Arts and culture

Lee-Anne Chisholm is finishing up a mural at Petro-Canada in downtown Quesnel. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

New downtown mural a tribute to Quesnel’s past

A mural is nearing completion at the back of Petro-Canada

 

“Aging, Art And The Modern Elder” is at the Quesnel Art Gallery until Thursday, August 11. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

New show at Quesnel Art Gallery explores aging in modern times

“Aging, Art And The Modern Elder” features 16 artists from the north Okanagan area

 

Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)

Sustainability and world class art to meet in new Vancouver Art Gallery building

Federal government kicks in $29 million to help fund ‘passive house’ arts centre in downtown Vancouver

 

Carly Lornsten claimed third place in adult poetry. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Annual short story and poetry contest winners announced

Winners were revealed at the first independent author book fair

Carly Lornsten claimed third place in adult poetry. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Harrison Firefighter Fred Webber smiles as he holds copies of the two Chicken Soup for the Soul books that contain his story. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Harrison firefighter publishes story in 2 ‘Chicken Soup’ books

Fred Webber fulfilled his firefighting dream in his mid 50s

Harrison Firefighter Fred Webber smiles as he holds copies of the two Chicken Soup for the Soul books that contain his story. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Folks traveling through Wells can take in a printmaking exhibit inspired by the Yukon boreal forest Wednesdays through Sundays at Island Mountain Arts. (Martha Jane Ritchie photo)

Printmaking exhibition inspired by the Yukon boreal forest on display in Wells

Boreal Relief is at Island Mountain Arts public gallery until June 26

Folks traveling through Wells can take in a printmaking exhibit inspired by the Yukon boreal forest Wednesdays through Sundays at Island Mountain Arts. (Martha Jane Ritchie photo)
Evelyn Galbraith and Rose Scott are with the Communities Stories Project based in Quesnel. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Wordspinners launch Community Stories Project

Workout your creativity and share your story at downtown writing bee

Evelyn Galbraith and Rose Scott are with the Communities Stories Project based in Quesnel. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The current exhibition at Island Mountain Arts includes portraits, pysanky eggs and paintings of what matters most by students at Wells-Barkerville Elementary School. "The kids put lots of work into it," said head teacher Helen Hogeterp. (Danette Boucher photo)

Wells-Barkerville Elementary School explores what matters most

Students get artistic for school exhibition at Island Mountain Arts gallery

The current exhibition at Island Mountain Arts includes portraits, pysanky eggs and paintings of what matters most by students at Wells-Barkerville Elementary School. "The kids put lots of work into it," said head teacher Helen Hogeterp. (Danette Boucher photo)
The winners of this year’s 8th annual Short Story and Poetry Writing Contest will be unveiled at Quesnel’s first independent author book fair on Saturday, June 11. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Short stories and poetry on life’s comedy of errors wanted in local writing contest

The entry deadline for the 8th annual Short Story and Poetry Writing Contest is April 30

The winners of this year’s 8th annual Short Story and Poetry Writing Contest will be unveiled at Quesnel’s first independent author book fair on Saturday, June 11. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Sam Watters and Pat Hildebrandt have teamed up for the latest show at the Quesnel Art Gallery. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel artists display an eclectic of work at Quesnel Art Gallery

“Eclectic” runs until May 6 at the gallery

Sam Watters and Pat Hildebrandt have teamed up for the latest show at the Quesnel Art Gallery. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Nazko First Nation powwow dancer Larissa Munch was inducted into the Gallery of Honour on Wednesday, April 13. Also inducted was Quesnel dancer Elledae Armstrong. (Rebecca Dyok — Quesnel Cariboo Observer photo)

Youth dancers inducted into Quesnel’s Gallery of Honour

Larissa Munch and Elledae Armstong were presented with the youth award on April 13

Nazko First Nation powwow dancer Larissa Munch was inducted into the Gallery of Honour on Wednesday, April 13. Also inducted was Quesnel dancer Elledae Armstrong. (Rebecca Dyok — Quesnel Cariboo Observer photo)
At the Sunrise Café in Wells you can grab a coffee with art by Walker Himsworth Van Stralen. (Facebook photo

Art in your coffee cup in Wells

Walker Himsworth Van Stralen makes ordinary coffee extra special with microform drawings

At the Sunrise Café in Wells you can grab a coffee with art by Walker Himsworth Van Stralen. (Facebook photo
Renowned Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood speaks after Canada Post unveiling of a special stamp in her honour in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

QUIZ: How much do you know about poems and poetry?

April is National Poetry Month in Canada

Renowned Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood speaks after Canada Post unveiling of a special stamp in her honour in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Elder in Residence Doreen Patrick and Kamiya James taught traditional beading techniques at the UNBC South-Central campus in Quesnel on Wednesday, Feb. 16. (Rebecca Dyok photo - Quesnel Observer)

Quesnel university’s Elder in Residence series teaches traditional beading techniques

Free events encouraging connections to Indigenous tradition, identity and history to continue

Elder in Residence Doreen Patrick and Kamiya James taught traditional beading techniques at the UNBC South-Central campus in Quesnel on Wednesday, Feb. 16. (Rebecca Dyok photo - Quesnel Observer)
Quesnel city recreation coordinator Tarin Lefebvre makes a stop at the Quesnel Art Gallery to view their latest show “Art From The Heart.” (Rebecca Dyok photo - Quesnel Observer)

Emerging and established artists featured in community show at Quesnel Art Gallery

“Art From The Heart” is on display until March 10

Quesnel city recreation coordinator Tarin Lefebvre makes a stop at the Quesnel Art Gallery to view their latest show “Art From The Heart.” (Rebecca Dyok photo - Quesnel Observer)
Grade one French Immersion students performed a dragon dance at École Red Bluff Lhtako Elementary starting from the library on Friday, Feb. 4 to celebrate the Chinese New Year. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Dragon dance performed at École Red Bluff Lhtako Elementary

Students make noise to celebrate Chinese New Year

Grade one French Immersion students performed a dragon dance at École Red Bluff Lhtako Elementary starting from the library on Friday, Feb. 4 to celebrate the Chinese New Year. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Photos by Bryden Rankin will be on display at the Quesnel Art Gallery’s upcoming show ‘An Artistic Conversation’ with artists Keith Prestone, Maureen Wheeler, Sarah Cody, Patti Faber, Marlene Pegg, Miranda Marcotte, Katja Kovanen and Leslie Rankin. (Bryden Rankin photo)

An artistic conversation at the Quesnel Art Gallery

The first show of the new year started on Tuesday, Jan. 18

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Photos by Bryden Rankin will be on display at the Quesnel Art Gallery’s upcoming show ‘An Artistic Conversation’ with artists Keith Prestone, Maureen Wheeler, Sarah Cody, Patti Faber, Marlene Pegg, Miranda Marcotte, Katja Kovanen and Leslie Rankin. (Bryden Rankin photo)
Before Christmas Wade McRann could be seen selling his chain saw carvings at local holiday markets. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Chainsaw carving a newfound passion for Bouchie Lake man

“I have a crazy imagination,” Wade McRann says of his abstract wooden pieces of art

Before Christmas Wade McRann could be seen selling his chain saw carvings at local holiday markets. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
FILE - A man, wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus, is tattooed at Paul and Friends tattoo parlour in downtown Brussels, March 26, 2021. The European Union is imposing restrictions on the inks that tattoo artists can use as of Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. The EU says it is a necessary move to protect the health of consumers because thousands of chemical elements now in use can cause anything from allergic reactions to cancer. The tattoo industry complains it is unfairly targeted and is losing an essence part of its art. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Tattoo artist anger over new European rules goes beyond skin deep

Commission says alternatives to the banned products do exist

FILE - A man, wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus, is tattooed at Paul and Friends tattoo parlour in downtown Brussels, March 26, 2021. The European Union is imposing restrictions on the inks that tattoo artists can use as of Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. The EU says it is a necessary move to protect the health of consumers because thousands of chemical elements now in use can cause anything from allergic reactions to cancer. The tattoo industry complains it is unfairly targeted and is losing an essence part of its art. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
L.G.A. (Linda) McIntyre will be concluding her book series, Lies of Lesser Gods, next year. (Rebecca Dyok)

Quesnel author living life to the fullest

New book will conclude medieval fantasy series next Christmas

L.G.A. (Linda) McIntyre will be concluding her book series, Lies of Lesser Gods, next year. (Rebecca Dyok)