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Meet You at the MAC - September 2017
Category: Artists & Art Galleries  |  Location: Parksville
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McMILLAN ARTS CENTRE, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville


PUSH - September 2-30, 2017
Michelle Contois & Alex Peck-Whyte

PUSH is an exhibition of paintings, drawings and collage pieces by Alex Peck-Whyte and Michelle Contois. Alex is a graduate of the University of Alberta; Michelle a graduate of the University of Calgary. Each earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction. Alex is represented at the Bugera Matheson Gallery in Edmonton, Alberta.

As artists and friends we developed a creative connection reinforced through regular critique sessions. These sessions provided that 'second pair of eyes' to view the work more clearly and provide incentive to produce stronger, better art. We have discussed, experimented, shared, borrowed, and fundamentally built upon each others' successes.

Our aim with the show is to provide a window onto this reciprocal creative relationship. While the pieces are not explicitly in dialogue with each other, shared considerations of line, gesture and colour are evident. We have been fascinated to see the change and growth in our work due to this mutual influence and are excited to share the results of this creative alliance.

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2017 - 1 to 3 pm. Everyone welcome!

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JAZZ, STORYTELLING, REGGAE, BLUES, FOLK AND SO MUCH MORE! It's all here at the MAC - 17 GREAT events from September 2017 to June 2018. ASK us about our PICK 6 package - choose six events and BUILD YOUR OWN SEASON for only $99 ($90 OCAC).

Winnie Brave - Friday, September 29, 2017 at 7 pm

A highway-stormin', americana/soul duo. This husband and wife, internationally-touring team travel the country in their 1976 Winnebago.

From the beginning...

As the fall of 2012 approached, inspiration for change struck and a decision was made to bet the farm and take a chance on a life less ordinary. The house was sold, jobs were left behind and an old towable trailer became the new way of life. Packing up only the essentials - the dogs, guitars, amplifiers and favorite coffee mugs, Campbell and McIsaac hit the road and travelled over 7000 kms in three months.

After returning to Ontario in the late spring of 2013, the duo took to the studio and in a weekend recorded their self-titled debut album. Featuring a collection of songs inspired by their recent journey, it would become the foundation for a new direction.

In January 2016 the duo embarked on a nine-month tour, travelling over 20,000 miles and playing more than 80 shows in 13 States and three Provinces. Their sophomore record is set for release in October 2017.

BOX OFFICE: McMillan Arts Centre (133 McMillan Street, Parksville), on-line at, or call the Arts Centre 250-248-8185. HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm.


TUESDAYS, starting September 5th - DECOSMOS TUESDAY PAINTERS, 1-4pm, Contact Margaret HUDSON,

WEDNESDAYS, starting September 6th - LLOYD MAJOR ART CLASSES - 10 am - 12 pm. Contact Lloyd Major, 250-586-9171.

ITALIC LETTERING & THE PARALLEL PEN, Level 1 and Level II workshops with Judi Hopewell, THURSDAYS (1-4pm), September 7-21, 2017. REGISTER:

MEDITATION CLASSES, VISHWA NIRMALA DHARMA Educational Society - FREE Wednesdays, starting September 6, 2017. CONTACT: Inge Morrissey, 250-954-5040

SOUND CONNECTION CHOIR - THURSDAYS, 6:45 - 9:15pm, Choir Masters Sharon Tomczyk and Megan Keene. INFO:

MID-ISLAND TOASTMASTERS - SATURDAYS, September 9 & 23, 2017 (9:30 am-12:30 pm). Contact Christine Kozakowski, President:

ZENTANGLE BASICS WITH RHONDA ROY - Saturday, September 9th, 10 am - 1 pm. CONTACT RHONDA: 250-927-3251,

TANGLE TIME - FREE ZENTANGLE DROP-IN SESSION - Saturday, September 9th, 1-3pm

COOMBS COUNTRY FIDDLERS - SUNDAYS, September 10 & 24, 2017, 1 - 3 pm. CONTACT Tom Elliot, 250-248-4775

MONDAYS, starting September 11th (10:30 am -12:30 pm) -

AGING ARTFULLY - OCAC Seniors Art Program (with SOS) - WEDNESDAYS, September 13 - October 25, 2017. INFO: MAC, 250-248-8185

CREATING MOVEMENT WITH ACRYLICS WITH SHARON QUIRKE (courtesy Island Arts Magazine) - SATURDAY & SUNDAY, September 16 & 17, 2017. REGISTER: Susan Schaefer, 250-586-5510

BEGINNER ACRYLICS WITH SUSAN SCHAEFER - THURSDAYS, September 28 -October 19th (10 am - 12:30 pm). REGISTER: 250-586-5510


For more information on these and many more happenings at the MAC, visit our website, or find us on Facebook!

Source: McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC) Press Release via Jennifer Bate - July 26, 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 Aug 22, 2017

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