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    Draw by Drawing returns! These are weekly drawing drop-in sessions facilitated by VISA Director, Instructor and Artist, Wendy Welch. A unique fun and imaginative project will be presented each week. $15/session. All materials supplied. Lots of parking! Sessions start next week, Thursday, May 23. This is a great way to put some art in your life without committing to a full course.
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    JOSEPH PLASKETT: Still Life in a Hectic World Everyone is welcome. Please join us for our official opening reception Thursday, May 9th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Renaissance Lounge, The Union Club of British Columbia 805 Gordon Street, Victoria Dress code: Business Dress for Ladies and Gentleman For more information on the Club's dress code, please call 250-384-1151 Exhibition continues to July 2019 The still lifes of Joseph Plaskett always bring joy into a room and somehow quietens the hectic world beyond that room. And so we are delighted to fill the Club’s Renaissance Room with the joy of Plaskett’s iconic still lifes and tablescapes. Here is a table vacated after breakfast, the serviette laid purposefully, the café presse drained, the butter dish left uncovered. And here is a generous bowl of oranges, an hospitable pineapple, an amaryllis in vibrant red bud; and then we encounter the artist himself – a self portrait, looking directly at the viewer, but nestled into his own still life with antique surrounds and a vase of wispy flowers. Each time Plaskett documented the mundane, everyday life, he extended himself and somehow made the subject sing and made the objects significant. Joseph Plaskett: Remains of a Breakfast 1, 2005, oil on canvas, 28 x 36 inches Joseph Plaskett received a BA in history and a teaching certificate from the University of British Columbia in 1939. He went on to study with Jack Shadbolt and B.C. Binning at the Vancouver School of Art and with A.Y. Jackson at the Banff Summer School. In 1946 he was awarded the first Emily Carr Scholarship which he used to study at the California School of Fine Art, San Francisco. Canada’s most beloved painter later established his own foundation which continues to award similar scholarships to emerging artists. Known for his figurative and still life paintings, Plaskett has long been highly collectable. Prior to the artist’s death in 2014, he was still painting, exhibiting on two continents, and collecting awards including Officer of the Order of Canada and several honourary doctorates. Plaskett exhibited extensively in Canada as well as in London and Paris. His work is included in every major museum collection in Canada from Victoria to Charlottetown. View Exhibition winchestergalleriesltd.com
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    Fine Art Auction & Jewellery Sale for Refugees A fundraising Fine Art Silent Auction and Jewellery Sale Monday, May 27 and Tuesday, May 28 at Chapel Gallery, St. Matthias Church, 600 Richmond Road, Victoria V8S 3Y7 takes place from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Silent Auction closes at 7:00 pm on May 28. Music and refreshments will be available both days. For more information please call: 250-598-2302. A sponsorship group “Spirited Hands” has been formed to sponsor an Eritrean Refugee Family of six. All proceeds from the Silent Auction and Jewellery Sale go towards supporting this family during their first year in Canada.
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    VCM’s Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour For a 37th year, the Victoria Conservatory of Music offers the perfect way to celebrate Mom, with beautiful gardens -- and the perfect musical accompaniment. Pretty posies, blossom-scented air, the joys of gardening and music performed by VCM students, faculty, and guests are again at the heart of the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s fundraising Musical Garden Tour on Mother’s Day weekend, May 11 and 12. A $35 two-day pass grants you entry to 10 select Victoria-area private gardens, where you can enjoy amongst others, a Tuscan garden, a woodland rhododendron specialty garden and a custom built orchid house. “Last year’s sold- out event helped enrich the lives of many through our music education programs,” says Jane Butler McGregor, CEO of the Victoria Conservatory of Music. “We are thankful for the wonderful volunteers who work so hard to put on the Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour, the VCM’s largest annual fundraising event.” Once again, there will be a fantastic plant sale featuring everything from succulents to shrubbery, hanging baskets to fresh herbs, truly something for every garden and every gardener. Money raised by the Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour ticket sales and plant sale help the VCM maintain its music and outreach programs and special musical events while enhancing community life in Victoria. WHAT: 37th Annual Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour WHERE: Greater Victoria-area gardens WHEN: May 11 and 12 from 10:00am – 4:00pm HOW MUCH: $35/$37 (online purchase) for the weekend (children 12 and under get in free) BUY TICKETS HERE: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1833775-37th-annual-mother-s-day-victoria/ Or purchase in person at the VCM front desk, 900 Johnson St. Victoria, BC or at retail locations throughout Greater Victoria listed here:https://vcm.bc.ca/victoria-garden-tour/ About the Victoria Conservatory of Music: Founded in 1964, the Victoria Conservatory of Music is one of Canada’s most innovative and progressive music schools. Its mission is to enrich lives through music in a thriving community accessible to all. The VCM is a Centre for Excellence and enjoyment of music through education, performance and music therapy, serving its community of over 3700 students and music therapy clients of all ages, through six outstanding program areas: The Ann & George Nation Conservatory School of Classical Music; The Chwyl Family School of Contemporary Music; the School of Music Technology and Creativity; and the departments of Postsecondary Studies, Music Therapy, and Early Childhood Music. VCM’s Music Outreach initiatives further enrich the lives of over 1000 children in day-cares, preschools, and Elementary schools throughout the Greater Victoria Area. The VCM is a non-profit organization located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. For more information visit us online at: vcm.bc.ca -30-
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    May 4th & 5th, 11-4pm Fairfield Artists Studio Tour Saturday and Sunday, May 4th & 5th, 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm The Fairfield Artists Studio Tour is an annual self-guided tour that provides art-lovers an opportunity to meet local artists, tour their studios and view their work while exploring the beautiful neighbourhoods of Fairfield and Gonzales in Victoria BC. This free community event is a celebration of the rich variety of art being created in Victoria. Established and emerging artists open their studio doors to the public to display their fine art including painting, pottery, glass, jewelry, textiles and photography. Visit https://www.fairfieldartistsstudiotour.com/about for maps, artist info and more. We look forward to welcoming you to our studio!
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    My Soul is Escaped: Healing art of Patricia June Vickers at Christ Church Cathedral April 28 to May 11 One woman’s healing journey, expressed powerfully through her art, is the subject of the next exhibit to be held at Christ Church Cathedral’s Chapel of the New Jerusalem. Patricia June Vickers, an artist, psychotherapist and spiritual director, addresses the issue of sexual abuse and intergenerational trauma in her exhibit. Two years ago, Vickers underwent an intensive period of neurofeedback and psychotherapy to heal her dissociative amnesia, an involuntary response to trauma. As she restored her spiritual balance, she documented her journey in small paintings. There are more than 30 mixed media works in the show, pieces that use acrylic, watercolour and collage to create layers. These abstract images are coupled with written reflections on the artist’s healing process. “Life is a midden,” she said. “Truth can sometimes be underneath all these layers.” She began to paint out of an inability to find words to communicate the raw reality. “It came out of a need to express what I couldn’t say in words,” she said. She believes that continuing intergenerational and sexual trauma among First Nations, “is the root problem in our communities that we are still not facing.” Vickers, 63, is of British, Tsimshian, Heiltsuk and Haida First Nation ancestry and was raised in Hazelton and Victoria. She grew up with art all around her, learning traditional applique fabric designs and later, painting. Her brothers Arthur Vickers and Roy Henry Vickers are both well-known artists. Roy has partnered with her to create a potlatch screen that will be on display during the show. Having Christ Church Cathedral host the show is really significant, says Vickers, who always loved the words and music of the Anglican service. Christ Church Cathedral Dean Ansley Tucker said such an important exhibit creates valuable insights. “Long before we learned to speak, we learned to see,” she said. “In this exhibit we have the benefit of visceral visual images, as well as Patricia Vickers’s own words of reflection to guide and teach us. We are grateful for her courage and honesty.” Sunday, April 28, 5.30 pm. Opening reception (Chapel of the New Jerusalem) Sunday, May 5 at 3.00 pm, Connecting Hearts, artist talk on personal reconciliation. “People know the history. What isn’t being spoken about is our internal worlds and what connects our hearts,” she said. Hours: The show will be open to the public 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Saturday and 1.00 to 3.00 pm on Sunday. Patricia June Vickers is a counsellor and artist living in Vancouver. She is clinical director of mental health and wellness at the First Nations Health Authority and has a PhD. Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria stands on the traditional lands of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations. It is the episcopal seat of the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia, which includes Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. The Cathedral also has a large and active parish community and contributes to the cultural, social and spiritual life of residents and visitors in the Capital Regional District. The gothic cathedral, one of Canada’s largest churches, was designed in 1896. Christ Church Cathedral 930 Burdett Ave, Victoria BC V8V 3G8 250.383.2714 x 228, cell 250-634-3696 www.christchurchcathedral.bc.ca
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    On May 25th and 26th, 2019, come discover some of South Vancouver Island’s finest artists during the 2019 Hills to Shore studio tour. 15 emerging and well established artists from Gordon Head, Cadboro Bay and Mt Tolmie will be displaying their work in their studios, homes and gardens. This year, Hills to Shore will showcase fibre and fabric artists, jewelers, painters, photographers, potters and sculptors. This is the perfect opportunity to find something special for yourself or your loved ones! The self-guided tour will take place on May 25th and 26th, 2019, from 11 am to 4 pm, rain or shine. Free admission. Maps, brochures and further information is available on at https://hillstoshoreartists.ca/ as well as at many local merchants in Cadboro Bay, Gordon Head and Mt. Tolmie areas. We look forward to seeing you there!
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