Arts and culture

Artist Scott Gillies created this 3D chalk art at Ecole Red Bluff Lhtako Elementary last week. (Photo submitted)

Chalk art fools the eye in Bouchie Lake and Quesnel

Chalk Challenge kicked off Culture Days last week

 

Quesnel Tillicum Society/Friendship Centre executive director Tony Goulet accepts a cheque from Quesnel and District Arts Council president Cathy Heinzelman. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel and District Community Arts Council gives out grant funding

The group gave out $10,000 in grants for projects to their membership

 

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)

Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

 

Kwa’Wet Collective was co-founded by Shonna Sawyer with sisters Chelan and Megan Howard-Gibbon. (Kwa’Wet Collective image)

Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw and Wet’suwet’en women launch artists collective

Online collective supporting Indigenous artists

Kwa’Wet Collective was co-founded by Shonna Sawyer with sisters Chelan and Megan Howard-Gibbon. (Kwa’Wet Collective image)
The council supports the Quesnel Art Walk. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel arts council grant deadline fast approaching

The group has already help fund online compitition funding for the festival of performing arts

The council supports the Quesnel Art Walk. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Quesnel and District Minor Hockey Association is receiving a provincial Community Gaming Grant for $63,500. Pictured here, players participate in a checking clinic at the West Fraser Centre in August 2019. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

Eighteen Quesnel-area arts and sports groups receiving provincial grants

The provincial government is handing out more than $45 million in Community Gaming Grants

The Quesnel and District Minor Hockey Association is receiving a provincial Community Gaming Grant for $63,500. Pictured here, players participate in a checking clinic at the West Fraser Centre in August 2019. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)
This year’s Island Mountain Arts Wells Works exhibition features works by, from left to right, Peter Corbett, Lindsay Kay and Bill Horne. The exhibition opened Dec. 10 and runs until Jan. 24 at the IMA Public Gallery in Wells. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

PHOTOS: Wells Works exhibition showcases local artists

The Island Mountain Arts exhibition includes 26 works and runs until Jan. 24

This year’s Island Mountain Arts Wells Works exhibition features works by, from left to right, Peter Corbett, Lindsay Kay and Bill Horne. The exhibition opened Dec. 10 and runs until Jan. 24 at the IMA Public Gallery in Wells. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography

Ellen Lyons, A Pioneer In The Art Of Collecting Photographs

The William Lyons Gallery of Photography opened in 1979

  • Dec 18, 2020
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography
Quesnel author Linda (L.G.A.) McIntyre published her latest novel, The Prince - Lies of Lesser Gods - Book Four - this spring, but due to COVID-19 and public health orders restricting travelling and gathering, she hasn’t been able to promote her new book in the same way she normally would. Her only book signing of the year was a local event Saturday, Dec. 5 at Books and Company in downtown Quesnel. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel author signs books in only appearance of 2020

COVID-19 changed L.G.A. McIntyre’s plans to promote her newest novel, but she was happy to meet fans

Quesnel author Linda (L.G.A.) McIntyre published her latest novel, The Prince - Lies of Lesser Gods - Book Four - this spring, but due to COVID-19 and public health orders restricting travelling and gathering, she hasn’t been able to promote her new book in the same way she normally would. Her only book signing of the year was a local event Saturday, Dec. 5 at Books and Company in downtown Quesnel. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Hanging the new show featuring works by new and local artists Saturday, Dec. 5 at The Space Above Gallery in Granville’s Lounge above Books and Company in downtown Quesnel. The show runs until Jan. 16. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

New artists’ works highlighted in latest The Space Above Gallery show

The show runs until Jan. 16 and features work by Quesnel artists and workshop participants

Hanging the new show featuring works by new and local artists Saturday, Dec. 5 at The Space Above Gallery in Granville’s Lounge above Books and Company in downtown Quesnel. The show runs until Jan. 16. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel author L.G.A. McIntyre will be signing copies of her new book, The Prince: Lies of Lesser Gods Book Four, Saturday, Dec. 5 from 1-5 p.m. at Books and Company. (Photo Submitted)

Quesnel author L.G.A. McIntyre signing newest book Dec. 5

The Prince is Book 4 of the five-book Lies of Lesser Gods series

Quesnel author L.G.A. McIntyre will be signing copies of her new book, The Prince: Lies of Lesser Gods Book Four, Saturday, Dec. 5 from 1-5 p.m. at Books and Company. (Photo Submitted)
Correlieu Secondary School students Hanna Fitchett, Justin Pugh and Jaeana Dumais (missing from photo) were recently recognized by the Quesnel and District Arts Council for their poetry submissions to the community writing contest. The students’ work was inspired by the novel Wenjack and the film The Secret Path. (Photo Submitted)

LETTER: Quesnel high school students’ poetry recognized

CSS thanks the Quesnel and District Arts Council and its community writing contest partners

  • Nov 28, 2020
Correlieu Secondary School students Hanna Fitchett, Justin Pugh and Jaeana Dumais (missing from photo) were recently recognized by the Quesnel and District Arts Council for their poetry submissions to the community writing contest. The students’ work was inspired by the novel Wenjack and the film The Secret Path. (Photo Submitted)
Artists Claire Kujundzic and Bill Horne inside Amazing Space Studio and Gallery in Wells. Kujundzic and Horne have sold the building but will remain in Wells and stay open by appointment or by doorbell until June 30, 2021. (Zoe Ducklow Photo)

Amazing Space in Wells to become Sarras in 2021

After 25 years of operation, Claire Kujundzic and Bill Horne have sold their studio and gallery

  • Nov 19, 2020
Artists Claire Kujundzic and Bill Horne inside Amazing Space Studio and Gallery in Wells. Kujundzic and Horne have sold the building but will remain in Wells and stay open by appointment or by doorbell until June 30, 2021. (Zoe Ducklow Photo)
The Bridge is a linocut with watercolour work by Mo Hamilton, a Prince George artist who presented her 100 Houses Project at the Island Mountain Arts (IMA) Gallery in Wells in early 2019. This is Lot 27 in the IMA fundraising online art auction, which runs until Nov. 22. (Island Mountain Arts Facebook Photo)

Fundraising online auction for Island Mountain Arts closes Nov. 22

Thirty-eight lots feature art from Robert Bateman, Peter Corbett, Bill Horne, Toni Onley and others

The Bridge is a linocut with watercolour work by Mo Hamilton, a Prince George artist who presented her 100 Houses Project at the Island Mountain Arts (IMA) Gallery in Wells in early 2019. This is Lot 27 in the IMA fundraising online art auction, which runs until Nov. 22. (Island Mountain Arts Facebook Photo)
Shirley Brown won one of the baskets at the conclusion of the Quesnel Art Walk. Downtown businesses donated over $1,728 in merchandise for four draw baskets. (Photo Submitted)

Letter: Thank you for supporting the arts in Quesnel

Art Walk organizers are planning to expand the event next year

  • Nov 8, 2020
Shirley Brown won one of the baskets at the conclusion of the Quesnel Art Walk. Downtown businesses donated over $1,728 in merchandise for four draw baskets. (Photo Submitted)
Julie Fowler speaks to <em>Still Standing</em> host Jonny Harris while Harris films an episode of the CBC television show in Wells. (Chris Armstrong Photo/Island Mountain Arts Facebook)

Julie Fowler of Wells wins provincial Distinguished Service Award

The award arrived in the mail as Fowler wrapped up her job with Island Mountain Arts and ArtsWells

Julie Fowler speaks to <em>Still Standing</em> host Jonny Harris while Harris films an episode of the CBC television show in Wells. (Chris Armstrong Photo/Island Mountain Arts Facebook)
Clockwise from top left, Julie Fowler of Island Mountain Arts and ArtsWells, moderator Inga Petri, Erin Collins of the Cygnet Folk Festival in Australia and Sydney Black of the Nelson and District Arts Council, take part in “Been There Done That: A Pecha Kucha On What We Learned in 2020” Thursday, Oct. 22 during the sixth annual Northern Exposure Conference. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Northern Exposure conference builds connections, even through a screen

The virtual arts conference attracted 90 participants this year

Clockwise from top left, Julie Fowler of Island Mountain Arts and ArtsWells, moderator Inga Petri, Erin Collins of the Cygnet Folk Festival in Australia and Sydney Black of the Nelson and District Arts Council, take part in “Been There Done That: A Pecha Kucha On What We Learned in 2020” Thursday, Oct. 22 during the sixth annual Northern Exposure Conference. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Pre-COVID 19, Northern Exposure Conference 2018 attendees gather for a group photo. This year’s conference will be a virtual one and will be held Oct. 22-25. Funding is available so that anyone interested in participating this year can choose to pay what they are able to. (Mary Matheson/Contributed Photo)

Virtual Northern Exposure Conference will focus on sustainability and systems change

Bursaries are available to make the Oct. 22-25 rural arts conference accessible

Pre-COVID 19, Northern Exposure Conference 2018 attendees gather for a group photo. This year’s conference will be a virtual one and will be held Oct. 22-25. Funding is available so that anyone interested in participating this year can choose to pay what they are able to. (Mary Matheson/Contributed Photo)
Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)

Q&A with VIFF’s B.C. Emerging Filmmaker Award winner, Jessie Anthony

Her feature film, Brother, I Cry premiered at VIFF this year

Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)
Quesnel Art Gallery directors Marguerite Hall (left) and Cyndi Cassidy unveil the new Community Spirit mural on the side of AC&D Insurance Saturday, Sept. 26 to kick off the Quesnel Downtown Art Walk and celebrate Culture Days. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Spirit of community shines through in new Quesnel mural

The mural, which was unveiled Sept. 26, features mosaic tiles painted by local residents

Quesnel Art Gallery directors Marguerite Hall (left) and Cyndi Cassidy unveil the new Community Spirit mural on the side of AC&D Insurance Saturday, Sept. 26 to kick off the Quesnel Downtown Art Walk and celebrate Culture Days. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)