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    Kudluajuk AshoonaNovember 2–15Madrona GalleryMadrona is pleased to announce the first-ever major solo exhibition of works from Kudluajuk Ashoona. Coming from a family of well-known artists, Kudluajuk Ashoona only began to seriously pursue art in 2011, taking inspiration from her daughter, Nicotye Samayualie. Focusing largely on scenes depicting contemporary family life, her works are very narrative and literal. The drawings that Kudluajuk creates provide an intimate snapshot of her life, family, and community. 606 View St, 250-380-4660, www.madronagallery.com. “Untitled (Girl with Record Player)” Kudluajuk Ashoona, 23 x 30 Inches, Coloured Pencil and Ink
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    Illumination of love: 5th annual Holiday Group show in support of BC Children’s HospitalGallery at Mattick’s FarmNovember–December 31Participating artists include Allison Brodie, Janet Anderson, Jennifer McIntyre, Kim Hollingsworth, Irma Soltonovich, Lisa Hebden, Natasha Miller, Kylee Turunen, Rose Cowles, Vikki Fuller, Brenda Walker, Alanna Sparanese, Sandra Froher, Wendy Oppelt, Bev Robertson, Maureen Ness, Iola Scott, Everest Prokofiev, and more. Artists Meet & Greet, Nov 16, 1-4pm. 109-5325 Cordova Bay Rd, 250-658-8333, www.thegalleryatmatticksfarm.com.
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    oneTree 2019

    oneTree 2019Robert Bateman Foundation Gallery November 16–February 29, 2020This biennial event by the Bateman Foundation and Live Edge Design celebrates the life and legacy of a single tree–this year, a 200-year-old Bigleaf maple from the Chemainus Valley. More than 70 artists will take part in the biggest exhibition to date, creating original works–from furniture to musical instruments, wooden creatures to performance-based art and poetry–with a unifying theme of honouring the tree’s remarkable heritage. Visit www.theonetreeproject.ca to find out more about the project. 470 Belleville St, 250-940-3630, www.batemancentre.org. “Chemainus Water System Coffee Table” by Hector Uriostegui and Kayden Dorma, Cobble Hill
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    Joanne Hewko: Water Under the bridgeXchanges GalleryNovember 15–December 1 Attracted to the bridge over the reversing falls at Tillicum Narrows, Joanne Hewko spent time making observations and collecting images. As a place for self-reflection, the bridge and the changing flow of water became metaphors for transitions in her life, shifting relationships and the passage of time. A graduate from Vancouver Island School of Art with a degree in Interior Design, Hewko focuses on mark-making and personal expression, emphasizing mood and gesture. Reception, Fri, Nov 15, 7-9pm; Sat, Sun, 11am-4pm. 2333 Government St, 250-382-0442, www.xchangesgallery.org. “Run the Gamut” Joanne Hewko, 22”x 30” inches, charcoal on paper
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    Deck the Walls XMadrona Gallery December 7–23Madrona celebrates the holidays with its 10th annual Deck the Walls group exhibition, highlighting select works by gallery artists. This show includes new paintings by Clayton Anderson Nicholas Bott, Rick Bond, Karel Doruyter, Meghan Hildebrand, Claude Langevin, Halin de Repentigny, Sean Yelland and others, alongside Important Inuit and Historic Canadian works by Members of the Group of Seven, E. J. Hghes, Ted Harrison, Gordon Smith, Takao Tanabe. Opening reception Sat, Dec 7, 1-4pm. 606 View St, 250-380-4660, www.madronagallery.com. "Errington BC, Looking East to the Mainland" Takao Tanabe, 34 x 55 Inches, Acrylic on Canvas, 1982
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    Object Biographies: Artists’ Lives through their ArchivesLegacy Maltwood Gallery, UVic campus Continuing to January 12, 2020A printing block. Glaze samples. Pouches of pigments. Why are these items in UVic’s archives, and what can they tell us about the lives, relationships, artworks and practices of the artists who owned them? Object Biographies is a glimpse into the lives of artists through their archives, including those of Robin Hopper, Glenn Howarth, the Limners, Katharine Maltwood, Aiyyana Maracle, Sandra Meigs, Margaret Peterson,and Vincent Rickard. The gallery is in Mearns Centre for Learning-McPherson Library. Legacy.uvic.ca, 250-721-6562. Glenn Howarth, Portrait of Sheri, c. 1973-1975, oil on canvas, University of Victoria Acquisition Fund, UVic Legacy Art Galleries
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    Paintings From La Belle Province Group ExhibitionWest End GalleryNovember 2-14 Gallery artists create a show based on the endless inspiration provided by colour, light, and landscape. Whether Quebec or France, that allusive je ne sais quoi is magically captured on canvas by such talented painters as Alain Bédard,Claudette Castonguay, Ariane Dubois, Jean-Gabriel Lambert, Raynald Leclerc, Annabelle Marquis, Guy Roy, and Robert Savignac. West End is pleased to welcome Quebec-based artist Josée Lord, whose still lifes are marked by a distinct style with opaque reds and blues shaping the perspective. 1203 Broad St, 250-388-0009, www.westendgalleryltd.com. “Passion Red” Josée Lord, 24 x 24 inches, Acrylic on Canvas
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    Nicholas Bott

    Nicholas BottMadrona Gallery November 16–30This solo exhibition will feature 20 new pieces showcasing Nicholas Bott’s dramatic take on west coast landscape. Bott studied art at UBC and holds a diploma from the Chicago School of Art. Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh and the Canadian Group of Seven, his paintings have evolved continuously into the post-impressionistic style of his current work. Bott distills landscape elements of the west coast and Rocky Mountains into powerful aesthetic compositions to communicate a sense of the sublime. Artist reception Nov 16, 1-4 p.m, 606 View St, 250-380-4660, www.madronagallery.com. “West Coast Trail Sunset” Nicholas Bott, 60 x 48 Inches, Oil on Canvas
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    Adorn with Art

    Adorn with Art Group Exhibition November 30–December 24West End GalleryThis exhibition showcases colour, techniques and inspiration to celebrate the season. Landscapes, still lifes, abstracts, impressionistic, urban and figurative styles are all represented from such painters as: Aleksandra, Steven Armstrong, Alain Bédard, Vé Boisvert, Naomi Cairns, Claudette Castonguay, Rod Charlesworth, Ken Faulks, Joanne Gauthier, Greta Guzek, Dana Irving, Patricia Johnston, Paul Jorgensen, Annabelle Marquis, Elka Nowicka, Glenn Payan, Guy Roy, Sabina, Jeannette Sirois, Peter Shostak—plus glassworks and ceramics. 1203 Broad St, 250-388-0009, www.westendgalleryltd.com. "A Quest for Flowers” Joanne Gauthier, 40 x 40 inches, Oil on Canvas
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    Bi yuan cheng: Ethereal VisionsNovember 14-24 The Avenue GalleryBi Yuan Cheng has practiced art from age five and was mentored by one of China’s most prestigious art professors. In 1983, Bi graduated magna cum laude from ZiangXi Art University. Many of his works are on display at the University Art Museum and his sculptures stand in China’s parks and facilities. In 1987, Bi’s distinguished career was recognized with the title of “Chinese Art Master.” Bi immigrated to BC in 1990 where he continues his masterful career in oil and acrylic painting. Artist reception Nov 16, 1-3pm. 2184 Oak Bay Ave, 250-598-2184 www.theavenuegallery.com. “Western Watch” Bi Yuan Cheng, 60 x 48 inches, acrylic on canvas
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    Urban Regalia: Contemporary Fashion by Sug-ii-t Lukxs Design Continuing to December 21Legacy Gallery DowntownUrban Regalia is an exhibition that unfolds in two movements. Curated by Carolyn Butler Palmer (Associate Professor, UVic Art History and Visual Studies), the first movement Contemporary Fashion by Sug-ii-t Lukxs Design features Gitxan designer Yolonda Skelton’s work, which mixes the aesthetics of Gitxan button blanket robes with a twist of Audrey Hepburn’s style. The second movement opens in January 2020 and will feature the button blankets of students at Westshore Centre for Learning and Training-Colwood Campus. 630 Yates, 250-721-8298, www.legacy.uvic.ca. Photo (detail) by Peter Jensen, Sug-ii-t Lukxs Designs, Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week 2017
  12. A'cappella Angels: South Island Harmony Saturday, December 14 at 7:30pm South Island Harmony, formerly known as The Victoria Village Squires, was formed in 1968 as part of SPEBSQA Inc, now the Barbershop Harmony Society, an International singing movement some 30,000 strong. Made up of men of good character from all over the Southern Vancouver Island region, South Island Harmony perform regularly in the community, offer school and public learning programs, and entertain the public with our great mix of old classics and modern arrangements. If you love a'cappella singing, you will love South Island Harmony. We are carrying on the traditions of Barbershop four-part harmony, while growing into the new and exciting world of open a'cappella performing. Tickets $25.00 Mary Winspear Centre 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney BC 250-656-0275 | marywinspear.ca
  13. O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy Fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss... Grab your Teacups! From the unbridled imagination of beloved British comedy duo James & Jamesy comes the rollicking holiday comedy O Christmas Tea. Reminiscent of classic British pantos, O Christmas Tea is rich with wordplay, comic physicality, and cleverly crafted interactive elements; however, it is James & Jamesy’s boundless imagination and endearing chemistry that bring to life the magic of this unique festive experience. Already a tradition for thousands of theatre-goers each year, O Christmas Tea will be steeping its uproarious brand of immersive theatre at the Royal Theatre in Victoria on December 8th, including a matinee and evening performance. During the action-packed production, a Christmas wish for tea is fulfilled in titanic proportions. The world floods with tea, leaving the duo to find innovative and hilarious solutions to keep them afloat as they try to make their way back home. Complete and utter fun… for all ages. ★★★★★ CBC I cannot think of a show that will leave you more profoundly happy than this. ★★★★★ Stage Door Toronto “The Christmas season is a magical time of year that brings people of all ages together; a time when we are encouraged to dream big, embrace imagination, and celebrate a childlike excitement for merriment,” explains Alastair Knowles (Jamesy), the eccentric half of the award-winning duo. Redefining immersive theatre, these masters of physical comedy—with over 20 comedy awards to their name—take their audience on a jolly aquatic escapade in this joyous celebration of friendship at Christmas. Event Listing Details: O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy Showtime: December 8 at 3pm and 7.30pm Venue: Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St, Victoria, BC V8W 1E5 Tickets: rmts.bc.ca or 250.386.6121 ($19.50-$49.50) About James & Jamesy (jamesandjamesy.com/@jamesandjamesy) David MacMurray Smith, Aaron Malkin (James), and Alastair Knowles (Jamesy) are creators, performers, and educators of physical comedy and physical theatre. Since 2012, James & Jamesy productions have been performed over 750 times across the UK, USA, and Canada, earning lifetime fans and rave reviews. In 2017, they sold out performances at the Edinburgh Fringe and in 2018 performed a 5-week run Off Broadway at New York's SoHo Playhouse. Among other accolades, the physical comedians are winners of the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Live Ensemble and are 22-time “Best of Fest” winners on the International Comedy circuit. James & Jamesy continue to defy expectations with their innovative creations that delight and excite audiences of all ages. Their unique humour appeals to those of all ages and fosters an inclusive atmosphere, encouraging of audience involvement.
  14. HOMO: A Queer Cabaret HOMO: A Queer Cabaret returns to The Metro for one night only on Friday, December 6 at 8pm. HOMO is a unique night of art, performance, experimentation, frivolity and uncharted territory. This campy cabaret features a diverse line-up of queer artists, experimenters, and boundary pushers in raucous cabaret acts, fabulous performance pieces, and brand new work created just for HOMO. Hosted by Vancouver's Peach Cobblah, this show is always a sellout so get your tickets now and don't be left in the cold. Presented by Intrepid Theatre Tickets & Info: https://intrepidtheatre.com
  15. Christmas Time is Here Concert Newcombe Singers presents “Christmas Time is Here” on Sunday, December 8, 3:00 pm at St. Mary the Virgin Church, 1701 Elgin Road, Oak Bay V8R 5L7. Tickets are $20 each from Choir Members, Ivy’s Bookshop and at the door. Program features Classical to Contemporary music with Peter Dent, Director; Kristina Stevens, Assistant Conductor and Robert Dukarm, Accompanist. For more information see www.newcombesingers.com.
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