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January 26, 2022 - Kidlit Author Interview with Jeni Chen

Read an interview with Jeni Chen on the release of her new children’s book, Emet’s Box.

Find it here.






January 20, 2022 - FOR THE LAND AND ITS MEMORIES

Utilizing indigenous plants of British Columbia for printmaking and papermaking, Edward Fu-Chen Juan’s work reflects a two-year exploration of the culture bridge between his Taiwanese indigenous identity and his Canadian immigrant experience.

View his upcoming exhibit FOR THE LAND AND ITS MEMORIES at PoMo Arts from February 24 - March 31, 2022. Learn more.






December 16, 2021 - Making a Mark With Art

Damian John is featured in the Winter 2021 Edition of Trio Magazine. He discusses his current exhibition Cover-Up at Artful: The Gallery in Courtenay.

Read the article here. Feature starts on page 10.







December 9, 2021 - Roxanne Charles Works with SFU Galleries to Install the Mural, Honouring Our Women

Roxanne Charles brings five local Indigenous Matriarchs — Ta’ah (Amy George), Sabina Dennis, Debra Sparrow, and T’uy’t’tanat (Cease Wyss) — together in conversation with her mural Honouring Our Women at 312 Main.

Learn more and watch a panel discussion about the mural here.







November 18, 2021 - Eastside Culture Crawl: Tiffany Blaise relies on light and imagination to create luminescent B.C. landscapes

Read the article here.






November 17, 2021 - New Permanent Artwork in Revelstoke by Claudia Simon (@turobambi)

During Culture Days 2021 and Luna Art Fest in Revelstoke, Claudia Simon unveiled her newest and first public art project. I Hugged a Bear in Revelstoke is a bright, colourful installation in the city’s downtown.

Read about the project, Claudia’s thoughts on public art, and her experience working with aluminium to create the installation here.






November 10, 2021 - ArtStarts Welcomes Alyssa Martens as Program Manager of Public Programs

Read about Alyssa’s new role here.


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ਸਾਡੀਆਂ ਯਾਦਾਂ: Our Memories co-created by Alyssa Martens

In summer 2021, Alyssa Martens and Sandeep Johal debuted ਸਾਡੀਆਂ ਯਾਦਾਂ: Our Memories, a ground mural reflecting the written and oral stories shared by ten storytellers as part of a creative writing and oral storytelling project at the Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre.

Read about the project here. View the project here.






November 10, 2021 - Damian John’s Current Exhibitions

Using the approachable medium of the comic book, TI’azt’en artist and BC Culture Days alum Damian John explores the pondersome, traumatic, and incredibly difficult stories of Indigenous peoples and the Indian Act for his exhibit, Indian Agency.

Visit Damian’s exhibit at the Langham Galleries in Kaslo, BC from Oct 16 - Dec 12, 2021. Learn more here.

In Cover Up, Damian re-imagines new stories to be told—each mystical, fantastical, imaginative, and deeply intriguing.

Visit Damian’s exhibit at Artful: The Gallery in Courtenay, BC from Oct 6 - Dec 24, 2021. Learn more here.

Read this article about the exhibit.






November 5, 2021 - ARTFASHION by Olivier Salvas

ARTFASHION is Olivier Salvas’ latest collaboration with Charlie’s Charmed Creations. ARTFASHION is a flamboyant collection of hand-painted recycled blazers made in support of homeless 2SLGBTQI+ youth.

Stay up to date with Olivier’s collaboration and current projects by visiting his website.






November 4, 2021 - Foggy Isle Film Festival

Foggy Isle is a macabre-themed film festival based out of Victoria, British Columbia, with a mission to showcase short films that celebrate all that is weird, macabre, and darkly hilarious. In short, Foggy Isle is more about a mood than a genre.

Foggy Isle will open for submissions in Jan. 2022! Follow for updates.

Submit your film through FilmFreeway.com/foggyislefilms or learn more at FoggyIsleFilms.com








Sept 30, 2021 - Julian Legere selected as an artist in residence at Theatre NorthWest in Prince George

Read about Julian’s residency here. Visit Theatre NorthWest’s website here.








July, 2021 - Coral Santana hosts UBC Arts and Culture District’s Diversity Reads Podcast

Diversity Reads is a podcast book club that delves into rich narratives by BIPOC, 2SLGBTQ+, disabled, and neurodivergent authors.

Listen to the podcast here.








July, 2021 - Lynette La Fontaine featured in Royal BC Museum’s 2021 Indigenous Arts Studio

Métis, Two-Spirit, mixed-media artist Lynette La Fontaine discusses their journey as an artist and how to use traditional materials in this Living Cultures series by the museum.

Visit the webpage here to learn more.






June 17, 2021 - “Lady Dia selected as City of Kelowna’s artist in residence,” (Kelowna Capital News).






April 20, 2021 - “Jocelyn Pettit’s world-class fiddle lights up Festival du Bois,” (The Georgia Straight).