that will be at the Arbutus Ridge Art Club show and sale on Nov. 5 and 6, 2022. (Wendy Bryan artwork)

Pandemic inspires many pieces in new Arbutus Ridge art show

Cowichan Valley art club hosting show and sale Nov. 5 and 6

  • Oct 30, 2022
Wendy Bryan’s work Home Sweet Home is but one of the pieces that will be at the Arbutus Ridge Art Club show and sale on Nov. 5 and 6, 2022. (Wendy Bryan artwork)
‘Qairo’ is the first show in November. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
‘Qairo’ is the first show in November. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: ‘Dead Ringer’ is a live one for Chemainus Theatre

Tying the show’s eclectic set list together is Zachary Stevenson

Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Kate Gateley and her book ‘Tides of the Sovereign’ are finalists in the 2022 Canadian Book Club Awards. (Photo courtesy of Kate Gateley)
Kate Gateley and her book ‘Tides of the Sovereign’ are finalists in the 2022 Canadian Book Club Awards. (Photo courtesy of Kate Gateley)
Joanna Hibberd has won an award for flute. Pictured here with music teacher Joy Ann Bannerman. (Photo courtesy of Joy Ann Bannerman)
Joanna Hibberd has won an award for flute. Pictured here with music teacher Joy Ann Bannerman. (Photo courtesy of Joy Ann Bannerman)
The work of Neil Fatin is part of the Beyond the Path exhibit coming to the CVAC art gallery in Duncan at the Cowichan Community Centre. (Neil Fatin photo)

A&E column: Take in the art, music, and enjoy a drink in Cowichan

Art shows taking Cowichan by storm, along with two concerts

The work of Neil Fatin is part of the Beyond the Path exhibit coming to the CVAC art gallery in Duncan at the Cowichan Community Centre. (Neil Fatin photo)
Conductor Tania Miller guided the symphony through a celestial concert on Sept. 24, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Conductor Tania Miller guided the symphony through a celestial concert on Sept. 24, 2022. (Submitted photo)
The Thu-it multi-media art show is up at the gallery in the Cowichan Community Centre until Oct. 6, 2022. (Artwork courtesy of Social Planning Cowichan)
The Thu-it multi-media art show is up at the gallery in the Cowichan Community Centre until Oct. 6, 2022. (Artwork courtesy of Social Planning Cowichan)
Mary Walsh takes the stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Oct. 30, 2022. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
Mary Walsh takes the stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Oct. 30, 2022. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
Cowichan Hospice is bringing back Reel Alternatives, a chance to see an offbeat film at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre each month. (Metro Creative Services photo)
Cowichan Hospice is bringing back Reel Alternatives, a chance to see an offbeat film at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre each month. (Metro Creative Services photo)
Nathan Jacklin is the new conductor of the Cowichan Consort Orchestra. The Consort is holding their Concerto Competition once again this year. (Photo submitted by Cowichan Consort Orchestra)

A&E column: Concerto Competition, ‘Shrek’ rehearsals, Riot entertainment

It’s back! I feel like I’ve been saying that a lot lately,…

Nathan Jacklin is the new conductor of the Cowichan Consort Orchestra. The Consort is holding their Concerto Competition once again this year. (Photo submitted by Cowichan Consort Orchestra)
Choreography and athletic artistry come together in Glory at the Chemainus Theatre until Oct. 9. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Choreography and athletic artistry come together in Glory at the Chemainus Theatre until Oct. 9. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Sam Gorick of Mill Bay won third place in the Backyard Habitats category of the SPCA wildlife photo contest for 2022. (Sam Gorick photo)

Mill Bay man a winner in SPCA wildlife photography contest

Sam Gorick of Mill Bay won third place in the Backyard Habitats category

Sam Gorick of Mill Bay won third place in the Backyard Habitats category of the SPCA wildlife photo contest for 2022. (Sam Gorick photo)
Beauty and the Beast in 2015. A temporary exhibit at the Cowichan Valley Museum digs into the roots of the garden club. (Sylvia Scott photo)

New exhibit at Cowichan Valley Museum gets to roots of garden club

Exhibition theme: “The Growing Years”

  • Sep 9, 2022
Beauty and the Beast in 2015. A temporary exhibit at the Cowichan Valley Museum digs into the roots of the garden club. (Sylvia Scott photo)