Art

A mural is planned for this brick wall outside of Canadian Alberni Engineering. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Mural planned for entrance to Port Alberni’s Harbour Quay

Arrowsmith Rotary project falls under the theme ‘building relationships’

A mural is planned for this brick wall outside of Canadian Alberni Engineering. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
That day I was a life model

That day I was a life model

I tell myself I feel okay about others seeing my naked body

  • Mar 30, 2020
That day I was a life model
In Studio with artist Anita McComas

In Studio with artist Anita McComas

Painting nature on the bright side

  • Mar 20, 2020
In Studio with artist Anita McComas
Bonnie Kemble speaks to Chris Arthurs and Melanie Anderson during a scene from the Portal Players’ production of Shadow of Murder. The Capitol Theatre is now closed to the public. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni arts community announces closures in wake of COVID-19

Capitol Theatre, Rollin Art Centre postponing all events

Bonnie Kemble speaks to Chris Arthurs and Melanie Anderson during a scene from the Portal Players’ production of Shadow of Murder. The Capitol Theatre is now closed to the public. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world

Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world

Nanoose Bay painter lets passion be her guide

  • Mar 13, 2020
Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world
A photograph by Port Alberni artist Miroslava Gojdova. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: New exhibit ‘glows’ at Port Alberni art gallery

Port Alberni artist Miroslava Gojdova displays paintings, photographs

  • Mar 11, 2020
A photograph by Port Alberni artist Miroslava Gojdova. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Linda Thompson is a Port Alberni author. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Linda Thompson is a Port Alberni author. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A Wood Duck drake, painted by Jacques De Backer. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A Wood Duck drake, painted by Jacques De Backer. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Victoria artist Joanne Thomson will host a mini watercolour workshop on Saturday, April 18. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Watercolour workshop offered by Victoria artist

Joanne Thomson will be the featured artist at the Rollin Art Centre in April

  • Mar 4, 2020
Victoria artist Joanne Thomson will host a mini watercolour workshop on Saturday, April 18. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Guitar ‘wizardry’ on display at Char’s Landing in Port Alberni
Guitar ‘wizardry’ on display at Char’s Landing in Port Alberni
The latest exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre features photographs and fabric art. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Beauty of Africa on display in Port Alberni

Photographs capture wildlife in Africa, alongside fibre art creations of the same image

  • Feb 26, 2020
The latest exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre features photographs and fabric art. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Into the forest with artist Jeremy Herndl

Into the forest with artist Jeremy Herndl

Outdoor locations a studio for his large canvases

  • Feb 26, 2020
Into the forest with artist Jeremy Herndl
Cynthia Sharp was the City of Richmond’s 2019 Writer in Residence. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Vancouver poet to read at Alberni Valley Words on Fire

Cynthia Sharp was the City of Richmond’s 2019 Writer in Residence

  • Feb 25, 2020
Cynthia Sharp was the City of Richmond’s 2019 Writer in Residence. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Classic cars serve as muse for photographer Chris Miles

Classic cars serve as muse for photographer Chris Miles

Exhibition ‘Parked in Victoria’ at Art Centre at Cedar Hill

  • Feb 21, 2020
Classic cars serve as muse for photographer Chris Miles
In studio with artist Athena Bax

In studio with artist Athena Bax

Making art for a living and for philanthropy

  • Feb 21, 2020
In studio with artist Athena Bax
Christine Sparks paints her banner with hummingbirds and butterflies. She recently started painting in First Nations design and has a love of both creatures, so decided to paint them. (SONJA DRINKWATER / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

2020 is another banner year for Port Alberni

Painted banners will be hung up in the Rotary Arts District this summer

Christine Sparks paints her banner with hummingbirds and butterflies. She recently started painting in First Nations design and has a love of both creatures, so decided to paint them. (SONJA DRINKWATER / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The unique art world of Steve Chmilar

The unique art world of Steve Chmilar

Painter creates an international market for his artworks

  • Feb 14, 2020
The unique art world of Steve Chmilar
The current art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre features photographs from Don Zeghers. (DON ZEGHERS PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Mixed media exhibit on display at Rollin Art Centre

MELISSA MARTIN SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The current art exhibit at the…

  • Feb 11, 2020
The current art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre features photographs from Don Zeghers. (DON ZEGHERS PHOTO)
Holocaust survivor and Vancouver resident David Schaffer meets American-Israeli graphic artist Miriam Libicki for the first time at Emily Carr University in Vancouver on Jan. 2. Schaffer is one of four Holocaust survivors participating in a University of Victoria-led project to illuminate survivors’ stories with graphic novels. (Courtesy of Mike Morash).

University of Victoria tells stories of Holocaust survivors with graphic novels

International storytelling initiative launched first meetings this winter

Holocaust survivor and Vancouver resident David Schaffer meets American-Israeli graphic artist Miriam Libicki for the first time at Emily Carr University in Vancouver on Jan. 2. Schaffer is one of four Holocaust survivors participating in a University of Victoria-led project to illuminate survivors’ stories with graphic novels. (Courtesy of Mike Morash).
Amanda Shatzko’s Mixed Mediums

Amanda Shatzko’s Mixed Mediums

Artist on art, the circus and politics

  • Jan 20, 2020
Amanda Shatzko’s Mixed Mediums