Arts

A new anthology is set to be launched at a public reading in Tofino on April 30 at 1 p.m and the event will also serve to introduce the town’s new Poet Laureate.

Anthology featuring love letters to trees set for launch in Tofino

Worth More Standing was edited and curated by Tofino’s Poet Laureate Christine Lowther

 

William Shakespeare’s First Folio, published in 1623, acquired by UBC Library. (UBC handout photo)

UBC Library gifted Shakespeare’s 1623 First Folio

The first folio, published in 1623, features 36 of 38 known Shakespeare plays

 

Tom Cochrane and Red Rider was a headliner at the 2019 Vancouver Island MusicFest in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell

Study finds Vancouver Island arts sector generates $900 million annually

Vancouver Island Economic Summit presentation looks at convergence of arts and business

 

The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is leading the way on a Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands project to show the significance of art as an industry in the region. (Chronicle photo)

Vancouver Island art councils work together on regional impact study

Arts Council of Ladysmith leads project to have arts recognized as a significant industry

The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District is leading the way on a Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands project to show the significance of art as an industry in the region. (Chronicle photo)
Theatre manager Sophie L’Homme is ecstatic to share the news that Tofino’s aging Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre is finally getting upgrades. (Nora O’Malley photo)

BC Arts grant funding breathes new life into Tofino’s community theatre

“Once it’s done, it’s going to be a pride of the town.”

Theatre manager Sophie L’Homme is ecstatic to share the news that Tofino’s aging Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre is finally getting upgrades. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Master carver Joe David puts a hand on the totem pole he carved for the township of Tofino, and everyone who stands before it, in Sept. 2018. David is a founding member of the Carving Festival and Society. (Westerly file photo)

Carving on the Edge virtual festival springs into town

Live Open Carving Area and “Around the Fire” Virtual Discussion Forums replace usual in-person events

  • Mar 26, 2021
Master carver Joe David puts a hand on the totem pole he carved for the township of Tofino, and everyone who stands before it, in Sept. 2018. David is a founding member of the Carving Festival and Society. (Westerly file photo)
This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)

Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts turns digital for fifth anniversary

The festival celebrates South Asian artists and performers

This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)
Nora Morrison displays the Clayoquot Sound Chinook Salmon poster she created in partnership with the Thornton Creek Enhancement Society thanks to the support from a CBT grant. (CBT photo)

Clayoquot Biosphere Trust grant season is here

More than $140,000 available to support local projects.

Nora Morrison displays the Clayoquot Sound Chinook Salmon poster she created in partnership with the Thornton Creek Enhancement Society thanks to the support from a CBT grant. (CBT photo)
Ucluelet Secondary School art teacher and winner of the 2018 ArtSplash! Peoples Choice Selection Shannon McWhinney celebrates with students Kyri Peel and Rueben Williams during the March 8 opening night. The annual art show can be viewed in the Black Rock lobby until March 17. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

WATCH: ArtSplash! 2019 opens at Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet

Visit the exhibit until March 17 and cast your vote for your favourite work of art.

Ucluelet Secondary School art teacher and winner of the 2018 ArtSplash! Peoples Choice Selection Shannon McWhinney celebrates with students Kyri Peel and Rueben Williams during the March 8 opening night. The annual art show can be viewed in the Black Rock lobby until March 17. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People

Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People

Former dancer is now the artistic and executive director

  • Sep 11, 2018
Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People
Traditional Kwakwaka’wakw mask courtesy of Le-La-La dancers. (Photo courtesy of PRAS)                                Traditional Kwakwaka’wakw mask courtesy of Le-La-La dancers. (Photo courtesy of PRAS)

Pacific Rim Summer Festival celebrates the arts

West Coast set for dance, poetry and visual arts.

  • Jun 28, 2018
Traditional Kwakwaka’wakw mask courtesy of Le-La-La dancers. (Photo courtesy of PRAS)                                Traditional Kwakwaka’wakw mask courtesy of Le-La-La dancers. (Photo courtesy of PRAS)
Hjalmer Wenstob turned some heads while creating a longhouse false-front in his driveway.

Tla-o-qui-aht carver preps MFA finale at University of Victoria

“They see us as people of the past, stories of the past, but we’re still here now.”

Hjalmer Wenstob turned some heads while creating a longhouse false-front in his driveway.