Art

A screenshot from a Nuu-chah-nulth healing song and performance created in collaboration between Hjalmer Wenstob and Timmy Masso. (Screenshot from YouTube)

VIDEO: Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation brothers produce COVID-19 healing song

Hjalmer Wenstob and Timmy Masso share dance and inspiration.

 

Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo

When the world needs more beauty

Artist Vedrana Ascroft curates her Aquamaris Art Gallery

  • Apr 2, 2021

 

The winners’ artwork from the Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest will be turned into thank-you cards for the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society. (Submitted)

Winners announced in provincewide Indigenous youth ‘gratitude’ art contest

Winners’ artwork from Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest to be turned into thank-you cards

 

Gina Adams as she works on her latest piece titled ‘Undying Love’. (Submitted photo)

‘Toothless’ the kitty inspires B.C. wood carver to break out the chainsaw

Inspired by plight of a toothless cat, Gina Adams offers proceeds from her artwork to help animals

Gina Adams as she works on her latest piece titled ‘Undying Love’. (Submitted photo)
‘Alley Cats, Ashcroft BC’ by Max Grass, 2017. Community Paramedic Philip Schuberg is hoping to get artwork like this, which shows Ashcroft, Cache Creek, and the surrounding region, for the Ashcroft ambulance station. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ambulance station wants to showcase local region via art

Artwork celebrating Ashcroft and Cache Creek will brighten the walls of Ashcroft ambulance station

‘Alley Cats, Ashcroft BC’ by Max Grass, 2017. Community Paramedic Philip Schuberg is hoping to get artwork like this, which shows Ashcroft, Cache Creek, and the surrounding region, for the Ashcroft ambulance station. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest runs Feb. 1 to 12 and is open to all B.C. Indigenous children and youth between the ages of three and 19. (www.pikist.com)

Indigenous B.C. children invited to enter ‘gratitude’ art contest

What are you thankful for? Gratitude Art Contest ask kids to express it via art

The Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest runs Feb. 1 to 12 and is open to all B.C. Indigenous children and youth between the ages of three and 19. (www.pikist.com)
Sammie Gillan-Kennedy found out she is expecting baby number three this year. (Courtesy of Sammie Gillan-Kennedy)

GALLERY: British Columbians celebrate triumphs during a trying year

Residents share some positive news from a year dominated by COVID-19

Sammie Gillan-Kennedy found out she is expecting baby number three this year. (Courtesy of Sammie Gillan-Kennedy)
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography

Ellen Lyons, A Pioneer In The Art Of Collecting Photographs

The William Lyons Gallery of Photography opened in 1979

  • Dec 18, 2020
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography
Anonymous Art Show features more than 75 works, supports great cause

Anonymous Art Show features more than 75 works, supports great cause

All art is up for auction as a fundraiser for the HUB and its programs

Anonymous Art Show features more than 75 works, supports great cause
Ashcroft artist Royden Josephson (l) presents a cheque to South Cariboo E. Fry Society executive director Trish Schachtel. (Photo credit: Angela Bandelli)

Ashcroft artists donates some of sales proceeds to E. Fry Food Bank

Royden Josephson made a donation to the Ashcroft food bank following two-month show

Ashcroft artist Royden Josephson (l) presents a cheque to South Cariboo E. Fry Society executive director Trish Schachtel. (Photo credit: Angela Bandelli)
Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo

Province announces $2M in arts and culture funding under BC Arts Council

The program will go toward renovating arts and cultural spaces in BC and to buy special equipment

Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo
Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Sylvester Stallone gives shout-out to new Rambo chainsaw carving in Hope, B.C.

Sylvester Stallone, the star behind John J. Rambo, “very proud” of newly installed red cedar work

Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction

Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction

The catalogue also features seven works from Quebec automatiste painter Jean-Paul Riopelle,

Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction
‘The Sunflower Project’ aims to connect rural communities together during these difficult times. (Black Press Media file)

Sunflower Highway, art initiative to connect Fraser Valley, Thompson-Nicola and Okanagan

Sunflowers made out of reclaimed materials will be installed on public art trails

‘The Sunflower Project’ aims to connect rural communities together during these difficult times. (Black Press Media file)
Onlookers at the Ashcroft Art Show, 2018. The ‘live’ show has been postponed for 2020, but a virtual art show opens on June 15. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft Art Club holding virtual art show starting on June 15

‘We wanted to spread some art for a bit of happier news’

Onlookers at the Ashcroft Art Show, 2018. The ‘live’ show has been postponed for 2020, but a virtual art show opens on June 15. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
A painting by Group of Seven member A.Y. Jackson of Ashcroft, looking east from Brink Lane, in 1945. (Photo credit: Google)

Google celebrates Group of Seven with online art display and virtual tour

Group members painted scenes from across Canada, including Ashcroft and Yale

A painting by Group of Seven member A.Y. Jackson of Ashcroft, looking east from Brink Lane, in 1945. (Photo credit: Google)
The painting “Mountain Solitude (Lake Oesa)” (left) was inspired by Lake Oesa, British Columbia (right).

Travel to ‘Group of Seven’ art sites using Google Street View, 100 years after first exhibit

Art group’s first formal exhibit was on May 7, 1920, in Toronto

The painting “Mountain Solitude (Lake Oesa)” (left) was inspired by Lake Oesa, British Columbia (right).
B.C. artist erects 15-foot statue and names it COVID

B.C. artist erects 15-foot statue and names it COVID

Decades of collecting spare parts culminated in folk art towering over a country road

B.C. artist erects 15-foot statue and names it COVID
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