Search Travel Blog

Search by location
Search by category
Meet You at the MAC - June 2017
Category: Artists & Art Galleries  |  Location: Parksville
Find similar posts in: Parksville, Artists & Art Galleries
  • IceBear, "Black Elk"

  • IceBear, "Nautilus"

  • IceBear, "Blackbird"

  • IceBear, "Black Elk"

  • Ed Peekeekoot

    Ed Peekeekoot
McMILLAN ARTS CENTRE, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville


IceBear: Dreams of a Dreamer

IceBear has been painting and sculpting for over 50 years. After a successful career as a commercial artist, he began to pursue his drive to create fine art. His art has evolved from the representational and spiritual (drawing from his North American Heritage) to todays expression in the abstract.

His large canvasses in acrylic evoke an immediate emotional and intellectual response. Beyond their artistic elements of form, light, colour, texture, dimension and movement they are ever-stimulating with a profound impact to be appreciated over the years.

The Centerpiece of the exhibition will be Black Elk, a large, sculpted head carved out of the base of a monkey puzzle tree.

Black Elk is still a work in progress. You would be welcome to view it now, and then capture it again when work is complete and it is on display at the MAC, along with IceBears collection of original paintings and sculpture including Dance of Eagles - and some limited edition prints.

Artist Statement: For me, to be ever confined to one genre, or family of products, would be impossibly stifling. The creation of art is a lifelong adventure, to be explored and savoured. Each vision has a life and presence of its own, and demands its own way of being presented to the world.

Solo exhibition at the MacMillan Arts Centre in Parksville May 30 to June 30. Exclusive preview for IceBear collectors June 2. A public open house and brief artists talk will be held on the afternoon of Saturday June 3 (1-3 pm).


Ed Peekeekoot, Cree Musician and Artist in Concert

Friday, June 23 - 7:00 pm
Tickets $15 / $12 OCAC Members

Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and storyteller, Ed Peekeekoot is a skilled and seasoned performer. He has a timeliness kind of cool that appeals to audiences of all ages.

Eds performances go from blazing guitar work, to foot-stomping fiddle and haunting Native flute, all sprinkled with his Cree humour and philosophy. He takes people on a wildly varied musical journey from country folk to classical and jazz.

You definitely captured and expressed the sounds of nature such as the wild animals and the howling wind through your musical interpretations. I find it difficult to illustrate the relationship of music to nature. I have studied music in Europe and Japan, but never have I experienced such music as your performance.

- Ilsa Greenwold, Instructor (Juliard School of Music)

Ed Peekeekoot was absolutely the star of our show. His stunning talent as a multi-instrumentalist, his easy and infectious humour and demeanor and his skills as a teacher in his carving workshops combined to make him a key component in our success. Eds CDs sold out and people are asking where to get more!

- Lionel Conant, Artistic Director (Cottonwood Festival, Fort St. James, BC)


Saturday, June 17, 2017
All tickets $15 available online or at Box Office.

BOX OFFICE: McMillan Arts Centre (133 McMillan Street, Parksville), on-line at, or call the Arts Centre 250-248-8185. Remaining tickets will be available at the door.


FREE Sahaja Yoga Meditation Classes, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, INFO: 250-954-5040

SOUND CONNECTION CHOIR, Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 pm. Concert June 22, 2017

DeCosmos Tuesday Painters, Tuesdays, 1:00 3:00 pm

Zentangle Basics with Rhonda Roy, CZT, June 9, 2017

TANGLE ISLAND with Jerryann Haggart, June 10 & 11, 2017 CALL 250-830-7175

Lloyd Major Art Classes, Wednesdays, 10:00 12:00pm INFO: 250-586-7191

Mid-Island Advanced Toastmasters, Saturdays, June 10 & 24, 10:00 12:00pm

Coombs Old Time Fiddlers, Sundays, 11:00-1:00pm, INFO: 250-248-4775

Jessica Cotton Piano Recital, June 4, 2017 250-927-4163

ECHO Players Auditions, Hildas Yard, June 8, June 11. Susan Warner 250-937-1085

When Your Bucket List Springs a Leak with Author Barbara J. Ashcroft, JUNE 14, 2017. Call Annie Donald 250-752-6728

Mid-Island Artist Trading Cards, FREE swap and drop in June 17, 2017

ECHO Players Auditions My Old Lady, June 17, 2017 Call Val Axford 250-594-8004

Creative Watercolour Summer Sessions with ML Kenneth, a series of 3 Saturday workshops. Email

Zentangle: Black Magic, with Rhonda Roy Friday, June 30, 2017

For more information on these and many more happenings at the MAC, visit our website,

Source: McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC) Press Release via Jennifer Bate - May 16, 2017.

For more information on events in Parksville Qualicum Beach, check our Events Calendar.
For more galleries and studios in Parksville Qualicum Beach, visit our Arts & Culture directory.
Posted By: Jennifer Bate on May 26, 2017

Post a Comment
Your Name *
Comment Title *
Match Characters: *
( Entering the matching characters from the graphic )

Text *

Travelers share their Parksville & Qualicum Beach vacation stories on TripAdvisor.
Super Natural British Columbia
       Follow Us +                      Mobile Apps