EVENTS

  2018 Fall Studio Tour November 3 and 4, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm daily“Marvel at the passion and creativity in these unique studios where they bring their inspiration and perfect craft.  These award winning fine craft artisans will amaze you with their...

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EDITORIAL

Christie’s auctions first AI artwork for $432,500.00 (U.S.) read the article on Christie’s websiteI heard this story being discussed on the radio while driving home and wanted immediately to share this with our group’s members. As an artist; I am still...

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On Forest Bathing – by Dorian Melton

The positive feelings many people feel while being in Nature are well known, but the Japanese concept of “Shinrin-yoku”, or “Forest Bathing” takes the experience to another level. Forest Bathing does not involve any particular exercise or activity beyond...

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Book Review

“Art, magic, and the occult have been intimately linked since our prehistoric ancestors created the first cave paintings some 50,000 years ago. As civilizations developed, these esoteric forces continued to drive culture forward, both visibly and behind the scenes,...

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Artist Profile

Yuko Yamamoto Interdisciplinary Artist - by Wendy Robison “Art is the purest expression of passion.” - Yuko Yamamoto Interdisciplinary artist Yuko Yamamoto conceives and practises creativity in many languages – paint, fibre, ancient ‘Yuzen’ wood-block,...

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Election Related

We asked candidates in the recent local municipal elections if they could support our cause...this was our question: I’m Jock Hildebrand and I am the president of the “Friends of the Cowichan Public Art Gallery Society” a registered group under the Societies Act. We...

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Art is Medicine

  Quebec Doctors to prescribe Museum visits for chronic pain, depression Huffingtonpost.com From the article: "I am convinced that in the 21st century, culture will be what physical activity was for health in the 20th century," said MMFA...

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News Flash

"Since 2007, the Vancouver Island State of the Island Economic Summit has been providing a venue and a forum for businesses and stakeholders on Vancouver Island to learn about and understand the State of the Island Economy. Youth, First Nations, Political Leaders,...

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Member Profile

Jean Crowder The Cowichan Valley Public Art Gallery Society has, in her chosen word, a “champion”! Jean Crowder, recently retired Member of Parliament, Nanaimo-Cowichan (2004-2015), brings her deep experience and her vitality to the creative process of establishing a...

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