Art

Two pieces, a drum painted by Greg Henderson and a grizzly print created by Brent J. Smith were stolen from a local charity in Campbell River over the Victoria Day long weekend. Photo courtesy Campbell River RCMP

Art pieces stolen from Campbell River charity

RCMP asking for pieces to be returned, ‘no questions asked’

 

Davis Graham, aka Pencil Fingerz, donated this original painting to B.C. Emergency Health Services. (Submitted by BCEHS)

B.C. artist ‘Pencil Fingerz’ donates painting to honour paramedics

Additionally, 5,000 limited edition prints will be made and given to every paramedic in B.C.

 

Lia Crowe photo

Life. style.etc.

Leah McDiarmid, Gallerist, Tofino Gallery of Contemporary Art

  • May 20, 2022

 

The 1964 painting Shot Sage Blue Marilyn by Andy Warhol is carried in Christie’s showroom in New York City on Sunday, May 8, 2022. The auction house predicts it will sell for $200 million on Monday, becoming the most expensive 20th-century artwork to sell at auction. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

Warhol’s ‘Marilyn nabs $195M in auction, most ever for US artist

Unnamed buyer made the purchase Monday night through Christie’s auction house in New York

The 1964 painting Shot Sage Blue Marilyn by Andy Warhol is carried in Christie’s showroom in New York City on Sunday, May 8, 2022. The auction house predicts it will sell for $200 million on Monday, becoming the most expensive 20th-century artwork to sell at auction. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
The City of Campbell River sits on the shore of Discovery Passage and is back by the mountains of central Vancouver Island and Strathcona Park.

Livening, beautifying downtown Campbell River has to deal with elephant in the room

Homelessness and unpleasant behaviour downtown taints any effort to encourage visitors

The City of Campbell River sits on the shore of Discovery Passage and is back by the mountains of central Vancouver Island and Strathcona Park.
Alex Witcombe’s mural on 11th Avenue, just around the corner from the city’s “cultural precinct,” was unveiled in November 2017. Photo by John Wheat/Photo Tech Fotosource

Arts groups want to dress up downtown with public art

But there is a sense of urgency with summer approaching

Alex Witcombe’s mural on 11th Avenue, just around the corner from the city’s “cultural precinct,” was unveiled in November 2017. Photo by John Wheat/Photo Tech Fotosource
Shawn Decaire (centre) leads a smudging ceremony with Cory Cliffe (left) and Avis O’Brien over a new art installation for the Distant Relatives exhibition at the Campbell River Art Gallery. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Art Gallery hosts moving exhibit opening

Residential school desk covered with cedar weaving, and pair of new murals unveiled

Shawn Decaire (centre) leads a smudging ceremony with Cory Cliffe (left) and Avis O’Brien over a new art installation for the Distant Relatives exhibition at the Campbell River Art Gallery. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror
Maynard Johnny Jr. looks over the Salish Heron at BC Ferries Fleet Maintenance Unit in Richmond. (Photo by BC Ferries)

Scope of Salish Heron ferry design captivates artist

Seeing the final product for the first time inspiring

Maynard Johnny Jr. looks over the Salish Heron at BC Ferries Fleet Maintenance Unit in Richmond. (Photo by BC Ferries)
A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)

Sculpture stolen from B.C. Children’s Hospital weeks after being donated

Bronze artwork went missing from outside the Oak Street entrance on April 3

A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)
February 11, 2022 - Photographer Kate Seaborne holds a teacup in an Oak Bay back alley for a Tea With feature.  Don Denton photo

Tea with photographer Kate Seaborne

Artist creates Oak Bay Back Alley photo series

  • Apr 1, 2022
February 11, 2022 - Photographer Kate Seaborne holds a teacup in an Oak Bay back alley for a Tea With feature.  Don Denton photo
A metal, limited-edition killer whale was among three unique art pieces stolen during an overnight theft from the Coastal Carvings Fine Art Gallery in Coombs on March 4. (RCMP photo)

3 unique art pieces stolen during overnight theft from Vancouver Island art gallery

Items include a metal, limited-edition killer whale

A metal, limited-edition killer whale was among three unique art pieces stolen during an overnight theft from the Coastal Carvings Fine Art Gallery in Coombs on March 4. (RCMP photo)
Michael Warren. Photograph by Lia Crowe

Life and style with Michael Warren

Madrona Gallery director is fired up by art and people

  • Mar 7, 2022
Michael Warren. Photograph by Lia Crowe
The opening reception of My Place in 2018. (Photo courtesy AV Museum).

Vancouver Island juried art show re-emerges as Emergence

Free workshops, talks planned for summer of 2022 in Port Alberni

The opening reception of My Place in 2018. (Photo courtesy AV Museum).
Shawna Magnusson has surrounded herself with delightfully colourful paintings of her own creation. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River mouth-painter finds purpose in colourful pastime

Local woman uses creative outlet to keep her spirits up

Shawna Magnusson has surrounded herself with delightfully colourful paintings of her own creation. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty/Campbell River Mirror
Fernie local Dave Richards with his latest carving creation - an ice bear carved from ice from Crowsnest Pass Lake. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

(Ice) bear spotted in Fernie

Local wood carver in training Dave Richards is the artist behind the ice sculpture

Fernie local Dave Richards with his latest carving creation - an ice bear carved from ice from Crowsnest Pass Lake. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Chilliwack sculptor Kevin Stone stands beside a gigantic Elon Musk head in his workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: B.C. metal sculptor makes giant Elon Musk head for cryptocurrency monument

Kevin Stone making head which will attach to goat body riding rocket, then presented to Elon Musk

Chilliwack sculptor Kevin Stone stands beside a gigantic Elon Musk head in his workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Samantha Dickie photographed by Lia Crowe

Sound, silence and space

The work of ceramic artist Samantha Dickie

  • Jan 5, 2022
Samantha Dickie photographed by Lia Crowe
Maya McCutcheon, 12 , is selling postcards featuring her photography. Contributed photo.

Young Campbell River artist selling postcards featuring her photography

Maya McCutcheon, 12, had success with her art while living in Fort St. James

Maya McCutcheon, 12 , is selling postcards featuring her photography. Contributed photo.
September 7, 2021 -Artist Karel Doruyter stands in front of a painting on his easel in his home studio in Nanaimo. Don Denton photograph

The rising landscapes of painter Karel Doruyter

A life of exploration and experimentation

  • Dec 1, 2021
September 7, 2021 -Artist Karel Doruyter stands in front of a painting on his easel in his home studio in Nanaimo. Don Denton photograph
The Vancouver Island Symphony will perform Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s suite ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ this coming April. (Photo courtesy Heydemann Art of Photography)

Vancouver Island Symphony seeking art inspired by music inspired by art

VIS to hold exhibition by Island artists based on Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’

The Vancouver Island Symphony will perform Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s suite ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ this coming April. (Photo courtesy Heydemann Art of Photography)