McMILLAN ARTS CENTRE
- 133 McMillan Street, ParksvilleAUGUST 2017 EXHIBITIONS:
AUGUST 1-26, 2017: THE BEACHCOMBER ARTISTS GROUP
presents The Joy of Color Art Show
The Beachcomber Artists Group was created in 2013 to share our love of sketching and painting, to enjoy each other's company and to jointly exhibit our work.
Today we have 13 members - Carol Chilton, Anne Collins, Doreen Darby, Janice Fearn, Elsie Griffiths, Nancy Klinger, Merrilyn Laursen, Norma McCatchen, Elaine Meaghen, Carol Ortner, Lynda Sams, Carol Wilke and Nancy Young - who have the opportunity to paint together weekly in our Craig Bay Beach Club. In these sessions, we share technical knowledge and creative ideas and support each other through mutual critique.
We've also advanced our artistic growth by organizing workshops led by West Coast artists. These have included Elissa Anthony, Jill Paris Rody, Pauline Pike, Cindy Mawle and Eunmi Conacher.
We are currently mounting yearly exhibitions such as this one - The Joy of Color - to promote our members and their achievements in art.
Artist's Reception: SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017, 1-3pm
Everyone welcome!MUSIC AND EVENTS IN AUGUST 2017:
JAZZ at the MAC proudly presents TWO concerts in August!
Vancouver Island Summer Sounds continues:
Mildly Wild (formerly Eryn Sharpe Trio)
August 11, 2017, 7pm, $15/$12
Mildly Wild is a new original music project that has evolved out of the Eryn Sharpe Trio, a jazz group featuring vocalist Eryn Sharpe as well as Leon Nagasaki on Guitar and Nick Mintenko on upright bass. In the summer of 2015, the trio recorded their album "One Day" on Hornby Island. Marc Atkinson, the producer, played drums on the record and influenced the trio to add drums and incorporate more pop elements in the sound. Joined now by Alex Campbell on drums, Mildly Wild pullstogether new and classicinfluences, like the Beatles, Norah Jones and Lake Street Dive, in a unique way. The band looks forward to touring, connecting with people through their music, and crafting their debut album as Mildly Wild, due to be released in 2018.
Jon Miller Jazz Quartet
August 25, 2017, 7pm, $15/$12
"This is surely one of the best jazz acts in the city." - Adrian Chamberlain, Times Colonist
"...from a graceful ballad to something that sounds like a Captain Beefheart shakedown," - BC Musician Magazine
The Jon Miller Quartet tours Vancouver Island August 25th-26th, 2017 with upcoming performance dates across Central Vancouver Island.
Island residents can catch a performance of the gifted Victoria jazz quartet in Parksville on August 25rd at the McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 (250)-248-8185 at 7:00 pm Tickets $15 / $12 for OCAC members.
This tour marks the debut of Tony Genge on Hammond B-3 organ with the quartet who will be joining the group for both dates. Playing a mix of organ-jazz classics in the vein of Brother Jack McDuff, Joey DeFrancesco and Jimmy Smith along with original compositions by group members, the first ever live performances of this edition of the quartet will be must-see events on the Vancouver Island arts scene. The quartet will perform music from their 2015 release 3 Days in Winter, along with organ-jazz classics and brand new music on their island tour. 3 Days in Winter charted at #1 at several west coast radio stations.
The Jon Miller Quartet is a premier Canadian jazz group from Victoria BC that has been making waves on the BC jazz scene with captivating, and dynamic live performances. The top-rated quartet's original compositions offer soulful depth and diversity. Engagingly melodic, harmonically rich, and by turns hard-hitting and lyrical, the quartet is led by powerhouse drummer/composer Jon Miller and features one of Canada's top female saxophonists, Monik Nordine, along with jazz guitar great Rob Cheramy and Hammond B-3 marvel Tony Genge.
With the excitement and the buzz surrounding the upcoming island tour, talented Victoria bandleader and drummer Jon Miller said, "I am very happy to be returning to the Central Island; we played a string of extremely well-received shows in the area this past winter, so it will be great to catch up with friends we made last time and hopefully make some new ones along the way. Monik Nordine, Rob Cheramy, Tony Genge,and I have a unique and special chemistry together and we're really excited to bring the sound of the quartet with Tony Genge's amazing Hammond B3 playing to audiences for the first time."Read Jon Miller's interview with Island Jazz.
The new album 3 Days in Winter is available for streaming and download at bandcamp.
Learn more at: email@example.com
Album Tracks: Vitamin DThrough the Fog
Album Photos by Brad Yamenech and Samantha Hill.
For more information, or to set up an interview or receive a promotional copy of the new CD, please contact Jon Miller: (250) 595-7031 cell (250) 213-3495 (call/text) jonmillerdrums.weebly.com
BOX OFFICE: McMillan Arts Centre (133 McMillan Street, Parksville), on-line at www.mcmillanartscentre.com
, or call the Arts Centre 250-248-8185. WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES AT THE MAC IN AUGUST:
MAC SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS!
A full summer of fun, inspiring and creative programs for children and youth CONTINUES THROUGH THE MONTH OF AUGUST. Guitars and Rhythms, Youth Yoga and Creative Movement, Creative Photography, Stitch, Felt, Sew!, Dance Mix and Graffiti Letters!
INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION: www.mcmillanartscentre.com
OR RDN: 250-248-3252, www.rdn.bc.ca
Zentangle Renaissance Treasures! with Rhonda Roy, Saturday, July 15, 2017 www.atanglinglife.com
Mid-Island ARTIST TRADING CARDS: FREE Swap and Drop-In, Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 1-3pm
UP YOUR MEDIA Tech workshop with Dan Larocque, Thursday, August 24th - 2-4pm
For more information on these and many more happenings at the MAC, visit our website @ www.mcmillanartscentre.com
or Find Us on FACEBOOK
!Source: McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Press Release via Jennifer Bate - July 26, 2017.
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