Deakin family teams up for Alberni art show

Alberni's Deakin family,10 strong, are putting on an art show on Easter weekend to display their unique medium designs.

The Deakin family—10 siblings, with Patrick Deakin the eldest—are a well-respected, long standing Port Alberni family. Four of them are putting on an art show on Easter weekend to display their unique medium designs.

The family will be displaying their works of art at Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle St. on Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8 from 2–8 p.m. On Saturday evening sister-in-law Janet Deakin (who recently starred in Suds, the Rocking ‘60s Musical at the Capitol Theatre) will entertain through her music.  Patrick will be guest speaker.

The journey that led up to the Art Show began in 2011 when Kelly Deakin started Wonders of Open Wings, Art by Kelly. She knew she had to take a step out of her comfort zone and into the world in order to start getting her work out there and recognized.

Kelly has been into arts and crafts since she could hold a crayon.

Kelly’s brother Tim has a creative streak that allows him to see the potential in almost any item that most people would discard.  He says he finds his inspiration in old tool stuff to cool stuff to tossed out and not so new stuff.

Brother Sean began his journey of ancient stone carving more than 20 years ago. More recently he has shifted his creations to reflect his Celtic heritage.

Sean co-owned a company called Precision Laser Works, where he was contracted to design the entrance stone work at Best Western Tin Wis in Tofino.

Kelly’s nephew Clinton, Tim’s eldest son, lives in Fort Smith, NWT and plans to take a leave in the summer to apprentice at a tattoo shop.

Just Posted

Port Alberni ‘a safe place to be’ despite crime rate, says RCMP

Criminal offences up in Port Alberni for the first quarter of 2019

Portal Players production touches on residential schools

Sisters chronicles a convent-run residential school in Canada

San Group ups plans for mill, remanufacturing plant in Port Alberni

Company moves new mill site after public input

Crooner classics past and present in spotlight, courtesy of Ken Lavigne

Island tenor prepares for upcoming concert tour of Let Me Be Frank!

VIDEO: Alberni Valley celebrates Easter weekend

Port Alberni children enjoy Easter egg hunts and spring activities

WATCH: South Vancouver Island shooting an ‘isolated and targeted’ incident, say police

One person in custody, another fled following shooting and crash on West Shore

Woe, Canada: Bruins down Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7

No Canadian teams left in Stanley Cup playoffs

Defence accuses officer of ‘incompetence’ in trial for B.C. man accused in daughters’ murder

Double murder trial for the Victoria father accused of killing his two young daughters continues

B.C. men challenge constitutionality of Canada’s secret no-fly list

Parvkar Singh Dulai says he received a “denial of boarding” notification under the no-fly program last May 17

Murder on B.C. property didn’t need to be disclosed before sale, court rules

Buyer had tried to break contract after learning a man with ties to crime had been murdered there

B.C.’s largest Vaisakhi festival target of threatening Facebook post: Surrey RCMP

Police say they are investigating the posts on Facebook, after local MLA forwarded screenshots

Pug life: B.C. town boasts waggish list of dog names

Freedom-of-information request lists most ‘pupular’ dog names registered in White Rock

VIDEO: Duncan-Nanaimo’s Funkanometry bow out of ‘World of Dance’ with ‘After Hours’ routine

Judges praised them as entertainers, and urged them to work a bit more on their dancing

Most Read