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Event Archive - Gallery Show and Sale: Catherine Fraser, Wilma Millette, Rene Deerheart, Susan Collacott, Brigette Furlonger, Terry Harrison, Sue Coleman, Joane Moran - AFCA, Neil Fatin, Charlotte Haggart, Karen Bottcher, Joanne Kimm, Bev Robertson - AFCA

Thu. March 1st 2018 - Sat. March 31st 2018 Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Duncan BC (All Ages)
The gallery is open for public viewing one hour prior to Theatre show times. Private viewing can be arranged by contacting the artist directly.
Opening: Thursday 1st January 1970
For more than 20 years Visions Art Tour Society has presented Studio Tours throughout the Cowichan Valley, introducing

artists and artisans to art lovers. For the past five years Visions Artists have also staged Gallery shows at the Maritime Centre in Cowichan Bay, Coast Collective Gallery at Pendray House in Metchosin, Chemainus Theatre Festival Gallery, "pop up" galleries at Whippletree Junction and Winter Shows in Cobble Hill Hall.

We are pleased to again present a show in the Theatre Lobby of the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre.

Artists who will show works in watercolour, oils and acrylics, photography, watercolour pencil, collage and assemblage are Catherine Fraser, Wilma Millette, Rene Deerheart, Catherine Taron, Brigette Furlonger, Donna Birtwistle, Sue Coleman, Joane Moran, Neil Fatin, Charlotte Haggart, Ursula Rettich, Nathalie Mansey, and Bev Robertson.


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Catherine Fraser

Images are depicted using a variety of mediums: watercolors, acrylics, pastels, and mixed media paintings on paper or canvas. Images are representational and abstract, painted in the outdoors and in the studio. Some images are directly painted and others are done by creating under paintings and layering paint on the top and working into and lifting... more info

Wilma Millette (Collage and Assemblage Artist)

I am a third generation Vancouver Islander. I live and teach in the beautiful Cowichan Valley. I see beauty in everyday objects from the past and like to repurpose them in artful ways. A trio of old door knobs, well worn from all the opening and shutting, the patina is perfect. An ordinary document, for the sale of a parcel of land, so beautiful... more info

Rene Deerheart

Creativity has been Rene’s constant pal for years and lately she has continued to make unique jewelry as well as constructed decor items that incorporate objects trouves in a multimedia approach and often assembled in shadow box frames. Her jewelry usually features copper but utilizes sterling, argentium and alloys as well. Techniques are Viki... more info

Susan Collacott

Susan Collacott's art practice is self-directed, evolving in response to life. For the last 15 years her image making has reflected her passion for the natural world. Her travels to places where 'earth's on going creation' is in evidence and to dinosaur resting places have helped nurture her motivation and imagination to make images expressive... more info

Brigette Furlonger

Hours: open year-round by appointment. Please phone or email ahead. As a photographer and writer, 'a picture is worth a thousand words yet words create new pictures in our mind', Brigette enjoys the juxtaposition of the worlds with which she plays and creates. Brigette Furlonger has enjoyed taking photos for as long as she can remember. Comp... more info

Terry Harrison (Painted glass, tiles and clothing)

Studio Hours: year-round by appointment, please call ahead. If it is a flower, Terry will paint it onto glass, onto clothing, onto table linens and tiles. Wild flowers, cultivated garden flowers and even weeds in bloom are subjects for her work. Her lifelong love of flowers is evident in the garden she and her husband tend after a 20-year career... more info

Sue Coleman

Sue maintains a studio on the shores of Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island. Working exclusively in watercolours she paints a variety of subjects from misty west-coast scenes, wildlife, and landscapes, to art that has a strong First Nations influence. For 30 years Sue has actively worked to promote environmental awareness and wildlife conservation throu... more info

Joane Moran - AFCA

Joane Moran grew up on the North Shore of Vancouver British Columbia. She was inspired by her natural surroundings of the West Coast on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. She always had an interest in drawing and colours at an early age. When she was twelve she had the opportunity for private lessons in oil painting. It was then that Joane began to lea... more info

Charlotte Haggart

Charlotte works with oils and other media to create images that are expressionistic and semi abstract in a variety of themes. more info

Karen Bottcher

Karen, a textile artist for many years has, for the past 10 years, put her talents to making jewelry. Jewelry is created using wire wrapping, crochet, knitting, fused glass, and embroidery. Look closely you will find sterling silved, semi-precious stones, 14 k gold filled, copper, brass, aluminum, glass, buttons, wood, and numerous found objects. ... more info

Joanne Kimm

Each of Joanne's pieces of silver have been hand designed, cut, carved and polished. This means each piece is unique, no two pieces are ever identical. Joanne only uses sterling silver (925), pure silver, or 14k gold in her work. After Joanne completed the Visual Arts Diploma Program at Camosun College in 2002 she became a member and student of... more info

Bev Robertson - AFCA (Seascape Landscape, Floral)

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Bev was born and raised in the Cowichan Valley, and finds inspiration in the beauty of our islands lush forest and the spectacular ocean and beaches that surround it. Bev paints light into every painting, capturing a familiar feeling of how the sun glows through a flowers petals or caress a child's cheek or how the sun reflects the light across ... more info
Future Events

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.

The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division