Make Art Wednesday

All Ages Drop-In Summer Community Art Making

On the plaza at the Comox Valley Art Gallery

Concurrent with the downtown Farmers’ Market

10AM - 12PM

JULY 8 / 15 / 22 / 29

AUGUST 5 / 12 / 19 / 26


Join us this summer for MAKE ART WEDNESDAY at the Comox Valley Art Gallery. Inspired by our current exhibitions, these self-directed art encounters offer possibilities for experimentation through hands-on artmaking. The events are open to all ages and everyone is welcome. Materials are provided. Donations are appreciated and support the program.

For more information about CVAG’s programs and projects, visit us at comoxvalleyartgallery.com and sign up for our enews.

If you are interested in creating, leading or volunteering to help with a summer make-art event on the plaza, give us a call at 250.338.6211 or email gallery@comoxvalleyartgallery.com

If you are interested in finding people to create and facilitate art-based events and want to work on street closures for a few hours on July / August Wednesdays from 10-12, we can offer this program as a format for this purpose.

We also have a big opening this Friday – hope to see you there.

http://www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com/first-nations-program/

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Prepare to Elevate!

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The streets, alleys and halls of Downtown Courtenay are on the brink of transformation as the final elements of the 4th annual Elevate Arts Festival converge for June 3-6. Over 250 artists and performers and hundreds more volunteers and community partners are putting the final touches on their contributions to this mash up of art, culture, ideas and urban reclamation!  
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The Elevate Arts Festival offers culture lovers a fringe-style menu of music, dance, puppetry, parades, films, literary events, projections, improv theatre, circus, live painting, street dining, pop up parks and so much more. A quick glance at the full schedule is enough to tickle the interest of the most fickle culture lover. There are options for participants of all ages including mural projects, writing and ‘zine workshops, puppet making, a giant collage event, kids shows, and hands on art, crafts and creations scattered across the 14 venues that come to life on Saturday June 6th.
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“Our vision with this event is to shatter barriers between the people who create culture and the people who consume culture”. says Elevate Co-Producer Meaghan Cursons. “We want to celebrate the incredible creative spirit of our community, in a barrier free format, and show how culture is such a force in community building. We also want to learn from each other and the rich mix of local and visiting artists creates powerful chemistry that helps to stretch our creative edges.”
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Events kick off Wednesday Night with “uniVERSE”, a poetry open stage at Union Street Grotto. Or head over to the Comox Valley Art Gallery for Pechu Kucha Comox Valley Volume 4. Then the rest of the week is a freight train of creative momentum! Visit www.elevatethearts.com for all the details including a downloadable schedule of events.
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From 10 am till LATE on Saturday June 6th you can fully immerse yourself in a day and night filled with the bizarre and the beautiful all in the heart of Courtenay. The Elevation comes but once a year. You don’t want to miss out on this adventure! For everything you need to know - visit www.elevatethearts.com or follow them on facebook or twitter.

YOUTH MEDIA PROJECT – Call for Youth Participants

Youth Media Project is a program for community action through media involving 9 participants between the ages of 16 – 30. For 12 weeks youth work as a team to create videos expressing their visions for change in the Comox Valley. The project welcomes all youth, including immigrant youth, Aboriginal youth, street-involved youth and others who face barriers to employment.


YOUTH PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE:
– Full-time minimum wage employment (12 Weeks)
– Experience in video production, graphic design & web development
– Consultations in career development

JOB POSTINGS:
Team Leader deadline May 27
Technician/Assistant deadline May 27
Employment and Skills Coordinator deadline May 27

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:
Youth Participants deadine June 5


TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT:
1. A letter of application describing your reasons for applying, your work and school experience and how this project is important to your future

2. Suggested: support material such as a resume, art work (photographs, writing, videos, etc.

 

INFO SESSION: Tuesday, June 2, 5:30pm at Comox Valley Art Gallery

Email your application to:
director@comoxvalleyartgallery.com
Or drop off your application to:

COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY
580 Duncan Ave., Courtenay, BC
250.338.6211

This is a full-time 12 week program, Monday to Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm

This project is funded in part by the BC Arts Council
Partners: Wachiay Friendship Centre, Creative Employment Access Society, Imagine Comox Valley

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