Arts

The Sooke Fine Art Show will take place virtually from July 24 to Aug 3. This painting by Richard Hunt is one of the wide range of pieces to be featured at this year’s event. (Contributed - Sooke Fine Arts Society)

Sooke Fine Art Show gears up for July 24 launch

Virtual event to feature more than 375 juried works from local artists

The Sooke Fine Art Show will take place virtually from July 24 to Aug 3. This painting by Richard Hunt is one of the wide range of pieces to be featured at this year’s event. (Contributed - Sooke Fine Arts Society)
Victoria-based Audie Murray took home the Juror’s Choice Prize at the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP). (File contributed/ SSNAP)

Victoria-based artist takes home prestigious art prize

Audie Murray won the Juror’s Choice prize at the Salt Spring National Art Prize

Victoria-based Audie Murray took home the Juror’s Choice Prize at the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP). (File contributed/ SSNAP)
The Vancouver Island School of Art is to receive a new home at the Ross Terrace development at 2566, 2570 and 2560 Fifth St. (File contributed/Aryze Developments)

Vancouver Island School of Art gets new home approved

A new rental complex by ARYZE and The Purdey Group will also house the new art campus

The Vancouver Island School of Art is to receive a new home at the Ross Terrace development at 2566, 2570 and 2560 Fifth St. (File contributed/Aryze Developments)
Performers with IGNIO rehearsed the final scene in their upcoming show “Bend or Break” (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria circus company brings international performers to a local stage

IGNIO’s ‘Bend or Break’ will run from May 30 to June 2

Performers with IGNIO rehearsed the final scene in their upcoming show “Bend or Break” (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Students from the Canadian College of Performing Arts rehearse for an upcoming performance. (File Submitted/ CCPA)

Oak Bay-based performing arts school named second Acorn Arts Award winner

District award recognizes CCPA’s outstanding contributions to the arts

Students from the Canadian College of Performing Arts rehearse for an upcoming performance. (File Submitted/ CCPA)
Tracey Farrington with one of her nominated photographs Transcendence. (Courtesy of Tracey Farrington)

Sidney photographer nominated for national prize

‘Wheat in my heart but salt water in my soul,’ says Tracey Farrington

Tracey Farrington with one of her nominated photographs Transcendence. (Courtesy of Tracey Farrington)
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
Darcy Topinka, one of the organizers of this weekend’s Window Wanderland in James Bay, says the beauty of the project is that anyone with a window can participate. Photo courtesy Anne Milroy

Victoria hosts North America’s first Window Wanderland event

James Bay will transform into a live art installation of decorated windows Feb. 24-25

  • Feb 20, 2018
Darcy Topinka, one of the organizers of this weekend’s Window Wanderland in James Bay, says the beauty of the project is that anyone with a window can participate. Photo courtesy Anne Milroy
Michael and Tristan Ziegler celebrate 50 years of the family selling real estate in Oak Bay. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

A work of art for real estate golden anniversary

Three generations of Zieglers and 50 years of real estate

Michael and Tristan Ziegler celebrate 50 years of the family selling real estate in Oak Bay. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)
Masayoshi Avery Redman Suzuki receives the Dianne Cross Award at Stelly’s Secondary School awards ceremony. Left to right: Art teacher Stephen Strutynski, Suzuki, ArtSea Vice President Lesley Turner. (Photographer: Devesh Komaromi)

Saanichton student receives inaugural Dianne Cross Award

Masayoshi Avery Redman Suzuki plans to use his $750 in Concordia University’s Fine Arts program

  • Jul 31, 2017
Masayoshi Avery Redman Suzuki receives the Dianne Cross Award at Stelly’s Secondary School awards ceremony. Left to right: Art teacher Stephen Strutynski, Suzuki, ArtSea Vice President Lesley Turner. (Photographer: Devesh Komaromi)