ARTSBEAT: Jazz debuts while art paints the valley

A weekly compilation of facts, figures, and fascinating Cowichan culture:

• The first monthly jazz jam featuring the Not Yet Quartet debuted Sunday at the Duncan Garage Showroom. Singer Dirk Ouellette led the band featuring Nick Jarvie, John Robertson and Preston Davies. Guests included Beverley McKeen, Harold Anderson, Bent Jensen, Dave Lieffertz, and Michael Beechey. Call 250-748-7246.

• Painters Gail Johnson and Sue Coleman are displaying work at the Chemainus Theatre until Dec. 30. Johnson’s colourful florals, and Coleman’s Aboriginally spiritual works of nature can be seen during shows, or on a daily browsing basis.

• A bunch of Cowichan artists in the Visions Art Group are showing multi-media pieces in the arts council’s PORTALS gallery until Dec. 19. Work can be seen daily opposite Island Savings Centre’s lobby ticket centre.

• Artists Wilma Millettte and Alwen Rambo are showing works of ‘altered art’ collage at Duncan’s Coffee On The Moon. Their unique, small pieces boast photos and curios on wood blocks. Images include people, birds, maps, and collectibles such as knobs, numbers, bottles and more.

The Maple Bay Painters staged a recent membership drive and open house at its new home in Cowichan Exhibition hall, where the venerable canvas club meets weekly. MBP wants members to join and learn to paint, then showing work. Call artist Shirley Harding at 250-748-5800.

Peter W. Rusland has been covering Cowichan’s arts and entertainment community for two decades. If you’d like to add to this column, reach him at arts@cowichannewsleader.com.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Frankenstein lumbers across the Cowichan Theatre screen
Escape to the best place on Planet Earth
Step behind the curtain as Chemainus Theatre celebrates its 20th birthday
Meet Laurie Thomson
10 Alternative Horror Movies for Halloween 2014
Ukraine pauses before decisive vote
RBCM book wins author B.C. prize
Mozart to Mariah at Christmas concert
Bluegrass jams popular

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 24 edition online now. Browse the archives.