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Jan
2
Wed
Lego Exhibition @ Sidney Museum
Jan 2 @ 10:00 am – Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm
Lego Exhibition @ Sidney Museum

The creative force has arrived at the Sidney Museum with our newest presentation of the ever-popular Lego Exhibition celebrating over 60 years of Lego imagination. Dozens of Star Wars themed Lego models provide a special focus for this exciting exhibit, rounded out by hundreds of other Lego models including Hogwarts Castle and Lego model of the Bugatti Chiron automobile.

Our guests will learn about the history of the many Lego models on display, a special opportunity to guess how many bricks comprise the giant Lego Pyramid as well as the opportunity to enjoy the special presentation film on the origin and development of the Lego building system.

Lego, derived from the Danish leg godt (play well) began in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen (1891 – 1958) who began his career as a maker of wooden toys. With the introduction of the Automatic Binding Bricks in 1949, and the modern brick design in 1958, Lego began a toy revolution which culminated in Lego becoming beloved by generations, and standing the test of time. They were even one of the original inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York

The Sidney Museum is located at 2423 Beacon Avenue and 4th Street, in the lower level of the Old Post Office, in historic Sidney-by-the Sea, British Columbia. The museum hours of operation are Daily, 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M., except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day. Admission is always by donation.

For further information about this event, please consult our website at www.sidneymuseum.ca; by telephone at 250-655-6355 or email us at [email protected]

Jan
24
Thu
Esquimalt Farmers Market Winter Indoor Markets @ Esquimalt Rec Centre
Jan 24 @ 4:30 pm – May 9 @ 7:30 pm
Esquimalt Farmers Market Winter Indoor Markets @ Esquimalt Rec Centre

EFM’s indoor season starts JANUARY 24th at Esquimalt Rec Centre, operating biweekly until April 4 and then weekly indoors until May 9. May 16- September 19 EFM is back outside in Memorial Park.

Find locally grown produce, live music, artisans, food trucks, locally made foods and a buzzing community hub, every week!

Full vendor lineups will be posted on the FB page and our website, esquimaltmarket.com, weekly.

Shoppers will find a wide selection of freshly harvested seasonal fruits and vegetables, ethically raised meat, chicken and duck eggs, cheese, fresh baked breads and other baked goods, a variety of prepared foods, preserves and beverages, vegan foods, and a range of handmade artisan items, including clothing, body products, jewellery and art!

EFM is always looking for helping hands! Sign up for the season here: http://signup.com/go/oUJMOVr

There will generally be 25 Vendors including a food truck and several local Farmers and a whole bunch of insanely talented artisan food producers and artists!

See you there! Bring reusable bags, dinnerware from home and a cloth napkin and cash of course!!

Don’t forget to invite your friends, or share this event! https://www.facebook.com/events/592295194568938/

Outdoor Season Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/273222320206147/

Esquimalt Farmers Market Society respectfully acknowledges that it is operating within the traditional territorial lands of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations.

Feb
1
Fri
Garry Oak Meadow Marathon
Feb 1 – Mar 31 all day
Garry Oak Meadow Marathon

Parks and conservation groups across southern Vancouver Island are hosting volunteer events to help restore our Garry oak meadows. This multi-partner marathon aims to raise awareness and support restoration efforts of the unique and sensitive Garry oak habitats of southern Vancouver Island.

With over thirty events ranging from bashing broom and eradicating ivy, to tending native seedlings and learning at specialized workshops, there are many options for both new and experienced participants. Events take place during the week and on weekends with a chance to win awesome nature prizes.

Feb
10
Sun
Sin City Improv Serial “Castaways” @ Belfry Theatre Studio
Feb 10 – May 12 all day
Sin City Improv Serial "Castaways" @ Belfry Theatre Studio

When a tropical storm sinks a Cruise Ship excursion, the tourists wash up on a desert island in the South Pacific. With no rescue in sight, the quirky bunch must learn to survive. That’s where the story begins – and it is all anyone knows, because nothing is planned in this improvised, continuing tale. “Lost” meets “Survivor”. Ten brand new episodes 8pm Sundays Feb. 3 to March 3 and April 14 to May 12.

Feb
15
Fri
The Sound of Music @ Chemainus Theatre Festival
Feb 15 – Apr 6 all day
The Sound of Music @ Chemainus Theatre Festival

Based on the story of the von Trapp family singers, this thrilling and inspirational family musical follows the romantic story of Captain von Trapp and governess Maria as they fall in love and bring a family together, during the turbulent and frightening time preceeding World War II. When Nazis demand the immediate enlistment of the Captain, this couple’s love and courage helps them narrowly escape over the Austrian mountains with their seven children. Their story comes to life onstage with beloved songs “My Favourite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Every Mountain,” and of course “The Sound of Music.”

Mar
2
Sat
Contemporary Art Exhibition @ Ian Tan Gallery
Mar 2 – Mar 31 all day
Contemporary Art Exhibition @ Ian Tan Gallery

STEVE BAYLIS: Contemplated Realities

After decades of struggle, contemporary abstract artist Steve Baylis will for the first time exhibit his collection of paintings in a solo exhibition at the Ian Tan Gallery in Vancouver.

Location: Ian Tan Gallery
Date: March 2 – 31, 2019
Opening Reception: March 2 (2 – 4pm)
Contact:
Steve Baylis
604-808-9025
[email protected]

Using cold wax and oil, Vancouver artist Steve Baylis creates mosaics of gleaming colour. The complex depth of his painting is not arrived at through illusion but is rather built on the surface bit by bit. Baylis’ montage of particles adjust on visual whims, as the pigments play together and reveal a multitude of compositions. The effect results in paintings that breathe with limitless individual fragments, congealing in an organic whole.

In their absence of narrative content, the works become spaces for reflection. Baylis offers suggestions on how to enter the paintings through the titles. Evoking a sense of spirituality, the words are psycho-social and bodily, and refer back to the act of repetitively painting these works. In pursuing this practice obsessively, as all abstract painters must, Baylis circles the intangible subject of the self – and through his labour, attempts to illustrate the essence of consciousness as a formless and radiant dance.

ABOUT STEVE BAYLIS
Steve Baylis was born in Vancouver BC in 1980. He studied Art & Design at Kwantlen University and continued his training at Capilano University, where he mentored under artist Kiff Holland.

Alongside his art career, Steve worked as an art director for an Advertising Agency, eventually becoming co-owner. Faced with health struggles and a promise to himself to live a life of true happiness, it forced Baylis to re-evaluate his life and pursue art full-time.

www.stevebaylis.com

Mar
3
Sun
Federation of Canadian Artists Juried Spring Exhibition 2019 @ Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Mar 3 – Mar 31 all day
Federation of Canadian Artists Juried Spring Exhibition 2019 @ Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Everyone is Invited!
The Federation of Canadian Artists (Victoria Chapter), in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, is holding our Spring Exhibition in the Massey Hall at the AGGV. Our Opening reception will be held on Thursday March 7, 6:00 – 8:30pm, with artists in attendance, live jazz, and appys. Entrance to the Massey Hall is free of charge. Please check in with reception on arrival for entry to the show.

Hours: Tues-Wed, Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-9pm, Sun 12pm-5pm, Monday closed

Mar
8
Fri
Ko Kirk Yamahira @ Deluge Contemporary Art
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm
Ko Kirk Yamahira @ Deluge Contemporary Art

For Seattle-based artist Ko Kirk Yamahira, the finished painting is a beginning rather than an end. Painstakingly removing individual threads from the weave of the canvas, Yamahira deconstructs his paintings, turning surface into form. He often disrupts the geometry of the canvas’s hidden support structure as well, cutting out sections of the wooden stretcher bars to create detached segments bound by loose thread. Wed-Sat 12-5pm.

Mar
13
Wed
Sail Away With Me: Paintings By A Pacific Voyager. Andrea England @ Coast Collective Gallery & Art Centre
Mar 13 – Mar 24 all day
Sail Away With Me: Paintings By A Pacific Voyager. Andrea England @ Coast Collective Gallery & Art Centre

Watercolours by Andrea England
Gallery Open Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm (Closed Monday/Tuesday)
Meet the Artist Reception: Sunday, March 17, 1-3pm
https://www.coastcollective.ca/events/sail-away-with-me-paintings-by-a-pacific-voyager/

Bloom 11 – Group Exhibition @ Coast Collective Gallery & Art Centre
Mar 13 @ 11:00 am – Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm
Bloom 11 – Group Exhibition @ Coast Collective Gallery & Art Centre

Gallery Open Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm (Closed Monday/Tuesday)
Meet the Artists Reception: Saturday, March 16, from 1-3pm
Gather the flowers but spare the buds.
– Andrew Marvell

Bloom has been a highlight of Coast Collective’s open-call shows, and 2019 marks the 11th year for this very popular event. It runs from March 13th to March 31st.

Nothing says ‘SPRING’ like flowers – from the humble dandelion, to the scented rose, to the colourful painted tongue – these artists will delight you with their varied interpretations in both 2-D and 3-D, including some unique pieces of metal sculpture.

Operated by the Society for Arts on the South Island (SASI), whose mission statement is to nurture British Columbia arts and culture … through the production and support of showcases of fine art and craft, the provision of arts education programs, public performances, and special community cultural events, Coast Collective is delighted to host this event.
Come and smell the roses at the Meet-the-Artists Reception on Saturday, March 16th from 1 to 3. As Chubby Checker once said, “I want my flowers while I’m alive.”
You can reach us at 250-391-5522 or email [email protected] for more information.