Encouraged by the impact of his recent impromptu tour “Ravens in a Material World,” renowned Northwest Coast artist Rande Cook (K’alapa) has plans to “make things of a sizeable scale” in Hong Kong. All this from the once young teen who’s talent was so prevalent that a printshop would not reproduce his artwork, unconvinced it was his own. It was then Rande doubted and stopped until he began a job working at UVIC’s Maltwood Gallery archiving artists from the Coast Salish to Alaska. Picking it up again, a Friday Harbour gallery owner took Rande under their wing to produce a solo exhibit – an exhausting six month undertaking that produced his first sold-out show. Later winning a proposal to the Netherland’s Princess Margriet helped put him on the world stage. Wisely throughout his career, Rande sought the mentorship of First Nations’ art masters in wood, metal, Repousee, Chasing – all evident in his stunning work and cross-cultural shows.
Progressive meeting facilitator solves challenges in picture
All her life she knew she wanted to be a teacher, however the system within schools was not the opportunity Lisa Arora imagined for herself. When options
Guys, cars and Rock and Roll. It’s a lifestyle and it’s best kept simple when real life steps in, so that’s exactly how The Stockers are keeping it real.They work hard and jam each week
Beyond producing songs they emphasize what matters most to West Coast
Enlivened by the West Coast rocky shores, dramatic mountains, and beautiful rain forests Quoia (Kwoi-a) is a dedicated band of Islanders committed
The buzz about a keeper in our garden city
Without bees most foods would not exist (and we would not exist for that matter). Beekeeper Brian Scullion sees very clearly where bees fit
Invaluable Musical Contribution to Culture, Community & Symphony
Concertmaster Terence Tam, a prestigious violinist of the Victoria Symphony, is one example of the many high level professional musical artists found in our intimate city.
Creative cyclist’s passion changes the cycling community of Greater Victoria
Painting for the sake of painting simply wouldn’t be inspiring enough for cyclist Ryan Harris, who grew up with his mothers’ artistic and inspirational support.